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22 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #157

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is about to begin, this time around the theme of Reinterpreting Famous Art Titles. This could be interesting, as previous title reinterpretation themes led to a lot of creative entries. Here’s the summary from Woot:

We were walking through the art museum the other day when it hit us: we could have done a lot better with a name like The Garden of Earthly Delights. A lot cruder, maybe, but better. To us, anyway. This week we’re asking you to create a design reinterpreting the title of a famous work of art. Don’t worry about recreating van Gogh’s The Starry Night; just riff on the idea of a starry night. Show us your take on the names of the greats; David, Red Spot II, The Joy of Life, the list goes on. Just start with the title and work from there.

You must title your submission with the name of the Famous Work you’re reinterpreting.

No video games.

No Star Wars.

No, it’s a cardigan, but thanks for noticing. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly-named Mark.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some Woot staffers are moving, or preparing to move, over the next several days, so all submissions must include print-ready artwork. Don’t email it in later, or neglect to submit it entirely. We need print-ready artwork along with your submission.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by site members), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date.

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15 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #156: Three

Shirt.Woot‘s third birthday is impending, so it’s not surprising that this week’s derby theme is Three. That’s fairly wide open, so here’s hoping people take advantage of the freedom and get creative. Here’s the summary straight from Woot:

We’re officially three, and much like an extremely early puberty our third year’s brought a lot of changes. To commemorate the occasion, and because we’re lazy and couldn’t think of anything on short notice this week, we’re just mooching off what we’ve done the last two years and throwing a number out there. Get all “lucky prime number” on us with your take on the largest number written with as many lines as the number represents. You could reference the Tripartite motto, touch on “three strikes and you’re out,” or use this as the platform for your Wiccan incantations.

No text except the number 3, the word “three” (or “tres,” “tre,” or any other real language).

No copyrighted characters, works, etc. Okay, that rule’s always there. But we’re relaxing some of the others so we figured we’d remind you to save you the heartache of rejection.

No Japanese culture. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly-named Scott.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by site members), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date.

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08 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #155: Kawaii

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme is sure to upset some purists, focusing on Kawaii instead of more accepted art styles. But, as with all style derbies, there’s a silver lining- subject matter is wide open. Here’s the summary from Woot:

We get lots of requests for Derby themes, but rarely does someone make a wish that moves us to grant it. However we recently got an email from a user who wanted to remain anonymous, so let’s just call him Mr. XYU. Anyway, his impassioned plea for “moar cuteness PWEEEEEEASE! v(^v^)v” made us realize we can’t deny the Shirt.Woot horde any longer. Just this week we’re unleashing a tidal wave of adorable all over the internet. If you’re not sure what the heck we mean by “Kawaii,” you can start your research here. Sadly it’s less about misspelling Hawaiian islands and more about the saccharine, pre-teen addling cuteness that sends most adults into insulin shock. So go nuts, Team Cutie. We’re back to more abstract themes next week. Now for the rules:

No video games.

No Star Wars.

No Crying in Baseball. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly-named Brian.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by site members), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date.

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01 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #154: Cities

Woot may have just been acquired by Amazon, but if this week’s derby is any indication then it’s still business as usual for Shirt.Woot. This week’s theme is Cities, and here’s how Woot describes the rules:

Man’s ability to build permanent settlements ushered in a brand new era in human evolution: crops could be cultivated, animals could be domesticated, and sports teams could be compared. This Derby we’re celebrating all things metropolitan; give us your best take on cities. Maybe it’s a reason to come visit the city of your choosing. Maybe it’s a map of the best places in town. Maybe it’s your dream city. Just show us your conceptualization of cities, life in them, and what makes them better/worse in your opinion. Of course, cities function on the concept of law and order, so we’ve got some rules:

No “I ? _____.” Those NY folks get lawyer-happy in a hurry.

No video games.

No Star Wars.

No bunnies.

No mas. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot CEO totally randomly-named Matt.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by site members), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date.

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24 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #153: Shakespeare

Shirt.Woot is giving a nod to the classics in their newest derby, using the theme of Shakespeare. There’s definitely a lot of material to draw from, so this could be promising. Here’s Woot’s description of what they’d like to see:

In honor of the best Shakespeare in Minona County, we’re asking you for your best Shakespearean-inspired designs this week. Maybe it’s an imagining of a great performance, a scene from Verona, or just some cunning wordplay (that guy LOVED wordplay). Get all late 1500s England on it. Of course there are still a few rules.

No text-only designs. Obviously we have to allow some text in a Derby inspired by a poet, but you must include a graphic element.

No video games.

No Star Wars.

No bunnies.

No penguins.

No woman, no cry. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly-named Nathan.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by site members), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date.

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16 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #152: De-evolution

Ok, I have it admit it- I am genuinely excited about Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby. The theme is De-evolution, and this is a rare sponsored contest. Devo is doing the sponsoring, which means designers have access to some official Devo imagery (at least one item per entry is required). That’s a bit of a bummer, but it’s over-shadowed by some seriously great news- Devo will be choosing the 1st place winner, votes will determine a second place winner, and Woot will be picking third place. It sounds like a recipe for an interesting set of shirts, and entering early suddenly becomes a lot less important (as only one winner is vote-driven) which may lead to more in-depth work. Here is the full description from Woot:

Here’s a pop quiz: what 20-years-overdue event finally occurred June 15? DEVO released their newest album, Something for Everyone! And to commemorate the occasion, Woot’s partnering with Kent State’s finest regressing Homo sapiens themselves, DEVO! We want you to create a design that best illustrates the idea of de-evolution: not the band, but the regression of mankind itself. Put pen to shirt and illustrate how, why, or when despite all our shiny gadgets we actually started undoing our evolutionary progress. By “we,” we mean humanity, not specifically us here at Shirt.Woot. Put on your best yellow jumpsuit and, yes, crack that whip. On yourself. You’ve only got a week!

And yes, you have access to actual DEVO assets, which you can download HERE. You can use ONLY the following DEVO-approved images and ideas, everything else in your design must be original:

– The original off-kilter DEVO logo
– Circle DEVO logo
– Current DEVO logo
– The Energy Dome shape, jumpsuits, and glasses
– Band member likenesses or silhouettes (ORIGINAL works only. No tracings!)

Additional rules, as always, apply:

You must use at least ONE of the DEVO-centric images.

No Star Wars, video games, or any other reference to a copyrighted work other than the pre-approved DEVO assets mentioned above.

Winners of this derby will receive Woot’s customary prize of $1000 (plus $2 per shirt sold after the first day of sales). In addition, first place will earn 2 VIP Tickets to see DEVO at Lollapalooza in Chicago, $1,000 spendin’ money (on top of the usual winning payout) courtesy of Shirt.Woot to help get you there and back, signed DEVO merch, a limited edition 7-inch record, the full DEVO discography on your choice of CD or vinyl, and five Jumpsuit, Energy Dome, and Glasses ensembles. Second place wins signed DEVO merchandise, a limited edition 12-inch record, the full DEVO discography on your choice of CD or vinyl, and one Jumpsuit, Energy Dome, and Glasses ensemble. Third place receives a limited edition 12-inch record, the full DEVO discography on your choice of CD or vinyl, and one Jumpsuit, Energy Dome, and Glasses ensemble.

In addition, all Honorable Mentions will receive an Energy Dome of their very own.

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10 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #151

If you thought last week’s derby theme was tough, you’re going to laugh when you see what Shirt.Woot has in store for this week. The new theme is Shirt You’d Wear to a Job Interview. Which is pretty ridiculous, and should be… interesting, to say the least! Here’s the full description from Woot:

First off: no, we’re not hiring. But we ARE curious as to what shirt you’d design to wear to an interview for the job of your dreams. Maybe you’re the kind of person who believes in manifesting through positive thought, so you’d portray a job interview going really well. Maybe you’re a “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have” kinda person so your shirt would be your potential uniform. Maybe you’ll take the easy way out and just slap your resume or cover letter or “I TOTALLY DON’T STEAL STUFF” on a shirt. Whichever way you go, make it the shirt you’d be proud to wear as you strolled into the HR office, palms sweating, fate riding on this one first impression, and prepared to lie like never before. Now the rules:

No video games.

No bunnies.

No penguins.

No Star Wars.

No Stairway! A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly-named Josh.

The derby opens to submissions at noon on Friday, with submissions continuing until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon until Thursday at noon. Three winners will be printed the following weekend (as chosen by site members), with the printed designers earning $1000 for the first night of sales and a potential $2 per shirt sold on any sales after that date.

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