Archive | shirt.woot

07 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #129

shirt.woot

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby was announced a week early by accident, but there’s still time to get in on the fun. The theme is Ancient Egypt:

They invented paper, the clock, and a distinctive walk that changed the face of pop music. They were the ancient Egyptians. Under mighty pharaohs like Yul Brynner and Steve Martin, they built an empire that spanned thousands of years, two continents, and millions of acres of gold plating. Now comes the ultimate memorial to their greatness: a Shirt.Woot Derby in their honor. And don’t be shy about ripping off their distinctive visual style, either. It’s not like they can sue us from the Land of the Dead.

Hieroglyphics are permitted, but no other text. That includes fonts that are made to look like hieroglyphics.

No bunnies.

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.

Continue Reading

31 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #128

shirt.woot

Ah, the first Shirt.Woot derby of the new year. They’re offering an interesting new theme as well, Things That Start With the Letter V. Here’s the full description straight from Woot:

We’re starting our Alphabet Derby Series in the logical place: with the 21st letter of the alphabet, the very virtuous V. Flip through your dictionary until you find one or more promising images or concepts that start with V, then go to town. No, wait: go to village. Now we’re getting in the spirit of this thing, huh? Oh, and stay away from pop-cultural properties like V or V for Vendetta. We don’t own that stuff.

No video-game references.

No text. But if you want to use images to suggest the shape of the letter V – say, a flock of violet Viking vultures flying in formation – that’s OK.

Things that start with V in languages other than English are OK, as long as you can prove it’s a real word in an actual language spoken by humans.

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.

Continue Reading

24 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #127

shirt.woot

The holidays aren’t slowing down things at Shirt.Woot– they’ve just announced a new derby theme, and this time it’s Renew. But there are some restrictions, so read carefully:

Forget about the fact that New Year’s Day is a totally arbitrary construct. It’s a time for starting over, for looking ahead, for slathering Liquid Paper over the mistakes of the past and scribbling our destinies anew. And that’s what this Derby is about: regeneration, reinvention, renewal. With one significant twist:

The only permissible ink color is white. For the shirt itself, you can choose from any color we offer, but the ink color must be white and only white. Any other ink colors and your submission will be rejected.

No video-game references.

No text.

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.

Continue Reading

17 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #126

shirt.woot

Another week, another new theme for the Shirt.Woot derby. And this time it’s pretty loose, asking for Events of 2009 Illustrated. Here are the details:

Ah, what a year. A lot of us got pink slips, a lot of us got swine flu, and some really unlucky suckers got both. Also, a bunch of other crap happened, most of it equally depressing, as you can see here and here. So now it’s time to exorcise the demons of 2009, either by celebrating what little good came out of this anno horribilis, or poking at the wounds this year left until they don’t hurt anymore. We can’t force people to vote one way or another, but we’re really hoping that the Derby voters prefer inventive, allegorical, figurative takes on the year’s news.

No celebrity likenesses. Showing a sequined glove is OK; showing its most famous owner is not.

Incidental text is allowed.

Video-game references are allowed. But as always, do not use any imagery that’s the intellectual property of someone else. Showing four beetles playing music with rocks is OK; showing the Beatles Rock Band logo is not.

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.

Continue Reading

10 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Class of 2009 Collaborashirt

shirt.woot

Here’s something new from Shirt.Woot: they’re organizing an end of the year collaboration tee, and 50 lucky artists will get to take part! Participants should draw a unique, one-color character and submit via Woot’s form.

Awesomely, there will be some earnings involved for those whose designs are chosen. Artists will receive $20 (and 4 cents per tee sold after the first day), plus a free tee featuring a special tag including your name.

For full details and rules, read the post at Shirt.Woot.

Continue Reading

10 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #125

shirt.woot

Shirt.Woot has just announced a new derby, and this time the theme is Birds. Here’s how they describe it:

So many Derby-winning shirts have featured our hollow-boned, beaky friends that we decided to just let them take over. The entire avian kingdom is your playground this week, from the beautiful vulture to the graceful kiwi to the delicious ostrich. If it’s got feathers, it’s fair game, and there’s no bag limit on this hunt.

No text.

No video-game references.

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.

Continue Reading

03 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #124

shirt.woot

There’s a new derby afoot at Shirt.Woot, with a theme that is already polarizing participants: Naughty and Nice. Here’s what Woot is looking for:

Cute creatures doing horrible things. Horrible creatures being cute. Pick one of those and run with it. Show us the most adorable ebola virus or medieval executioner we’ve ever seen. Let us in on the dark secrets of a fuzzy little bunny or a pink frosted cupcake. Illustrate the duality of naughty and nice in a yin-yang union of horrifying cuteness.

We’re not really looking for Christmas-themed designs. We want shirts people can wear any time of the year. Think of a t-shirt with this theme that you’d like to get for Christmas, not necessarily one you’d wear on Christmas.

No text.

No video-game references.

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.

Continue Reading