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30 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #180: Complimentary Colors

Shirt.Woot is shaking things up with their latest derby theme, asking entrants to focus on using Complimentary Colors. This time, just about any concept will work, but the ink colors are strictly controlled and limited to two. Here’s Woot’s description of what they’re looking for:

Some things just GO together, y’know? PB & J, Bert & Ernie, and New Year’s Day and 4,000 college bowl games no one cares about and will continue to refuse to care about until they get off their stupid corporate welfare and implement a playoff system. Oh and colors. Complimentary colors. So for this week your design must be made of two colors paired up in the list below. Before you freak out: no, the shirt color doesn’t count. So yes, Mr. Smarty Pants cracking your knuckles in the forums, technically it could be a three color Derby And we don’t care, because we make the rules up as we go, so get over it. Now for the rules:

  • Your design MUST be comprised of ONE of the following color combinations: blue & orange, yellow & violet, or red & green. No black & white, Mr. I’ll Just Make It Look Classy.
  • No video games.
  • No Star Wars.
  • No text.
  • You MUST use two ink colors, and ONLY two ink colors. It can be a shade of blue and a shade of orange, though. Don’t sweat trying to perfectly match the standard “blue.”
  • Yes, your shirt can be a third color.

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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23 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #179: When Toys Attack

T-shirt artists with some holiday free time on their hands should check out Shirt.Woot‘s derby this week. The theme is appropriately festive, asking for entries about When Toys Attack. And of course, there are special rules, so here’s what Woot had to say:

It’s almost time. Time for Christmas Day, the day when hundreds of millions of children around the world will squeal with delight at the sickening bounty of presents laid under trees in houses all over the world. But what if we’re missing something? What if Christmas is all a ploy to gain entry to our homes, our safe houses, our refuge? It’s almost like if you wanted to gain entry to a town, but they didn’t want to let you in, so you try to build something; I don’t know, maybe a giant horse or something. And then you attack when they least suspect! We just made that analogy up, you can think of something better. So this week show us the horror, the tragedy, the grim reality of just how screwed we’d all be if tomorrow our toys decided to strike back. Now for the rules:

  • No copyrighted toys. It can be an action figure, but it better not look like Snake Eyes.
  • Incidental text only. If you need some good scream-effects, fine.
  • No adult toys. That’s an entirely different Derby we’ll be running on our private site, Boudoir.Woot.
  • No aardvarks. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly-named Barbara.

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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17 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Loviu’s 5K Opening Contest

Loviu is a new site poised to join the legion of shirt-a-day stores that currently include Shirt.Woot, TeeFury, Ript Apparel and others. Like Qwertee, the genre’s most recent addition, Loviu is European (though both sites allow purchases from all over the world). The site’s plan is to launch in March, paying artists 1 euro per shirt sold (with artists retaining the full rights to their design, as at TeeFury).

But pre-launch, they’re gearing up with a massive submission contest– one grand prize winner will earn 3,000 euros, and runners-up will earn substantial prizes as well. A Grand Jury and popular vote will both determine winners. Enter before February 28th, 2011 for your chance to win.

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16 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #178: Mid-Century Modern Art

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is a style one, asking entrants to design with the theme Mid-Century Modern Art. That’s a great style and one rarely seen in the derby, so this should be interesting! Here’s the full description from Woot:

December’s the time of year when we start looking forward to the future with dreams of resolutions upheld, diets maintained, and convictions expunged. For this Derby though, we’re looking back. This week we want you to channel great mid-centry modern art onto a shirt design. Show us your simple, Scandinavian-inspired color blocks, your retro space-age “Into the Future!” propaganda, or your realistically-drawn human characters. For inspiration, check out our faves like Saul Bass, Eyvind Earle, and Paul Rand. Now for the rules:

No Star Wars.

No text.

No bunnies. It’s like you people just sit there WAITING for us to forget to ban them.

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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13 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.What? Leaderboard updates

Shirt.What? has long been a great source for easy-to-find information about Shirt.Woot, giving fans quicker results than Woot’s own sometimes confusing or ineffective organization. Their lists of past printed shirts and derbies are very useful, as is the more recent addition of the derby leaderboard.

Updates this weekend have made the site even more of a must-bookmark resource. The leaderboard now includes stats on longest entry streak, most popular entries by votes, and most popular entries by comments (which, naturally, contains some of Woot’s most controversial pieces). Be sure to check out the individual artist stat pages as well- those can now be sorted by votes, place and comments in addition to date.

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09 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #177: I Love the Arctic

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is a partnership with The Sierra Club, with the theme I Love the Arctic. Here’s what Woot had to say about this competition:

It’s been 50 years since the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge became a federally-protected area, which is great and everything, but ask any moose and they’ll tell you: it hasn’t been enough. Polar bears can’t vote and caribou can’t sign petitions, so the Arctic Refuge and the Arctic in general could use a little help from us humans. That’s why our pals at The Sierra Club have launched Arctic Love, a site celebrating the Refuge’s 50th anniversary. You can check out videos of the Refuge, sign up to host an Arctic house party, and sign a virtual birthday card asking the President to designate the Refuge a National Monument.

So to get the word out we’re asking you to design a shirt that shows what you love most about the Arctic. Maybe it’s the pristine austerity of unbroken snow, the amazing wildlife that exists at temperatures we invented thermostats to avoid, or the ruggedness of the land that calls back to a more primitive time. Show us already! The Sierra Club will be kicking in special gift bags for winners, too! Now for the rules:

No copyrighted images. Obviously, but we figured we’d mention that just because Sierra Club’s down with our Derby doesn’t mean you get to use their stuff.

No Star Wars.

No video games.

No penguins. They don’t even live up there.

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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02 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #176: Famous Movie Quotes Reinterpreted

It’s derby time again, and this week the theme at Shirt.Woot is Famous Movie Quotes Reinterpreted. Previously, reinterpreted song titles, books and more have been creative and successful contests, though it is yet unclear if quotes will allow the same flexibility. Here’s what Woot had to say:

Great movies are a part of American culture. Throughout the years timeless classics like American Pie, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Austin Powers have given pre-teens and humorless adults everywhere witty bon mots to shout at one another over and over at parties. So for this Derby show us your visual take on the famous movie quotes, like a guy’s front saying “I’ll be back” as he turns around. Or something. You can probably come up with something better than that. The point is you’re not showing us famous movie scenes, but literally visualizing the quote text as if you didn’t know the sentence was from a movie. If you need a good place to start finding quotes, look here.

No use of the actual characters from the movie. That should be obvious, we hope.

No Star Wars. Characters, that is. You can use a quote as long as you reinterpret.

Okay, you can use video games. But we reserve the right to reject anything that makes us uncomfortable in a copyright sorta way.

No text.

You must title your submission with as much of the quote as you can fit. And put the full quote in the comments of your submission.

No random rule. A totally-hurried-decision by a totally-hurried writer up against a deadline.

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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