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24 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #127

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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.

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17 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #126

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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.

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10 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Class of 2009 Collaborashirt

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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.

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10 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #125

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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.

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03 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #124

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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.

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01 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

BestLosers introduces the Gallery

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Here’s a link for all the Shirt.Woot fans and competitors to keep handy: BestLosers, the Shirt.Woot derby blog, has just introduced the Gallery. Basically, it’s a blog-style page to let Derby fans keep tabs on what happens to all those great designs that didn’t quite make the cut at Shirt.Woot. So if you’ve had a derby design printed elsewhere, or you’re trying your hand at putting that old design in a new contest, this could quickly become the best way to let people know about it.

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26 November 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #123

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Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is sure to send you into holiday overload- they’re looking for Christmas & Holiday Songs Illustrated. Here’s the full description:

We can see it now: the agonized grimaces of the roasting chestnuts, the city sidewalks dressed in Santa suits, the cliquish reindeer gathered around the Monopoly board. Take a Christmas carol, Hanukkah tune, Kwanzaa ditty, Diwali chant, Equinox dirge, etc. and render its lyrics in graphic form. We’ve done this before with song lyrics, and movie titles, and book titles, and TV show titles, and famous quotations, so take a look at those Derbies if you need a sense of how to approach the subject. Call your entry “Inspired By (Song Title Here)”. And you’ll probably do better with the voters if that song title isn’t “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”.

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.

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