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31 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #45: Imaginational Symbols

Shirt.Woot‘s Imaginational Symbol derby is currently underway. Here are the details, straight from Woot:

There sure are a lot of countries out there. Germany. Prussia. Prussian Germany. The Holy Roman Empire. As a species, we’re really good at staking out our turf. But so is the common songbird. What makes us better than them? Why, our capacity to draw! A crest, a flag, a postmark, a seal, a thing that one could rally behind in a lost cause that was going to get everyone killed. This is your chance to leave a mark on the world. Only make sure the world you’re marking doesn’t already exist.

This week, we want to see an emblem of the nation that’s in your head. We only have a few rules. First of all, No real countries, as bad designs might provoke a war. Secondly, No imaginary countries that someone else created. We saw what happened to Peter Jackson regarding the Balrog and we just don’t want to get involved. We are applying this rule broadly to all places from myth and legend, be they Atlantis, Brigadoon, The Kingdom Of Prester John or Narnia. If you were C.S. Lewis, we’d let you use Narnia, but we know for a fact he’s dead, so we better not catch any of you trying it. Invent your own imaginary friends.

Also, keep one eye on the shirts we have already printed, like Geek Crest. We don’t want reruns. Try not to be too similar. Remember, your world has a very different history than ours!

And this time, no all-text shirts. A motto or something is fine, but imaginary people don’t rally around a sentence. Especially your imaginary people. Why don’t you put a little cash into the imaginary school system or something? Jeez.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #44: Summer

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is Summer-themed. Special rules include no summer holidays, no text, and no black shirts.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #42: Join the Revolution!

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby theme was revealed last week, so consider this a reminder. They’ve teamed up with sponsor 2K Games (makers of Civilization Revolution) to enhance the derby a bit. This week’s theme is Join the Revolution, and winners are looking at an increased prize package thanks to this week’s sponsorship. Adhere to the theme, and bear in mind that Woot has specifically said that they don’t want Civilization-themed shirts- no association with the game is permitted, and related logos are artwork are outlawed.

First place receives $2000, an Xbox 360 Elite, Civilization Revolution for the 360, a themed 360 faceplate, and a signed poster. Second place is $1500, a 360 faceplate, Civilization Revolution for the 360, and a signed poster. Third place will get $1000, a copy of the game for the 360, and a signed poster. These winners are also still eligible for Woot’s aftersale commissions of $2 per shirt sold after the first day of sales.

The derby opens to submissions on Friday at noon and remains open until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going from when the derby opens until Thursday at noon. The top three shirt designs (as chosen by Woot members) are printed the following weekend.

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02 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #41: Alphabet; Civilization Sponsored Derby Announced

Shirt.Woot has been pretty busy. This week, they’ve begun a new derby, with the theme Alphabet and the restriction that each letter must be used… and used exactly once.

This derby opens to submissions Friday at noon, with submissions closing at noon on Wednesday. Voting is on-going from Friday at noon to Thursday at noon. The top three entries, as voted on by Shirt.Woot members, will be printed the following weekend. Each printed designer earns $1000 for the first night of sales and an additional $2 per shirt sold after the first day of sales.

Shirt.Woot also posted an announcement about next week’s derby: they’ve partnered with 2K Games to create a derby based on the game Civilization Revolution. The derby’s theme will be Join the Revolution- and though the contest is sponsored by Civilization, direct references to the game (in the form of logos or artwork) are strictly forbidden.

This derby won’t open to submissions until next Friday (May 9th) at noon, which gives potential entrants some extra time to finesse their designs. Because this is a special sponsored derby, the prizes are different than usual. First place will receive a whopping $2000 (plus possible commissions), a 360 Elite, a year of Xbox Live, a copy of Civilization Revolution for the 360, a Civilization Revolution themed Faceplate for the 360, and a poster signed by the team. Second place will win $1500 (plus possible commissions), a 360 faceplate, a copy of Civilization Revolution for the 360, and a poster signed by the team. Third place gets $1000 (plus possible commissions), a copy of the game for the 360, and a signed poster.

Very interesting to see Shirt.Woot entering into the sponsored contest arena- could this be the event that makes more artists see them as a contest venue on par with Threadless and Design By Humans?

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25 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #40: Motherhood

Shirt.Woot is getting ready for Mother’s Day a bit early, I guess, and has decided this week’s derby theme to be Motherhood. The only special rule this week is No Video Game References, so it looks like even text is allowed.

The derby begins accepting submissions Friday at noon, 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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19 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #39: Motion

Derby #39 has begun at Shirt.Woot, which is currently seeking submissions that deal with Motion. Special rules this time around include no text and a ban on using asphalt shirts.

The derby is currently open for entries, with a deadline of Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going until Thursday at noon. The top three entries (as voted by Woot members) will be printed the following weekend, earning printed artists $1000 for the first day of sales and an additional $2 per sale made after the first day.

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12 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #38: The Year You Were Born

This week’s Shirt.Woot Derby is all about you- or at least all about the year you were born. So it’s time to try your hand at summing up your birth year in a shirt design, without the use of crutches like text and copyrighted imagery.

The derby is open to new entries until Wednesday at noon. Voting is on-going until Thursday at noon. The top three shirt designs, as voted on by Shirt.Woot members, will be printed the following weekend. Each printed designer earns $1000 for the first day of sales, augmented by a $2 per shirt bonus for every shirt sold after the first day.

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