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04 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #133

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is getting underway, and this time the theme is Chinese Zodiac. Here are the details and additional rules straight from Woot:

According to the traditional Chinese calendar, February 14 marks the beginning of the year 4707. According to sheng xiaothe so-called Chinese Zodiac – it also begins the Year of the Tiger. In honor of this most auspicious portent, this week we want you to use any or all of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and only those animals: no other animals, no humans, no other animate characters of any kind. You don’t have to relate your design to the Chinese Zodiac at all, but we’d get a kick out of it if you did (and, we hope, so would the voters). Consult that Wikipedia link, or the nearest Chinese restaurant placemat, and get to it.

No video-game references.

No text, including Chinese characters.

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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28 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #132

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is setting the tone for an upcoming holiday with a Heart theme. Here’s the description from Woot:

You gotta have heart. The heart wants what it wants. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Deep in the heart of Texas. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. My heart will go on. You kids are going to give me a heart attack. We could list a hundred more. There aren’t many cliches about kidneys or intestines, and there’s never been a female-fronted hard rock band called Spleen. Reach into the voluminous lore and science about the heart this week, whether it’s the anatomical heart (the one that pumps blood), the metaphorical heart (the one that symbolizes desire, passion, or determination), or the iconic stylized heart shape (the one you’ll be seeing everywhere around the middle of this month). And do it with all your heart.

No bunnies.

No text.

No Mario anything. No Luigi, no Donkey Kong, no Wario, no Princess Peach, no Koopalings, no MarioKart, no Yoshi, no Tanooki suit, NOTHING from the Mario universe.

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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21 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #131

It’s derby time again at Shirt.Woot, and this time there’s a theme for all the wordsmiths out there: Palindromes. But of course, there are some restrictions, so here’s the description from Woot:

We’re sad to say that this derby isn’t about Michael Palin in a David Cronenberg film. But we’re happy to say it will be just as challenging! After all, there’s a dazzlingly large number of sentences which are spelled the same both forwards and backwards, and people come up with new ones every day. Your job this time, gentle shirtheads, is to come up with or discover your favorite palindrome and then represent it in well-drawn form.  Be it the simple “Bob Bob Bob” or the historical “A man, a plan, a canal: Panama”, there’s plenty of room to create a mirrored masterpiece! So get to work, and have fun! But first, read the part where we take away your all your creative freedom.

No text

No bunnies

Absolutely no Mario. We’ll punch you.

Additionally, when adding your shirt to the derby, make the palindrome the title, unless it’s more than 50 characters, in which case make it a comment in your thread right away. For example, if you were using Deliver desserts, demanded Nemesis, emended, named, stressed, reviled., your title could be “Deliver desserts, demanded Nemesis…” and then you’d post the full palindrome as the very first comment. See how easy it will be?

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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14 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #130

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby might get a chuckle out of the folks who stay up all night to complete their entries: the theme this week is Nightmares. As always, here’s Woot’s description of what they’d like to see:

You’re trapped in a runaway car, you’re taking a trigonometry test with no pants on, you’re being chased through the shadows and you just can’t seem to run, your teeth fall out every time you try to take a bite. You’re in a nightmare. While you’re there, look around for material for this week’s Derby.

No text.

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.

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07 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #129

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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.

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31 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #128

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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.

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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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