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12 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #86: TV Show Titles Reinterpreted

Shirt.Woot has announced the theme of their latest derby, and it’s TV Show Titles Reinterpreted. What does that mean? Woot explains:

We did it with song lyrics. We did it with movie titles. We even did it with book titles, although many of you didn’t notice. Now turn your Bezier tools toward the boob tube for inspiration. Flip through your collection of TV Guides and visually depict, reinterpret, misinterpret, or remix the name of a TV show. As always, avoid copyright infringement, and keep it PG-13.

As in the past, your entry should be called something like “Inspired By Desperate Housewives.” But without the Desperate Housewives part, and including the name of your chosen show. Which might be Desperate Housewives. But we’ve said enough.

Except for this: no text this week.

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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26 February 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #84: The Sea

Woot has taken an interesting approach to their latest derby, The Sea– they’ve instituted an originality rule. While I have some concerns about how this will play out, it’s still a step in the right direction. Here’s the full summary direct from Woot:

If we remember our grade-school geography lessons right, 143% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. And despite what you might think from looking at our past t-shirts, there’s more going on there than pirates, squids, and crashing waves. You can shoot one of those fish in that tired old barrel. Or you can take us on a journey of undersea exploration with a creative design that doesn’t feature the same subject matter as countless other t-shirts. Voters, are you listening?

No text this week.

Our moderators are going to be very strict about recycled ideas in this Derby. If, say, your pirate shirt uses a similar concept to one already seen here or elsewhere, it will probably be rejected. The safest course: originality.

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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12 February 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #82: Individualism

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby theme sure ought to be interesting, since it’s a bit out there- Individualism. But what does that mean in terms of a shirt design? Here’s what Woot had to say:

We’re announcing this Derby theme on the 200th birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, so let’s hear it for the freethinkers. Bucking the accepted notions of their day, Darwin explained how individuals develop in all their infinite variety; Lincoln affirmed their inherent value. If Abe ‘n’ Chuck had been timid, conventional herd-followers, who knows what benighted world of ignorance and slavery we’d be living in today? Show us your visual commentary on individualism this week. And don’t copy off of the Derbyite sitting next to you.

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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09 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #77: Alternate History

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby is built around the theme of Alternate History. Here’s their explanation:

What if the confederacy had won WWII? What if Abraham Lincoln has lost the presidential election to Julius Caesar? What if the Wright Brothers had invented the Titanic? These and other ridiculous alternate history scenarios have kept history geeks amused or decades. Now it’s time to put them in t-shirt form. Show us a scene from a world where history went differently, or make your t-shirt a relic from this alternate world.

No Nazi references, imagery or figures.

Incidental text is permitted, but no slogan shirts.

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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25 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #75: Cabin Fever

Shirt.Woot has announced a new derby built around the theme Cabin Fever. Here is the description from Woot:

You’re penned in, cooped up, locked down. It’s cold outside, it’s boring inside. And there’s a long winter stretching out before you. Maybe it’s you and eighteen in-laws, maybe it’s just you and your cats and your Lean Cuisines. Either way, cabin fever is setting in, and you’re longing for release. Use this week’s Derby as an outlet for your claustrophobe tendencies – or your claustrophile tendencies, if you’re into that sort of thing.

No text this week.

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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19 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #74: One Continuous Line

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is rare in that it has an artistic bent instead of a theme. For the One Continuous Line derby, all entries must be made of a single line. Here’s the full description:

Everything in your design should be part of the same continuous line. We should only be able to see two ends to your line. Any other line endings sticking out somewhere will be cause for rejection. And no autonomous little design elements away from the main one. Your continuous line should render everything on the shirt.

No retracing the same path. The line should always be distinct from itself, if that makes sense. Don’t fill in a space and try to tell us it’s just one line that overlaps itself. Don’t try multiple line endings on the grounds that the line turns back on itself.

One color only. No changing the color mid-line or using gradients.

Text is permitted as long as the treatment meets all the rules above. If you can draw text with one unbroken line with no retracing, knock yourself out.

Moderating this Derby might involve some judgment calls on our part, so if your design even comes close to breaking any of these rules, back away or risk rejection.

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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12 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #73: Optimism

This week’s Derby at Shirt.Woot has an Optimism theme. Which should be interesting. Here’s Woot’s description of their intentions:

Anybody who’s spent ten minutes watching the news knows: we could all use some tidings of comfort and joy right about now. In the interest of starting 2009 on a positive note, we’re looking for your cheeriest, twinkliest, upbeatest shirt designs. We want to see t-shirts that will make us feel like everything’s gonna be swell, just swell. We want designs that fill us with the confidence to face all the challenges each new day presents. We’re pessimistic that any t-shirt can turn us into cockeyed optimists, especially since we don’t know what “cockeyed” means. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!

No text this week.

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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