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04 July 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #50: Energy

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby has an Energy theme. Here are the details, direct from Woot:

What does energy mean to you? Is it something that you can buy for $150 a barrel? Is it some ineffable New Agey quality that comes in positive and negative flavors? Is it a scalar physical property often defined as “the ability to do work”? Is it something you get from a can full of sugar and caffeine? Nervous, nuclear, mental, kinetic, potential, surface, green, vacuum, electrical, spiritual, solar, healing, sensible, latent, emotional: choose your energy and make us wear it.

No straight resubmissions from past Derbies, especially including Heat and Light. We’ll be pretty hardline about it this week, and we need your tattles to catch the offenders. But, as always, reworked versions of past submissions are permitted. We’ll be the judge of whether it’s reworked enough.

Incidental text allowed, but no slogan shirts. We’re calling this the Stop Sign Rule. If you need a bit of text here or there to make your design work, that’s OK. You can show somebody reading a newspaper, or the digits on a gas pump, or a label on a package. But if text is the primary focus of your design, it will get the axe. Again, we’ll make these decisions on a shirt-by-shirt basis, so err on the side of caution.

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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27 June 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #49: Independence

Shirt.Woot has announced another derby, this time with an Independence theme. Here’s what they had to say about it:

In our infancy and our dotage, we rely on others to survive. In between, it’s all up to us. This week, we’re calling on you to explore the theme of independence. From the hatchling leaving the nest to the sovereign nation assuming its place on the world stage, from the gal who runs a tiny record label from her basement to the guy who lives off the grid in a solar-powered bunker, independence is about standing alone, following your chosen path, and throwing overpriced tea into the ocean. And while you’re celebrating freedom from oppression, make sure you follow these oppressive rules:

Your design must be on a Red, White, or Royal Blue shirt.

You may only use one ink color, but it may be any color.

And no text.
Keep in mind that these shirts won’t even go on sale until the 4th of July, so we’re not looking for something you’d necessarily wear on the 4th of July.

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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20 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #48: Bugs

Shirt.Woot has announced a new Derby theme:

Whether they’re insects, spiders, centipedes, or scorpions, the kind of bugs we’re talking about have a couple of things in common: they have a lot of legs, and you don’t want them in your pantry. They don’t have to be real: feel free to imagine insectoid robots, or spidery aliens, or humanoid lice wearing people clothes, or the bugs of a post-apocalyptic future. They can crawl or fly or swim. But we’re not talking about any other meaning of “bug”: computer bugs, or audio bugs, or bugging people, or bugging out, or even our own Dave Bug. We’re looking for the creepy crawly kind.

No text once again.

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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13 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #47: Home

Here’s the blurb for Shirt.Woot‘s newest Derby:

Home. It’s where the heart is, where you hang your hat, where you go to play with your toys, where you turn when you need subject matter for a heartwarming cliche. Home can be a split-level ranch, a jail cell, a space station, an underground burrow, an entire planet. And it can be taken away, as millions of Americans are now discovering. If your homey shirt design can win the hearts of the voters, it will find a good home on one of our Woot tees. Now let’s go home!

No text this week.

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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06 June 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #46: Green

Shirt.Woot has picked an interesting theme for their newest derby: Green. It’s a bit unconventional:

Some may call green a secondary color, but it takes a back seat to no hue. Operating between 520 and 570 nanometers on your visual dial, it’s the color of plants, of money, of jealousy, of eco-marketing. From Ireland to Libya, from the Taliban to the Green Berets, green is richly laden with mixed meanings. Pick out one, or two, or more and design a green-themed shirt that will make you lots of money and make everybody else jealous.

Your design must be on a green (or grass) shirt, or include at least one green ink color, in addition to dealing with “green” conceptually.

No text this week.

And let us remind you right now that plain green shirts, shirts dealing with marijuana, or shirts featuring copyrighted material (Green Lantern, Kermit the Frog, The Green Mile, etc.) will be rejected.

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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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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