Archive | derby

17 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Sports Fandom derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Sports Fandom derby asked artists to avoid jokes and focus on a more serious approach this week, though that directive was met with mixed results. Humor still made a strong showing at the top of the rankings, proving that regardless of Woot’s intentions their audience knows what they like and are happy to vote for it. But as always there are also a lot of hidden gems, so here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

I Like Football 2.0 by tobefonseca is a gorgeously sophisticated bit of simplicity, packing soft textures and detail in that make the football feel warm and dimensional.

Reach the Stars 2 by kharmazero immediately grabs the eye with its bright gradient, and the graffiti-inspired elements help paint a picture of action and motion.

This derby continues through Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs will be selected and sold for $2 per item each. Both top vote-getters and selected designs will be sold in a future Plus sale.

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13 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #639: All You Need Is Love (Or Not)

Shirt.Woot is preparing early for February with their latest derby theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #639: All You Need Is Love (Or Not)

Next week’s derby is all about Love! Or hey, maybe you just want to forget about this whole ‘love’ thing. That works, too! Either way, don’t include “Valentines” (or it’s variations) in your designs. And remember, nobody loves cream tees. BONUS: If you’d like, choose pink as your tee color…use hex code f4b7da.?

This derby begins Thursday at noon and continues through next Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Those winners will be sold on Friday (1st), Saturday (2nd), and Sunday (3rd). Additionally, other designs may be selected for a Plus sale on the following Monday, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

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09 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s From the Other Side derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s From the Other Side derby had a theme that was very open to interpretation, and sent artists off in a variety of directions from Stranger Things parodies and puns to exploring alternate viewpoints. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Death is Watching You by thatquietgir1 turns a classic piece of propaganda into a properly creepy advertisement for the grim reaper.

Breakthrough Kool-amity by mapinto shows that suddenly breaking down walls can have disastrous results, with red juice splattered on the ground like blood.

This derby continues through Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs will be selected and sold for $2 per item each. Both top vote-getters and selected designs will be sold in a future Plus sale.

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06 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #638: Sports Fandom

Shirt.Woot shows some team spirit with their latest derby theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #638: Sports Fandom

With the big game coming up, this derby is in honor of sports (of all kinds)! Designs should avoid jokey/silly territory, and steer toward designs that legit sports nuts and mega fans would want to wear. Feel free to borrow inspiration from your favorite teams’ colors, mascots, etc – but please, no copyright infringement / team names! Instant Replay: This derby is less “Go Sports!” and more bonafide Sports Fan – no copyright infringement – and no cream tees.

This derby begins Thursday at noon and continues through next Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Those winners will be sold on Friday (1st), Saturday (2nd), and Sunday (3rd). Additionally, other designs may be selected for a Plus sale on the following Monday, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

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03 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Portmanteaus derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Portmanteaus! derby had a quirky theme, and one that might have been particularly challenging for entrants whose first language isn’t English. The resulting entries are a mix between puns, real combined words, and imagined combined words created by the artists. Here’sa look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Extremely Koalafied by vomaria gives its star a set of respectable glasses to look extra-reliable.

Stay Pawsitive by porkyroebuck puts the perfect look of doom on its unfortunate protagonist’s face.

This derby continues through Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs will be selected and sold for $2 per item each. Both top vote-getters and selected designs will be sold in a future Plus sale.

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30 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #637: From the OTHER Side

Shirt.Woot looks at the world from a new perspective for their latest derby theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #637: From the OTHER Side

Grass can be greener. Tables can turn. Mirrors reflect. UP has Down. Right has Left. Apples and oranges. Red and blue. Equal actions and opposite reactions. Next week’s derby should encompass art or thoughts or perspectives from the OTHER side.???

This derby begins Thursday at noon and continues through next Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Those winners will be sold on Friday (1st), Saturday (2nd), and Sunday (3rd). Additionally, other designs may be selected for a Plus sale on the following Monday, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

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27 December 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Resolutions derby voting highlights

Between the busy time of year and somewhat difficult to visualize theme, Shirt.Woot‘s Resolutions derby looks to have been a bit of a challenge for participating artists. At least for my tastes, the total number of truly fun, wearable designs felt lower than in the average Woot contest. But luckily there are still a few hidden gems in the mix, including these two current voting underdogs…

Grab Life by SteveOramA82 is a smartly illustrated one color piece that tucks a slogan away inside the hourglass- subtle, but still very readable.

Reach for the Stars by caityjean turns the stereotype of the lazy gamer on its head by using Mario imagery to create a motto inspired by the pixel classic.

This derby continues through Thursday at noon. The top three vote-getters will each earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs will be selected and sold for $2 per item each. Both top vote-getters and selected designs will be sold in a future Plus sale.

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