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23 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #701: Mischievous Shirts

Shirt.Woot is teasing a new derby theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #701: Mischievous Shirts

Buehler, pets, monkeys, children, old people! The theme this week is mischief – the previous are the most common offenders…

Tell your mischievous story in any form you prefer, with any characters you like. Words are allowed, politics are not. Designs can and should be funny and light-hearted – no serious pranks. And no cream tees!

This derby begins Thursday at noon and continues through next Thursday at noon. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) 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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19 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s T-List 2018 – The People’s Choice derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot made an excellent choice in playing out the T-List 2018 – The People’s Choice derby differently than it had been done in the past, limiting the entries to just the best sellers from the past year (instead of all shirts printed in the year, as the contest previously had). This curating lets voters have a more positive experience, keeping quality high and making the number of entries much more manageable. With so many excellent pieces, narrowing things down was difficult but here are the two current voting underdogs that I think need more attention…

Permanently Pooped-Out Pigeon by fablefire is a brilliant addition to the Early Bird/Night Owl divide, a mascot that finally addresses people who are tired all the time, day or night!

Ass in Gear by rasabi might be the most iconic design of the past year, delivering some classic dad joke humor in a clean, understated style.

This derby continues through Thursday at noon. The People’s Choice winner will be featured alongside the other T-List winners.

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16 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #700: Mashup Challenge – Animals & Books/TV/Movies

After the steady voting for past Shirt.Woot favorites in the current derby, artists should be chomping at the bit for the chance to design for a new theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #700: Mashup Challenge – Animals & Books/TV/Movies

This weeks Derby Contest is a mashup challenge! Mash animals with your chosen book, TV series OR movie!

Your design must include at least one animal, zero hoomans, and be mashed with either a movie, TV or a book (real or imagined). Just note that real names of things need to have the titles changed so that we don’t get a whole host of like lawsuits and stuff.

Designs may be depicted however you like. Some examples of ways to show your mashup are as a poster, title, credits, cover, scene…you get the idea. All creatures in the animal kingdom are fair game, including mythical ones!

No animals should be harmed in the making of your artwork. Shirt does not accept responsibility for injuries incurred in the making of such designs – don’t put your hand inside the enclosure!

No cream tees, no politics and no humans!

This derby begins Thursday at noon and continues through next Thursday at noon. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) 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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13 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Classics Reimagined derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Classics Reimagined mini-derby is now underway, and although the length of the contest is still shortened, the prizing has changed from Woot’s previous announcement which means we’ll be getting the same 3 winners as you’d see in a typical derby. This is a very welcome move on Woot’s part, as many artists were frustrated by the original late announcement of the smaller prize before this adjustment was made public. And it’s likely to be a popular choice with buyers as well, because there are a lot of very wearable, fun designs in the mix! Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Trojan Dog Part 2 by p0ckets is adorable on both a macro and micro scale, and I love how some of the cats’ ears form the dog’s pointy teeth.

Bear Minimum by dinomike keeps things simple with a great pun, but also adds some subtle foliage to give the dozing bear an environment to slumber in.

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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09 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby Changes and more

The big news at Shirt.Woot this week is that they’re making a crucial change in the derby– while previously voting was the only factor in choosing prints, effective 3/21/19 Woot will also be using editorial review to make their selections. This gives Woot editors the ability to institute some quality control and variety when needed, while also removing incentive for bad actors to maliciously affect vote totals.

This is an unusual week for the derby because Shirt.Woot has partnered with Do512 on a design contest, so the derby is empty while some voting happens for that on another site. Regrettably, since Do512 is an Austin-based initiative, this contest was not open to Woot artists.

That means this week’s Shirt.Woot competition is a Mini-Derby rather than the normal week-long affair. The theme is Classics Reimagined and the brief for artists is to recreate and improve on their best-selling shirts. This contest opens at noon on Monday the 11th, though participants should be aware that due to the shortened nature of the mini-derby only one $1000 daily print is available (rather than the usual three).

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05 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Cycle of Life derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot artists explored change and repetition in the Cycle of Life derby. With typical evolution graphs outlawed, many artists went for a circular way of showing differences, while others managed to do it through a single image. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Here Today, Guac Tomorrow by Jennzilla is an extremely accurate image, and I especially like the switch from excited lines on Day 2 to stink lines on Day 3.

A Better Way by benjaminleebates is brilliant in the way it makes books part of every stage of the butterfly’s growth, and the flight image is particularly memorable and well done.

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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02 March 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #698: Classics Re-Imagined

Shirt.Woot is hinting at their annual T-List festivities happening this week, so while a derby theme has been announced it will be for a shortened mini-derby rather than the usual contest.

Starting Monday, March 11th at noon: Derby #698: Classics Re-Imagined

This week’s Derby Contest will be a fast-paced, electrifying, exciting, Mini-Derby! By mini we mean it will only run from noon CST on Monday 3/11 until noon CST on Thursday 3/14.

The theme for this super fun derby is re-imagining your best selling design on ShirtWoot! Take your best-selling ‘classic’ design and create a new version to become your new best-seller. Or if you are a new artist, invent a classic design that will become your best-seller! Think about what the ShirtWoot customer loves and wants to wear and create it!

Old designs must be at least 50% different from the originals. Old designs must be in the ShirtWoot catalog.

Designs as always must be your own and must be original. Please do not use other artists work – recreating something that is not yours to begin with will result in a rejection.

Stay tuned to Woot for details on how exactly this mini-derby will work in terms of print dates and prizing!

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