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20 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot: Athletic MoTEEvation derby voting highlights

Exercise and other forms of physical exertion grabbed the spotlight in Shirt.Woot‘s sporty Athletic MoTEEvation derby. But of course, there’s also a fair bit of parody and tributes to laziness in the mix, so even those who avoid the gym should be able to find something to enjoy. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Exercise Rocks by ApeLad is a brilliant gag, poking fun at how super-buff comic characters made of stone must have gotten that way.

Work! by helgram immediately caught my eye with the freshness of its color palette, and each character (especially the bossy coach masquerading as an exclamation mark) was a delight to discover.

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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16 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #622: HalloWEARn Shirts

Hope you’re feeling spooky, because Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme is…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #622: HalloWEARn Shirts

Spooks and spirits and tricky treats; monsters and munchkins out prowling the streets!
Ghoulies and ghosties, all glowing green; here comes the derby for HALLOWEEN!
NOTE: Purple, Orange, and Glow In the Dark shirts are cool. But cream tees are NEVER cool. ?

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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13 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot: GONE! derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme was GONE!, which inspired a lot of different responses from Woot’s artists. Many focused on death or pop culture characters gone too soon, while others paid tribute to phenomena like eclipses, wordplay, or even good ol’ nostalgia. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Catch Me If You Can by krisren28 combines Waldo with the Monopoly guy, and in doing so turns the incognito explorer into some kind of intrepid back robber- maybe he’s been hiding his secret thieving all along!

Gone Upside Down by oneshoeoff is another Waldo parody, but takes things in a totally different pop cultural direction by giving a Stranger Things character the Waldo logo treatment. It works because the two characters do look a bit alike, and because the shock of placing Will literally upside down sparks a lot of interest and humor.

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 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #621: Athletic MoTEEvation

Shirt.Woot is getting physical with their latest derby theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #621: Athletic MoTEEvation

Are you ready to RUMBLE?!? Next week’s derby is all about the swagger and aggressive determination of athletic slogan shirts. This means the tone is less about puns or jokes or procrastination, and more about grit and sweat and stick-to-it-ness. Humor is cool, but silliness is not. So find your inner athlete, put it in a headlock, and channel it’s attitude and confidence. Also, we’re looking for text-based designs, but they can be accompanied by simple, related logos or graphics. Also, 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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06 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot: Fall is for Shirts derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Fall is for Shirts derby ushered in autumn with a cornucopia of designs featuring warm color palettes, woodsy animals, comfort food, and of course a healthy dose of falling leaves in brilliant colors. Here’s what caught my eye…

Fox Falling by PixelPants is a seriously impressive piece (and one that would certainly have made the derby’s top three if entered earlier). I love the rustic texture, and the way the leaves curve to make this leafy fox feel fully three dimensional.

I Am The Forest by yazmoq takes an interesting approach to a deer silhouette, almost making the face and antlers a second thought by putting all the visual emphasis on the vibrant forest tucked away in the neck. It’s a beautiful scene, and I’m curious how its effect would change if the same art were applied to a shirt color that highlighted the sky’s dark blues more.

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 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #620: GONE!

Shirt.Woot is thinking about what can’t be seen with their latest derby theme…

Starting Thursday at noon: Derby #620: GONE!

Things fade. Stuff disappears. Seasons get cancelled. Everything dies. Your kid brother eats the last bowl of your favorite cereal with that stupid, smug look on his face. So yeah, the theme for next week’s Derby is: Gone. (No, the topic isn’t missing, nerd. Gone IS the topic). Also, cream tees are long gone.

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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30 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Vintage Slogans and Logos derby voting highlights

Shirt.Woot‘s Vintage Slogans and Logos derby had artists creating cool throwback looks for all sorts of material, from pop culture parodies to original jokes and art. There’s a lot to like, both in the fog and outside it, but here are a couple of current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

PIZZA! by ApeLad makes an intriguing geometrical argument for pizza’s merits.

West is Best by transformingegg is a fun take on Batman, with the caped crusader disguising himself in every letter. I like the way it adds interest with the retro blue uniform in the I.

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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