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17 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #113: Harvest

Just as that Autumn chill is setting in, Shirt.Woot has decided to capitalize on the changing of the seasons with a Harvest theme for this week’s derby. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Summer’s coming to an end, yielding to the chill winds of autumn. But first, let’s eat! Harvest season has been a traditional time of feasting, gorging, bingeing, and all-you-can-eating for pretty much every culture that’s ever known how to sprout a seed. And that went double in the pre-refrigeration era: you might as well eat it before it all goes bad, right? Don’t feel like you need to keep it rustic: there’s also Death harvesting souls, aliens harvesting our bodily energies, Russians harvesting our bodily fluids. Empty your creative cornucopia and show us what you got.

No text.

No video-game references.

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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10 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #112: Japan

Shirt.Woot has a new derby theme up, and it’s one that probably got a good chuckle out of most regular entrants: Japan. Still, while the theme implies we’ll be in for even more rough attempts at anime, the restrictions this week are promising:

Land of the Rising Sun. Playground of the samurai and the ninja. Kabuki crucible of Pocky and Hello Kitty. The nerd’s Zion, and the world’s baseball champion. Once an isolated island kingdom, now a global economic and cultural powerhouse: few nations boast a character as defined, spectacular, and resonant as Japan’s. We’re sure you have a thousand ideas already, so read this week’s rules below and get to work.

Japanese text only – and our rules about offensive content still apply. That means you should explain what your Japanese characters say, or if you don’t know what they say, accept the risk that the design will be rejected. We’re also relying on users to tattle on Japanese text that’s obscene, racist, or otherwise in violation of our rules.

No video-game references. Get out of that box and earn your votes some other way. This rule applies to all Derbies until further notice.

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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03 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #111: Blues

It’s derby time again, and Shirt.Woot is preparing a brand new theme: Blues. Here’s how they describe it:

Are we talking about the color of light with wavelengths of roughly 440–490 nanometers? A feeling of sadness or melancholy? The musical style that originated among African-Americans in the rural South during the early 20th century? The French national soccer team? Yes, all of it and more. Any shade of meaning of the word “blue” you desire is fair game this week. And whether you interpret the word “blue” in the subject matter, or make your design a study in the color blue, is up to you. But pay attention, because:

Your design must appear on a Baby Blue, Royal Blue, or Navy Blue shirt. You may use any ink colors you like as long as the shirt is one of these three colors.

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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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28 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #110: Flora

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby focuses on Flora, directing that designers:

Turn your eyes and pens toward the plant kingdom this week, the green world of leaf and stem and blossom, source of so much that we eat and build with and burn and, yes, wear – including the cotton tee that the winning designs will be printed on. Plants. You know plants. Do we really need to say any more? Oh, one thing, we guess:

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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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20 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #109: School

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby is very timely, asking designers to create shirts for a School theme. Here’s the description from Woot:

We’ve all been there. Some of us are still there. And some of us are sending our own kids there right about this time. The start of the school year and the launch of Kids.Woot have us reminiscing about our own pupil days. Backpacks, yellow buses, mystery meat, gym shorts, in-crowds, lockers, blackboards, report cards, kickball, pencil sharpeners, microscopes, detention, and whatever it is a Vice-Principal does: that’s school. Whether your memories are fuzzy and nostalgic or hairy and traumatic, put them on a t-shirt this week.

Incidental text is permitted.

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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13 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #108: Architecture

Shirt.Woot is at it again with a brand new derby, and this time the theme is Architecture. Here’s what they had to say about what they’re looking for:

Neither the lowliest cardboard lean-to nor the grandest marble palace could exist without architecture. It’s not all about skyscrapers and colosseums and museums that look like they’re melting. When a toddler stacks blocks into a wobbly tower, when a kid sets up a living-room fort with pillows and sheets, when a beaver builds a dam, they’re all using architecture, too. There’s an old quote, attributed to various people, that goes “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” So designing a t-shirt about architecture is like what? Painting about juggling? You go do it and you tell us.

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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16 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #104: Tattoo

Shirt.Woot is really gearing up for their birthday, and as promised this derby is going to be affected, with Apelad (curator of the coming week’s daily shirts) acting as the decider of who receives the contest’s Honorable Mentions. The theme for this one is Tattoos, and here’s what Woot had to say about that:

Your design must have some clear connection to tattooing, tattoo culture, or recognizable tattoo styles. This doesn’t mean your design has to be a rose or an anchor. If you’re an expert in tat arcana and you want to parody a 16th century Malay thieves’ tattoo, explain yourself and provide links to backup documentation and you’re set. We’ll also accept designs involving the idea of tattooing – your zombie tattoo parlor cartoon is fair game. But you can’t just submit any old design and claim “This could totally be a tattoo.”

Text is permitted as part of an illustration. This is looser than our “incidental text” rule. Your submission can rely on text for its meaning as long as there’s a significant graphic element to the design. In short: no text-only designs.

Effective immediately, Heather Gray shirts *must* use the Heather Gray texture. Any shirts depicted on any sort of non-textured light gray shirt will be rejected. From now on, Heather Gray shirts have to look like Heathered Gray. Got it, bub?

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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