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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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09 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #103: Outer Space

Shirt.Woot is all the way up to derby #103, and this theme is one I can’t believe hasn’t been used before: Outer Space. Let’s hope it results in something more interesting than a fog full of blurry planets! Here’s Woot’s description of what they’re looking for:

From the so-obvious-we-can’t-believe-we-haven’t-used-it-already file comes this week’s theme: outer space! Planets, stars, cosmic rays, cosmonauts, astronauts, asteroids, aliens, flying saucers, rocketships, dark matter, black holes, Red Giants, gas giants, interstellar clouds, the intracluster medium, spiral galaxies, peculiar galaxies, and the endless airless void: blast off into the shirtosphere with your look at factual or fictional outer space.

No text.

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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02 July 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #102: Pressure

It’s Shirt.Woot‘s 102nd derby, and this one is all about Pressure. Here’s how Woot describes the theme:

You’re in the cockpit flying through a tropical storm. You’re out with your girlfriend and you run into your other girlfriend. You’re hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean. You’re still trying to think up a Derby theme at 11:30 AM on Thursday. You’re under pressure, man. Pushing down on you. Now push it off onto a t-shirt. Social pressure, physical pressure, emotional pressure, water pressure, whatever. Maybe your design will be better than the hundreds of others and you’ll win that thousand bucks. But hey, no pressure.

No text.

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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25 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #101: Fake Band T-Shirts

Hold on to your hats, because this week’s Shirt.Woot derby has a theme with potential: Fake Band T-Shirts. Let’s hope everyone participating is inspired to try something fresh and creative with this one. Here’s how Woot sums it up:

If obscure band t-shirts are a universal badge of cool, what about t-shirts for bands that don’t even exist? This week, conjure up some merch for an imaginary band, or solo artist, or a tour of multiple bands, or music festival, etc. Any style, any era (like our old Genghis Khan tour shirt), any place (including other planets or dimensions). To be clear: we’re looking for fake bands you made up, not fake bands from movies or TV shows. As always, the prohibition on using the intellectual property of other people remains in full effect.

It’s your responsibility to make sure your “fake band” doesn’t already exist. Search the artists at Allmusic and Myspace Music. If it comes up clear in both, it’s probably OK unless we see evidence to the contrary.

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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28 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #97: BBQ

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is a perfect fit for summer: BBQ. Here’s what they’re looking for:

What is it about cooking outdoors that makes everything taste so much better? An open fire under an open sky, the tang of the smoke permeating your clothes, the crunchy surprise of a wayward insect – no wonder this is one of the few habits we’ve kept from caveman days. This week, let’s BBQ.

And by BBQ we mean all forms of recreational outdoor summertime cooking, including weenie roasts, shrimp on the barbie, S’mores, luaus, all of it. Explore the culture of BBQ. Investigate the regional variations of BBQ. Hypothesize about how zombies or Vikings would BBQ. Design something you’d wear while preparing or eating BBQ. Promote your favorite imaginary BBQ place. Have it your way, as long as it’s about cooking outdoors for fun and nourishment.

Incidental text is allowed. Text on a BBQ sauce label or a map of BBQ styles is fine. A shirt that just says something like “What Are You Roasting Under There?” is not.

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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21 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #96: Dance

Shirt.Woot is at it again with a new derby, and this time the theme is Dance. Just what does that mean? Read on…

Whether it’s a ritualistic spiritual practice, to win over potential mates, or because an outlaw is firing his revolver at our boots, dancing is an almost universal element of human culture. In every place and time except for that one town in Footloose, people have moved their bodies to rhythm. Capture the beauty and grace of the living form in motion, or crack visual jokes about the graceless twitches of the clumsy, and put it into t-shirt form. Belly to break, swing to slam, tango to techno: let the dance begin…

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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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08 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #94: Air

It’s no secret that some of the Derby‘s participants have a hard time staying on theme. Perhaps in an attempt to improve the contest’s on-theme entry percentage, Shirt.Woot has opted to make the focus of their latest derby one of the most common substances on the planet: Air. Ah, air… the invisible substance that is the focus of so many great shirt designs… Hmmm. Maybe this won’t go quite as planned!

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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