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12 February 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot Derby #82: Individualism

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby theme sure ought to be interesting, since it’s a bit out there- Individualism. But what does that mean in terms of a shirt design? Here’s what Woot had to say:

We’re announcing this Derby theme on the 200th birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, so let’s hear it for the freethinkers. Bucking the accepted notions of their day, Darwin explained how individuals develop in all their infinite variety; Lincoln affirmed their inherent value. If Abe ‘n’ Chuck had been timid, conventional herd-followers, who knows what benighted world of ignorance and slavery we’d be living in today? Show us your visual commentary on individualism this week. And don’t copy off of the Derbyite sitting next to you.

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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09 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #77: Alternate History

Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby is built around the theme of Alternate History. Here’s their explanation:

What if the confederacy had won WWII? What if Abraham Lincoln has lost the presidential election to Julius Caesar? What if the Wright Brothers had invented the Titanic? These and other ridiculous alternate history scenarios have kept history geeks amused or decades. Now it’s time to put them in t-shirt form. Show us a scene from a world where history went differently, or make your t-shirt a relic from this alternate world.

No Nazi references, imagery or figures.

Incidental text is permitted, but no slogan shirts.

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 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #75: Cabin Fever

Shirt.Woot has announced a new derby built around the theme Cabin Fever. Here is the description from Woot:

You’re penned in, cooped up, locked down. It’s cold outside, it’s boring inside. And there’s a long winter stretching out before you. Maybe it’s you and eighteen in-laws, maybe it’s just you and your cats and your Lean Cuisines. Either way, cabin fever is setting in, and you’re longing for release. Use this week’s Derby as an outlet for your claustrophobe tendencies – or your claustrophile tendencies, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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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19 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #74: One Continuous Line

Shirt.Woot‘s newest derby is rare in that it has an artistic bent instead of a theme. For the One Continuous Line derby, all entries must be made of a single line. Here’s the full description:

Everything in your design should be part of the same continuous line. We should only be able to see two ends to your line. Any other line endings sticking out somewhere will be cause for rejection. And no autonomous little design elements away from the main one. Your continuous line should render everything on the shirt.

No retracing the same path. The line should always be distinct from itself, if that makes sense. Don’t fill in a space and try to tell us it’s just one line that overlaps itself. Don’t try multiple line endings on the grounds that the line turns back on itself.

One color only. No changing the color mid-line or using gradients.

Text is permitted as long as the treatment meets all the rules above. If you can draw text with one unbroken line with no retracing, knock yourself out.

Moderating this Derby might involve some judgment calls on our part, so if your design even comes close to breaking any of these rules, back away or risk rejection.

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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12 December 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #73: Optimism

This week’s Derby at Shirt.Woot has an Optimism theme. Which should be interesting. Here’s Woot’s description of their intentions:

Anybody who’s spent ten minutes watching the news knows: we could all use some tidings of comfort and joy right about now. In the interest of starting 2009 on a positive note, we’re looking for your cheeriest, twinkliest, upbeatest shirt designs. We want to see t-shirts that will make us feel like everything’s gonna be swell, just swell. We want designs that fill us with the confidence to face all the challenges each new day presents. We’re pessimistic that any t-shirt can turn us into cockeyed optimists, especially since we don’t know what “cockeyed” means. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try!

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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27 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #71: Thrift

This week’s derby at Shirt.Woot is… well, kind of horrible. But if you think you can design a wearable Thrift-themed shirt, have at it. Here’s what Woot has to say:

People are reacting to the current economic crisis in one of three ways. Some are cutting back their discretionary spending and socking a little more away in case of disaster. Some are breathing a sigh of relief that the recession hasn’t hit them, and going on about their free-spending ways as usual. And some are exploring exciting new career fields like copper-pipe salvage, apple sales, and begging. This week, as America is encouraged to spend for the sake of God and country, we’re looking for your screenprinted take on the new cheapness, the skinflint spirit that has seized our nation like an ill-fitting thrift-store trouser. We figure, if you’re a Woot shopper, this is a subject you know a thing or two about.

Text is permitted. Use it freely, but wisely.

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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31 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #67: Video Games Through Art History

This week’s derby at Shirt.Woot has the theme Video Games Through Art History. Here’s the official summary:

In our perusal of the world’s artistic wealth, we notice a distinct lack of a certain subject matter that interests us and our associates greatly: video games. Oh, sure, they “weren’t invented yet” or whatever, but aren’t artists supposed to be visionaries? So it’s up to you to correct their oversight by rendering video-game subject matter in the historical art style of your choosing. We’re not necessarily looking for parodies of specific works as much as entire schools. From Impressionism to Greek sculpture, from cave paintings to Futurism, from Pop Art to Baroque, show us a masterpiece from the video-game world.

Include the art style in your title. “(shirt title) in the style of Giacometti” or “(shirt title) in a Cubist style” are examples of what we mean. Stay away from copyright infringement. This is tricky, but 1986: The Legend Was Born is a good example of how you can suggest specific video games without getting us sued. The key is, don’t just cut & paste – reinterpret.

Some text is allowed if it is essential to the style you’re parodying. For instance, if you’re doing a Dali melted-watch thing, or a Toulouse-Lautrec poster, or a medieval tapestry. But no slogan shirts, no speech bubbles (sorry, Pop Art fans), no captions, and no shirts where the main concept hinges on the text. Yes, this is subjective. We will be enforcing this one strictly. If you’re at all confused about this, just don’t use 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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