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02 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s New Christmas Stuff: Gift sacks, tree skirts and aprons

Shirt.Woot ushered in the Christmas season with some holiday products the site has never offered before: gift sacks, tree skirts, and all-over print aprons. This was great news for participating artists since these unusual product types are a rare opportunity and have unique sizes and proportions to tackle, but it’s also very cool for customers since holiday gear tends to be quite traditional, making these designs that approach the holidays with geeky humor stand out from the norm.

Best of the Gift Sacks: “Sack of Crap” Large Gift Sack by Fishbiscuit5 is my favorite because it’s so perfectly suited to the Woot audience. The art and slogan directly reference the site’s famous Bag of Crap tradition (in which random mystery items are sent to buyers at a low price, with some receiving useful items while others get broken or useless ones). But even those who have never nabbed a BOC can appreciate the low key, playful sarcasm of calling the gifts you hand out enjoyable crap.

Also of note: My design “Reading Reindeer” Large Gift Sack makes Rudolph not just Red, but Well-Read with a pattern of books and pairs of reindeer sharing a read. This would be an especially good choice for those gifting a lot of books this year, or looking for a festive way to store holiday reading material.

Best of the Tree Skirts: “Catmas” Tree Skirt by DoOomcat circles the tree with a whole bunch of cats enjoying holiday decorations in different ways, whether they’re stealing a candy cane or sneaking into a present. It’s a great concept because it plays into the habit cats have of climbing Christmas trees- if they’re going to be in there creating chaos anyway, you may as well celebrate it!

Also of note: “The Nice List” Tree Skirt by DoodleToots has a lovely sentiment, and hand-drawn text that feels warm and retro, like a Christmas card on your grandparents’ mantle. I really like the way the art curves around the tree on a scroll.

Best of the Aprons: My design “Gingerdead” Apron makes some cookies into zombies, for an all-over print that mixes holiday cheer with pure cookie carnage.

Also of note: My design “Merry Drinkmas” Apron and its companion piece “Merry Feastmas” Apron are for folks who know that the best part of the holidays is all the food. Rows of beer, wine, meats, and desserts are translated into stitched sweater style for extra winter coziness.

The Complete Set: “Merry Christmas” by Simic is the only design to be offered on all three product types, offering a unique opportunity to match all your holiday gear. I like how the art evolves to fit each format, curving around the tree for the skirt and squeezing in a snowman in the extra space of the apron.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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26 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Top Picks: Ugly Holiday Sweaters collection

The winter holidays have arrived in force with Shirt.Woot’s Derby Top Picks: Ugly Holiday Sweaters plus sale. From puns to pop culture and even pure artistry, these designs are diverse in subject matter but united by their wintery themes and sweater style. Here’s what caught my eye…

Best of the Bunch: Science Is Coming to Town by walmazan is a Santa sweater tailor-made for geeks.

Nicest Surprise: Starry Night Before Christmas by ChuckleNorris impresses with its knit tribute to fine art.

Shirts I Am Most Biased About: My design My Owliday Sweater shows off the beauty of a popular bird, while Reading Reindeer Sweater makes Rudolph’s nose into a night light for reading.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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20 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Picks: Band Shirt Derby collection

Sci-fi characters became rock stars in Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Picks: Band Shirt Derby plus sale. Some designs mimic famous album covers and logos, while others take their cues from tour shirt style. Here’s what caught my eye…

Best of the Bunch: The Xenomorphs by artguyaaron first impressed me in voting with its expressive lines and distressing.

Nicest Surprise: Aerosith by Wheels03 has some great lettering, balancing the fluid text with a more mechanical background.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Rock2D2 uses the lightning bolt to call out the droid’s iconic appearance.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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12 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Subversive Holidays collection

New takes on common holidays filled the ranks of Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Subversive Holidays plus sale. So if you’re someone with a quirky approach to Thanksgiving or Christmas, look no further. Here’s what caught my eye…

Best of the Bunch: Bumble Fury by Simic gives you a view outside the mouth of a classic cartoon yeti.

Nicest Surprise: Santa’s Rage by Krobilad first won me over in voting with its street art style.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design North Pole Coal Miners is for those who aim to misbehave.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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06 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Wonderfully Weird collection

Strangeness was the name of the game in Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Wonderfully Weird plus sale. Artists embraced the theme of quirkiness with odd combinations, eclectic color palettes and even seldom-seen on shirts art styles. Here’s what caught my eye…

Best of the Bunch: Pthulhooh by ApeLad imagines a friendly cartoon bear as a Lovecraftian elder god.

Nicest Surprise: Art Gnu-veau by Kg07 does a great job channeling its chosen art style, and I love the expression on that gnu’s face.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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30 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Teenage Dirtbag collection

Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Teenage Dirtbag plus sale gave artists the chance to relive their teen years with a fresh look at pop culture from that era of their lives. Given the varied ages of participating artists, that meant designs from the 1980s on to very nearly the present day are in the mix. Here’s what caught my eye…

Best of the Bunch: Marty’s Guitar Lessons by ApeLad packs in a lot of references for Back to the Future fans.

Nicest Surprise: 90s Reruns by Krittikae captures the familiar magic of Friends in a way binge watchers will enjoy.

Shirt(s) I Am Most Biased About: My design Sunnydale Fun Run provides a plausible alibi for midnight vampire slaying, while Mulder is a tribute to X-Files with a sly “I Heart Aliens” message in the fox’s features.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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23 October 2019 ~ 1 Comment

Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Words collection

Catchy phrases, illustrative text treatments and more filled out the group for Shirt.Woot’s Editor’s Choice: Words plus sale. Whether you enjoy pop culture references or designs that say something about your personal outlook, these tees spell it all out for all to see. Here’s what caught my eye…

Best of the Bunch: Classic Dad Joke by AcraigL does what it says on the tin with a cheesy pun and retro style, perfect.

Nicest Surprise: Drop the Beet by Transformingegg is very silly, and also quite stylish with its playful approach to lettering.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Books to Read uses stacked books, open and closed, to spell out a word.

This promotion will only last until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. So if there’s something you like, grab it fast!

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