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18 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s Conca the 13th

Concha the 13th by BebikDesigns is WAMI Swag’s Cotton Brawl VII winner, and it’s definitely well-crafted. The character’s enlarged hands emphasize his physicality (and help focus attention on those snacks), strong highlights and shadows give dimension and add drama, and there’s even a realistic smoke effect creating a background (also repeated to give the coffee some steam). But it’s also a piece that requires two specific bits of knowledge, and I’m curious how common this information actually is with the general public. One big element to know is that the “Con Chah…” text is approximating the music that plays in these movies- as a casual horror consumer, I guessed this to be the case, but don’t actually remember the sound strongly. The other tidbit, that the specific pastry the killer is holding is called a Concha, actually took me a Google search to get. I don’t doubt that they’re more common in some areas than others, though, so I hope those in the sweet spot of those two combined bits of knowledge are able to find and enjoy this design.

Winners at WAMI Swag will earn a cash prize (amount varies based on contest entered). Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

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11 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s Scared Sh*tless design contest

Get in the Halloween spirit with WAMI Swag‘s new Scared Sh*tless t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

You’ve had the pants scared off you before; we want your shirt! And everyone else will too because Halloween is right around the corner and people like scary sh!*ts. Why? I dont know, because people are weird. So give in to the darkness and design something creepy; grotesque; horrifying. Humor is okay too, but, maybe the kind where you aren’t quite sure if it’s okay to be laughing. Ehh, you’ll figure it out. Good luck, mWahaha! [fades into the shadows]

Enter before October 29th, 2021 for your chance to win. One winner will earn a $100 prize. Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

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27 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s Hanburger & Ketchewie

Hanburger & Ketchewie by Arinesart won WAMI Swag’s We Hungry contest, combining some classic fast food with everyone’s favorite Star Wars duo. The punning is strong, and while Han is looking a lot rounder than I might have expected, it’s great to see the wookiee’s looming stature reflected in the tall ketchup bottle. The likenesses definitely lean more towards their fast food halves, and out of context I don’t think the Han burger would be recognizable as a Star Wars reference. But it’s still a combination that works here, in large part because the burger box Millennium Falcon does such a good job of grounding the scene and giving supporting information. It takes all three portions together to complete the joke, but all taken together it’s a nice, appealing package.

Winners at WAMI Swag will earn a cash prize (amount varies based on contest entered). Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

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13 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s Cotton Brawl VII design contest

The possibilities are endless in WAMI Swag‘s new Cotton Brawl VII t-shirt design competition! Here’s what they’re looking for…

It’s back again! You know the drill. This is your anything-goes, win at all costs, generically awesome design tournament. Design something funny, annoying, or maybe offensive. Remember, what happens at WAMI stays at WAMI (Just kidding–this is the internet).

Enter before October 8th, 2021 for your chance to win. One winner will earn a $100 prize. Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

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23 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s We Hungry design contest

Indulge your appetite for t-shirt art in WAMI Swag‘s new We Hungry design contest. Here’s what they’re looking for…

We love food. We also wonder what it does when nobody’s looking. Make us giggle, make us drool, give us designs good enough to eat. Bonus points for anthropomorphism… and trust us, you want bonus points.

Enter before September 10th, 2021 for your chance to win. One winner will earn a $200 prize. Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

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26 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

WAMI Swag’s Nerd Life design contest

It’s all geek to me in WAMI Swag‘s new Nerd Life design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

You didn’t choose the nerd life, the nerd life chose you. Video games for hours, cosplay on the weekends, DND till the break of dawn. Show that icosahedron who the real master is by serving up a critical “hit” in this nerdy challenge. You are strong. You are proud. You are a total nerd…and we LOVE it!

Enter before August 13th, 2021 for your chance to win. One winner will earn a $200 prize. Any designs sold on WAMI Swag also earn the artist 20% of each sale.

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19 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Wami Swag’s Tournament rules update

Great news from Wami Swag this week, who are adjusting the way their tournament works. While previously the contest’s winners were decided by a fan vote, they’ve decided to also take other important factors into consideration in the future, like social media shares, a sales multiplier, and even staff favorites.

These changes (and some enhanced fraud detection) prevent fake votes from swaying things, and help the site to better identify marketable, original designs. Read all about it in Wami Swag’s Facebook post.

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