24 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #66: Versus

This week’s derby at Shirt.Woot is definitely an intriguing one, based on the theme Versus. What does that mean? Well, here’s Woot’s description:

At a time when we’re all caught up in the divisions and rancor of this election, it’s helpful to take a moment and remind ourselves of all the other things that divide us. Where have you gone, boxers vs. briefs? Say it ain’t so, faith vs. works. Come back to the five and dime, irresistible force vs. immovable object. This week, we’re looking beyond the mercifully waning campaign season at other dualities in man, nature, and the universe. Show us two opposing entities locked in battle, standing in sharp contrast, or sitting on opposite sides of the fence. They can be as abstract and general or as concrete and specific as you want. I say yin, you say yang – let’s call the whole thing Derby #66.

Your title should be “(one thing) vs. (another thing)”, so we know what you’re getting at. And both sides should be depicted on your shirt. If your title is “Being vs. Nothingness”, there better be some prominent empty space in your design.

No depictions of politicians or other actual people allowed. We’re expanding our usual “no celebrity likenesses” rule to include political figures, who are usually fair game. More general political statements are OK.

We’re running low on both our enthusiasm for, and our stock of, olive and asphalt shirts, so no asphalt or olive shirts this week.

And finally, 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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