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12 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Halloweenie collection

The spooky season is in full swing with Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Halloweenie plus sale. From black cats ghosts to pop culture and puns, all things Halloween get fresh eyes in this group. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Running with the Pack by paxdomino perfectly captures the otherworldly ambiance of Halloween with some intensely detailed illustration.

Nicest Surprise: Spooky Old Soul by lunchboxbrain keeps things classic with a skull, all dressed up in seasonal imagery and a bold color palette.

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

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.

09 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #835: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Genre fiction of two types converges on Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #835: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

No need to argue about what is considered “Sci-Fi” on this one, both sci-fi and fantasy are allowed :slight_smile:

No politics, no cream shirts.
No celebrity likenesses in mockups/detail images.
One design per entry.
Up to 4 entries per artist.

This derby begins Monday at 8pm CST and continues through the following Monday at 8pm. Three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will be printed as daily offers on Tuesday through Thursday and earn $1000 and $2 per item sold after the first day of sales. Other designs may be selected for a Plus sale, with each selected design earning $2 per item sold.

08 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Promo Tees derby voting highlights

Designs for events, clubs and schools were the focus of Shirt.Woot‘s Promo Tees derby, which frequently featured artists lampooning pop culture. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I’d like to see get some more attention…

Forest Protector by alundrart pairs a great ewok portrait with language that invites the viewer to join in on his environmentally friendly gig.

The Starters by sebasebi uses a mod cartoon style to give it’s Pokemon rockers some extra retro, jazzy flair.

This derby continues through Monday at 8pm. The top three designs (determined by votes and editor input) will earn $1000 cash and $2 per item sold. Additionally, other designs may be selected for future plus sales and sold for $2 per item each.

07 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Closed Road

Closed Road by JayHai combines music and fantasy in this blend of two powerhouse fandoms, The Beatles and Lord of the Rings. With fanbases that large, there’s bound to be a fair bit of crossover, and this design does justice to both by providing enough detail to make each character easily recognizable (right down to Paul’s bare feet) and posed in a way that makes sense for their situation (each musician waits in a unique way). The concept works because it’s fun in two ways- it’s funny to think of Gandalf loose in modern Britain, and also exciting to imagine what the Beatles might get up to if they somehow landed in a fantasy world. Solid work, and very well-crafted.

Pampling has multiple prizes available. XPress Prize winners earn 1 euro for each product sold in the presale and XPress sale (with a guaranteed minimum of 500 euros). Shot Prize winners earn 1 euro per product sold (with a guaranteed minimum of 200 euros). Classic Prize winners get 300 euros. All designers are also potentially eligible for the 1000 euro Designer of the Month Prize (selected by the Pampling team taking into consideration sales success, priority, and participation).

06 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Great Hot Dog

Great Hot Dog by Ilustrata is my favorite Threadless print this week. The artist’s series of food in Japanese action movie poster style has all been pretty great, but I especially love the way this composition highlights the length of the hot dog with strong perspective and the way it looms threateningly over the tall buildings nearby. The yellows and reds of the explosions match the hot dog’s coloring well, creating a palette that is warm and exciting, with a pop of cool blue vehicles to add interest and highlight the danger. There’s even a bit of sly storytelling in the small hot dog billboard that can be spotted on one of the skyscrapers- the contrast between the smiling wiener in the ad and the terrifying scowl of the Godzilla-sized sausage definitely gets the imagination spinning as the viewer invents an explanation for the shift in mood and size.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

05 October 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Radical 80s collection

The 1980s are back in all their retro glory for Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Radical 80s plus sale. Whether it’s the era’s technology, pop culture, or unique visual style that catch your interest, artists have it covered. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: GhostPAWster by Anna-Maria Jung knows that everything is better when you add some cats.

Nicest Surprise: What a Nice Fellow by Discovertic caught my eye in voting with it’s sneaky Alf reference.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Vintage Brick Phone gives early cell phone tech some even more ancient visual styling.

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