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30 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

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

Animals and plants filled out most of Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Outdoors plus sale, with just a smattering of pop culture to add some variety. Here’s what caught my eye this week.

Best of the Bunch: My Feet Hurt by fishbiscuits contrasts a majestic nature scene with a much more downtrodden slogan.

Nicest Surprise: Go Outdoors, It’s Colorful by kharmazero was a voting favorite for its vibrant color palette.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Wild Fox at Sunset uses the orange tones of early evening to fill in the shape of a classic nocturnal animal.

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

29 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Happy Memorial Day

27 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #920: Music Fest

Pump up the volume for Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #920: Music Fest

Festival season is upon us! Let’s see some great band or festival tees!

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

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.

26 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Gamers derby voting highlights

Games of all types, be they video games or board games, were on the agenda for Shirt.Woot‘s Gamers derby. As you’d expect, it’s an especially pop culture friendly theme, and the entries definitely reflect that with famous game franchises attracting a lot of votes and attention. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Arcade Burger by Getsousa impresses with tons of detail and a dynamic jumble of stacked ingredients.

Hadouken by MISSKAFFEINA gives Mario some Street Fighter skills, turning an enemy into a weapon.

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.

25 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Unlucky Skater

Unlucky Skater by Ppmid imagines a sudden change of fortunes for the famous Lucky Cat symbol. In this scene, his golden tablet has been replaced by a bright yellow skateboard, and his waving arm is now confined to a cast. His skateboarding habit is also reflected in the pads on his knees and elbows, and in the helmet he wears. The detail is a big part of what makes this piece special- I love that the cast has been signed by well-wishers, and that like a real skater this cat has covered his board and helmet in rad decals. Some of the stickers even have luck-themed messages, like the four leaf clover or Good Luck text. It’s a fun spin on the cat symbol, and also an amusing way of looking at the undertaking of a risky hobby- there’s always a bit of luck involved, good or bad!

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).

24 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Explorer Egg 2

Explorer Egg 2 by Popcornpunk is my favorite Threadless print this week. The pun is fun, but for me it’s the details that make this piece so charming. I love the way the yellow yolk is made into a smiley face, a symbol of happiness and contentment. That lets the egg white become a large backpack, very much the size and proportion that a real hiker might sport. And although the egg stays friendly and cartoony, the landscape he inhabits is given more of a realistic look, calling out every craggy bit of rock and tuft of grass. That creates a neat contrast between the character and the setting (and ensures that the egg stands out), while also providing and environment that makes the viewer want to hop right in and explore. Neat!

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.

23 May 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Typogra-tees collection

Text art and clever slogans both prospered in Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Typogra-tees plus sale, which allowed any subject… as long as the art was 75% text. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing Every Day by agaena chuury won me over in voting with its fun allusion to a classic ad.

Nicest Surprise: Lost by Handsoffmydinosaur! keeps things simple for a clever bit of minimalism.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Because the Indoors is Too People-y offers a suggestion on why to go outdoors.

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