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24 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot’s Pet Love derby voting highlights

Dogs and cats- along with a few more exotic options!- made up the majority of entries in Shirt.Woot‘s Pet Love derby. From cute quirks of real animals to pop culture parodies of TV and movie pets, there’s a lot to enjoy in this selection of designs. Here’s a look at two current voting underdogs that I think could use some more attention…

Enso Tail Chasing by sebasebi turns a classic canine habit into a work of art.

Lassie Rescue Service by porkyroebuck knows that not every dog is up for the challenge of a dramatic rescue.

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.

23 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Pampling’s Meowarts

Meowarts by ppmid combines two things most people love, Harry Potter and cats. For me, a lot of the joy in this concept is in how fun all the little cat portraits are. Human hair, costumes and a few accessories give plenty of information to make each feline parody easily recognizable- Hermione is happily ensconced with a book, and Harry sports a Gryffyndor scarf with his cute glasses. Ron, meanwhile, has caught a mouse- the kind of moment that immediately leads the viewer to imagine what else these cats might get up to. Cats with magic? Sounds amazing! And Hogwarts here is sized to be a cat tower for these curious pets, each perched among the towers and turrets looking for trouble. Qwertee has even made this a rare back print shirt, with the logo as a front pocket-area print.

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).

22 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s I Need More Space

I Need More Space by buko is my favorite Threadless shirt this week. To me, it’s an intriguing mix of the past and the future- a piece of obsolete technology paired with the astronaut, a figure who always seems to come from a few decades ahead of us. Seeing this figure of excitement and exploration toiling away with a mundane vacuum cleaner is a funny image, the kind that makes you wonder what other chores he’s been busy with (in space, who puts the garbage bins out?). But I think my favorite aspect of the piece is the effortless way it mixes styles. The floppy disk has a crisp, realistic look. Space is delicate, with heavily shaded planets that provide drama and a powdering of distant stars that communicate depth. The spaceman, for his part, is pure cartoon-y goodness. But it all works together in telling a story, and the differing style highlight the size and category contrasts that the humor is built on.

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.

21 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

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

Some of Woot’s most classic and popular designs got new looks in Shirt.Woot’s Derby Editor’s Choice: Remixed plus sale. From new color palettes to thematic re-imaginings, there’s a big range of creativity on display. Here’s what caught my eye this week…

Best of the Bunch: Expect Delays Remix by ChuckleNorris makes the cave look more cozy with warmer colors and gives the outdoors more menace.

Nicest Surprise: Great Retro Wave Night Remix by StudioNMdesign trades sunny skies for a dramatic night scene.

Shirt I Am Most Biased About: My design Rebel Scout Camp provides an alternative for those opposed to the dark side of the force.

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

20 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

The Sun in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

The sun represents so many things, from a source of heat, a star, a symbol of positivity, or even as a stand in for daytime itself. So it should come as no surprise that the sun also plays a starring role in a lot of t-shirt designs, taking on styles that range from artistic to cartoon to typographic. Here’s a look at 15 of the brightest ways the sun has been used on t-shirts…

18 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt.Woot Derby #910: Pet Love

Everyone’s favorite animals are set to become art in Shirt.Woot‘s latest derby theme…

Starting Monday at 8PM CST: Derby #910: Pet Love

Let’s show our little friends some love! I know most of you will submit cats, but I’m more of a dog person myself… :slight_smile:

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.

17 March 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Happy St Patrick’s Day!