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allawayr


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I have an idea: How about an easy method of submitting ideas for future derbies for us less-artistically inclined people? (Or for artistically-inclined people too! ;) )

I think it would be interesting to see what kind of ideas people have and it'd definitely bring another customer-oriented element to the shirt design process.

I guess the two easiest ways this could be done are : A user submits an idea through a form...woot staff pick the best of the crop. Or...there could be a derby-like thing, where people vote for the best user-submitted ideas.

Thoughts?

killopo


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It sounds like a good way for more people to participate in the derbies, but there are going to be a horde of ideas to sort through since coming up with one is a lot easier than illustrating it.

allawayr


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killopo wrote:It sounds like a good way for more people to participate in the derbies, but there are going to be a horde of ideas to sort through since coming up with one is a lot easier than illustrating it.



This is true. Obviously there would have to be the usual obscenity filters and spam filters...that would help reduce the amount of junk anyway.

skelator818


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These forums are usually monitored, so why not just make suggestions and let woot! moderators pass the good ones along. I'm sure noone is looking for recognition if their theme idea is chosen...could give you alot of lead time on a design...

I'll start
Monkey Ninjas
Self help agencies
street signs for child care
laundry services
1 color limit
3 color limit
thesarus
best combination of previous winners (previous winners to get a share)

more?

Come on Bandolier of Carrots!

allawayr


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new food products - difficulty: no text
sports related?
fusion of two nationalities
bringing inanimate objects alive

just a few thoughts :D

no1


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Thanksgiving
Winter
Winter holidays
New Year
Presidents
St. Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Spring
Easter
Spring Break
Memorial Day
Summer
Independence Day
Labor Day
School
Autumn

Cars
Rural (farms, ranches, national parks, etc.)
Earth
Air
Fire
Water
Fire
Food
Animals
Plants/Flowers
Astronomy/Space
Science Fiction
Robots
Debutantes
Shopping
Two
Three
Ten
Infinity
Politics/Elections
War
Sports
Internet


allawayr


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faux colleges
winter pastimes
rural life
life as a hermit

just a few more ideas.... :D

AttilaTheMom


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here's a few ideas from me.

Thinking outside of the box

Crime and Punishment

spring cleaning

world peace

santa claus is comin to town

man's best friend

girls best friend

history repeats itself

global warming

family (no words)

life in hell

and I have no idea what the best way to submit ideas would be. maybe a link in the forum, maybe just post in the derby forum as we know they go through and read them eventually.

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AdderXYU


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allawayr wrote:new food products - difficulty: no text



This idea, I really like. It'd require a lot of creativity, but would probably pull in really interesting ideas for it.

allawayr


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AdderXYU wrote:This idea, I really like. It'd require a lot of creativity, but would probably pull in really interesting ideas for it.



Thanks :D

Another idea I have that I'd love to see would be "cliches" and again, the catch would be no text allowed. I think this is another idea that would really require designers to think outside the box and I think we'd get some really creative results.

allawayr


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winter sports

Rynnakat


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Fire!
Water.



Proud owner of a Wooted Zune Brown, except they ran outta brown and sent me a black one. Woot! 10/30 i think

Just picked up the John Cho shirt, Yokohama. 11/8
Nabbed 01 Cool Breeze (Derby 7 Winner) 11/8

TGTthe12


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things that confuse the mind

jonners710


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snort! so lets have a derby for the derbies. But yeah I know what you mean. Fire and water would be cool.

Ledbetterus


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Some of you derby winners and runner-ups should go into business asking for ideas.. Like the OP said.. some of us aren't the best artists, but also have great ideas. User submits you an idea and the commission is split 50/50 if said shirt wins.

Abraham Lincoln once said, "If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North."

allawayr


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AttilaTheMom wrote:here's a few ideas from me.
man's best friend

girls best friend



This would be really cool in 2 shirts for 1 derby, I think :D

Jack31081


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Ledbetterus wrote:Some of you derby winners and runner-ups should go into business asking for ideas.. Like the OP said.. some of us aren't the best artists, but also have great ideas. User submits you an idea and the commission is split 50/50 if said shirt wins.



if people are already winning derbies, do they really need to be buying other people's ideas?

there are certainly collaboration possibilities, but I'm not sure if the consistently high ranking designers will have much interest.

jesusbeard


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Extreme Sports. Not like off road ATV thing. Only idea I have is playing hacky sack with a nuclear bomb

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biggjimmie


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What about a theme like free for all. We choose what ever we want and then we vote on the best.

emerica


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I have a feeling this week's contest is thanksgiving... so next week I'm hoping for a Black Friday derby!! For all those who stay through the night for a discount... go figure

erll, i'm ogg yo trsf snf dlrrp

mckeeganwrx


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I'd love a football shirt.

Failing that, I think an "OH THE HUGEMANATEE!" shirt would be fantastic!

thatrobert


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A few themes I'd like to see:
- Fake rock band tour shirts
- Christmas shirts (pretty sure this will happen anyway)
- A riffing derby = since Woot owns the shirts that have won the derby (they don't necessarily own the rights to the non-derby shirts though), have people go through all the old winning designs and mix, match, and redo some of the ideas with new art.

AttilaTheMom


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puzzles
nightmares
saving the world
losing your mind
gifts
puns
movies that have never been made

and in solidarity with the writer's union... NO WORDS UNTIL THE STRIKE IS OVER


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no1


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"Modern Physics" (relativity, quantum physics)
"The Last _______" (Unicorn, Ninja, Non-zombie human, etc.)
"Magic"

AttilaTheMom


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no1 wrote:"Modern Physics" (relativity, quantum physics)
"The Last _______" (Unicorn, Ninja, Non-zombie human, etc.)
"Magic"



yes! I like all of those.

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brizz


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I would love to see an American History theme

allawayr


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Or a world history one

AttilaTheMom


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Or ducks. Yeah, i'd totally like to see them do ducks.

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AttilaTheMom


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Ok, I'm bumping this back up 'cause woot needs our help. Please woot, we're offering help here. TAKE IT. You need it. (Really).

You don't even need to give us credit. Just please, pick a decent derby theme next week.

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no1


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Derby Themes I don't want to see:

Phlegm
I thought I could eat that, but I regret it now
Diverticulitis
Memes
Man-bo obs

superspryte


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Volunteer Moderator

WATER (Yes, it's been said already! I'm saying it again!)

and if it hasn't been done, ELEMENTS

w: 7 | t.w: 1 | h.w: 1 | tg.w: 0 | sp.w: 0 | a.w: 0 | k.w: 0 | s.w: 15 | w.w: 15 | so.w: 2

tgentry


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Staff

Movies
Medieval Times (The time period, not the restaurant)
Microscopic
Retro

All no text preferably.

AdderXYU


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tgentry wrote:
Microscopic

All no text preferably.



Make.it.so

Josephus


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amphibians.
reptiles.
sea creatures.
texture.
abstract (no clipart, no collages, no photoshop brushes)
Cubist.
Fantastic.
Matisse-ish.
Art Deco.

tgentry


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Staff

Josephus wrote:
Art Deco.



That would be very cool.

soothedbyrainfall


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Greek/Roman/<insert other ancient culture> mythology
Art Nouveau
(especially as I'm already currently working on a piece that would fit either/both of those themes!)

Birds
Novel inspired
Poetry inspired
Song lyrics
Sci-fi
Time
Marsupials
Phobias
Public Service Announcements
Propaganda
Seasons
Fairy Tales
Childhood

soothedbyrainfall.net

Failoan


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Nursery Rhymes
Something based off of a certain piece of literature

Iambusyeating


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I like the Public Service Announcement Idea. Those could prove hilarious.

AttilaTheMom


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public service announcement... awesome idea.

some other thoughts...

big eyes, small mouth (turn something normal into an anime style design.. this is for my daughter who draws this all the time)

self portraits

mythology, or something along the lines of 'create your own deity'.

unsuitable pets

space exploration

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AdderXYU


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soothedbyrainfall wrote:
Novel inspired
Poetry inspired
Song lyrics



An artist after my own creative heart.

I decided, if I ever got more seriously into the print-world, and could improve those pesky drawing skills to a degree where I could more adequately express complicated concepts, that I'd have a sideline of exactly this sort of thing. One of my designs in "dreams" already went the song route, but I had some concepts in "winter" that were based on some esoteric literature... never went into realizing them, tho. I've decided to keep them for me, so to speak.

Still, I think if there was a good way to prove the inspiration (quotes in the shirt comps? I dunno) a theme like this would be incredibly creative. Or we'd just have 100 book covers live traced, the top-10 fog entries would reflect the current top 10 charts, or everyone would do tree designs and claim they were inspired by Joyce Kilmer. Whatever. I think it'd be made of awesome.