Monday, April 27

Derby #436: Olive Tees

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Design on an Olive tee. Subject matter is wiiiide open. Is it military? Is it a garnish? Is it a useful background color? Is it something from your nose…? You get the idea.

Do we need to say no créme tees?

Bonus Preview: Derby #437: Unwanted States. Launches Thursday 4/30 at Noon. Those poor underrepresented states include: Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota & Washington DC (we were debating over its district-ness before). No creme tees. 

 

 

 

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Thursday, April 23

Derby #435: Northwest States.

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Design a tee for the best region anywhere ever. Can be a Northwest state OR city. We can think of one city that might be particularly good. It rhymes with BEE-KRATTLE.

For the purpose of this derby, Northwest states include: Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and Alaska. No creme tees.

Bonus Preview Derby #436: Olive Tees - Subject matter is open. No créme tees (haha or red or blue or gray…)

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Monday, April 20

Derby #434: Dinosaurs

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Derby #434: Dinosaurs. No creme tees. The top three vote-getters receive $1000 and are printed the weekend of 4/24-4/26, with honorable mentions running in the 4/27 honorable mention plus sale. 

Bonus Preview: Derby #435: Northwest States. Launches Thursday 4/23 at Noon. For the purpose of this derby Northwest states include: Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and Alaska. No creme tees. 

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Thursday, April 16

Derby #433: Southwest States

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Yee Haw! This week you'll be designing a tee for one (or more) of the Southwest states. Since all things are relative, let's say for the purpose of this Derby that they are:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

We're hoping to get at LEAST one tee for every state. Ideally several. Here are a few rules:

  • You can design a tee for the state or a city within that state.
  • The design doesn't necessarily have to include the outline of the state.
  • Be mindful that some well-known landmarks are privately owned (the Space Needle, the Chrysler Building, etc.) and may be rejection fodder. 
  • Don't use the state's actual slogans.
  • No Creme tees. 

The top three vote-getters will get $200 and will appear alongside a selection of honorable mention prints on 4/27. They will also likely be featured around a particularly patriotic event this summer ... 

Bonus Preview: Derby #432: Dinosaurs. No creme tees. Launches on Monday, April 20th. The top three vote-getters receive $1000 and are printed the weekend of 4/24-4/26, with honorable mentions running in the 4/27 honorable mention plus sale. 

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Monday, April 13

Derby #432: Non-Electronic Games

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Derby #432: Non-electronic Games. There was a time when we rolled dice, drew cards, spelled words and took over the world - without that warm glow of phosphorus, LEDs or plasma.

  • Don't discount a game just because it has a battery.
  • The design doesn't require showing the game board or pieces.
  • Be mindful of brand logos - they can be rejection fodder.
  • No Creme tees. 

The top 3 vote-getters receive $1000 and are printed the weekend of 4/17-4/19, with some designs running in the 4/20 honorable mention plus sale. 

Bonus Preview: Derby #433: Southwest States. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.  No creme tees. Launches on Thursday, April 16th

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