Thursday, September 04

Introducing Your Contenders for Derby #371: Everyday Businesses of Famous Characters.

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Derby #371: Everyday Businesses of Famous Characters. closed for voting at noon today. One of these designs will go on sale as our First Place selection on Friday - the rest could be selected by our Editors to print or just go down in near-miss history. Click on each picture below to see that entry's page, with a fuller view of the design. The final nine, in no particular order...

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Rainbows and Spectrums

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This week, we want you to play with all the colors of the rainbow! [Within certain parameters.] Let your imagination run wild! [And then temper those ambitions a bit.]

-No Crème tees.

-Only 6 print colors allowed, so be crafty.

-In Estonia, they that believe if you point at a rainbow, your finger will fall off.

STAY RIGHT THERE, SALLY. WE'VE GOT A DERBY #373 PREVIEW FOR YOU.

Derby #373's theme: Heavy Metal

From hair bands to butt-rock and everything in between. Metallic Ink allowed but not required. If you do use metallic ink, here are the rules:

-One color per design! Silver or gold!

-Use either gold (#b69624) or silver (#c5c7c9) metallic shimmer ink for your design - only one, not both. Here is a swatch for reference.

-No halftones or gradients.

-The smallest line we can print using metallic ink is a 4 point line in Illustrator, or an 8 pixel line in Photoshop. (Those numbers are based on your artwork at full size.)

GUESS WHAT? No crème tees.

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Thursday, August 28

 

Thursday, August 21

Derby #370: Adorable

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The real world is full of horrible, awful, gruesome things. We all need a diversion from that stuff. For solace, we turn to the soft, the wide-eyed, the vulnerable. Bring on the cute stuff!

-No creme tees!!

 

PLUS! If you haven't already, you can still get a head start on Derby #371: Everyday Businesses of Famous Characters.

Show us famous characters at work in everyday jobs. Think about company logos and such.

-Remember the copyright rules

-No creme tees!

That derby launches 8/29, so start them sketches!

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Introducing Your Contenders for Derby #369: Literary Classics as Video Games

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Derby #369: Literary Classics as Video Games closed for voting at noon today. One of these designs will go on sale as our First Place selection on Friday - the rest could be selected by our Editors to print or just go down in near-miss history. Click on each picture below to see that entry's page, with a fuller view of the design. The final nine, in no particular order...

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Thursday, August 14

Literary Classics as Video Games

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Do you ever wonder what the Aeneid would look like in 8-bit? What do you mean "no?" This week, we want you to turn a PUBLIC DOMAIN literary classic into a video game. If you're anything like us, your long-dormant-high-school-self is probably elated right about now.

-No creme tees!!

But listen up, buckaroo! This is an upcoming Derby preview! Wanna get a head start on the next two derbies?

Derby #370: Adorable (Launches 8/22)

We want to see some cute stuff, and we want to see it now.

Derby #371: Everyday Businesses of Famous Characters (Launches 8/29)

Show us famous characters at work in everyday jobs. Think about company logos and such. (Remember the copyright rules!)

Good luck, Shirters!

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Thursday, August 07

Derby #368: Football!

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The American kind! Are you ready for some of it?! Doesn't matter! Celebrate the best game in the entire world with a footbally design. Tailgating? Awesome. Fantasy? Yes. Les Miles slathered in butter? We'll try anything once!

No Creme Tees

 

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