Thursday, June 15

Derby #608: Sweet Land of Liber-Tee

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Derby #608: Sweet Land of Liber-Tee

Dedication, sacrifice, honor, freedom, graphic tees… these are just a few words that come to mind this time of year. So let your creativity shine and submit your bestest, most patriotic-est designs (but not the controversial, deflated-ball throwing kind). And since freedom is never free, here are a few rules:  No holiday,-specific language like “Independence Day,”  no cream tees, and send in your art file after you submit your entry. For realsies. Too many great designs miss out on the HM sale, simply because we don’t have the art file. Tragical. Ready? Go!   

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry! $$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!! 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: RACECAR spells RACECAR Backwards - Racing is a competition that’s all about speed: speed vs. time, speed vs. distance, speed vs. your bladder… you get the idea. Anyway, we think racing is cool. So naturally, we want more of it! Thus, next week’s derby is all about racing. Just keep things non-creamy and terrestrial (so no cream tees and no spacey racing stuff).​

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Thursday, June 08

Derby #607: Video Games IV: Honor Among Sleeves

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Derby #607: Video Games IV: Honor Among Sleeves

Do you like video games? Do you like shirts about video games? Do you like contests about shirts about video games? Do you like writeups about contests about shirts about video games? THIS ONE'S FOR YOU. Anyway, the theme is video games. Specifically computer, video, and mobile games. So step up your game, come up with a game plan, listen to a few pre-game pump-up jams, and submit your bestest, radest, gamiest, gamer-approved game designs. But like any good game, there are a few rules: 

1. No copyright infringement. Parody and transformative art only. 
2. Focus on modern games, gamers, and gaming themes. No designs featuring games older than the early 2000s.  
3. No cream tees. Duh. 

​And don't forget to send in your art file. For real. 

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry! $$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!! 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: Freedom Doesn't Knock, it RINGS - We love this country and we hope you do, too.  Give us your best patriotic designs! Think fireworks, eagles, inspiring messages, cheeseburgers, 'Murica.  Please avoid partisan politics.  No creme tees.

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Thursday, June 01

Derby #606: Summer Breakation

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Derby #606: SUMMER BREAKATION

Tis the season to pack your stuff and head out into the world do some stuff and see some other stuff. And also probably some people you’re related to. So this week’s derby is all about summertime road-trippin’, travelin’ & vacationin’. 

No cats. Including the big kind. And remember, only backseat drivers submit cream tees.

​And don't forget to send in your art file. For real. 

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry! $$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!! 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: Fun & Gamers - For next week’s derby, the name of the game is games. Specifically computer, video, and mobile games. So step up your game, come up with a game plan, listen to a few pre-game pump-up jams, and submit your bestest, radest, gamiest, gamer-approved game designs. 

But like any good game, there are a few rules: 
1. No copyright infringement. Parody and transformative art only. 
2. Focus on modern games, gamers, and gaming themes. No designs featuring games older than the early 2000s.  
3. No cream tees. Duh. 

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Thursday, May 25

Derby #605: Water You Waiting For?

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Derby #605: WATER YOU WAITING FOR?

Now that it’s summer, we say it’s high tide we ran a derby about all the wet n’ wild ways to have some watery fun in the sun. If you’re not shore what we’re docking aboat, here are some pacific examples: Boating? Yep! Swimming? Of course! Playing in the sprinklers? You betcha. Taking a bath? Nope…weird. Floating down a river? Yes! Hanging out at the beach? Now you’ve got it! So whether they’re deep or shallow, submit your water-based designs and let the good times flow! 

No cats. No merpeople. And dolphinitely NO cream tees!

​And don't forget to send in your art file. For real. 

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry! $$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!! 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: Summer Breakation - 'Tis the season to pack your stuff and head out into the world do some stuff and see some other stuff. And also probably some people you’re related to. So next week’s derby is all about summertime road-trippin’, travelin’ & vacationin’. No cats. Including the big kind. And remember, only backseat drivers submit cream tees.

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Thursday, May 18

Derby #604: Dadism

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Derby #604: DADISM

Father's Day is coming soon (you're welcome), so this week's Derby is all about fathers, father figures, and fatherhood. And just like last week’s Mother Lode derby, we’re looking for a range of designs that reflect the cool, complicated, and sometimes-socks-and-sandals-wearing realness embedded in the concept of ‘Dad.’ 

No cats. No cream tees. No Luke/Darth "I AM your Father" references or artwork. And no designs that say “Father’s Day” (or any variation thereof).​ Ready? Go! 

​And don't forget to send in your art file. For real. 

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry. $$$$$$$$.  

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: Water You Waiting For? - Now that it’s summer, we say it’s high tide we ran a derby about all the wet n’ wild ways to have some watery fun in the sun. If you’re not shore what we’re docking aboat, here are some pacific examples: Boating? Yep! Swimming? Of course! Playing in the sprinklers? You betcha. Taking a bath? Nope…weird. Floating down a river? Yes! Hanging out at the beach? Now you’ve got it! So whether they’re deep or shallow, submit your water-based designs and let the good times flow. No cats. No merpeople. And dolphinitely NO cream tees!

 

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Thursday, May 11

Derby #603: Mother Lode

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Derby #603: THE MOTHER LODE

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday (you’re welcome), so this week’s derby is all about moms. The things they say, the things they do, their uncanny ability to just “know stuff,” or the fear they strike in our hearts with THE LOOK. We’re looking for a range of designs that reflect the full spectrum of the meaning in "mom." You know, because motherhood isn't limited to those who have children. Or furbabies. Moms can come in all sorts of contexts. And being a mom can be beautiful and difficult, empowering and exhausting, or any other pair of words that basically mean motherhood is real, and real things are complex. So let's push for a mix of designs. Not just happy hearts and flowers. Cool? Cool. 

Also, no cats, no cream tees, and no designs that say 'Mother’s Day' (or any variation thereof). ​And don't forget to send in your art file. For real. 

 

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry. $$$$$$$$.  

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: Dadism - Father’s day is also coming soon (your welcome, again). So next weeks Derby will focus on dads & dadhood. And just like this week’s mom derby, we want a range of designs that reflect the cool and complicated and socks-and-sandals-wearing dadbod realness embedded in the concept of ‘Dad.’ No cats, no cream tees, no Luke/Darth artwork, and no designs that say ‘Father’s Day’ (or any variation thereof).​ 

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Thursday, May 04

Derby #602: Victory

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Derby #602: VICTORY

This derby is the greatest derby ever, believe me. Because this derby is all about victory. So much winning, you wouldn't believe it! And I know about winning. Trust me. So now it's your turn to be a winner. You gotta submit your designs about victory. All kids of victory. We want ALL the winning, actually. And once you send us your winning victory designs, you gotta go tell all your friends to vote. Because this is a fight, folks. It really is. And you're not gonna battle your way to Derby victory, like me, unless you're smart. So here's a tip: only submit designs that show the winniest winning. Everything and everyone should be winning! Bigly! Because we're all winners. Except cream tees. Cream tees are losers.

HEY YOU! Yes you. Don't forget to email us your art file right after you submit your entry. $$$$$$$$.  

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: A Mother Lode - Mother’s Day is coming up on the 14th (you’re welcome), so next week’s derby will be all about moms. The things they say, the things they do, their uncanny ability to just “know stuff,” or the fear they could strike in your heart with THE LOOK. We’re looking for a range of designs that reflect the full spectrum of he meaning in "mom." You know, cause moms & motherhood is about more than just happy hearts and flowers. No cats, no cream tees, and no designs that say Mother’s Day (or any variation thereof). ​

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Thursday, April 27

Derby #601: Space Wars

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Derby #601: Space Wars

That’s no moon…it’s a fleet of incredibly awesome Star Wars parody designs filling this week’s derby faster than Han can make the Kessel run! So bring on the Empire, the Rebellion, the Ewoks, and the Force. But remember, only stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herders submit cream tees. Those aren’t the shirts we’re looking for… 

 

PLEASE email us your art file right after you submit your entry for the chance to get paid! $$$$$$$$. Awww yeah. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview: Victory- So much winning! All the winning, actually. Battle your way to Derby victory with winning designs that feature all the winniest winners and victorious victors, all victorying ​victoriously. Everything and everyone should be winning! Bigly! Because we're all winners. Except cream tees. Cream tees are losers.

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Thursday, April 20

Derby #600: Superstitions!

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Derby #600: Superstitions!

6 is a lucky number in Chinese. So 600 must be like a HUNDRED times luckier, right? Not that we need luck. We don't need some sort of superstitious mumbo-jumbo like a mystical pair of lucky derby underwear, when we've got a bunch of amazing artists who have been blowing minds with their mad skillz for 600 freaking derbies!!!!! So yeah, thanks to you we're feeling pretty confident. So confident, in fact, that we're throwing caution to the wind and ignoring all those black cats (or cats in general?) and broken mirrors and spilled salt or whatever and asking you to design some super-rad shirts about superstitions!

But just to be safe, I heard somewhere that submitting a cream tee could maybe possibly give you like 7000 years of bad luck, so…​

PLEASE email us your art file right after you submit your entry for the chance to get paid! $$$$$$$$. Awww yeah. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

 

Next week's Derby preview - Space Wars- “Breathe. Just… breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?” We see a bunch of really awesome Star Wars-themed parody designs being submitted in the week leading up to May 4th. That’s what we see. Just remember, cream tees and unlicensed artwork is the path to the dark side.   ​

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Thursday, April 13

Derby #599: Schadenfreude!

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Derby # 599: Schadenfreude!

We’re all guilty of it, so we might as well enjoy it openly by submitting great designs that celebrate it.  If you don’t know what it means, here’s a super accurate definition:

Schadenfreude: (n) /shah·den·froi·de/ 
1. Enjoyment or pleasure derived from another’s misfortune. 
2. What Germans feel when watching Americans try to pronounce and spell schadenfreude​. 
3. The secret behind the success of America’s Funniest Home Videos (in spite of Bob Saget). 
4. The reason the internet was invented.
5. The guilty, gleeful thrill derived from seeing someone else's derby entry get rejected for being off-topic, on a cream tee, or having more than 6 spot colors. You've been warned. 

Don't forget to email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$. Awww yeah. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs will be featured Friday - Sunday. Select designs will also be included in a sale that starts after the Weekend of Winners.

Next week's Derby preview - Coming Soon!

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