Thursday, May 18

Derby #604: Dadism

by wootbot

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

by wootbot

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

by wootbot

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!

by wootbot

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!

by wootbot

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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Thursday, April 06

Derby #598: The Future!

by wootbot

Derby # 598: The Future!

What does the future look like? Utopian? Dystopian? Maybe Dinotopian? Well, polish off your crystal ball (we all have one of those, right?), peer into the hazy unknown, and show us what you see. 

But be warned: Only ORIGINAL futures will be allowed in this derby. That means no references or allusions to existing futuristic visions already imagined. No Roddenberry. No Lucas. No Whedon. No Orwell. No optimistically naive scientist from 1950. Just your own original fanciful visions of the future (or zombie-full visions, if that’s your thing. We won’t judge). Also, there are no cream tees in the future. 

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 - 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. 

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Friday, March 31

Goodbye once more, American Apparel.

by Laura Duncan

If you’re a shirt nerd, you may be familiar with the recent woes of American Apparel. Indeed, no sooner had they shed their super pervy exec than the whole company fell to pieces, and long story short: AA is about to be 86’d here. It’s a real bummer. We’ve been searching for a viable replacement, and frankly sourcing a domestic partner who makes blank tees in the quantities we need has proven well nigh impossible. Again, if you’re a shirt nerd, that won’t surprise you either.

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Thursday, March 30

Derby #597: Spring Tee-ver

by wootbot

Derby # 597: Spring Tee-ver

What in carnation? Spring has Sprung! So lettuce leaf winter behind and celebrate warmer days and allergies by having every bunny design spring tees! But seriously, let’s not ALL submit flowers and rabbits? Bee brave. Branch out. But no cream tees, peas. Thanks a melon, everyone!​

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

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 - The Future! What does it look like? Utopian? Dystopian? Maybe Dinotopian? Well, polish off your crystal ball (we all have one of those, right?), peer into the hazy unknown, and show us what you see. 

The only rule? Only original futures will be allowed in this derby. That means no references or allusions to existing futuristic visions already imagined. No Roddenberry. No Lucas. No Whedon. No Orwell. No optimistically naive scientist from 1950. Just your own original fanciful visions of the future (or zombie-full visions, if that’s your thing. We won’t judge).

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Thursday, March 23

Derby #596: Holy Ship(ping Bags)!

by wootbot

Holy Ship(ping Bags)!​

Have you ever ordered a shirt from us? You know that fancy lil’ bag that keeps it safe and sound from all the gross stuff it encounters on its journey to you? Well, those bags didn't just materialize out of nowhere; they were designed. And we figure it's time for you guys to help us give ‘em an update. So go nuts with your designs, but know this:

  • All submissions must use our bag template in AIEPS, or PSD format.
  • Designs can only use THREE ink colors: black, Shirt.Woot blue, and Shirt.Woot yellow.
  • The bag must be white.
  • Designs must incorporate our 'exclamation-point-in-a-circle' mark (included in each template). The exclamation point must remain white, but the solid colored circle around it can be black, blue or yellow. It can be scaled to fit your design, but cannot be stretched, skewed, or otherwise altered.
  • Do not include text in your design (except for our exclamation-point, obvs). 
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists will receive a flat fee of $1000 but no commissions, and will be credited by name on the printed bags. (We'll add this. Don't put your name in the design).
  • Design Theme? Whatever you want! It doesn't need to be about Shirt.Woot. As long as it follows the rules and includes our mark, it's eligible. 
  • We reserve the right to reject anything that doesn't meet our standards or that reflects on our company in ways we don't like, so don't get all butt-hurt about it.

Pay close attention to the Terms & Conditions when submitting: we will own your winning design forever. If you don't like that, don't submit.

Please email your art file when you submit your entry so we get it and you can get paid! $$$$$$$$ ok done. 

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. 

Next week's Derby preview - Spring Sprang Sprung:  What in carnation? Spring has Sprung! So lettuce leaf winter behind and celebrate warmer days and allergies by having every bunny design spring tees! But seriously, let’s not ALL submit flowers and rabbits? Bee brave. Branch out. But no cream tees, peas. Thanks a melon, everyone!​

 

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