Derby #178: Mid-Century Modern DESIGN

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December's the time of year when we start looking forward to the future with dreams of resolutions upheld, diets maintained, and convictions expunged. For this Derby though, we're looking back. This week we want you to channel great mid-centry modern art onto a shirt design. Show us your simple, Scandinavian-inspired color blocks, your retro space-age "Into the Future!" propaganda, or your realistically-drawn human characters. For inspiration, check out our faves like Saul Bass, Eyvind Earle, and Paul Rand. Now for the rules:

December's the time of year when we start looking forward to the future with dreams of resolutions upheld, diets maintained, and convictions expunged. For this Derby though, we're looking back. This week we want you to channel great mid-centry modern art onto a shirt design. Show us your simple, Scandinavian-inspired color blocks, your retro space-age "Into the Future!" propaganda, or your realistically-drawn human characters. For inspiration, check out our faves like Saul Bass, Eyvind Earle, and Paul Rand. Now for the rules:

No Star Wars.

No text.

No Pop Art.

No bunnies. It's like you people just sit there WAITING for us to forget to ban them.

And of course, our still-possibly-new-to-a-few-people art guidelines for all submissions from here on out:

If you're using Photoshop, make certain that your halftones are at least 30 LPI for a full-size design at 300 DPI.

If you're using Illustrator, please submit your final art with gradients. We'll create the halftones on our end.

Each dot that makes up your halftone must be one solid color.

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