Derby #32: Line Art

Hey, this Derby's over. When you're finished reliving past glories, check out what's going on in the Derby right now. It's probably even cooler. Or at least newer.

It's time to take simple lines and turn them into complex couture. Wikipedia calls line art "distinct straight and curved lines placed against a (usually plain) background, without gradations in shade or hue". Sounds about right to us. For the purposes of this Derby, let's be even more specific:

You may only use one ink color. This limitation is more true to the spirit of classic line art: engravings, pen-and-ink illustrations, etc. It can be any ink color you want.

No shading, no halftones, and no fills, unless they're simulated using lines. Yes, we understand some of you will call that big filled-in space a "line." We know you'll try to justify it with blurry old examples of line art where the cross-hatching has degenerated into what looks like a fill. Such foolishness is grounds for rejection. If we can't see daylight between your lines, that's a fill. Don't waste your time or ours.

No clip art this week, altered or otherwise. If you didn't draw it, don't submit it.

As always, we reserve the right to reject any t-shirt design we cannot physically produce. Remember, the winning designs have to be silkscreened. We're not setting a hard limit on the size of your lines, but any line narrower than 1 point wide puts your design at risk of rejection.

Finally, no text. Let's throw that crutch away and walk upright.

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