Derby #44: Summer

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.

Hey, it's Memorial Day weekend, the de facto beginning of summer! While we're out at barbecues and swimming pools and Disneyland, you'll be inside hunched over your computer, designing a summer-themed t-shirt for us to sell. We encourage everybody to think not only of the standard happy summer fare, but also about sunburn and mosquito bites and terrible prime-time television. No season is perfect. And summer isn't all about popsicles and backstrokes. Whether the living is easy or it's a cruel, cruel summer, put summer on a t-shirt and show it to us.

As with our other seasonal Derbies, we're not looking for designs dealing with specific summer holidays like Memorial Day or the 4th of July. We're talking about summer in its purest essence, as a concept, as a mood, as that time of year when your hair just won't behave. Now go get summery.

No text this week.

And no black shirts. It's too hot to wear black in the summertime.


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