Derby #49: Independence

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.

In our infancy and our dotage, we rely on others to survive. In between, it's all up to us. This week, we're calling on you to explore the theme of independence. From the hatchling leaving the nest to the sovereign nation assuming its place on the world stage, from the gal who runs a tiny record label from her basement to the guy who lives off the grid in a solar-powered bunker, independence is about standing alone, following your chosen path, and throwing overpriced tea into the ocean. And while you're celebrating freedom from oppression, make sure you follow these oppressive rules:

Your design must be on a Red, White, or Royal Blue shirt.

You may only use one ink color, but it may be any color.

And no text.

Keep in mind that these shirts won't even go on sale until the 4th of July, so we're not looking for something you'd necessarily wear on the 4th of July.

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