Derby #38: The Year You Were Born
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1948 THE BIRTH OF ROCK AND ROLL, ME, AND OTHER COO

1948 THE BIRTH OF ROCK AND ROLL, ME, AND OTHER COO
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aerodino


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It is supposed to say....cool stuff.

mjc613


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JohnQ118


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this is actually nice.

wOOt! 1st woot:20-AUG’05|43-w00ts|41-shirts|3-wine.w00t!Cheeses|11-Sellouts|2-Kids.w00t

aerodino


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JohnQ118 wrote:this is actually nice.


Thanks,

I'm a visual fine artist and photographer, but have never done graphic design. I have Photoshop Elements and just started to work on learning layering two weeks ago. This shirt designing has been a great incentive for me to learn how to use it.

For everyone's information the items that were "born" in 1948, besides me, (and I'm quite the item!), were a certain fast food chain providing us with billions, and billions of hamburgers and fries, a certain plastic disc inspired by a pie tin from a baking company, a certain word game using tiles, and a certain electric guitar that came out in a solid body, not to mention the fusing of rythmn and blues with electricity which gave birth that year to Rock and Roll!

Raining


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Actually this is the best design of all, but prolly will not be in the top 3 which is sad.

aerodino


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Raining wrote:Actually this is the best design of all, but prolly will not be in the top 3 which is sad.


Thanks,

At least I had fun doing it, and learned a lot about layering - finally. I've become addicted to Woot and looking at the T-shirt designs. It is
interesting to see what is popular.

aerodino


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Hey - vote for my shirt!
I'm old...and broke.

smilingjack


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aerodino wrote:Hey - vote for my shirt!
I'm old...and broke.


Great shirt! Would love to buy and wear it.
Besides, someone here could actually walk and talk before I was born.

aerodino


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smilingjack wrote:Great shirt! Would love to buy and wear it.
Besides, someone here could actually walk and talk before I was born.


Wow, I didn't realize I would be the oldest, by far, to be involved in this.

I wish I could get it printed - I'd love to where it!

aerodino


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Wear it where? I mean wear it to a dictionary to learn how to spell.

Raining


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My suggestion is take this shirt to the thread on EBW called Derby#38cyberpub and ask for votes. This way everyone will see it and know about it. It can't hurt. Just maybe woot will notice how good it is and print it even if you don't place.

AttilaTheMom


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This is a pretty cool design. I had passed over the thumb so I'm glad I finally opened it up. A few comments to give you some things to think about for future designs.
1. thumbnail pics are tricky. It's hard to capture the quality and essence of your design in a small jpg. So when you pimp for votes in the forums, post a larger (400 x400 is good size) pic of your full design. There are many designs I wouldn't have voted for if I hadn't seen the full version in the forums just because i don't open all the thumbs to view them. photobucket is free and a good place to host your design pics.
2. i think you could lose the 'box' around your design without hurting anything. lots of people here don't like boxy designs or sharp corners on their shirts. A look through past shirt designs will show you that nearly all exist free of a boxy outline.
3. there is a lot of cool stuff in this shirt, but you are borderline having too much. also the scrabble tiles are flirting with the rejectorator (they don't always look that closely to see there's no actual text, just be forewarned).
4. simple sells well here. for instance, just the hard body guitar and the music notes could have made a great design.
5. always ask yourself "does this design make any sense without knowledge of the derby theme? can it stand by itself?" and if yes, then you are golden.
6. i believe klswoot also uses elements and she is really nice and friendly so you can probably ask her for pointers.
7. gmv.

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aerodino


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AttilaTheMom wrote:This is a pretty cool design. I had passed over the thumb so I'm glad I finally opened it up. A few comments to give you some things to think about for future designs.
1. thumbnail pics are tricky. It's hard to capture the quality and essence of your design in a small jpg. So when you pimp for votes in the forums, post a larger (400 x400 is good size) pic of your full design. There are many designs I wouldn't have voted for if I hadn't seen the full version in the forums just because i don't open all the thumbs to view them. photobucket is free and a good place to host your design pics.
2. i think you could lose the 'box' around your design without hurting anything. lots of people here don't like boxy designs or sharp corners on their shirts. A look through past shirt designs will show you that nearly all exist free of a boxy outline.
3. there is a lot of cool stuff in this shirt, but you are borderline having too much. also the scrabble tiles are flirting with the rejectorator (they don't always look that closely to see there's no actual text, just be forewarned).
4. simple sells well here. for instance, just the hard body guitar and the music notes could have made a great design.
5. always ask yourself "does this design make any sense without knowledge of the derby theme? can it stand by itself?" and if yes, then you are golden.
6. i believe klswoot also uses elements and she is really nice and friendly so you can probably ask her for pointers.
7. gmv.


Thanks for all your help. This is a great learning experience for me.

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