Derby #63: Art as Text
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Octospelled

Octospelled
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artulo


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ha! the legs are well placed to get your point across. very subtle.

jahrpm


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THis shouldn't take long to climb the chart!!! I love this!! Great! GMV!

Andy47240


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Great job with the skin textures.



capttylor34


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This is my entry for this derby. The word "OCTOPUS" Is written in the tentacles.

brydesign


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It's like he's throwing Ocean gang signs. Very nice!

Silverpsycho


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Sweetness, it's like the octopus edited out from The Goonies! I must vote based on that plus you made him look awesome. I also like how the word is subtle too.

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hmmxkrazee


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I'm not gonna lie. I didn't really like your donut one but this one is amazing. I really like the texture on the octopus. Kind of looks crayon-y.

DavidShenoda


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This is really cool looking and original. It's artistic but still funny. Well done.

Also, it's hard to tell because of the compression artifacts in your shirt comp, but did you really only use 6 colors?
If you did, hat's off to you on that because you can see a lot of detail went into the textures on the skin.

AdderXYU


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Well, this doesn't seem at all petty given the source.

Lhymes


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Nice looking shirt, but I have an octopus shirt on the way and it looks better. Still, I like the concept, but can't give a vote.

cmdixon2


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That texture is amazing. And I like that your type is subtle.

ansharp


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Hmm... reminds me of this.

ISO30


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ansharp wrote:Hmm... reminds me of this.


Cho's is special in it's own way, but this is completely different and if indeed only 6 colors were used here, wow!

Keelmy


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My girlfriend really wants this shirt so it gets a +1
Looks like octopus are the way to get votes hehe

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derekfilley


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The textures on this are fantastic :-)


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rglee129


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I would actually buy this. (I havent bought anything in a while- too many shirts!) Awesome design, from the drawing itself to the skin's texture. Well done!

TychPsych


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Well, I just bought the has nets shirt so I won't be voting for this. Also, nobody would ever notice it spells octopus unless they were looking for it.

capttylor34


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ISO30 wrote:Cho's is special in it's own way, but this is completely different and if indeed only 6 colors were used here, wow!


Unfortunately shirt.woot blurred my image. so heres a higher res version

lexingtondk


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I love the texture. Clever lettering, too!

jahrpm


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i like this as much as the Octopus that won last derby!!

aenari


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I also find the skin textures to be captivating.

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blammoed


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Those textures are phenomenal.

prepn15


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whats up with all this octopi recently
sweet design, especially since this octopus actually has 8 tentacles though the word is 7 letters long, great placement and ty for blue shirt, not @ss-ugly-phalt

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BootsBoots


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Nice texture.


moviewatcher


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I think this is my favorite design, love the look and creativity. I'm not likely to wear this though. Still, gets my vote.

Urtawkin2adork83


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blahhh didnt an octopus shirt just win the derby?

byrbwr


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Yay! Another octopus in the fog! Now it can go with my other 5 octopus shirts!

Lhymes


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The one annoying part with derbies is people voting on something that they wouldn't wear due to one thing about it being nice. I try to only vote on something that I'd definitely buy to wear myself. Time and time again I'm seeing stuff make it, then people that were praising it turning around and saying, "aw man, I was really hoping this other one would have won instead." Simple fix: don't vote on something you won't buy.

kennaay


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brydesign wrote:It's like he's throwing Ocean gang signs. Very nice!


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kennaay


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kennaay wrote:Ovaltina, my goat that made my day. llo.


...omgeee, that made my day llo.

puppetsbane


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This is the only entry I would buy. Good job! And Good luck.

mamaGiraffe


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I have to agree with everybody---the textures are great!! And I like the color of the octopus in combination with the shirt color....probably wouldn't be so striking on another shirt color... Nice choice! And great work!

Ubb


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[If this shirt goes to print, I know that I will being buying my limit. This is the only shirt in the fog that interests me in the slightest.

Here's hoping for a strong finish!

SailorButterfly


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Urtawkin2adork83 wrote:blahhh didnt an octopus shirt just win the derby?


Yes. I really don't want to see 2 octopi printed 2 weekends in a row. How many octopus shirts does someone need? Can't we have something different?

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moviewatcher


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Lhymes wrote:The one annoying part with derbies is people voting on something that they wouldn't wear due to one thing about it being nice. I try to only vote on something that I'd definitely buy to wear myself. Time and time again I'm seeing stuff make it, then people that were praising it turning around and saying, "aw man, I was really hoping this other one would have won instead." Simple fix: don't vote on something you won't buy.


Since the setup doesn't translate as a vote for a winner equals an automatic purchase by the voter, yours is just an opinion and nothing more, same as mine. I do however see your point and am not unsympathetic to it. Can't do anything about anyone else, but since I'm new here I have no habits built up yet. I'll start one now. I'll just leave comments on the ones I like and save my voting for those I intend to purchase. Seems reasonable, let those willing to commit their money be responsible for the shirts that are going to be sold. I have removed my votes from the two designs I liked, but the comments remain.

unbiasedbias


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your detail is great and i would totally wear this

JPHans


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Ohh you in da fog now!

ansharp


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ansharp wrote:Hmm... reminds me of this.


Man, I'd love to hear dslad's, I mean, the capt's opinion on this.

AdderXYU


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Kegger753 wrote:Yes they are both octopus', but your still an a**.


you have three names?

capttylor34


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AdderXYU wrote:you have three names?


No actually I have one which is capttylor34, my friend was on my computer and i didn't know i was on his shirt.woot account so i apologize to him, and dsladek does in fact exist as a real human being, and is, in fact, my roommate.

fablefire


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The detailed image is awesome. Great work.

ambergreen


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ansharp wrote:Hmm... reminds me of this.


No, just been seeing a lot of octopuss in the derbies. I guess there are only so many themes to work with...

HOWEVER, I really like how the word is so subtle. Nice job.

capttylor34


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fablefire wrote:The detailed image is awesome. Great work.


Thanks a lot.

Kbag87


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GMV!!

Hoffpa


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I don't think i can buy two octopus shirts... I think people would start thinking i have a thing with tentacles. nice design but sorry no go.

badTchap


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I was planing on saying something about this being ANOTHER octopus shirt, but this is actually really good. Excellent use of the legs to spell the word. Cool!

DorkKnight27


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wow, that's only 6 colors? impressive

JRuegg


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Love it. The octopus is great and the subtle lettering is excellent.

aerodino


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This just gets better every time I look at it. Please win!

kixxster


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very nice




Ubb


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I have a feeling this is going to be a photo finish race. There are 3 shirts all really close to the same number of votes.

I am pulling for the Octopus!

capttylor34


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Ubb wrote:I have a feeling this is going to be a photo finish race. There are 3 shirts all really close to the same number of votes.

I am pulling for the Octopus!


You know that this is really killing me. This is really nerve wrecking now there's four of us who are really close. I wish it was tomorrow afternoon already.

BensonM


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Well, I had to think about it a while, but finally GMV. I'm not gonna wear it (I'm more a Baha-net-having guy myself), but I have a sister who'll get a kick out of it. Good luck winning!

wooters.us FTW!

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Ubb


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capttylor34 wrote:You know that this is really killing me. This is really nerve wrecking now there's four of us who are really close. I wish it was tomorrow afternoon already.


Yeah, you and me both.

Good luck!

logicalcooper


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I know this entry got slammed for supposedly trying to capitalize on the octopus that placed in last week's derby, but I like this one much better. The other one was funny because of the old role reversal (octopus catching humans, how mad!), but this one's much funnier to me because most people will just see a huge octopus on your chest. I like the effect of this better. I'm not knocking the other shirt, this one's just more my style.

Does woot ever print more than the top three derby winners? I think about five shirts deserve a run of at least 1000 shirts.

iris420


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Hey, my vote knocked this back into the fog. Good luck!

Carpe shirtem!

capttylor34


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iris420 wrote:Hey, my vote knocked this back into the fog. Good luck!


your my new best friend! :D

yankeebird


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iris420 wrote:Hey, my vote knocked this back into the fog. Good luck!


Well, unless 3 and 4 were really close or there was some very last-minute voting, we have a very good idea which three will print. ;)

Either way, good luck to the artist! This one got my vote a couple days ago. It'd be great to see it print.

Edit: Ooh, interesting. Shirt Derby Stats shows three shirts with the exact same number of votes! I know they're not always right on, but it looks like this is going to be reeeeeeeally close!

Josephus


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yankeebird wrote:Well, unless 3 and 4 were really close or there was some very last-minute voting, we have a very good idea which three will print. ;)

Either way, good luck to the artist! This one got my vote a couple days ago. It'd be great to see it print.

Edit: Ooh, interesting. Shirt Derby Stats shows three shirts with the exact same number of votes! I know they're not always right on, but it looks like this is going to be reeeeeeeally close!

I wonder what they'll do then? A first, three seconds, and no third? or the 5th place shirt as 3rd? a shirt outside the fog printed?

modsquad


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artulo wrote:ha! the legs are well placed to get your point across. very subtle.


Berry nyce!

ThaDuke


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honestly,I don't get it (yes I see the text) I just don't understand the fascination with squid or octopus on a shirt. good execution - doesn't interest me though, sorry

akula169


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do want!

yankeebird


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Josephus wrote:I wonder what they'll do then? A first, three seconds, and no third? or the 5th place shirt as 3rd? a shirt outside the fog printed?


I figure the odds of them being right on and all three being exactly tied are slim, but it does raise those questions. I'm interested to see what the final tally is this weekend.

AdderXYU


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Josephus wrote:I wonder what they'll do then? A first, three seconds, and no third? or the 5th place shirt as 3rd? a shirt outside the fog printed?


It wouldn't be the first time

but I think even a tie is an uber-slim chance

yankeebird


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AdderXYU wrote:It wouldn't be the first time

but I think even a tie is an uber-slim chance


I knew there had been a tie, but SDS says a three-way tie. I agree it's incredibly unlikely, but it does present an interesting conundrum for woot in the uber-slim chance SDS is right. Either way, it'll be interesting to see who comes out on top.

gbmodern


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I really love the texture you used for the skin. It is realisticel, yet has a nice cartoonish look. Great job! I hope you are 2nd or 3rd place.

dohcrx


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i want this shirt! this will make my second octopus shirt in 2 weeks but this is really well done. props to the talented person that made this design and i hope to be wearing it soon!

THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS


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I WANT THIS SHIRT!!! anyway they may ever reprint this? sell it again? anyone who has it that wants to sell it?

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