Derby #63: Art as Text
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52 Pickup!

52 Pickup!
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tgentry


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52 Pickup!

Keelmy


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This has text in it. Re-read the rules.

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ack154


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Keelmy wrote:This has text in it. Re-read the rules.


The rules don't actually say no "text" ... they say no fonts. So they don't want people writing out something in Wingdings or some other font and just blowing it up.

IMO, this should be allowed. Worst case you could edit out all of the numbers and resub... but I still don't think it should be an issue.

Shirt looks good anyway, I had to look for a moment to read it.. but that's good. Subtle.

tgentry


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Keelmy wrote:This has text in it. Re-read the rules.


It doesn't say no text, just no fonts. I interpreted that to mean no pre-made fonts that are made up of illustrations, not no text. If this is wrong then woot is welcome to reject it. I think it's clearly within the spirit of the derby.

tgentry


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ack154 wrote:The rules don't actually say no "text" ... they say no fonts. So they don't want people writing out something in Wingdings or some other font and just blowing it up.

IMO, this should be allowed. Worst case you could edit out all of the numbers and resub... but I still don't think it should be an issue.

Shirt looks good anyway, I had to look for a moment to read it.. but that's good. Subtle.


Thanks. Yeah worse comes to worse I can just resub it with all hand-written text.

Keelmy


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tgentry wrote:It doesn't say no text, just no fonts. I interpreted that to mean no pre-made fonts that are made up of illustrations, not no text. If this is wrong then woot is welcome to reject it. I think it's clearly within the spirit of the derby.


You 100% correct, and if you made the text on the card's and box, more power to you.
Trust me, I didn't point it out in malice. /Salute

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jahrpm


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Great Design...i dig this!!! GMV!

Maximillian


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Awesome idea. I love how subtle it is.

klswoot


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TG. I need your help with this one. (Yes...I'm dense!) What do the cards spell out? I'm trying to read it, but I just can't make it out...is it 'pickup'?

Thanks!

tgentry


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klswoot wrote:TG. I need your help with this one. (Yes...I'm dense!) What do the cards spell out? I'm trying to read it, but I just can't make it out...is it 'pickup'?

Thanks!


If you look at just the blue cards from top to bottom you should see "52 Pickup!" The 5 and 2 are just one card a piece, cards in front of them cutting out the pieces.

Andy47240


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tgentry wrote:If you look at just the blue cards from top to bottom you should see "52 Pickup!" The 5 and 2 are just one card a piece, cards in front of them cutting out the pieces.

Ah, now I see it too. Could not see it before you explained it.



clivestaples7


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This is one of the most clever designs I've seen in the derby. I really like the 5 and 2... very subtle. Great work. GMV

Paradox55


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::clapping hands in delight::: I FINALLY see the 5 and 2...creativity plus! GMV, as you usually do in every darn derby.

fookyjama


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What the hell is this supposed to say???

tgentry


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fookyjama wrote:What the hell is this supposed to say???


It's all twelve pages of Texas Hold'em rules from Hoyle's.

Actually even if you can't read it, you should at least be able to guess from the title or even a casual glance at this thread.

jackie31337


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Brilliant and subtle... maybe a little too subtle. I think a lot of people are just not getting it, which is a shame. This design deserves a lot more votes than it's gotten so far.

daddax


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jackie31337 wrote:Brilliant and subtle... maybe a little too subtle. I think a lot of people are just not getting it, which is a shame. This design deserves a lot more votes than it's gotten so far.


dito

GMV anyway just took me awhile to see it

bgtobe


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This has to be one of the most creative shirts i've seen in this derby. I voted for it before i even knew what it spelled. I just re-read the post and actually saw "52 Pickup!" llo. Great. GMV

tgentry


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jackie31337 wrote:Brilliant and subtle... maybe a little too subtle. I think a lot of people are just not getting it, which is a shame. This design deserves a lot more votes than it's gotten so far.


I know subtlety isn't always appreciated 'round these parts so it's nice to know some people don't mind not being hit over the head. Thanks!

tommyt827


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I had to stare at it for a minute before I saw it. I really like the subtlety of it though. Very cool!

toe2254


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i have to agree with everyone saying this is extremely clever and well done. i think the subtlety only adds to the design because it works even if you can't read it. when (or if) you do make out the words it's just a big bonus. well done Travis! GMV

tdpatch


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Wow, it took me forever to find that.

mamaGiraffe


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I really had to look at this for a long time before I finally saw what it said...and now I look at it and wonder how I didn't see it before. Very well done!

alupnya


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This shirt is sweet, I would wear this shirt out....it took me a little bit to recognize the "pick up" great shirt!

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mamurphy88


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I still don't see whatever 'it' is.

I see an L. That's about it.

"i want something cute on my shirt, not the mona lisa."

dekonstruct


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It took me a while but once I got it I LOVED it. I hope this places, I would buy it.

IndependentVik


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Once I finally saw the letters, loved it! One of the most creative entries this derby, in a wearable design. You never I am an un-original person to impress, dude. GMV.

IndependentVik


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IndependentVik wrote:Once I finally saw the letters, loved it! One of the most creative entries this derby, in a wearable design. You never I am an un-original person to impress, dude. GMV.


These woot filters really get me sometimes. You never f-a-i-l to impress. Better

hmmxkrazee


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mamurphy88 wrote:I still don't see whatever 'it' is.

I see an L. That's about it.


Starting from the top, the first blue card is a 5, the 2nd blue card is a 2 and the subsequent blue cards spell out PICKUP!

Genius tgentry.. genius.

tgentry


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Here's a key for anyone that's having trouble seeing it:



I purposefully tried to make it blend in a bit so at first glance it appeared to be just a mess of cards.

JustJiggles


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That's pretty great.

SailorButterfly


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Yeah, I'm a dummy. I didn't get it until I read the comments and it was pointed out. >.<

I'm sure that's a plus for anyone who doesn't want obvious text on their shirt. Good job on the subtlety!

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dances


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Shame that this is not in the fog. The shirts for this derby are pretty bad compared to most derbies. This is one of the few that I would actually buy.

mrscritter


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Hi, I really like this design. Much better than some of those on the top. Good luck!

m5rammy


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A W E S O M E ! ! ! (and I don't say that often)
I will get some people to vote for it
: D

Xebby


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I so hope this makes it to the fog! If I could buy it right now I would.

tgentry


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Thanks for all the support guys! I was amazed this had gotten as many votes as it has without being in the hotness until tonight. It's much appreciated.

kingdork


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I like it enough to comment for the first time ever! Good work.

DJComet


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This is an amazing design. I want this to be made more than anything. I really hope you place.

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Tahoe85


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VERY cool design! Excellent job!

armcculley


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GMV. my favorite so far.

zingersmack


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Sadly I was also unable to see it at first until reading the comments. I liked the design anyway, but didn't see the relevance to the derby.

Now that I do....I just can't get over how much I like this shirt.

Mondo kudos.

stokastik


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Wow! Subtle indeed, but great! I hope it can make it to the fog...

zingersmack


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stokastik wrote:Wow! Subtle indeed, but great! I hope it can make it to the fog...


Yeah, me too! This is the first shirt I have actually started watching to see how it is placing. I hope it at least gets an honorable mention (and thus getting into the next Double Take Derby).

camoor


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Incredible. You're a true talent.

purplecrocus83


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WOW! I have to agree with most ppl, I didn't see it either. I was thinking how does this fit the theme, its just cards being dumped from there box. Then, I read all the comments and went back and I finally saw it. It's a very subtle design and I like it. I see it without a problem now. This is very clever and it deserves more votes then it has (it should be in fog). I also have to agree with dances & mrscritter, this shirt is better then the shirts that are in fog. I would buy this shirt if it makes it. Good luck in getting more votes and reaching the fog. GMV for sure.

mwdigian


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Hopefully this makes it into the fog; I would definitely buy this.

tgentry


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Thanks again for all the votes on this one. Something tells me I should have subbed it with a key showing where the text was to begin with. It's pretty much a lost cause with only a day left, but it's nice to know it connected on some level.

m5rammy


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tgentry wrote:It's pretty much a lost cause with only a day left

... and (currently) 220 votes needed to get to 5th place :-(

A few comments
- I counted the cards, there are indeed 52 :-)
(despite the"brand", I guess the jokers were removed)
- It looks like no card appears twice (as would be expected)
- But, why do the two black 3's have different layouts (pips straight vs diagonal)?
perhaps you could fix that if Woot decides to eventually print this anyway (or if you do)

Also maybe you should start a list of people to notify in case you decide to print it somewhere else (put me at the top of the list)

R

schof


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absolutely phenomenal!

chemicalflava


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Yeah, I'm impressed. It's really well done and visual pleasing.

deebaser


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Another great entry! Brilliantly done sir.

I love everything about this shirt.
I just can't see wearing it.
Also I dislike the color...
... and the graphic.
/end typical shirt.woot commenter (Csmos)

ansharp


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It's not often that an entry languishes at the bottom for a day or so and then finds its way to the hotness and steadily climbs for the rest of the week. Just goes to show the strength of this design. Congrats on another successful entry, TG. I still play this game with my younger sister whenever I see the opportunity. :D

tgentry


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ansharp wrote:It's not often that an entry languishes at the bottom for a day or so and then finds its way to the hotness and steadily climbs for the rest of the week. Just goes to show the strength of this design. Congrats on another successful entry, TG. I still play this game with my younger sister whenever I see the opportunity. :D


Thanks, Ansharp. Yeah I can't think of an entry I've done that's done that before. It's pretty cool.

ISO30


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Have to say this is probably the coolest one I've seen from the stare-at-it-until-you-see-the-cool-thing perspective. Very thoughtful and creative in the two ways the text appears (I didn't see the 52 until I read the comments). GMV!

Josephus


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tgentry wrote:If you look at just the blue cards from top to bottom you should see "52 Pickup!" The 5 and 2 are just one card a piece, cards in front of them cutting out the pieces.


If you don't get printed, I'd like to suggest that on a remake you use the backs of the cards for pick up and the fronts of the cards for fifty two. in this way you could have the whole text in the same space, intertwined yet still separable and readable.

camoor


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I agree a key would have rocketed you to the top.

I just can't believe this shirt wouldn't be printed though.

I also can't figure out how you did it - I can see the inspiration for the wording, but then to implement that inspiration as a naturally cascading deck of cards - that's just showing off man ;)

mrscritter


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Common 52!! You can do it!! Push your way into the fog!!!

purplecrocus83


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I want this shirt so bad. You can do it 52! Push to the FOG!!!

soupist


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hands down (ha), best shirt this derby. keep climbin baby.

mistermevans


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soupist wrote:hands down (ha), best shirt this derby. keep climbin baby.


Man I'd love a brown shirt
Hope to see this make it, it'd be the third shirt I buy if it does

arenell


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Definately my favorite shirt in this dirby. The subtleness really ads to it...it was probably the biggest "aha" moment I've ever had once I got it. Really nice design.

mia3mom


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now that I really get the design, gentry, it's awesome. It totally confused me for a while, though :P

really well done

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

sjgilbert4


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we need to get this past the octosquid!

Lhymes


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This is friggen great. The preview didn't do it justice and didn't catch my eye. I'd definitely buy this and wear it.

mrscritter


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sjgilbert4 wrote:we need to get this past the octosquid!


Yes, yes we do!

BensonM


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sjgilbert4 wrote:we need to get this past the octosquid!

Now you be nice to the octosquid!



I'm not sure which is my favorite, this or the octopus, but they're both head and shoulders above the rest of the fog. And that goes double for coffee-splat... may it rot in pieces.

GMV, and I actually peeled a vote off soundwaves; it's not going back on unless it comes totally to the end and you're still not in the fog, to stomp the zombies... (Who wants a zombie shirt, really?)

wooters.us FTW!

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ugomona


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klswoot wrote:TG. I need your help with this one. (Yes...I'm dense!) What do the cards spell out? I'm trying to read it, but I just can't make it out...is it 'pickup'?

Thanks!

!

My 9 year old had to point it out for me. "Duh, Mom, 52 pick up!" He and his sis totally want this shirt, so go 52 and make it to the fog!! They will be disappointed if this doesn't make it to the final 3. Please vote! How can you disappoint the children? ..sniffle..sniffle.. Think of the children!! :o)

billyhonyc


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very subtle. i love it.

CreationsFromChaos


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This is definitely one of the most creative shirt designs I've seen on Woot! I love that the shirt works whether or not you see the words spelled out. Would definitely buy it, and voted accordingly.

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cobolisdead


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I'm sorry, but I don't see anything here that even remotely looks like text other than what is written on the cards.

You can ride with me, or you can find your own path. Don't stab me in the back after I've cleared the way.

Josephus


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cobolisdead wrote:I'm sorry, but I don't see anything here that even remotely looks like text other than what is written on the cards.


does this help?

ChronoSquall14


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I can't tell if this shirt is terrible or brilliant.

m5rammy


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ChronoSquall14 wrote:I can't tell if this shirt is terrible or brilliant.

Amazingly Brilliant !!!
Keep climbing 52!

tgentry


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Thanks again for the great run of votes on this design. It won't make it this week, but maybe I'll get lucky and it'll end up in the do-over derby just around the corner.

jfoster74


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tgentry wrote:Thanks again for the great run of votes on this design. It won't make it this week, but maybe I'll get lucky and it'll end up in the do-over derby just around the corner.


I sure hope so because this was my favorite shirt by far. I was pulling for it to win or at least make top three. I really want to get this shirt. So hopefully it will make it in the do-over derby. This is one of the most creative designs period that I have seen on here. Just Love it. Freakin Awesome. Keep it up.

mistermevans


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Damn man, was really hoping to be able to get this. Definitely the best shirt in the derby... too bad

jiggyjargon


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Definitely my fav of this derby. Frick. I want!

I love to Wooty Toot.

stokastik


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=(

ehilkey


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Definitely a bummer this shirt didn't get in

elpepe


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This is the best shirt I have ever seen in any derby. Woot -- if you're reading this, please make this an honorable mention. This is sublime.

sushinsane


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awesome... had to look for help on reading it, but absolutely cool. It's a shame it didn't make it though...I would have liked to have one.

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