Derby #105: Two
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The Going Rate

The Going Rate
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tgentry


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The Going Rate

krisrobinson


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man you are a clever little man : D

gnubjub


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I really like this one tgentry. You did a really nice job choosing colors and it's very cleverly executed.

jasneko


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gnubjub wrote:I really like this one tgentry. You did a really nice job choosing colors and it's very cleverly executed.

Agreed. I like the style of the whole design too.

Jestik


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oh, man, this is ingenious, TG!!

You are just something else...


voted, and will definitely buy!

BootsBoots


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Very clever concept.


DeadFrog


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I thought so hard about how to use that phrase on a shirt. You did it way better than I could have.

Sachmoe64


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Very clever Travis! I don't think I would wear it, but the color choices are great.

capedcrusader514


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Everyone's going to hate me and I'm gonna feel really dumb but can some explain this.

omnitarian


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The bird market was doomed to failure once people realized you could just grab the birds from the bush and then reinvest them into 2 more birdbushes.

I'm a sucker for retro-ish illustration, so naturally I like this. Great job using halftones to achieve a sense of depth within the bush.

tgentry


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capedcrusader514 wrote:Everyone's going to hate me and I'm gonna feel really dumb but can some explain this.


It's an old saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Thanks everyone for the comments!

tgentry


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omnitarian wrote:The bird market was doomed to failure once people realized you could just grab the birds from the bush and then reinvest them into 2 more birdbushes.


Hahah, if you thought the real estate bust was bad, just wait till this one hits... those greedy fat-cat bird sellers really screwed up this time.

Draike


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I do love a good pun. Your designs are always so clever, TGentry. GMV and most likely a buy if it prints. :D

capedcrusader514


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tgentry wrote:It's an old saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Thanks everyone for the comments!


wow, i really am ungodly stupid. very good tgentry.

imsochady


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Very well executed. I wish they'd make better bird wallets. They keep getting squished every time I sit.

Drakxxx


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The colors are fantastic on this one sir. An amazing job as always.


sugareeali


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Fabulous. And I'm loving it on the green.

mrwednesday


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DeadFrog wrote:I thought so hard about how to use that phrase on a shirt. You did it way better than I could have.


This is not surprising. Take notes people this is awesome execution.

shutts67


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Ahh. I didn't see the price tag. I thought it was two turtle doves...

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(='.'=)
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aldara13


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tgentry wrote:It's an old saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Thanks everyone for the comments!


>< and I was thinking two for the price of one...

artulo


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Yup, this is pro. Clever and well done as usual TG. Voted.

cheer4vols


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tgentry wrote:It's an old saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Thanks everyone for the comments!


OoooOOo I thought this meant two for the price of one... Whatever!

eHalcyon


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Very, very clever. The design itself kind of turns the saying on its head - "two birds in the bush are worth one in the hand". But of course, it's an equivalent relation and works both ways.

I really like the style and the colours. I'm being more stingy with what I buy though so I probably wouldn't pick it up, but if I still bought randoms I would be happy to receive this. Good luck!

Also, got Unfolding Mystery the other day; it looks great!

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paulkremer


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Absolutely wonderful Tgentry! I know I say it almost every week, but extremely clever concept and wonderful execution once again! This is SO clever it is an absolute must purchase for me!

tgentry


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krisrobinson wrote:man you are a clever little man : D


Who's little? I'm 6'3"!

...

OK not really. Thanks though.

boomup


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Beautiful illustration and colors.
Great depth with the leaves, and use of half-toning which I usually don't care for.

dankoni


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I gotta say.. I don't LOVE the shirt. BUT, the idea is just awesome! So much so that I voted for it and would probably buy one. Great work!

Reawen


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I love it! So clever and well-done.

eHalcyon wrote:Also, got Unfolding Mystery the other day; it looks great!


I just wore mine yesterday! It's one of my favorite woot shirts, 'cause I get to watch people puzzle out the mystery ^_^

graffd02


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GMV just for the fact that you're the only one in the fog with a shirt that has ANYTHING to do with the "2" theme....

also cuz I'm diggin' your design

cmdixon2


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This is extremely clever. Great job, hope you sneak your way back into the fog!

krisrobinson


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tgentry wrote:Who's little? I'm 6'3"!

...

OK not really. Thanks though.



Ahem, let me rephrase: Kick-ass entry, once again.

sugareeali


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Oh! I'm so happy to see you back in the fog.

sugareeali


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eHalcyon wrote:Very, very clever. The design itself kind of turns the saying on its head - "two birds in the bush are worth one in the hand". But of course, it's an equivalent relation and works both ways.

I really like the style and the colours. I'm being more stingy with what I buy though so I probably wouldn't pick it up, but if I still bought randoms I would be happy to receive this. Good luck!

Also, got Unfolding Mystery the other day; it looks great!


eHalcyon..you have 8,000 comments. Are you a boy or a girl?

Josephus


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sugareeali wrote:eHalcyon..you have 8,000 comments. Are you a boy or a girl?


He's a (gasp!) Canadian!

sugareeali


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sugareeali wrote:eHalcyon..you have 8,000 comments. Are you a boy or a girl?


A Canadian goy?! The horror! Better off being a birl. Sheesh.

rockefoe


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totally awesome yay for the fog!

eHalcyon


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sugareeali wrote:eHalcyon..you have 8,000 comments. Are you a boy or a girl?


Neither. I am a MAN.

I didn't look for a job last summer so I had a lot of free time. Plus, I just yap on and on and on. You can't shut me up.

But you should check out some of the real EBWers (Everything But Woot forum). Some are past 20,000! EBW is awesome.

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Manny1806


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Can someone explain this shirt to me? I honestly do not understand.

krisrobinson


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Manny1806 wrote:Can someone explain this shirt to me? I honestly do not understand.


tgentry wrote:It's an old saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.



I'm surprised people don't know this saying.

drewski79


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Man I really love this design. I thought about doing a bird in the hand shirt initially when i heard the theme for the week, but I couldn't reconcile out to make it work. I'm glad i didn't even try cause you nailed it. love your use of halftones in the leaves especially. great job.


KIDA26


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Manny1806 wrote:Can someone explain this shirt to me? I honestly do not understand.


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/a-bird-in-the-hand.html

sugareeali


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eHalcyon wrote:Neither. I am a MAN.

I didn't look for a job last summer so I had a lot of free time. Plus, I just yap on and on and on. You can't shut me up.

But you should check out some of the real EBWers (Everything But Woot forum). Some are past 20,000! EBW is awesome.


Well, you make me feel better about myself. People keep wondering why I slip away from the backyard shindig to "check on something".

dhmarr


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Hah, I love witty shirts. GMV fo' sho'.

jmmbell1987


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The more I look at this design, the more I love it. Simple, retro art that's great to look at and easily wearable. Definitely GMV.

lucky1988


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very cool style, love your use of fading halftones.

tgentry


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Thanks again for the support on this one. It's hung around longer than I expected!

jmmbell1987


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Gah... it keeps hanging right outside the fog. I want to buy this shirt.

devdave


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you've done a great shirt! love the green combo's and i love shirts that are good for all ages! GMV

arexster


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tgentry wrote:The Going Rate


This is such a cool design. I'm bummed it's still not in the fog... GMV though

thatrobert


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  • Congratulations on winning a Best Loser Award!
  • This is not SPAM.
  • Your one and only gift is this crappy little badge in your shirt thread. Enjoy.
  • I'm not quite dead yet.

tgentry


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thatrobert wrote:

  • Congratulations on winning a Best Loser Award!
  • This is not SPAM.
  • Your one and only gift is this crappy little badge in your shirt thread. Enjoy.
  • I'm not quite dead yet.


Thanks!!!

paulkremer


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thatrobert wrote:

  • Congratulations on winning a Best Loser Award!
  • This is not SPAM.
  • Your one and only gift is this crappy little badge in your shirt thread. Enjoy.
  • I'm not quite dead yet.


Well deserved! Sadly, this even more definitely deserved the "Best" award. If I handed out awards, this would get my "Best of Derby" award.

ShirtFight


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Perfect, and I mean PERFECT color options...and gets the point across in the most delightful way. Fantastic

therealchadsmith


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paulkremer wrote:Well deserved! Sadly, this even more definitely deserved the "Best" award. If I handed out awards, this would get my "Best of Derby" award.


Def agree. I wouldn't wear any of the shirts in the fog, maybe the devil one bc it's actually clever but this more so. good job

bbasbagi


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This is the only shirt I have ever seen that made me consider wearing green. Good job!

cloudy56


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I WANT ONE! Much better than the recent offerings.

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