Derby #350: The Renaissance
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Shakespeare's Pencils

Shakespeare's Pencils
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thatrobert


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One for writing plays, one for sketching.

EDIT: I should add for those who don't draw, pencils come in a variety of hardnesses. 2B is softer and darker than a #2 so usually more appropriate for sketching while a #2 would be used for writing.

MrBignell


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This is AWESOME! As an English and Art teacher, I want to buy it now. I'm not a fan of the grey shirt colour, but love the design!

Enedlhach


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I wanted to do something with Shakespeare as well, but couldn't come up with the right idea. I like this a lot great job!

thatrobert


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MrBignell wrote:This is AWESOME! As an English and Art teacher, I want to buy it now. I'm not a fan of the grey shirt colour, but love the design!


Thanks! I tend to pick the shirt colors I wear the most which is the dark stuff. I'm curious, what would you like to see it on?

thatrobert


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Enedlhach wrote:I wanted to do something with Shakespeare as well, but couldn't come up with the right idea. I like this a lot great job!


Thanks. I was hoping to do a typography one as well. Maybe something with a good Shakespeare insult but couldn't find one that inspired me enough.

cdrewlow


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Clean, simple, and punny. Perfect.

ladytsara


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This is awesome and made me laugh.

VOTE

thatrobert


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cdrewlow wrote:Clean, simple, and punny. Perfect.


Those are my favorite adjectives!

thatrobert


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ladytsara wrote:This is awesome and made me laugh.


Thanks LadyT!

oakenspirit


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:D This is so funny to me- +1



thatrobert


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oakenspirit wrote::D This is so funny to me- +1


Yet disturbing that my shirts always end up being puns...

coconutman1


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Original. I like a lot!

thatrobert


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coconutman1 wrote:Original. I like a lot!


Thanks coco!

EwingKlipspringer


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I like this.
I hope it wins.
If it wins, I will buy two of these (one for myself and one for my daughter).

However, is this design--as it appears now--in danger of being Rejected for being outside of the standard print area? (I'm specifically thinking of the Illustrator template, in which the Print Box doesn't go nearly this far...)
Or is Woot allowing more wiggle-room?

I also have to say this: if one were to wear this shirt tucked in, would it look kind of odd? Having those two large pencils seemingly sticking up out of your pants like some giant marsupial member?


thatquietgir1


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Hehe! Love it. Looks outside of the printable area though...

MrBignell


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thatrobert wrote:Thanks! I tend to pick the shirt colors I wear the most which is the dark stuff. I'm curious, what would you like to see it on?


I know what you mean. My closet is full of blue and black shirts. I think it would look nice w/ a navy option. I know the women in my office wanted to order this one too. A deep purple would contrast well with the yellow for the ladies too.

thatrobert


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EwingKlipspringer wrote:I like this.
I hope it wins.
If it wins, I will buy two of these (one for myself and one for my daughter).

However, is this design--as it appears now--in danger of being Rejected for being outside of the standard print area? (I'm specifically thinking of the Illustrator template, in which the Print Box doesn't go nearly this far...)
Or is Woot allowing more wiggle-room?

I also have to say this: if one were to wear this shirt tucked in, would it look kind of odd? Having those two large pencils seemingly sticking up out of your pants like some giant marsupial member?


I tend to push the edges when it comes to the limits of the print area. I do this because I use a flat shirt mockup (as opposed to one that has a person in it) so things are going to look larger when you put them on and closer to what I'm showing you here. Woot has never freaked out about this.

As for tucking in t-shirts, I'm strongly opposed to that from a fashion standpoint. If you choose to do so, I can't be responsible for the consequences.

thatrobert


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MrBignell wrote:I know what you mean. My closet is full of blue and black shirts. I think it would look nice w/ a navy option. I know the women in my office wanted to order this one too. A deep purple would contrast well with the yellow for the ladies too.


Navy could have been nice and purple would have been great. Unfortunately, purple is not a regularly-offered option.

aarrun


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thatrobert wrote:Thanks! I tend to pick the shirt colors I wear the most which is the dark stuff. I'm curious, what would you like to see it on?

Canary
Creme
Cranberry
Baby Blue
Grass
Silver
Brown - though that's almost as over-used as asphalt
It's not that it looks bad on asphalt, it's just that's the go-to color every time a design isn't color-dependent. I think it's a sad shame that artists always opt for neutral in those instances instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to do something more unique.
It's a great design, and I wish you luck with it, but I don't need any more asphalt tees, whereas I would give it serious consideration in almost any other color.

thatrobert


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aarrun wrote:Canary
Creme
Cranberry
Baby Blue
Grass
Silver
Brown - though that's almost as over-used as asphalt
It's not that it looks bad on asphalt, it's just that's the go-to color every time a design isn't color-dependent. I think it's a sad shame that artists always opt for neutral in those instances instead of taking advantage of the opportunity to do something more unique.
It's a great design, and I wish you luck with it, but I don't need any more asphalt tees, whereas I would give it serious consideration in almost any other color.


I don't want to give you the idea I don't TRY other colors. Out of the colors you mentioned the only other one that looked nice was silver. I think an additional reason I tend toward a limited palette is I use desaturated colors almost exclusively for the design and the bright shirt colors don't work as well with that.

fabgab


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thatrobert wrote:
As for tucking in t-shirts, I'm strongly opposed to that from a fashion standpoint. If you choose to do so, I can't be responsible for the consequences.


Yeah, when I read that, I kept thinking, "Who tucks t-shirts in anymore?" Maybe it's a requirement for office/school faculty in some places or something. In which case, such fascist practices should be resolved immediately! :P

thatrobert


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fabgab wrote:Yeah, when I read that, I kept thinking, "Who tucks t-shirts in anymore?" Maybe it's a requirement for office/school faculty in some places or something. In which case, such fascist practices should be resolved immediately! :P


Yeah! Don't let the MAN tell you how to wear your t-shirt!

kharmazero


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thatrobert


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kharmazero wrote:excellent!


Thanks Kharma!

thedormouse


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I totally loved this design, both for the reasons others have stated, originality and punniness (if that's a word), but also because it's such a large design. It's such a bold statement. Too many designs are scrunched up on the chest that people mistake them for a restaurant's advertisement. That certainly won't happen here. +1 and Bravo!

MrBignell


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Please let me know if this ends up for sale on another site. I <3 it so much and want one even though it didn't win.

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