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 Love it, hate it, or both at once, television will not be denied. TV has cast its long shadow over all of us for decades - now let it cast its shadow on a t-shirt.

  • No text only shirts.
  • Shirts must be on Black, Brown, Navy, Baby Blue, or Silver this week.



tjschaeffer


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Most popular derby topics this coming week:

1. Dr. Who
2. Star Trek
3. Big Bang Theory

Now it's time to go work on my Who/Trek/Big Bang Theory mashup...

mecos


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tjschaeffer wrote:Most popular derby topics this coming week:

1. Dr. Who
2. Star Trek
3. Big Bang Theory

Now it's time to go work on my Who/Trek/Big Bang Theory mashup...



maybe add animal hoarders to the list.

taternuggets


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No text only... About time this rule came back.

We're running out of colors... yikes.


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writermist


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No text only shirts.
Shirts must be on Black, Brown, Navy, Baby Blue, or Silver this week



THANK YOU!
Words only is too easy.
though i wish silver and brown were banned. I get so upset when a shirt i love is on those colors because then i can't buy it.

CrescentDebris


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taternuggets wrote:No text only... About time this rule came back.



Doesn't change much really. Just means you have to draw a little decoration along with your slogan. I didn't always like the NO TEXT rule because sometimes a + or a $ would have really helped, but lately text is pretty prominent. Can't wait to see what AWESOME CONCEPTS will fill the fog.

Spiritgreen


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CrescentDebris wrote:Doesn't change much really. Just means you have to draw a little decoration along with your slogan. I didn't always like the NO TEXT rule because sometimes a + or a $ would have really helped, but lately text is pretty prominent. Can't wait to see what AWESOME CONCEPTS will fill the fog.



I liked the "incidental text only" rule we often had. That just allowed things that would naturally have some text on them and that the design isn't dependent on.

j5


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tjschaeffer wrote:Most popular derby topics this coming week:

1. Dr. Who
2. Star Trek
3. Big Bang Theory

Now it's time to go work on my Who/Trek/Big Bang Theory mashup...


DocWho
GoT
BBT

move along

ochopika


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CrescentDebris wrote:...lately text is pretty prominent.



This. Of course I like a good design with text, but I feel like text is becoming more prominent than non-text designs. This is Lollypop Guild for me because I'm terrible at making witty one-liners. It's great for other artists for whom text is their forte, but it would be nice to have a no text derby once in awhile again.

j5


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ochopika wrote:This. Of course I like a good design with text, but I feel like text is becoming more prominent than non-text designs.

The new Woot demographic digs pretty hard on some text centric designs. Run what sells.

move along

ochopika


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j5 wrote:The new Woot demographic digs pretty hard on some text centric designs. Run what sells.



Yea, true that. As long as they try to maintain a variety... which they always have I suppose.

omarfeliciano


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j5 wrote:The new Woot demographic digs pretty hard on some text centric designs. Run what sells.



I kinda liked it better when we used to have artists/designers around here, not copy writers...

Narfcake


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ochopika wrote:Yea, true that. As long as they try to maintain a variety... which they always have I suppose.


I definitely feel that Woot has aimed to NOT be like some of the other shirt sites, which almost exclusively runs pop-culture based designs. Balance the higher sales of one for the other, and all is well ... usually.

I am pondering if the limitation of shirt colors is a sign of a change in the near future, inventory balancing, or just logistic issues again.

ste7enl


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taternuggets wrote:No text only... About time this rule came back.

We're running out of colors... yikes.



Why? Upset at yourself for your last submission?

taternuggets


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ste7enl wrote:Why? Upset at yourself for your last submission?



lol... yeah, I'm totally upset with myself.


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lokklyn


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I'm really excited to represent some of my favorite shows!

I refuse to draw a tardis. I guess it's a matter of principal at this point.

dre182


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ok people

dre182


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Narfcake wrote:I definitely feel that Woot has aimed to NOT be like some of the other shirt sites, which almost exclusively runs pop-culture based designs. Balance the higher sales of one for the other, and all is well ... usually.

I am pondering if the limitation of shirt colors is a sign of a change in the near future, inventory balancing, or just logistic issues again.



r u kidding me...this is the biggest pop culture reference site on the web....cats! Big Bang Theory! Mario! and on and on and on.. your comment was not very well thought out.

bluetuba


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dre182 wrote:r u kidding me...this is the biggest pop culture reference site on the web....cats! Big Bang Theory! Mario! and on and on and on.. your comment was not very well thought out.



Have you seen teefury? Literally every day it's pop culture. Woot used to be different, but now that margain is much thinner.

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

DianaSprinkle


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Actually trying not to be a lump this week, so this is what I'm working on for the derby.

Consummmmeeee...



Here's the final version in the derby. =D

mecos


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dre182 wrote:r u kidding me...this is the biggest pop culture reference site on the web....cats! Big Bang Theory! Mario! and on and on and on.. your comment was not very well thought out.



I would almost agree with you except the range of pop references on woot are pretty much limited to what you've listed leaving out pretty much most of current pop culture.

j5


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dre182 wrote:r u kidding me...this is the biggest pop culture reference site on the web....cats! Big Bang Theory! Mario! and on and on and on.. your comment was not very well thought out.

1. Cats, in and of themselves, are not pop culture.
2. Your perception is skewed. Please provide a statistical analysis proving your assertion.
3. See #1.

move along

PixelPants


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Spiritgreen wrote:I liked the "incidental text only" rule we often had. That just allowed things that would naturally have some text on them and that the design isn't dependent on.


Agreed. There's many a derby where I feel for the designers who pour their effort into an amazing image only to see text heavy designs pick up all the votes. It's like they are submitting under a different set of rules.

brockart


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Here's what I've got cooking for this Derby:
It's called "Taking A Break"

I want to have an actual story on the books pages. Anybody got any ideas?

oakenspirit


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DianaSprinkle wrote:Actually trying not to be a lump this week, so this is what I'm working on for the derby.

Consummmmeeee...



Cool! makes me think of Rabbids.



oakenspirit


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brockart wrote:Here's what I've got cooking for this Derby:
It's called "Taking A Break"

I want to have an actual story on the books pages. Anybody got any ideas?



American Gods?

Cool idea. I like the look.



oakenspirit


quality posts: 79 Private Messages oakenspirit

Here's one I'm working on... QR code leads to random page on TVTROPES.ORG

Is that going to get insta rejected?

OR

Is this dumb?





dee4077


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brockart wrote:Here's what I've got cooking for this Derby:
It's called "Taking A Break"

I want to have an actual story on the books pages. Anybody got any ideas?



Game of Thrones or some other book that's been made into a tv series or tv movie. It would be ironical. Nice design, by the way.

xpenguin


quality posts: 6 Private Messages xpenguin

If I can request, can someone do one for Castle? Handcuffs, coffee mugs, cherries, apples (all nuances in the show)

kevlar51


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oakenspirit wrote:Here's one I'm working on... QR code leads to random page on TVTROPES.ORG

Is that going to get insta rejected?

OR

Is this dumb?





I like it!

DianaSprinkle


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brockart wrote:Here's what I've got cooking for this Derby:
It's called "Taking A Break"

I want to have an actual story on the books pages. Anybody got any ideas?



Ah this is really cute. I like the TV design. And wooters seem to like shirts about reading. =D

oakenspirit


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kevlar51 wrote:I like it!



Hey, thanks kev.
Tried a different style on this one- wanted simple and clean since some of my designs go into crazy town...



Thirdbase9


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brockart wrote:Here's what I've got cooking for this Derby:
It's called "Taking A Break"

I want to have an actual story on the books pages. Anybody got any ideas?



The bio of Philo T. Farnsworth, what else would a TV be reading?

I don't know.

ApeLad


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I wonder how many anthropomorphized televisions we'll see?
Here's mine:

teevee by Ape Lad, on Flickr

Narfcake


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bluetuba wrote:Have you seen teefury? Literally every day it's pop culture. Woot used to be different, but now that margain is much thinner.


TeeFury, Shirt Punch, RipT ... all three are predominantly pop-culture.

A quick glance at the last 20 Woot shirts - I count 12 that are not pop-culture based. IMHO, that's still being reasonably balanced.

DianaSprinkle


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WOW, I finished my shirt the night before the derby opens. That's some kind of weird freak occurrence.

I went with a really different color palette this time just to change things up a bit. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's designs tomorrow. =D

DianaSprinkle


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oakenspirit wrote:Here's one I'm working on... QR code leads to random page on TVTROPES.ORG

Is that going to get insta rejected?

OR

Is this dumb?





Overall I really like the clean simple style and the shape of the TV, but the green feels a little out of place like it's fighting the colors on the rest of the shirt.

It will probably be fine but you might try dimming the green color slightly and see how that looks. Maybe try some other muted colors. Right now I'm getting an earth day feeling and I'm not sure your going for that.

DianaSprinkle


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ApeLad wrote:I wonder how many anthropomorphized televisions we'll see?
Here's mine:

teevee by Ape Lad, on Flickr



LOL I think there will be quite a few personified TVs as the theme write up is just a teeny bit vague. This is really cute and happy!

flemtone


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brockart wrote:Here's what I've got cooking for this Derby:
It's called "Taking A Break"

I want to have an actual story on the books pages. Anybody got any ideas?



The Brave Little Toaster

oakenspirit


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DianaSprinkle wrote:Overall I really like the clean simple style and the shape of the TV, but the green feels a little out of place like it's fighting the colors on the rest of the shirt.

It will probably be fine but you might try dimming the green color slightly and see how that looks. Maybe try some other muted colors. Right now I'm getting an earth day feeling and I'm not sure your going for that.



Thanks for taking the time to input and for the suggestion.

I originally had the static in greys but felt it seemed too lifeless... Once I went green, I struggled with getting the right contrast between the greens for my phone to actually scan the qr image. I like the look of it, as it seemed (to me at least) to play off of the old greenish retro feel AND a more high tech look-

I do see what you are saying though.

I'll see how it sits with me before the deadline-

anyone else get a similar vibe from the green? Is it too much?