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WootBot


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If obscure band t-shirts are a universal badge of cool, what about t-shirts for bands that don't even exist? This week, conjure up some merch for an imaginary band, or solo artist, or a tour of multiple bands, or music festival, etc. Any style, any era (like our old Genghis Khan tour shirt), any place (including other planets or dimensions). To be clear: we're looking for fake bands you made up, not fake bands from movies or TV shows. As always, the prohibition on using the intellectual property of other people remains in full effect.

It's your responsibility to make sure your "fake band" doesn't already exist. Search the artists at Allmusic and Myspace Music. If it comes up clear in both, it's probably OK unless we see evidence to the contrary.

Text is permitted.



tgentry


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Hahah, this should be awesome. I'm doing the Treeclimbing Penguin Swirlies.

Icemank91


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Excellent! Wyld Stallyons rule!

eHalcyon


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The PICA REPUBLIC Experience!




Just kidding.

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benjaminleebates


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So it is safe to say if the band has any proof of existance online, then it is rejection city!? This could be tuff...

TedTheodoreLogan


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Icemank91 wrote:

Excellent! Wyld Stallyons rule!



Triumphant!


Bill's mom is hot!!!

benjaminleebates


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Icemank91 wrote:

Excellent! Wyld Stallyons rule!



rejection!

BillSPrestonEsq


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Icemank91 wrote:

Excellent! Wyld Stallyons rule!



Non-Heinous!


Shut up, Ted!

BillSPrestonEsq


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benjaminleebates wrote:rejection!



Bogus!


Shut up, Ted!

Icemank91


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I am going to flunk this derby most heinously!

Jestik


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I'm smellin' some serious Zombie action this week!


Josephus


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tgentry wrote:Hahah, this should be awesome. I'm doing the Treeclimbing Penguin Swirlies.



I got the Panderin' Penguins!

striker138


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I should be able to hit one out of the ball park with this theme... but alas.... I shall best. thing. ever. as always.


trekmiss


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Looking forward to this one. Touring With The Big G is a great shirt. Hopefully, we'll see some quality shirts like that one in this derby.

tgentry


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Josephus wrote:I got the Panderin' Penguins!



If ever a derby called for a temporary banning list, this was the one. There will be literally a dozen or more rocking penguin shirts.

spilzer


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I sense an onslaught of black t-shirts coming our way.

Icemank91


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Would a swin-e flu world tour t shirt be considered distasteful?

Or black plague/bubonic plague.

benjaminleebates


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Icemank91 wrote:Would a swin-e flu world tour t shirt be considered distasteful?



Saul Good! saul good...

trekmiss


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Icemank91 wrote:Would a swin-e flu world tour t shirt be considered distasteful?



Probably not anymore distasteful than a girl blowing a guy's brains out.

AdderXYU


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trekmiss wrote:Probably not anymore distasteful than a girl blowing a guy's brains out.



He's not the designer of that, though, so he'll get rejected.

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cwarrington


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Oh my this could be 'great'!

Anyone looking for name ideas... Head here:
http://www.bandnamemaker.com/

benjaminleebates


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What is that max number of submission per person?

g8skey


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trekmiss wrote:Probably not anymore distasteful than a girl blowing a guy's brains out.



Ba Zing!

truffleshuffle


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I made up this fake album cover for a fake band a while ago. If I re-did this a little better and for a t-shirt format would people go for it? Its either this...or perhaps Ben and the Franklins, ha ha. Still thinking though.

Icemank91


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AdderXYU wrote:He's not the designer of that, though, so he'll get rejected.

SWIN.E HAVE BEADY RAISIN EYES AND SHINY SHINY SKIN



Hah, well to play it safe, I'm gonna go with the bubonic plague, with special guest Verminfoot.

trekmiss


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AdderXYU wrote:He's not the designer of that, though, so he'll get rejected.



Surely woot wouldn't have a double standard!

grypes


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this is gonna be weird.

cobolisdead


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Dibs on Drunken Monkey!

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.

benjaminleebates


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Quick question, I'm trying to figure out how to resize the image in my sig. It's friggin huge!
I don't see the instructions in the formatting guide... help. please.

xxchange


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Somebody please use the word 'banshee.'

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

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xxchange


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truffleshuffle wrote:I made up this fake album cover for a fake band a while ago. If I re-did this a little better and for a t-shirt format would people go for it? Its either this...or perhaps Ben and the Franklins, ha ha. Still thinking though.



Maybe if you make it prettier. Soften the lines, maybe make the colors a bit more subdued, get rid of the harshness.

Maybe... just make it more girly!

My Colours: 6 Black, 9 Asphalt, 7 Cranberry, 4 Royal Blue, 10 Navy, 7 Silver, 7 Grass, 2 Orange, 2 Kelly Green, 8 Brown, 1 White, 2 Lemon, 7 Baby Blue, 3 Cream, 2 Heather Gray, 5 Olive, 1 Pink, 1 Eggplant

Last 12 of 85: Little Dreams, Black and White, Fall, I'm not prickley on the inside..., Released, Nature Owl, Mirror Mirror, The Last Day, Playful Foxes Remix, My Special Day, My Special Day Tote, Circuit-ulatory System Remix

SkekTek


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This should be fun. So, I assume we can make light-hearted fun of other designers?

I can see a band called The Dead Kenneys, with a bunch of zombie puckers...

AdderXYU


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benjaminleebates wrote:What is that max number of submission per person?



There is no maximum on subs. Just remember that, the more subs you make, the less time you have to make each one. With a time crunch like the derby, it's usually most prudent to stick to one or two, simply for quality control. I've very rarely seen entrants with 4 or more where quality didn't suffer throughout

benjaminleebates


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AdderXYU wrote:There is no maximum on subs. Just remember that, the more subs you make, the less time you have to make each one. With a time crunch like the derby, it's usually most prudent to stick to one or two, simply for quality control. I've very rarely seen entrants with 4 or more where quality didn't suffer throughout



Thanks, normally I couldn't agree more...
But in spirit of this weeks derby, crappy band t's; is what it is all about! LOL

benjaminleebates


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Okay, we can't use bands that already exist in some format (fake or real), but can you use song titles as band names?
I'm thinking, like, shiny happy people...

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AdderXYU wrote:I will bequeath the idea to you. I have no real desire to enter this



WAIT. Uh, hold on there. Um. You stole it and no take-backsies. It's your idea now, I'm out, ohhhhh well. Too bad, so sad!

*whispers* ((I can't actually do it, since I only know how to pen-and-paper draw, not pc-draw. Plus, I'd need more than a couple of days to do it. I don't know how these people do all this in 24 hours--it's humbling.))

achariam


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I don't quite understand the movie and tv shows part. Does that mean you cannot reference any movies or tv shows in the design even if it does not contain a real band? Wow I just confused myself with that question.

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striker138


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achariam wrote:I don't quite understand the movie and tv shows part. Does that mean you cannot reference any movies or tv shows in the design even if it does not contain a real band? Wow I just confused myself with that question.



You can't use a fake band from a TV show. For example, in the movie PCU, there is a band named "Everyone Gets Laid". While it is indeed a fake band name, you can;t use it, because it was already used in a movie.


Thaleia


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Icemank91 wrote:Would a swin-e flu world tour t shirt be considered distasteful?

Or black plague/bubonic plague.



seen that
http://www.northernsun.com/n/s/Black%20Death%20European%20Tour%20T-Shirt%20%281618%29.html