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Maybe you're a sci-fi nerd, maybe you like to lose yourself in a fantasy world, maybe you like steamy romances or maybe you love a good biography. Whatever your style, getting lost in a book is a rite of passage in your time on this planet. So this week we want to see what happens to you when you're lost in a book. Maybe you're carried away to far off lands, maybe you're distracted from the task at hand, or maybe you're just conked out on the couch with a book covering your face.

No text only designs. You must have a graphical element.





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Noxychu


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YEEESSSSSSSSS

benjaminleebates


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At first glance, this sounds like a wide open week...
How many times are we going to get into huge debates about about whether the design is based on the book or the movie? The lines get really fuzzy...

judegriffin


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Great theme--can't wait to see the designs.

curli76


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I anticipate a shirt designed with only one color, but 50 shades of it.

bounty42


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benjaminleebates wrote:At first glance, this sounds like a wide open week...
How many times are we going to get into huge debates about about whether the design is based on the book or the movie? The lines get really fuzzy...



Getting lost in a book means that a book should be included in the design, otherwise, yeah, pretty wide open. I forsee some awesome Artistic possibilities for this one.



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
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colinlepper


quality posts: 1 Private Messages colinlepper

Can we include text titles of existing books?

shikausstan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shikausstan

I am a excited! Last time we did a derby like this I was just getting started.

tjschaeffer


quality posts: 7 Private Messages tjschaeffer

Hmmm...ideas, ideas.

taternuggets


quality posts: 21 Private Messages taternuggets

The more wide open the derby, the harder time I have coming up with an idea.

sigh.


Nothing follows.

midgerock


quality posts: 6 Private Messages midgerock
curli76 wrote:I anticipate a shirt designed with only one color, but 50 shades of it.



Shades of grey reference? lol! should sell tons in kids sizes.

resubbing this tweaked design from the last book derby.
what do you guys think?

chaoticink


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I'm new to this so do we draw what we imagine from a book that we love?
And do we use the book name????

no1


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chaoticink wrote:I'm new to this so do we draw what we imagine from a book that we love?
And do we use the book name????



anything you like as long as you think it'll slip by the rejectionator. as i see it, it just has to be somewhat reasonable (not convoluted) how it's connected to a book (or books in general), especially if the title of your entry is not visible in the design.

try to avoid the extreme of "these words appear in a dictionary therefore i can draw anything i want"

bounty42


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chaoticink wrote:I'm new to this so do we draw what we imagine from a book that we love?
And do we use the book name????



Draw anything, or at least anything inspired by "Lost in a Good Book" I was considering a "Tea Party" Where all the people around the table were characters floating out of books.



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
------------------------------------
■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

Sergio37


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Can we include public domain text?

citizencoyote


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midgerock wrote:Shades of grey reference? lol! should sell tons in kids sizes.

resubbing this tweaked design from the last book derby.
what do you guys think?



Awesome! I assume you're going to clean up the book itself? The title sort of looks slapped on there, lolcat/poor Photoshop style.

midgerock


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citizencoyote wrote:Awesome! I assume you're going to clean up the book itself? The title sort of looks slapped on there, lolcat/poor Photoshop style.



thanks for the feedback.
this should look better.

axphw1


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Waldo got lost in books all the time.

ntkeppler


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Would love to see a Jasper Fforde reference!

zaydabarros


quality posts: 3 Private Messages zaydabarros

Come on, artists, bring me the Alice in Wonderland shirt I've been dreaming of.

zaydabarros


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Also, PLEEEEEASE a Dorian Gray reference!

zaydabarros


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midgerock wrote:Shades of grey reference? lol! should sell tons in kids sizes.

resubbing this tweaked design from the last book derby.
what do you guys think?



I kinda love it!

grahamcrackercoyote


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RAY BRADBURY designs please!

kevlar51


quality posts: 44 Private Messages kevlar51

Here's what I've put together. Any thoughts are welcome!

noxandpy


quality posts: 2 Private Messages noxandpy

Here's one of the entries Nox and I are working on. Still some work to be done, but we're liking where it's going.

ste7enl


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lose yourself by StevenLefcourt, on Flickr

Put this together today/this evening, for the derby. 4 colors. Bedtime now.

colinlepper


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ste7enl wrote:
lose yourself by StevenLefcourt, on Flickr

Put this together today/this evening, for the derby. 4 colors. Bedtime now.



this is amazing

aerc712


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ste7enl wrote:
lose yourself by StevenLefcourt, on Flickr



Amazing. So many wonderful details, I don't even know where to start. One that really stands out is the waterfall bookmark. This really seems to capture the theme of the derby. Nice job!

nicebleed


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Hope you like this one!


bluejester


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Honestly, I am hoping for a mix of not only Ray Bradbury inspired stuff, but I guilty admit that I would like to see a well done Myst inspired design.

aerc712


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nicebleed wrote:Hope you like this one!



I do like it, though I wonder if either a) you should get rid of the moon or b) move/resize it. The ship on the book's waves is an amazing image, but at least for me it was overwhelmed by the giant bright moon.

nicebleed


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aerc712 wrote:I do like it, though I wonder if either a) you should get rid of the moon or b) move/resize it. The ship on the book's waves is an amazing image, but at least for me it was overwhelmed by the giant bright moon.


thanks for the comments. notice that one also! maybe I will resize the moon and move it a little higher.


locoskier78


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nicebleed wrote:Hope you like this one!



Annnd this is the part where I give up. (Not really, but dang that looks good.)

nicebleed


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How about this one guys! A smaller moon! What you think?


mailmanmo


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nicebleed wrote:How about this one guys! A smaller moon! What you think?



Maybe a lil bit bigger? (Lol you'll be re-sizing it all night listening to us ;o)

I do hope this prints, and I will buy for one, (just as long as it's not too big on the t-shirt. The overall design that is. so many good designs, don't mean this one obviously, ruined, ie made unwearable, by being cumbersomely big and misplaced on a t-shirt. High up please!)

kevlar51


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ste7enl wrote:
lose yourself by StevenLefcourt, on Flickr

Put this together today/this evening, for the derby. 4 colors. Bedtime now.


nice work!

toby8915


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Like moths to a flame are books to a nightlight

ste7enl


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aerc712 wrote:Amazing. So many wonderful details, I don't even know where to start. One that really stands out is the waterfall bookmark. This really seems to capture the theme of the derby. Nice job!



thanks so much, and everyone else that said nice things..don't want to spam the board with thank you replies

DakotaDuster


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Would love to see some of George R.R. Martin's work referenced.

j5


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DakotaDuster wrote:Would love to see some of George R.R. Martin's work referenced.


You will not be disappointed.

move along