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It's not all energy drinks and Funyuns, man. Okay, maybe it kind of is. This week we want designs celebrating the gamer lifestyle (NOT just video game characters). Give us your best takes on intimidating battle stations, Saturday night dungeon crawls with your pals, or just family game night with a board game on the kitchen table. Just stay within these rules:

No text only designs.



no1


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mario or link eating a bag of funyons and consuming an energy drink, playing some sort of game.

benjaminleebates


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oh noes! too many options... Too many parodious shirts!

Mavyn


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...

I'm not going to hold my breath that this week will produce something awesome.

Sorry. This theme is blah. :/

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

no1


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benjaminleebates wrote:Too many odious shirts!



fixed that for ya.

lyonscc


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I forget - can we specify that a design be on the *back* of a shirt, instead of the front?

I know we don't do 2-sided in the derby, but I thought someone said it was OK for your one side to be on the back.

Mavyn


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lyonscc wrote:I forget - can we specify that a design be on the *back* of a shirt, instead of the front?

I know we don't do 2-sided in the derby, but I thought someone said it was OK for your one side to be on the back.



There haven't been any back-print derby entries to win, but the rules state that you can print on the front or the back. Just not both.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

benjaminleebates


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no1 wrote:fixed that for ya.



lol, here here!

benjaminleebates


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lyonscc wrote:I forget - can we specify that a design be on the *back* of a shirt, instead of the front?

I know we don't do 2-sided in the derby, but I thought someone said it was OK for your one side to be on the back.



What you gonna try to do a cheap imitation of a zelda sheild on the back of a shirt?

benjaminleebates


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I haven't see an HM in quite sometime... Any news?

lyonscc


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benjaminleebates wrote:What you gonna try to do a cheap imitation of a zelda sheild on the back of a shirt?



Wow. I don't think so. I've seen a number of those (or something similar) on existing shirts...

cfdunbar


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Mavyn wrote:...

I'm not going to hold my breath that this week will produce something awesome.

Sorry. This theme is blah. :/



You did see the daily shirt on sale today, right? The bar is pretty low.

That being said I may actually have a design already finished that I can enter.

Mavyn


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cfdunbar wrote:You did see the daily shirt on sale today, right? The bar is pretty low.

That being said I may actually have a design already finished that I can enter.



Yeah...I am following the Golden Rule regarding the offering today.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

ambergreen


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I'm interested to see some board game designs...Risk? Life? Something not all kitties and penguins and Zelda and Mario.

Or something ironically 'Gamer', like computer solitaire.

lasagnashoe


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Would love to see a shirt dedicated to my favourite computer game... Minesweeper!! haha

writermist


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I'm thinking of the old Donkey Kong game where Mario had to jump over barrels to reach the top...

but instead of these guys I'd use office workers trying to climb up the ladders of success as the scary "Boss" throws at them barrels of work and low salaries.

The idea is still in development. Any advice?

runnerfrog13


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ambergreen wrote:I'm interested to see some board game designs...Risk? Life? Something not all kitties and penguins and Zelda and Mario.

Or something ironically 'Gamer', like computer solitaire.


There have been a number of Risk-themed designs that have printed on here before

I agree, lets see some board-game themes!

I would love to see Walmazan do a CandyLand themed shirt, but with a twist like "SalsaLand" or something

benjaminleebates


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runnerfrog13 wrote:There have been a number of Risk-themed designs that have printed on here before

I agree, lets see some board-game themes!

I would love to see Walmazan do a CandyLand themed shirt, but with a twist like "SalsaLand" or something



Datos de los muerto-land game...

orabbit


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Yellow or gray?

oakenspirit


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orabbit wrote:

Yellow or gray?



I'm digging the grey... and I wonder if you can work in a flag... ;)

Very cool though!


kylemittskus


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orabbit wrote:Yellow or gray?



Gray.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

oakenspirit


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Any thoughts on this before I close shop for the night? Won't be able to tweak it tomorrow if I am aiming to submit at nooner.

Two versions... blue sunburst...



without...


orabbit


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oakenspirit wrote:



With. Also, maybe "gain" instead of "earn"?

tjschaeffer


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SO which one works better in your opinions? I might sub both. The title is:

MMO Lingo





The blood splatter seems a bit much, but I think it adds to the design.

orabbit


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tjschaeffer wrote:


The blood splatter seems a bit much, but I think it adds to the design.



Keep the splatter, and fix your kerning.

edit- Maybe try just the list of jargon in Helvetica with ampersands, a la the recent OdRoc Clue shirt, and myriad others.

tjschaeffer


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orabbit wrote:

Yellow or gray?



Gray, no doubt.

tjschaeffer


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oakenspirit wrote:Any thoughts on this before I close shop for the night? Won't be able to tweak it tomorrow if I am aiming to submit at nooner.

Two versions... blue sunburst...



without...



With the sunburst.

tjschaeffer


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orabbit wrote:Keep the splatter, and fix your kerning.

edit- Maybe try just the list of jargon in Helvetica with ampersands, a la the recent OdRoc Clue shirt, and myriad others.



Yeah, the kerning is making me mad, and now I'm too tired to do much more work on it. The biggest problem is that my cheapskatedness has kept me from ever actually acquiring Helvetica...I think I'll have to remedy that in the future.

oakenspirit


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tjschaeffer wrote:SO which one works better in your opinions? I might sub both. The title is:

MMO Lingo

The blood splatter seems a bit much, but I think it adds to the design.



with blood...

I'd drop bio... seems like one of those "one of these things is not like the other..."

maybe add...
grind
mez
pull
PWN


shikausstan


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So it has been a while since my last derby any comments on this?

rasabi


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Help me pick my color! I have no idea...

Title is 'Just wait till level 2.'



@shikausstan - I like it, clever. I think your pattern in the back is a little soft, I would try sharpening the cracks a little and see how it looks...

lyonscc


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I've got at least a couple of designs:



And

Radscoolian


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Too copy right infringy?

orabbit


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rasabi wrote:Help me pick my color! I have no idea...

Title is 'Just wait till level 2.'



@shikausstan - I like it, clever. I think your pattern in the back is a little soft, I would try sharpening the cracks a little and see how it looks...



Cranberry for me please!

orabbit


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Radscoolian wrote:

Too copy right infringy?



Only one way to find out. I don't think you can alter it without losing readability, though.

bolis


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This is just an idea to all artist.
Use a chess board as your base and have dueling teams. Your teams can be anything. My daughter is in anime conventions and they have live chess match duels. Now those true gamers that go to conventions would get the chess match theme.

paaiyan


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oakenspirit wrote:Any thoughts on this before I close shop for the night? Won't be able to tweak it tomorrow if I am aiming to submit at nooner.

Two versions... blue sunburst...



With.

oakenspirit


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Thanks for all the suggestions guys... I think I'll go with WITH,...


orabbit


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lyonscc wrote:



Should it have colored buttons like a GH guitar instead of strings and such?

oakenspirit


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Radscoolian wrote:

Too copy right infringy?



CONSOLE WARS!!! very cool.

Now if it were sega and nintendo...