WootBot


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You've probably noticed there's been some trouble lately with algorithm-generated t-shirt designs. We at Shirt.Woot loudly declare that we are firmly on the side of human creativity and artistic expression. But, uh, a little automated sales juice wouldn't hurt, either. So, this week, your challenge is to take some of our most popular shirt tags and turn them into eloquent, moving designs that make mad bank! Here's how it works:

  1. Choose ONE tag from EACH column in the table below.
  2. Create a design that incorporates all FOUR of those elements.
  3. Title your submission with the four tags you choose (e.g., Abstract-Tree-Japan-Slogan).
  4. Profit!!!

 

And here's the table:

 

A B C D
animals science Japan ghost
pop-culture tree pun retro
cute movie fire map
food one-color tech space
water television injury propaganda
abstract video-games oddball slogan
sci-fi steam-punk robot history
fantasy music optical-illusion forest
dinosaur bird math myth

 

There you go. Feed that into the punch-card reader in your mind and see what it spits out.

No Cranberry Tees



Henroid88


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What..? :/

benjaminleebates


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The true question is...
How strict will the woot god be this week?
Let the debating BEGIN!

Henroid88


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benjaminleebates wrote:The true question is...
How strict will the woot god be this week?
Let the debating BEGIN!



I foresee a lot of arguing...

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5

1. Pull out old design
2. Slap on appropriate labels from list
3. Success!

move along

oakenspirit


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j5 wrote:1. Pull out old design
2. Slap on appropriate labels from list
3. Success!



That was my thought... this derby is going to be wild...


tjschaeffer


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Yeah, the open interpretation of these rules will definitely be leading to some drama.

lotsofgoats


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This derby is going to be full of cats and disappointment.


At least the debates will provide entertainment.

piwerx


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What possible subject is not covered?

no1


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piwerx wrote:What possible subject is not covered?




procrastination.

pirates.

orabbit


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Remember that the goal is to create an attractive design that resonates with the masses, not necessarily to strictly or cleverly interpret the rules. Think of them as a design brief, not rules to be nitpicked.

cfdunbar


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Since we're talkign about rules, would steam be considered water?

Mavyn


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Dinosaurs battling robots in space.

Boom.

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

writermist


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I don't see the word cat. I would think that would be one of the most popular tags

Mavyn


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writermist wrote:I don't see the word cat. I would think that would be one of the most popular tags



Cats are in fact animals. :D

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

tgentry


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orabbit wrote:Remember that the goal is to create an attractive design that resonates with the masses, not necessarily to strictly or cleverly interpret the rules. Think of them as a design brief, not rules to be nitpicked.



^

As long as each category is represented in some fashion, it's fine. We should be able to look at the design and see it, but that doesn't mean each category has to make up 25% of your design. Be clever, be subtle, choose wisely.

I think this is going to be a fun challenge. Working in four categories is not going to be easy. Really interested to see what you guys come up with.

beware1984


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The design can incorporate more than one item from each column correct? For instance I have a design in mind that is both cute and pop culture (and also fits multiples in the other columns).

tgentry


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Staff

beware1984 wrote:The design can incorporate more than one item from each column correct? For instance I have a design in mind that is both cute and pop culture (and also fits multiples in the other columns).



As long as at least one thing from each category is accounted for, you're fine. If you have a cute-steampunk-pun-space shirt, there's nothing to say your shirt can't also have an animal in it if you think it works with the design. Just make sure you've got one from every category.

The idea is that this is an idea generator of sorts. Pick your idea, run with it, and make sure there are traces of the source four tags in the final product. That's it, the rest is up to you.

TobiasAmaranth


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Animals Japan Myth - Kitsune please. ;3

What? I can never have enough fox shirts.

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oakenspirit


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Dinosaur,Television, Injury, Slogan = NOT THE MAMA shirt...

/bows


kyrn


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TobiasAmaranth wrote:Animals Japan Myth - Kitsune please. ;3

What? I can never have enough fox shirts.



I want to see some kitsune. Maybe I'll do one.

taternuggets


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I dare someone to use them all.


Nothing follows.

kevlar51


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taternuggets wrote:I dare someone to use them all.



Triple Dog Dare.

j5


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Minor point.
If everyone titles their submission with the categories, wouldn't there be duplicates?
Should people add an actual title also?

move along

kevlar51


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j5 wrote:Minor point.
If everyone titles their submission with the categories, wouldn't there be duplicates?
Should people add an actual title also?



I think at that point we might be getting into "How long can a title be?" territory.

We've had duplicate names before (but it would mess up shirtwhat.com a bit, in my experience)

j5


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kevlar51 wrote:I think at that point we might be getting into "How long can a title be?" territory.

We've had duplicate names before (but it would mess up shirtwhat.com a bit, in my experience)

Well, maybe put the categories in comments? Or is there fun to be had seeing all the dupes with different interpretations?

move along

ste7enl


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I haven't done much pop culture for the derbies, but i've always wanted to do a shirt for my favorite show of all time soo....

Pop-Culture Television Robot Propaganda

tomspc


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lotsofgoats wrote:This derby is going to be full of cats and disappointment.


At least the debates will provide entertainment.



You know it! Can't wait!

tomspc


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benjaminleebates wrote:The true question is...
How strict will the woot god be this week?
Let the debating BEGIN!



As always, it depends on the artist

tomspc


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I know I'll be called crazy but let me go ahead and say "There are other animals besides cats!" I'll say it VERY loudly just in case you didn't hear me, "THERE ARE OTHER ANIMALS BESIDES CATS!"

ochopika


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tomspc wrote:I know I'll be called crazy but let me go ahead and say "There are other animals besides cats!" I'll say it VERY loudly just in case you didn't hear me, "THERE ARE OTHER ANIMALS BESIDES CATS!"



no1


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kevlar51 wrote:I think at that point we might be getting into "How long can a title be?" territory.



it's not the length, it's the girth.

kyrn


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tomspc wrote:I know I'll be called crazy but let me go ahead and say "There are other animals besides cats!" I'll say it VERY loudly just in case you didn't hear me, "THERE ARE OTHER ANIMALS BESIDES CATS!"



but...ok...I guess so

puppies
foxes
hedgehogs
corgis
momonga
squirrel
red panda
great panda
raccoons
owls
rabbits
narwhal
octopi
squid
penquins

JoysAreJummy


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Get 4 hats. Pull one from each. Draw what yah pull. No practices.

DO IT!

oakenspirit


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JoysAreJummy wrote:Get 4 hats. Pull one from each. Draw what yah pull. No practices.

DO IT!



THIS

You forgot the do a shot after each pull though... IM IN... tomorrow...


deborah11565


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oakenspirit wrote:THIS

You forgot the do a shot after each pull though... IM IN... tomorrow...



We are doing shots.... I am in ( off tomorrow )

oakenspirit


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Here be one I'm submitting...
This is a reworked version of a shirt I tried to get printed a while back but never entered in a woot derby (though it did try and fail as a daily)(not my only entry this week so don't cry foul yet)


Pop culture-movie-robot-space



CuriosE.T.

Thoughts? Whats it need...?


oakenspirit


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ste7enl wrote:I haven't done much pop culture for the derbies, but i've always wanted to do a shirt for my favorite show of all time soo....

Pop-Culture Television Robot Propaganda



I like it, especially the little MOONS on the toast... ;)


deborah11565


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oakenspirit wrote:Here be one I'm submitting...
This is a reworked version of a shirt I tried to get printed a while back but never entered in a woot derby (though it did try and fail as a daily)(not my only entry this week so don't cry foul yet)


Pop culture-movie-robot-space



CuriosE.T.

Thoughts? Whats it need...?



I think the rover needs to be a bit bigger/more prominent....jmo.

deborah11565


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deborah11565 wrote:I think the rover needs to be a bit bigger/more prominent....jmo.



I think the other art has so much design and depth and then the rover is a bit blah.