WootBot


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America's 237th birthday is just around the corner, and we're planning a surprise party. We want your Americana designs, and that's pretty wide open: Red, white & blue designs, Fourth of July references, your take on classic American iconography...throw off the shackles of artistic tyranny! Well, almost all the shackles: 

1st through 4th place vote-getters will printed as dailies (in honor of the 4th!). We'll also be launching a Plus Sale on Monday, June 17 featuring our favorite near-misses.

And we couldn't have a juicy 4th of July Derby burger without some condiments on the side:


No text-only designs. 

All shirt colors are allowed.



wottwin


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Great theme! I'm looking forward to seeing what the artists come up with.

tgentry


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Crickets...

Anyone out there?...

fishbiscuit5


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tgentry wrote:Crickets...

Anyone out there?...



Me, me, me! I'm in! Great prizes and extra opportunities to print plus a theme I love... woo!







wirdou


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I didn't know if I was going to participate as I'm not from the US, but as there are many things I love from your country I think I'll give it a try!:D

justkissmybass


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wirdou wrote:I didn't know if I was going to participate as I'm not from the US, but as there are many things I love from your country I think I'll give it a try!:D



I'd love to see a design based on an outside perspective!

oakenspirit


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tgentry wrote:Crickets...

Anyone out there?...



I'm working! Thanks for such a cool derby- these BONUS ones always get me geared up!


ambergreen


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I want the artist in me to be able to do something on the computer that doesn't suck...alas. I'm a poor artist to begin with. Images of bunting rocketing through my brain.

Here's an idea, dunno if anyone interested in trying it. If you know the nursery rhyme Bye Baby Bunting:

Bye, baby Bunting,
Father's gone a-hunting,
Mother's gone a-milking,
Sister's gone a-silking,
Brother's gone to buy a skin
To wrap the baby Bunting in.

Thinking of baby George Washington or other founding father wrapped in the red/white/blue 'bunting'.



Now, are they going to be printed on AA in honor of the Americaniness of it all?

taternuggets


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wirdou wrote:as there are many things I love from your country I think I'll give it a try!:D



Am I one of them??!?


Nothing follows.

graffd02


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Titles:
Balding Eagle
Does it Show?
?

wirdou


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justkissmybass wrote:I'd love to see a design based on an outside perspective!



Don't know if it will specifically be based on an outside perspective, or simply something cute, which is what I enjoy the most. I don't know if it has happen in the past but it would be fun to have a derby with stereotypes of other countries...I could draw what we spanish think american think about Spain: It's part of Mexico, we often fight against bulls and sing/dance flamenco all the time XD

taternuggets wrote:Am I one of them??!?



Of course! :D:D(by the way congrats on the nice run on your "Disturbing" design :D)

rasabi


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tgentry wrote:Crickets...

Anyone out there?...



I'm having less and less time to work on derbies, but I'm working on something :P

cdrewlow


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wirdou wrote:It's part of Mexico, we often fight against bulls and sing/dance flamenco all the time XD


What about the tomato fights? Are those true, at least?

taternuggets


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wirdou wrote:Of course! :D:D(by the way congrats on the nice run on your "Disturbing" design :D)



thanks.


Nothing follows.

wirdou


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cdrewlow wrote:What about the tomato fights? Are those true, at least?



That just happens in one town with less than 10k people XDXD

oakenspirit


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graffd02 wrote:

Titles:
Balding Eagle
Does it Show?
?



I'm getting more of a Ronald McDonald vibe than a balding vibe... Cool regardless...


rasabi


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Is this making sense? Still needs a goodly amount of work but just thought I'd check...



Hint if it doesn't -the title is Captain 'Murica

theterbeh


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rasabi wrote:Is this making sense? Still needs a goodly amount of work but just thought I'd check...



Hint if it doesn't -the title is Captain 'Murica



Thats an awesome idea! what is the tan stuff?

rasabi


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theterbeh wrote:Thats an awesome idea! what is the tan stuff?


Thanks!
Pancake... Im going to have a challenge keeping it light but brown enough to read well. Ill try to add some butter or syrup or something...

omarfeliciano


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This is what I'm planning to submit tomorrow, any thoughts / suggestions?


rasabi


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omarfeliciano wrote:This is what I'm planning to submit tomorrow, any thoughts / suggestions?



Take out the "might". The wording is much stronger that way. In my humble opinion.

rasabi


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tgentry wrote:Crickets...

Anyone out there?...



And for the sake of dialogue... I love the idea of having side sales for derby "near misses".

I'm sure it's more or less an experiment, but I know it would encourage me to submit as it increases the chance of printing in some form or another.

Although, as I said, I personally have less time in general anyway...

blk909


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Watermelon = the forth of July.

omarfeliciano


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rasabi wrote:Take out the "might". The wording is much stronger that way. In my humble opinion.



I think you're right! Thanks buddy .)

Spiritgreen


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Here's my design (I hope I'm invited):



44 Pixel Presidents

tomspc


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rasabi wrote:Take out the "might". The wording is much stronger that way. In my humble opinion.



Agree

oakenspirit


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Spiritgreen wrote:Here's my design (I hope I'm invited):



44 Pixel Presidents



Wow man!
Great job capturing so many personalities.


Spiritgreen


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oakenspirit wrote:Wow man!
Great job capturing so many personalities.



Thanks oaken! ... when I look at people now their faces turn into pixels. @_@

graffd02


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Am I reading the topic correctly in that I could create a red, white & blue design that has nothing to do with patriotism or america at all?

Mavyn


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It says Americana...not sure what you're reading that says otherwise. The name of the derby doesn't define it...

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

tomspc


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Spiritgreen wrote:Here's my design (I hope I'm invited):



44 Pixel Presidents



I think it needs some Red & Blue. Maybe the eagle logo?

Spiritgreen


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tomspc wrote:I think it needs some Red & Blue. Maybe the eagle logo?



Do you mean for aesthetic reasons or because of the derby name? Because I don't think we literally have to use red, white and blue.

(I could be wrong...)

cdrewlow


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Spiritgreen wrote:Do you mean for aesthetic reasons or because of the derby name? Because I don't think we literally have to use red, white and blue.

(I could be wrong...)


I think you're right. All other color derbies have said in the rules that we had to use specific colors.
btw, I love Van Buren. His hair looks great.

Andy47240


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Just for reference, the first bar under the blue in our flag should be white.



bzbozo


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This is my design! What do you think?

prtyyoshi


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I love the idea of this derby and several of the designs look pretty amazing! I could use some new 4th of July gear! XD Just curious as to whether AA is going to be offered as an option for this derby?

writermist


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I got two ideas. Tell me what you think.

#1 American flag made of bacon mayo and blueberries


#2 bunnies with the american flag on their bellies having a fun party and British bunnies trying to sneak into the party by wearing american flag shirts

leonie8569


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As I'm not from the US I don't feel qualified to vote. I'll leave this one to the home crowd. Some brilliant ideas there though.

thxjay


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I wonder if the Powers That Be at Woot will print the winning designs on American Apparel shirts. As they're looking to celebrate America with this derby, it would only make sense to print them on shirts made from an American company. To me, if they printed these shirts on Anvil blanks, it would be like getting an American Flag that was made in China.

Just my thoughts anyway...

Mavyn


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Except this is targeting the United States, and AA is Canadian.

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