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Derby #664 (by Apelad): Wonders of the World

Have you ever WONDER-ed what the Colossus of Rhodes would look like if it had the arms of a gorilla or  was eating a sandwich? Neither have we. But now is your chance to put your humurous spin on the Wonders of the World! OR create a design of something that would make a great NEW wonder (we'll be sure this new wonder gets in front of the right people for the history books). Get creative and design something WONDER-ful! Cream tees are NOT a wonder of the world...or cool, so don't do it!

**Remember: Derbies are for NEW artwork only, not designs that have been submitted elsewhere.**

Please email your art file to derby@woot.com

This Derby ends NEXT THURSDAY at noon. Our Birthday is Friday, so the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place designs won't be featured until Saturday-Monday. The Editor's Choice sale will launch on Tuesday.

 

Next week's Derby: The SHIRTain of Youth- Youth is a state of mind. It’s also in a state of denial that summer is ending. But next week’s derby will embrace the new school year with a spirit of ‘junior joie de vivre.’ We’re looking for your best kid-friendly designs that will impress all those hip half-pints and mod munchkins out there. So get in touch with your inner-child, and submit your bestest shirts for young shoulders! Cream tees are not invited to the play date.

parrotworks


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Youth love cats and star wars! I miss when themes were themes.

benjaminleebates


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I miss restrictions on themes

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acraigl


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I saw a few rejections this round, with the comment, "Does not meet the quality bar".
So, um, what's that exactly?

VOTE! >

Krollig2


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parrotworks wrote:Youth love cats and star wars! I miss when themes were themes.



Youth love lots of things, btw, not just star wars and cats. And youth, as mentioned in the write-up, is a state of mind...but tis the season for back to school so we're running with that.

What is a worthy theme in your mind?

Krollig2


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benjaminleebates wrote:I miss restrictions on themes



What type of restrictions are you looking for? I agree with your comment in your interview that constraint drives creativity, but we also want to avoid a derby full of designs that are variations of each other. If you can, point me to a derby that had restrictions that meet your criteria.

benjaminleebates


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Krollig2 wrote:What type of restrictions are you looking for? I agree with your comment in your interview that constraint drives creativity, but we also want to avoid a derby full of designs that are variations of each other. If you can, point me to a derby that had restrictions that meet your criteria.



So "back in the day" "no creme tees" was replaced with "no text" This really forced the gags to be visual and not rely on these text only designs. It pushed many designers to move to a quicker design (less quality) when their designs loses to something that took 5 minutes (snarky all text).

Here's my idea. You go ahead and pick a theme. Then as a group come up with the 10 most obvious shirt ideas or tropes that might pop into your head when thinking about that theme. Then use that to fuel the restrictions to the derby. Without restrictions is were you get the stuff that looks generic and overdone. That's just my opinion, of course
I'll be the first to admit that I spend a fraction of the time on my design as I did back in the day and I also cop-out and knock out a few quickies. But that is only because it is so accepted; once there was a mighty force on the forums that held lofty ideals and would smite any designer that scoffed at these ideals...

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Krollig2 wrote:What type of restrictions are you looking for? ...


Popular ones:
- no text.
- no pop culture.
- no politics.

As much as it pains me to say it, even though over 80% of my collection falls into this:
- no cats.

At least it's not necessary to keep doing this anymore:
- no bunnies.

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parrotworks


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Narfcake wrote:Popular ones:
- no text.
- no pop culture.
- no politics.

As much as it pains me to say it, even though over 80% of my collection falls into this:
- no cats.

At least it's not necessary to keep doing this anymore:
- no bunnies.



Yes. yes. yes. No pop culture is a nice one because it argues for original art. Again, it only works with enforcement.