Funny, I put the same add up on craigslist and have gotten a far more positive response.
I put it up here because a lot of shirt.woot participants are amatuers, students, or those part-timing it - perhaps not those whos designs win contests, but talented artists nonetheless that enjoy what they do.
If you are too busy, too costly, hate designing, offended, or too paranoid, please ignore this request as it is not for you.
Regarding the request for samples, this is a simple request for low-res, existing stuff - a portfolio like anyone keeps to show their style, ability, etc. If you HAPPEN TO HAVE something that is like what I asked for, it would best show off what you can do. Believe me, we have a very specific design and the likelyhood of you sending in exactly what we need is 0.
We have several award-winning photographers in our fleet and we are constantly fighting for proper recognition and credit given for their work - please don’t assume that I am after free work and credit. The shirts would be sold at the sailing regatta - we hope to raise enough money each year to be able to hold it again the next year. Will I personally benefit from this? Of course! I’ll get to buy a cool shirt, and we might sell enough to get to sail it again next year.
www.hobiefleet72.org - this is us. We are legit and also nice people. We are not a non-profit or an anything, just a group who get together to do what we love (any money and common belongings is actually held by the secretary/treasurer as the fleet is not an entity).
If you have any more questions, please don’t assume the worst and call for removal. Try asking!