Derby #5 Theme: Light

50 bucks someone attempts to do the dark side of the moon cover!?

I like the changes to the derby. I think it is wise not to make too many changes at once. But I look forward to seeing what the hinted change to the voting will be.

Last week there was a rule added with the one week shirt color restrictions:
"No printing on the backs of shirts. Two-sided designs will be disqualified. "
Previously in the blogs I saw where it was a case by case basis. Is the one sided rule now permanent, or was it just for that week as well? If permanent, what about a design only on the back of the shirt?

Also could you make the info on the submission page always available instead of only when submissions are accepted? It seems that the important rules are getting scattered all over.

I thought about being sneaky and trying to ask directly but I want all to have a chance to use different design elements.

Thanks for all of the fun in these derbies.

Hey. I’m a 50 year old woman. Not sure if I qualify as “mature”. I made myself into a Simpson after all.

My entry is ready…
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1073/lightshirtdw6.th.png

Or a George Clinton and the P_Funk all stars “Flashlight” Shirt! I’d buy that BTW

Looking forward to it.
The advance day can only benefit all designers who happened to read the blog today.

are there topo lines on that?

Black shirts are not permitted.

Now I want to go a completely different way this week, a way that does not follow most of the submissions… do you think the woot community would care for a shirt that is not based on humor? I mean the circuit board USA and Path to My Heart did well, but I get worried that I don’t understand alot of these voters…

and damn, 3rd place feels nice but next week I want 1st

hey man, try going from winning by two to losing by one in the last 5 seconds of the derby :wink:

From Jason Toon – “…we’ll say it’s because they’re the primary colors of ‘light’.”

I’m glad they specified that they were using “light” (RGB) primary colors, instead of the “four-color”(CMY) and “traditional” (RYB) color wheels. :slight_smile: Yeah…I know…I have too much time on my hands…

I call dibs (since I’m trying to create it) on the “weightless low-fat visible electromatic wavelength” theme!! I figure there’s got to be SOME way to include all the definitions of “light”… :slight_smile:

DARNIT!!! YOU STOLE MY IDEA!!!

J/K.

Maybe I haven’t given this enough thought yet, but I’m not sure the overall quality for this theme is going to be as high as the last few.

LOL no dibs!!
Take a moment to look up the various definitions of light. it can be a noun, verb, and an adjective, it would be real fun to get it all in one shirt that is for sure…

Jus’ punchin’ the concept timeclock, as it were:

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/4518/proofff7.png
(detail obscured)

The servers will probably be like during a Woot-off tomorrow at noon – everybody jockeying to try to get their images up before anybody else… Mine are ready.

Cool, it’s an Atari 2600 sprite!!!

It doesn’t seem to be possible to download the shirt template before submissions open. This should be fixed.

Does anyone have problems posting in the woot forums? Nearly every time i try it takes me to a blank woot page with banner adds and no forum entry box. I have to refresh 15-30 times before the box shows up.

Also, what counts as a “spot color” are black and white spot colors? are there any colors that are not acceptable?

Just for my own knowledge, sorry if this has been answered in a previous derby.

Do you need it or were you just saying it should be so, because I have a PDF and the gargantuan woot psd one.
Edited to say that getting the design on the shirt is the easy part, isn’t it? Woot’s going to be kinda busy at opening time tomorrow and it probably won’t be noticeable if someone submits 5-10 minutes after someone else, because submissions will be piling in still.I don’t think people should worry. Maybe I’m wrong…

probably just an oversight. this is the first time we’ve been able to work on the theme before submissions opened. But good point, the template needs to be available elsewhere.

Just as a note, if you want to score “early advantage” points you might not want to be first in line. Effectively, you would assume that the advantage received is a function of both early visibility and length of time at the top of the page. I’m guessing these max out at about 1 - 2 hours after opening (as a random guess). This gets you an early load (for people checking in later in the day, while maintaining a relatively high position on the page.

Cheers!

Dang it man, that was my idea.

OK, I call dibs on…“light!”

WITH Exclamation point.

edit: note to self…use spell checker.