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Fraggle Rock Threadless T-Shirt Contest

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I have two little entries in the contest. Your votes would be appreciated.

    Boober provides the perfect shirt for the best day of the week…laundry day! He’s joined by a helpful doozer and one of Fraggle Rock’s infamous inkspots. Dress in style while ridding the rest of your clothing of the pesky plague of germs lurking within.
    Happy 30th, Fraggle Rock! I pay homage to Jim Henson's beautiful creation in this original, 8 color vector illustration.
  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    For what its worth, I love that art style. So far from what I've seen its been that design is by far my favorite.
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  3. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Aw, thanks. :coy:

    I also have something legit and Muppety coming out soon with a limited palette. I can't say much about it yet, but it does include Floyd. :sing: He's the Mokey of the Muppet world. So many artists forget to include him!
  4. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    LOL! Nice parody! :)
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  5. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    Hey Thanks a ton! Yeah I would love to do anything for Henson, they've been the kindest freelance employer I've ever dealt with bar none!
    But yeah I sometimes just think that Henson Studio thinks getting a artist like Langridge or myself to do a few shirts would be too expensive, but we'd probably do it for almost nothing just because heck it's Muppets!! But I guess it's a good sign they don't abuse their own overwhelming power.
  6. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    Your entries are super professional lookin! I gotta say I have a fondness for Boober though so your Laundry Service entry is FANTASTIC!!!
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  7. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much! I enjoy your work too. All 5's! Your handling of the characters is distinct and fraggley. I must admit to flipping through my Fraggle comics hardcover before pen to Wacom. That's a beautiful book!
  8. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize how accurate it is! Stunning!
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  9. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    The Inspots are the little creatures you often see singing backup in later seasons. There are at least five, although usually only two or three appear at a time.
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  10. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    You're right. I was being punny. :coy: Hehe
  11. PDiddymus

    PDiddymus Member

    Thanks, Jamie! I was originally planning today a couple of the other Fraggles in '50s Monster movie poster parodies, but I thought about it, and nothing could look more iconic than the Attack of the 50 ft. Woman poster. :excited:
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Using Roger's Muppet designs would fall on Disney. And I think with them part of the issue is brand uniformity. Though I do see some very stylized Marvel shirts that look very nice.
  13. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    Do you really think it'll be in the next few days? I've been waiting for weeks to hear about other threadless submissions that haven't been announced. Drat! Thats not a good sign i guess.
  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    In 2011, it took them two-and-a-half weeks to contact me about my win. This was after another shirt had officially been dubbed the winner by Threadless on a non-Threadless site. I was so confused. They had decided to have two winners and there really wasn't any fanfare about either selection. Seven weeks later they sent out emails to runners-up about opportunities to package their designs for selection by vendors. I am very thankful about it all even though it was a bit of a mess.

    So I guess it could take a couple weeks for notification. Runners-up could take longer. I think they've streamlined the process since then and they now select all the winners and runners-up at once.
  15. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    Hmm, thanks for your insight! Threadless and their winner selection and notification is a total black box, so any info is good for my heart! I feel the stress dissipating.
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  16. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    One wierd thing about this contest was that where my regular show submission got an average of 3.5, this one got an average of 2.9! And this one had half of them being a score of 1! That means in this contest in particular, there was a lot of people trying to vote-down entries! Even the highest scoring submission got a ton of 1-votes. I don't know why? Maybe a lot of people were feeling desperate or something.

    It seems kind of bad-manners to me to give something a 1-vote when it doesn't deserve it. Also, I always feel like these kinds of contests have more to do with internet popularity then artistry.
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  17. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    That happens a lot. One thing to notice is that the average score a particular user gives the artists is tracked on their profile page. That has been a deciding factor for me. I won't support those who are unkind to others. That doesn't mean I'll sink them with a poor score. I just won't give those users a high-5. :grr:

    I'm fair-minded so my median score is 3.25 / 5. :coy:
    You're median score is even better than mine. Yours tracks at 3.75 / 5. :excited:
    The entries in the top five tend to give a lot of 2's. I think that's kinda tacky! :smirk:

    In the end, none of it really matters as much as what Henson and Threadless think makes for a profitable design that best represents their brand. :cool:

    Personally, many of my favorites didn't make it to the top page. Some did, but there are a lot of fantastic low-rated entries. :super:
  18. lazesummestone

    lazesummestone Well-Known Member

    Yeah I usually skip the vote instead of giving a 1 score.
    but yeah there were a lot of real good entries a page or two back. And I guess on the last Fraggle Contest (with Talenthouse) their winning pick was way far back- I had actually never seen the entry when it popped up as the grand prize winner! So yeah, maybe all the voting stuff is just for publicity and a way to bring in traffic.
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  19. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

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  20. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    Gosh, having only three winners does seem like a small amount, I was hoping for some more shirt options to purchase.

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