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Threadless Muppet T-Shirt Design Challenge

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Pork, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    @Dr Tooth: Yeah, Im a bit lazy too. I honestly couldn't think of anything that'd fit in with the typical threadless feel. I could have done some cheap hipster thing, Kermit and Fozzie with fake mustaches or Beaker and Bunsen high fiving in the air. I settled on just doing a big Big Mean Carl image with a floating feather above him that he just coughed up. But uh, Big Mean Carl isn't exactly something people would know(he's now one of my top 5 fave tho)

    Also your art/coloring has really improved!
  2. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    The Kermit mosaic is epic win! I love how most of the additional generic and minor Muppet charries are included with the central/3-dimensoinal characters and major Muppet characters. Canon, indeed. <3
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  3. PDiddymus

    PDiddymus Member

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  4. SJohnson

    SJohnson Well-Known Member

  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    5 from me! And a supportive comment too. Very Muppety.
  6. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    This totally sucks. I want a good 60% of all of them! :)
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  7. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    Did everyone see the one with Cookie Monster?:eek:
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    This one?

    I really don't like it. It's poorly manipulated stock art.

    I take it back... I'd give that a 1, no doubt.
  9. TSSD

    TSSD Well-Known Member

    Kermit's eyes and Piggy's snout both just really creep me out on that one. The eyes especially!
  10. Pork

    Pork Well-Known Member

    There are so many fantastic designs! So excited to eventually buy one of those t-shirts. I just with I could own more than one of them!!!
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Scribbled out another tee design. Look for it tomorrow. It's called "Symbiosis" and it's not really designed to compete. It's just some muppety fun. :p My best friend moved away this week and I felt like using my idle hands to create something to dedicate to him. :sympathy:
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  13. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    That was my thoughts exactly... it's the same pictures we've all seen 1000 times. What really threw me off though was Cookie being there... it seems to me that someone is just trying to cash in and took what they thought were the most popular "Muppets" apparently not realizing that Cookie and co. are a completely different property.

    It's people like that that ruin the contest for others that have actually tried hard....
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Cookie's inclusion doesn't bug me half as much as the ugly traced in photoshop stock photos... wasn't that Kermit already a T-shirt? Someone else stole it, sure.. but at least they didn't manage to make it look like a horrible rainbow of ugly.

    I find these cheap photomanips unfair to those who actually drew something original... or at least did a GOOD job photomanipulating.
  15. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    Favourite quote of the day... thank you for that. :)
  16. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    We already have Kermit's Rainbow to fill that niche. Talk about being off-message.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Still, the OTHER guy who stole the exact design... I think some of the ones that just reuse stock pictures should be disqualified.

    I mean, why bother with a contest if you're just going to use the same images over and over with different words? They already pay people to do that! :p
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Mine's still faring well. Thanks everybody for the support! I created a second design out of pure silliness. It's called "Symbiosis" and I dedicated it to my friend Chip who moved away this week.
  19. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    *laughs* I love this! Big Mean Carl is gonna be mighty peeved he was left out, I bet.

    Nice tats on the model. Did I predict that or what?
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  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Actually working on one that features Carl and a couple others, should be up later tonight. I figured eh, not like this opportunity will come around again soon. I think it's nuts to only pick one, I think Threadless should just make a whole line of them based off of one's the staff feels would sell well.

    Also, as much as I'm kind of meh on people using stock photos...what the heck is up with people using Sesame characters? I think I even saw someone using Elmo(ugh...SO glad he's not going to have a cameo in the movie)

    I am REALLY happy at seeing people use more obscure characters, like Frogboy's Symbiosis, the Thog one, the Muppaphones one and the Lew Zealand row boat one.

    Some of these, even if they don't win, I'm going to try and print onto blank t-shirts for private use.

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