The Great GWJ T-Shirt Design Contest

It's been a long time since Gamers With Jobs has sold any kind of merchandise. We're under a constant barrage of requests for new mugs and shirts, but we've been hesitant to climb back into bed with yet another abusive merchant partner to bring you the goods. Now that we're significantly bigger than we were back then, it's time to wade in and give everyone a chance to represent. My own Sway Classic shirt is getting ragged too, so this time ... it's personal.

We will be bringing back the classic shirt and mug as part of this new initiative, but we wanted to tap into the creative whirlpool that is the GWJ community and get some hot new designs too. This is your chance to be totally famous, all while signing over complete ownership of your creation to the GWJ Mega-Corp. What fun! Read on for details.

What We're Looking For

- Three colors or less. This keeps the cost-per-shirt down.
- Incorporating Stan is a plus, but not 100% necessary if you have an awesome idea.
- Nothing too in-jokey. Wiener Bomb says hi.
- A design that can easily be put on other stuff like mugs or baby diapers would be excellent.
- Something understated that could be worn at work would be interesting.
- No giant graphics splashed across the whole front of the shirt unless it's something House would wear.

Deadline is September 7th, 2009! Send your submissions to [email protected]. You can also hit us up there if you need some high-res assets of Stan or other artwork we may have laying around. Thanks and good luck!

Wait a Minute, What's In It For Me?

Aside from the undying gratitude of the site staff and community, we'll also give you a bunch of free shirts and stuff with your awesome design on them. You'll also get super powers.

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Why is the deadline my move in day? Yipes.

Baby diapers! .. and super powers...

I'm not sure I'll be able to come up with anything, but I figure I'll ask for anyone else who's curious:

Any non-metallic Pantone color okay, or is it a more limited palette?

As far as content delivery, do you have a preference for .eps, .tif, .psd, etc.?

We can work with pretty much any format, but I'm making an assumption that any artist can accommodate the merchant we end up choosing. That's still in the works ...

As for color, any non-metallic should be fine. We don't want to sell $30 t-shirts

No skill myself, but something subdued with just "GWJ" emblem or such would be pretty cool. - Like a collared golf shirt so I could look the corporate part for a change.
Maybe hand embroidered with gold laminated silk on virgin Cuban thighs?

"Something understated that could be worn at work would be interesting."

Sounds good, but I'm doubtful that any T-shirt will go with french cuffs, a wing collar and a long black gown.

GWJ loot? Can't wait. I'll definitely buy at least one t-shirt.

Someone please make something totally awesome? Please?

- Nothing too in-jokey. Wiener Bomb says hi.

Drat. There goes the "I'd Hit It" idea.

rabbit wrote:
Someone please make something totally awesome? Please?

Also, please please pick a vendor that carries XLT shirts? Please?

In jokey? C'mon, I've been dying to get a shirt that just has "finger-->butt" in white letters on black across the front. Maybe in thought bubble from Stan.

I still have my Wiener Bomb shirt. I love it! It is the bomb, so to speak. I got to loose a few pounds though as it's a bit tight on me right now.

- Nothing too in-jokey. Wiener Bomb says hi.

Gaald wrote:
I still have my Wiener Bomb shirt. I love it! It is the bomb, so to speak. I got to loose a few pounds though as it's a bit tight on me right now.

I missed it when it came around last time.

Bonus points for any shirt that incorporates "Certis is Awesome" in a tasteful manner.

Can't wait to drink my coffee like a Goodjer should. Thinking thermal mugs?

Ooh Baby! If only I were an artist, fame and acclaim would be mine!

How many designs are you thinking of making? Just the one? Two? Five?

Will there be limits on where you will ship to? I want me some mugs I missed out last time around.

Maybe we could pay extra to get the shirts embroidered with our tags, would make it easy to put names to faces at slap and tickles?

Prozac wrote:
Maybe we could pay extra to get the shirts embroidered with our tags, would make it easy to put names to faces at slap and tickles?

I like this idea.

Prozac wrote:
Will there be limits on where you will ship to? I want me some mugs I missed out last time around.

Maybe we could pay extra to get the shirts embroidered with our tags, would make it easy to put names to faces at slap and tickles?

Awesome idea! GWJ design on one side and optional forum name with tag line on the other. I just hope these shirts go well with the leather chaps that everyone apparently wears to the S&Ts.

I will buy the new design, whatever it is, only if there is a reissue of the original too. Sway's design was full of win. Full of it!

Prozac wrote:
Will there be limits on where you will ship to? I want me some mugs I missed out last time around.

Maybe we could pay extra to get the shirts embroidered with our tags, would make it easy to put names to faces at slap and tickles?

I was just thinking of this myself! Nice!

No in-jokes here:
"A workman-like shirt designed for the masses!" left-breast text circling the traditional GWJ logo, or perhaps in the thought bubble.

"Now featuring 100% more angry Rob!" in bold on the back.

"Brought to you by the august minds of Certis, Elysium, Rabbit and R. Gorgeous Borges." with this is as the footer.

Perhaps Borges is misspelled? Okay, I suck.

The House shirt linked in the OP looks like an Affliction shirt (it's not, but it's approaching that level of busy-ness). Can we do one with flaming skulls circling Stan?

I only have two questions:

Baby doll? Please?

Hooray! Will the shirts be ready by PAX?

Mystic Violet wrote:
I only have two questions:

Baby doll? Please? :D

A thousand times ditto'ed.

Can I pre-order?

2 words. Jesus in a Ferrari with Pyro.

Perhaps Borges is misspelled? Okay, I suck.

Nope dead on. Now that's surprising, no one ever gets that name right.

I'm no where near creative enough to come up with a good idea, but you can count me in for spending my hard-earned money.

Probably won't be able to contribute anything on the design end, but I'll be happy to throw dollars at whatever we come up with. As a slight aside, I'm really hoping we have more then black shirts to pick from, but if that's the only way to get one I'm game.

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