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.

Comments

Rob_Anybody wrote:
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.

Agreed. I want mine to say "Hello my name is Inigo Mantoya"

A GWJ t-shirt huh? That's something even I would buy.

For those of us who never saw the original t-shirt shown above can we get a high-resolution version to appreciate the gag?

Yew wrote:

For those of us who never saw the original t-shirt shown above can we get a high-resolution version to appreciate the gag?

Yes please. We want to feel included, even though we're not.

Rob_Anybody wrote:

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.

Naw, do that on the back and turn it 90 degrees clockwise and center it. Maybe a small GWJ logo on the front.
[size=6] please, please do not attempt this. [/size]

Given that this is Gamers With Jobs, I would love to have a casual-Friday-OK polo with some variation of the GWJ logo on it. That way we can silently rebel against The Man while happily collecting a paycheck from The Man.

Ravenlock wrote:
Yew wrote:

For those of us who never saw the original t-shirt shown above can we get a high-resolution version to appreciate the gag?

Yes please. We want to feel included, even though we're not. ;)

Here is Sway's original comic:

IMAGE(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/1237/comicinvaders.gif)

Anyone gonna be posting their submission ideas in this thread for critique / appreciation?

I wouldn't mind seeing a design of Stan, smashed on many, many beers, chainsawing his TV set in half. Underneath it would say

RAGEQUIT

And under that it would say

VIDEO GAMES ARE PROVEN TO CAUSE AGGRESSION AND BABY-EATING

And under that it would say

Dante's Inferno: Go To Hell (TM) Fall 2009!

I got 5 on it.

Eridanis wrote:

Given that this is Gamers With Jobs, I would love to have a casual-Friday-OK polo with some variation of the GWJ logo on it. That way we can silently rebel against The Man while happily collecting a paycheck from The Man. :)

This.

I will definitely try to give it a shot.

I would love a Stan polo shirt. Our office is laid back enough that I wear polo shirts every day, so not just for Fridays.

I'm going to take a stab at this. Can someone link to the thread with the pic of the "This sh*t just got real". I can't seem to find it.

The polo idea is rad. Would buy.

Also:

IMAGE(http://www.willowtreeaudio.com/images/hellomynameisGWJer.jpg)

It would be worth it just to see the veins pop out on Elysium's head.

Is it possible to get access to a hi-res version of Stan for possible useage/abuseage in a design?

Put me down for a shirt or two, and a ceramic coffee mug.

Assuming that the shirts don't end up being a blight on the t-shirt industry. In that case put me down for three.

There's got to be some way we can work "I wanna friend you up" or "oogaba" (the word, not the body parts) into a shirt without it being too in-jokey.

Rat Boy wrote:

There's got to be some way we can work "I wanna friend you up" or "oogaba" (the word, not the body parts) into a shirt without it being too in-jokey.

And here I thought you were all about getting oogaba OUT of the shirt.

Teneman wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

There's got to be some way we can work "I wanna friend you up" or "oogaba" (the word, not the body parts) into a shirt without it being too in-jokey.

And here I thought you were all about getting oogaba OUT of the shirt.

All right, on to a shirt.

I do need some good super powers

Rat Boy wrote:

There's got to be some way we can work "I wanna friend you up" or "oogaba" (the word, not the body parts) into a shirt without it being too in-jokey.

I second the "I wanna friend you up" idea.

I want the Stan Polo, that would kick ass.

I submitted mine. Can't wait to see the entries. I love these types of contests.

I was going to just requote this:

Grumpicus wrote:
Eridanis wrote:

Given that this is Gamers With Jobs, I would love to have a casual-Friday-OK polo with some variation of the GWJ logo on it. That way we can silently rebel against The Man while happily collecting a paycheck from The Man. :)

This.

then Quintin nailed it:

Quintin_Stone wrote:

I would love a Stan polo shirt. Our office is laid back enough that I wear polo shirts every day, so not just for Fridays.

I wear polos 5 days a week, so I'll need about 10 of these shirts. I'll only convince my wife I need two or three though.

I loved the old scout style shirt. I still wear mine often.

warning old pic:
IMAGE(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3769955741_1bc3ede452_b.jpg)

elewis17 wrote:

I'm going to take a stab at this. Can someone link to the thread with the pic of the "This sh*t just got real". I can't seem to find it.

It's buried in the Post a Picture thread.
IMAGE(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/9599/gwjteam.png)
Here's the picture, but the base image isn't mine. It's from MS Paint Adventure, a webcomic. I just spent about 30 minutes replacing the heads.
Here's the original:
IMAGE(http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3739/25105857.png)

I would pay phat money for that shirt.

Well mine pretty much breaks all the rules laid out, but it was in my head and needed to be applied to paper. Lots of memories here... Also going over old threads really slowed me down.

LINK

It's still pretty prelim... Thinking about adding transparencies to the dropshadow and alternating shades of grey for the text. Bet that'd look cool. Anyhow, lemme know what you think!

Stylez wrote:

Well mine pretty much breaks all the rules laid out, but it was in my head and needed to be applied to paper. Lots of memories here... Also going over old threads really slowed me down.

LINK

It's still pretty prelim... Thinking about adding transparencies to the dropshadow and alternating shades of grey for the text. Bet that'd look cool. Anyhow, lemme know what you think!

That's cool. It needs "I wanna friend you up!" if it's not already there (some text obscured by title, natch).

How did I miss that!? Yeah... In fact if anyone has any choice quotes they want added let me know. I've still got space along the bottom for plenty more.