Reader Contest: Design an Art of Manliness T-Shirt

by Brett & Kate McKay on June 29, 2008 · 6 comments

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Calling all designers! Many of you may have noticed the “Shop” link up at the top where you can find Art of Manliness T-shirts that I created. I thought I did a decent job considering my sucky GIMP and design skills. But to be honest, I think they could be much better

I’ve decided to let the more talented among you create a much more aesthetically pleasing product.

Here’s how it works:

1. Design a logo/words that we can slap on a t-shirt and send us the image. We’re looking for two designs. One for the men and also one for the ladies who read Art of Manliness and want to tell the world they dig manly men.

2. Submissions are due in 2 weeks (July 13, 2008). You can submit by emailing the image to artofmanliness at gmail. Images should be in PNG or GIF format.

3. Submissions will be voted on by you the readers. We’ll have two winners: the men’s version and the ladies version. Double your chances of winning by submitting twice.

4. The winners will receive a wonderful list of prizes:

  • $50 Gift Card to Amazon.com
  • A Subscription to Popular Mechanics Magazine
  • A Free T-shirt
  • An insane amount of fame and prestige. Maybe not an insane amount, but you’ll definitely be famous among thousands of Art of Manliness readers.

5. The winning images you send will belong to me, so by submitting your image/ideas, you are signing them over to me.  If you’re not down with that, don’t submit.

So you might be asking “What kind of design are you looking for?” Well, something that goes with the Art of Manliness ethos. The t-shirt doesn’t necessairily have to have John L. Sullivan (the AoM boxer guy) in it, but it would be cool if it did. We’re also big fans of the vintage look and a t-shirt with that vibe would go well with the site.

So show the world your manly design skills! We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sam June 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Just FYI, it’s aesthetically pleasing. Trust me, you don’t mean ascetically :) I will try to get a design in myself!

2 John Sherrill July 8, 2008 at 9:09 pm

What email address should we send our designs to?

3 Mitchell S July 10, 2008 at 11:47 am

How many colors are we limited to?

4 Mitchell S July 20, 2008 at 10:53 am

I emailed you my submission, but I am moving soon and will be without internet for a while. Wanted to give you the heads up in the offchance I’m the winner.

5 Mickey Fox July 22, 2008 at 5:01 pm

T-Shirt? A contest for a MANLY T-Shirt?

Real men have hair on their chest and back (and thus are protected from teh elements) and they don’t need no stinkin’ T-Shirts….

Me, I wear a T-shirt being the hairless monkey that I am….. But an Art of Manliness T-Shirt should really be more of a question like “Can you french-braid the hair on your chest/back?” Heck, why did you pick a T-Shirt anyway? Shouldn’t it be an AoM Plaid Lumberjack shirt? Or een the AoM Huntng Jacket?

I am so disappointed guys.

6 Mickey Fox July 22, 2008 at 5:01 pm

T-Shirt? A contest for a MANLY T-Shirt?

Real men have hair on their chest and back (and thus are protected from teh elements) and they don’t need no stinkin’ T-Shirts….

Me, I wear a T-shirt being the hairless monkey that I am….. But an Art of Manliness T-Shirt should really be more of a question like “Can you french-braid the hair on your chest/back?” Heck, why did you pick a T-Shirt anyway? Shouldn’t it be an AoM Plaid Lumberjack shirt? Or even the AoM Huntng Jacket?

I am so disappointed guys.

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