Friday, July 25, 2008

Samurai Curling: vote now

We want this new curling T-shirt.

The problem is, it doesn’t exist. Yet.

We need YOUR help to create it. Right now. is an ongoing T-shirt design competition. Anyone can submit a design and if it scores enough points, and is chosen by the Threadless crew, the shirt will be printed and sold from the site... but only for a limited time.

A brilliant wizard we shall endlessly praise, who goes by the name of Scipp (real name is Niek van Wingerden, age 26) has created a simply whack samurai curling design (above). You can click on the image to see it larger, and the page link is here.

To “vote” for this design, you need to join the Threadless community via this link, then go to the above design, and then score the shirt on a scale of 0-5... zero is bad, so hit 5, of course!

We also want you click the boxes for “I’d buy it”, both T-shirt and print, and we also strongly suggest you leave a positive comment.

These are the tools uses to gauge the response to the T-shirt designs. No one is forced to actually purchase it if it wins, and goes into production.

Voting ends sometime after Monday night, July 28. looks at the top 300 designs every couple of weeks and picks out only 10-or-so designs to print, based solely on the design score, comments, and the number of “I’d buy it” clicks. Ultimately the decision of which shirts get printed are left up to them, and there is heavy competition.

Our blogreaders have stepped up before... remember the Indy Curling racecar?

Well, it’s time to step up again. Let’s show these guys – and Scipp – that curling is definitely cool, by registering and voting for this shirt!

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