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The future is now!  And with deviantWEAR’s newest Design Challenge, the past is now, too!  Don't let the present slip away from you.  Zoom over to deviantWEAR to enter your creation into Retro Future: The Future That Never Was.


:star:  Participation is easy!


You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.

Deviants vote on their favorite designs.

Judges choose based on the highest-voted submissions.

Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!

This time around, step back into the Retro Future and design a t-shirt that captures the essence of idealistic imagery of the future as imagined in the pre-1970s era.  Skyscrapers that round to a bulb at their top, ringed with futuristic bands for extra support.  Flying cars that drive their silver-suited inhabitants to their jobs on Mars.  Sleek, spherical household appliances that do everything from shower you to cook your dinner in a matter of instants.  You tell us!

For more inspiration on the deviantWEAR Design Challenge, check out the Retro Future contest category!


:star:  Prizes, prizes, prizes!


Two winners will be selected!  Each winner receives $1,500 cash and 20 units of their t-shirt! Plus, each of the winning designs will be sold in deviantWEAR. You could see your design from the past worn by someone in the future.


:star:  Not a designer?


Just like with the last Design Challenge, you still have a chance to make an impact and determine the future of deviantWEAR's designs.  All throughout the contest, keep an eye on the Retro Future contest category.  To keep things fair, we'll show you a random assortment for you to browse through the submitted designs.

If you see a design that would make a great shirt, click "I Would Wear This" on the deviation to cast your vote for the entry. View the entries!


:star:  Worried about cheaters?


Don't worry.  When the contest is over, deviantART will review the source of all entry data (including but not limited to username and IP data) for suspicious activity and remove fraudulent votes.  Also, just because a design has the most votes doesn't mean it automatically wins.  The 75 designs receiving the most votes will move to the final judging round, where our panel of experts will pick two of the hottest Retro Future t-shirts to produce.

But hurry into the Retro Future! The deadline for entries is January 25, 2012, and voting ends February 8, 2012. Submit your designs and cast your votes now!


:onfire:  Don't delay!


Click here to get started!  And be sure to read the Official Terms for all the technical details.

Engage!

~Heidi


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:icondaveartwork:
daveartwork Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello, all! Because I do not have as much deviantWatchers as everyone else, I thought I'd post a link to my design in hopes of getting more votes.

I hope you all enjoy: [link] Good luck to everyone!
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:iconelectricpoppers:
ELECTRICPOPPERS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because everyone else does this too!
[link]
You know what to do ;)
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Huh. I've commented a lot here lately. :stupidme: Well anyway, I've finally finished with my t-shirt design!! :dance: I got it uploaded before the deadline.

Check it out: [link]
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Dang! I'm so nervous! :fear: I have less the 24 hours to submit my artwork. I've been working on it for 2 weeks now! :stupidme:
Come on, CyberLogic! Hurry! :eager:
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:icongizmoatwork:
Gizmoatwork Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Really enjoy the contest.
Please have a look at my entry : [link]
Hope you'll like it... :thanks:
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Just for confirmation, can I use textures from Resources & Stock Images > Textures for my entry? The Official Terms state:
"May not contain any stock images unless it is stock imagery you yourself have created on your own (licensed stock brushes and textures are acceptable)"
But I don't know what constitutes a "licensed" texture. :confused: Please, I need to know before the deadline. :eager:
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
My question was answered elsewhere! :D
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:iconcccesss:
ccCeSss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please check mine ^^ --> [link]
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A few more days b4 the deadline. ;)
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:iconspacingham:
spacingham Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
hate to say it but i haven't seen an entry yet that i liked.
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:iconzeldaxlove1:
ZeldaxLove1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student
Here is my entry!
[link]

I hope y'all like it!
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:iconcherushichibi:
CherushiChibi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I FINISHHHHHED

[link]
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:icon260696:
260696 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
i very like this....
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:icon260696:
260696 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
i very like this....
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:iconramenthief:
RamenThief Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
i dont have a chance because i dont have watchers or anything
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:iconmaumanga:
maumanga Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That doesn´t mean anything. If you´re a good artist, you do it because you LIKE, not to show off.

Do try to join, man.
We can use your own argument as a counter-reason: if you win, OH you can be sure you´ll have a few thousand new watchers.
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:iconloanathecat:
Loanathecat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice
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:icondrjooji:
DRJooji Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
When's the deadline?
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:iconjaykayt:
jaykayt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Finally got my first one (two?) up.... have two other designs in Painter but not done yet.

[link]
[link]

Please check them out? :)
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:iconhaitianhallow:
HaitianHallow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
sounds great...if only I had the time :(
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:iconallessaria:
Allessaria Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I clicked the link. v.v Reverse psychology...works every time.XD
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:iconhaitianhallow:
HaitianHallow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
hahahahah it gets the best of us!
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:iconallessaria:
Allessaria Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe. We've all got a bit of rebellion in us. XD
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:iconhaitianhallow:
HaitianHallow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
thats the secret behind the rebel
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:iconjaykayt:
jaykayt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know, it does, doesn't it? I think we all have that little bit of oppositional spirit in us >.< lol (and I clicked it too)
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:iconallessaria:
Allessaria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Too true
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:iconxxmoodyxx:
xXMoodyXx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
can i print out the shirt outlines draw on them, scan them back in and submit? will that work?
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:iconmimint:
Mimint Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope the judges won't consider the votes at the final round because that would be unfair O_O
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:icondincel:
dincel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would really apreciate if you would take a look at my designs: [link] and [link]
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:iconcccesss:
ccCeSss Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
advertisements:
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:iconeiresfire:
EiresFire Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Is it horrible for me to want an "I wouldn't wear this" button? :bleh:
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:icongvbn10:
gvbn10 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
weeeee!
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:iconthamyris71:
Thamyris71 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah guess the popular people will win this one. =/
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:iconmadmoonmedia:
MadmoonMedia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Snarf Bip bot dop! Bing!
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:iconmanar1:
manar1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Please have a look [link]
good luck to you all in the contest! :D
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:iconkysel:
KyseL Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't stand a chance if it's from voting, since I have about 10 watchers ._.
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:iconmisshirsty:
misshirsty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
come on a vote for my t-shirt !!!

tittle : food in a can. [link]
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Dang! I'm running out of time! I really hope that I can finish with my design before the deadline. :fear:

CyberLogic! What are you doing typing here?! Hurry! Finish already! :eager:

Yes sir. :ashamed:
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:iconyellowwindow6:
yellowwindow6 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is kinda hard for me count me out!
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:iconarbiter10123:
Arbiter10123 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Sweet! this reminds me of Fallout
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:iconariis:
Ariis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heres my entry : [link]
Fella going to the moon! :heart:
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:iconchibifrijja:
Chibifrijja Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icondragonianarts:
DragonianArts Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm also a little late to enter the contest, but here goes!

Please have a look: [link]

Thanks, and good luck to you all in the contest!! :)
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:iconxeza:
xeza Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
I have a question: how does it work if you live in France, like me?
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:iconsimplylemie:
SimplyLemie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
What part would change depending on where you live?
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:iconthestealthone:
TheStealthOne Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   General Artist
Heheh, I'd like to join but I'm not a really good designer and I have school, so I have a very little time to design. So maybe I'll think about joining and of course voting! There are so many great designs I haven't vote for yet, it is just if I can vote for more than one design.
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:iconalphamusician:
AlphaMusician Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Entered! A little late, but it still counts! Anyone care to check it out?
[link]
[link]
[link]
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:iconblackrockshooter12:
BlackRockShooter12 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
:iconpervyrinplz: awesome... :iconpervylenplz:
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:iconblazeigon:
Blazeigon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use the DA character?
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:iconcyberlogic:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
If you mean Fella then Sure! Last contest like this one had a t-shirt design with Fella on it and it won. If you're talking about the dA logo then that is okay to use too. :D I intend on using both for my design when it's done.
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