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January 5, 2012
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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.



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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!
ELECTRICPOPPERS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Because everyone else does this too!
You know what to do ;)
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]
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:
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:
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:
CyberLogic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
My question was answered elsewhere! :D
ccCeSss Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please check mine ^^ --> [link]
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A few more days b4 the deadline. ;)
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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