chrispadafora got their new t-shirt by running a design contest:
Create a Unqiue Cryptocurrency Inspired T-shirt Design for a New Online Store
Check out chrispadafora's T-shirt contest…
Hi 99Designs Community, I'm excited to launch this design contest for a new business I started in the lightening fast growing Cryptocurrency space. The purpose of this contest is to kickstart the first set of designs that we will use for our business launch that will help distinguish our colours, fonts and graphic styles for the brand. Our goal is to find a design style that can be repeated for future designs and modified slightly to incorporate new characters and/or phrases. Some context for the brand. The cryptocurrency community is unbelievably passionate and with any niche group they have their own language, sayings, personality, phrases and symbols they relate with. I'm personally a crypto enthusiast so many of these ring home for me. One of those universal sayings is "HODL". In our community it means to "HOLD" your investments for the long term rather than to respond to the ever changing volatile market conditions and sell cryptocurrency early. Obviously it's misspelled and that's the way we like it. Here is a link with further explanation and origin story. (https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2b8t78/whats_hodl/) HODL is the brand for my ecommerce business that will sell cryptocurrency inspired products like apparel, phone cases, shoes, backpacks, stickers, canvas art, hats etc. What we don't want to be is another t-shirt company that has corny sayings, (aka Keep Calm and Buy Bitcoin), but instead we want to create products that have beautifully simple and playful designs that are representative of the cryptocurrency culture. We want to create products that even a non-cyrpto enthusiast would wear and find unique. Attached are many designs we have found that are representative of the design style we are looking for. Many of these are animated, simple, playful, tech oriented, flat, vectorized, colourful and unique. The goal would be to create 10-15 symbols (unicorns, moons, rocketships, coins etc.) in the next 6 months each with different short phrases as part of the design. We are looking for a creative designer to come up with a few early versions of these symbols + phrases during this contest using our outlined "mood board" attached. Simple, animated and playful. Our goal is not to just pick a design but instead find a designer that we can work with for the long term and that would be a part of our team in the fast moving crypto space. We don't have a logo or typeface so feel free to get creative knowing that what you come up with may stick for the long term. HODL with a cool font most likely will be what we will go with for the logo.
For this contest it's critical to understand that yes it's a design for a t-shirt but we intend to use the same designs on a hoodie, phone case, hat, sticker, mug, magnet etc. so what's submitted must be able to translate on these other products without alteration. GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN SUBMISSIONS For this contest select 2 of the 4 symbols below (bitcoin, ethereum, moon & rocketship, lambo & moon) to create 2 SEPARATE animated graphics to be used on our products that are similar to the inspirational images we attached to this contest (animated, colourful, playful, techy, simple etc.). Then select a phrase for each of those symbols that's in "( brackets )" beside each symbol below (for example creating an animation of a moon and rocketship with the phrase "To The Moon" or an animation of Bitcoin with the phrase "Just HODL" or "Bitcoin") to include as part of the final design for each. - Bitcoin ( Bitcoin, HODL, Buy & HODL, Buy The Dip) - Ethereum (Ethereum, HODL, Lambos to the Moon, Buy & HODL, Trade Short. HODL Long) - Moon and Rocketship (To the Moon, Just HODL, HODL) - Lamborghini and Moons (Lambos to the Moon) We will select a winner based on both designs submitted as they should represent a similar style that we intend to expand upon in the future. Do not copy the attached images exactly but instead bring your creative flair to it utilizing the input we provided around our brand direction. Feel free to be as creative as possible and if you would like to combine a few symbols (ex. moons + rocketship + bitcoin) for a single design go right ahead. We have yet to identify our colours or typeface so your input will most likely define the brand direction.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. T-shirt starts at $199.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their t-shirt.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
chrispadafora collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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