See taglines in description
Desired Color Scheme:
This will be screenprinted so please no more than 3 colors max. PREFERENCE GIVEN TO SHIRTS THAT USE LESS COLOR OPTIONS.
The design should incorporate some aspect of the video game (without infringing any copyrights) and may include the text SmashBoards or Smash World, or one of the tag lines mentioned above.
A maximum of 3 colors may be used, with white and black counti
Accepted File Formats:
vector, psd 300dpi (FULLY layered, please)
This contest is for a t-shirt design for the website Smash Boards (http://smashboards.com). The website is dedicated to Super Smash Bros. fans. Super Smash Bros. is a video game that was originally made for the Nintendo 64. Since then, its sequel has come out for the gamecube, and another one has been announced for Nintendo Wii now (the official Nintendo site--not ours-- is http://smashbros.com if you want to browse the type of game/graphic style). Basically, it is a fighting game where characters from all different games (e.g. mario, kirby, bowser, DK) duke it out. Players use smashboards.com to organize tournaments and travel all around the country to play in these events.
The following image is an example of something I like - my friend made it for me years ago and we have used it as a logo, but unfortunately I do not have a high enough DPI version of it to use on a t-shirt:
The most important thing to remember is that YOU CANNOT USE COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. This means you cannot use any art that Nintendo has rights to. Unfortunately, this means you cannot use the Smash Bros. Symbol. You cannot use Nintendo characters, even if you hand draw them. You cannot use certain items that are distinctly porperty of Nintendo (such as the power-up mushroom with a face that).
As a general rule of thumb, if you are unsure as to whether you can or can't use something, then the answer is probably no. The only images from the game that you CAN use are ones that are generic enough, such as a white hand or a sword.
I am not a huge fan of shirts that have the logo covering the entire front or shirts that are too busy. The design will be printed on a normal short-sleeved t-shirt. I will do my best to keep up with feedback everyday to help you out!!
About 50% of the users on the site are teenagers between ages 13-18, the rest are mostly college aged. I am not necessarily looking to advertise my site on the T-Shirt, so whether or not you include the site name on the shirt is not as important to me. I'm more interested in a smooth looking design that people will want to wear. But including the text could work too I'm open to things!!
Here are some tag lines that you can work with, along with some explanations.
Don't Get Hit
When one of the best Smash Bros. players in the world was asked about how to win and get really good at smash, he answered "Don't Get Hit." So there's a bit of humor to this tag line.
SWF: Living life, 4 at a time
SWF stands for Smash World Forums, the name of the boards at smashboards.com. In the video game, a "life" is referred to as stock. Typically games are set so that each players get 4 stock (or four lives), meaning once they die four times they lose. This clever tagline was thought up by one of our members.
Show me your moves
A taunt that has become a kind of motto for the super smash bros. series.
My hope is to find winners for EACH tag line. I am only responsible for declaring ONE winner, however, if I see suitable designs for each tagline I am willing to declare a winner for each and pay each $150!!
Finally, I am also looking for a generic "SmashBoards.com" shirt and will be accepti