This was my submission to the Uniqlo Nintendo t-shirt design contest last year. I didn't put too much time into it, as you can clearly see, and I didn't expect it to win, but I do have to say I was severely disappointed in the winners. There were some artists who worked their asses off drawing insane art and the winners were pretty much all people who just blew up sprites from the games. No offense to any of the winners, but most of them left me scratching my head. Especially considering the rules stated "no official copyrighted images may be used" and the winners almost all had copyrighted sprites ripped straight from NES games in them. It also just helped to make the line not feel very "fan made". All the winners just looked like the type of official products you already see Nintendo push out into stores everywhere. But, anyway, Here's my crappy design. I tried to keep it simple as I tried to make it look like a typical t-shirt and not just a piece of gamer merchandise.
Yeah i saw the winning entries, it just really seems like they just wanted something more neutral and not let the artist's style shine through... So i'm guessing that's why they went with blown-up sprites.
Anyhow, even if you weren't satisfied with your entry it still looks pretty cool imo!
I don't know. I wouldn't mind making some shirts out of this, but I don't have access to a shirt printer and any companies to do it through don't allow printing of licensed characters unless you have the OK from the legal owner. I would gladly sell you one for your sister if I had access to such.
Thanks man I appreciate the thought man. ^^ Yeah T-shirt designs sure are tricky to printed and sold, so much copyrights ya have to swurve over. Like I am a member of our colleges smash bros club and designing shirts of the logos of smash characters, but need to make sure that certain images aren't TMed
I gladly would've purchased this rather than the entries that won. Some of their better designs are only in kid sizes as well. What if I wanted that Zelda shirt? I'd rep a Princess Peach shirt, or an Animal Crossing shirt! Super lame. =/
Yeah, there were some truly good winners, but like you said, they made some for exclusive sizes only. I feel like we are in the day and age where geek culture is so big and commonplace, companies should know better than to isolate merchandise from certain ages or genders.