Banjo Players Worldwide Will Wear Your T-Shirt Design!

Source file looks great--I consider this one wrapped up! Overall, I got lots of good design options to choose from. Thanks for your service, DesignContest!

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Winning design #114 by Hatemachine, T-shirt Design for Banjo Players Worldwide Will Wear Your T-Shirt Design! Contest
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Project description

Each year, we design a new shirt which is sent to members of the "Banjo Hangout Players Union." Players Union members pay a small fee for an annual membership, and in return get the exclusive shirt, discounts at popular banjo stores, ads turned off on the site, and a few more benefits.

We've been doing this since 2007, and members look forward to the new shirt each year. We anticipate approximately 1,000 shirts being sent to members worldwide this year.

Here are some design constraints you MUST follow:
- design is just for the front of the shirt
- design must use no more than 3 colors (to keep my printing costs down)
- design must include the year on it (2012) as well as the text "Players Union"
- design must include the Banjo Hangout logo (download it using the links below), or at least the words "Banjo Hangout"
- max design size on the shirt is 12.5"w x 17"h

And here are some design ideas you can OPTIONALLY use (just to get your ideas going!):
- having a banjo-specific image on the shirt (not just some text) is a big plus. Hard to find good banjo artwork out there, though! If you use an image of a banjo, make sure it's a 5-string banjo, and not a 4-string. The 5-string has a 5th string tuner halfway up the neck like this: 39d7
- it's our 5-year anniversary, so maybe working that into it would be cool. Plus, most banjos have 5 strings! Hmmm...
- Visit to see the last 3 year's shirt designs.
- Members are mostly male--probably 90% of the shirts sold are to males. So girly designs are out.
- I also run Hangouts for Fiddle, Dobro, Guitar, and Mandolin... and will be having shirts made for those as well. If you come up with a design that can work for multiple instruments (like this year's design, were we just swapped out the instrument graphic) that's not a bad thing. But I'm also not stuck on having a similar design for all the sites.

Since this is an annual thing, I'll be needing another shirt for next year. If I get more than one design I really like, I would be happy to pay for the rights to the second design, and use it next year.

I look forward to your submissions!

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