Clothe a Fiddler Player! Fiddle Hangout Players Union Shirt Design


$268 paid

23 custom designs

12pre-qualified designers

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Winning design #11 by Hatemachine, T-shirt Design for Clothe a Fiddler Player! Fiddle Hangout Players Union Shirt Design Contest
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designed by Hatemachine

Project description

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

We've been doing this since 2009, and members look forward to the new shirt each 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 Fiddle Hangout logo (download it using the links below), or at least the words "Fiddle 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 fiddle-specific image on the shirt (not just some text) is a big plus.
- Visit to see the last 3 year's shirt designs.

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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  • DO THE THREE COLORS INCLUDE THE BACKGROUND COLOR? Is the background color the color of the actual t-shirt?
  • Good Day Contest Holder, I have for you a classic design giving it the feel of old style fiddling with class. All images are free for commercial use and fonts used are also free. Thank you for this opportunity. Enjoy, Dawn
  • Hi Eschlange, wow.. I never thought before you will pick my design in this contest. I already uploaded AI and EPS file with few changes as you mentioned before. you can start to review them. I'm not trimming anything on the design, so you can easily make a small changes there. If there's something missing or you want to make a revise, don't hesitate to give me feedback. Big Thanks. Hatemachine
  • Hello again, Hatemachine! Nice work as before! I like the text (left) side of the design I picked, but I don't like the fiddle being but out on the edges--looks a little weird. Could you try doing something else with it? Maybe just have it next to it? Or overlapping it somehow? Or behind it?
  • This is a decent design, but too much like our shirt from a couple years ago.
  • The files you sent over will work great. Thanks!