T-Shirt Design Contest

Also see: How to make a Necronomicon T-Shirt design An essay on the theory behind shirt designs.
The design at the right was used in 2013. Here are the details for submitting a desigm for our 2016 shirt. We look forward to seeing what YOU, The Artists, send us!

For the T-shirt design in 2016, we are going to be trying some different ideas. This year, the majority of the T-shirt sales will be done via pre-order. To do this it means we are asking for designs earlier then before. Much earlier. On the plus side, pre-ordered shirt will get a price break and you will be assured of having the size you wanted.

The upshot of this is that we are looking at a deadline of July 12th as the day we decide on a Shirt Design. And if your design is chosen? What do you get? Well, you get the satisfaction of having your art on the Shirt. We will also give you two free shirts and you will be imortalized on these pages.

If you are interested in submitting a design, please contact the T-shirt admin guy, Mark Jones. Here's some information on creating a design:

All designs should be in our hands (either physically, or electronically) July 12th, at the absolute latest. On July 13th, the members at the Stone Hill meeting will vote on the design they like best. If you are going to submit, good communication with Mark Jones, the T-shirt admin, is important.

In past years, the Program Book Guys have picked a theme to use as the humorous slant of the writing. In 1995, they did "Necronomicon for Numbskulls" and in 2005, they decided to raise the educational bar and do "Necronomicon University". While the T-shirt design does not HAVE to follow the theme, it has on a number of years. ('96,'98,'99,'00,'01,'02,'04,'06, '07, 08, 09, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) To the right is an advertisement that was in the Oasis program book for 2006. Use this to give you an idea of the writers bent. (or is that bent writers?)

In 2016, the program book theme is: Urban Legends!
Think UFOs, Bigfoot, Men in Black, Loch Ness Monster and anything else that might show up in the Tabloids or the internet Creepy-pasta sites. Go with something that evokes the Fringe element and gets us in the mood for crack-pot theories.

You don't HAVE to stay with the Urban Legen theme, but it will be voted on by club members, and they've always liked a well-done concept

Expect the design to be on a black shirt. Those sell the best. You can use colors; White plus 2 or 3 others if need be. The design must have the words "Necronomicon" and " 2016 " on it somewhere. Extra verbage is allowed.

The long sleave shirt may have something on the arm. It's not necessary for you to include this part, but you can if you like. Usually Necronomcon and a symbol of some sort. If you click this link, you can go to the T-Shirt History page, where you will find a compilation of all the t-shirts for the past 30-plus years.

If possible, but not required, use the "necro glyph" in the design. Below are a couple of variations and formats. If you need it in another format, please email me with the details. If you have any questions, please write. Mark Jones

Click the image to download a 1.2mb zip file that contains:
One layered, Photoshop 7 .PSD file, 1600x1600 in 200dpi, 1.5mb
One 1600 x 1600 200dpi .JPG file white on black, 740K
One 1600 x 1600 200dpi .JPG file black on white, 740K



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