Wow! Would that really print clearly enough to show up on a t-shirt? I love it, but I worry.
"The wolverine will hunt and kill whenever the opportunity presents itself and they are tireless and persistent in their hunting activities. They will take a wide variety of foods, including hares, mice, lemmings, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots and beaver. When food is scarce, the wolverine will attempt to kill big game animals and there are authentic records of attacks upon mountain goats, moose, deer and elk. The wolverine is a courageous animal which is respected and avoided by other predators. Even cougar and grizzly bear have been known to abandon a kill on the approach of a wolverine."
This is the fifteenth and final entry of the 2009 MGoShirt Alert, a design project that will enable MgoBlog readers to vote for upcoming designs in the new MGoBlogStore. Tomorrow we'll unveil a non-BCS final elimination vote of the top four finalists .
The last entry. I've designed over forty separate shirt designs for this contest, and spent a lot of time, usually while mowing my steroid-ridden lawn, trying to think of what to do with the next shirt. Some shirts were an assumption of what I thought people wanted, and others were more carefully researched ideas of what would make a good MGoBlog shirt. Some of these appealed to me very little, but that doesn't mean they did not perform well in the MGoShirt voting.
Well, you know what-- this last one is for me. I designed THIS ONE because I wanted to.
IMPLICIT WARNING-- FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAID MY STUFF WAS TOO BUSY AND NOT SIMPLE ENOUGH, YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPLODE WITH SEETHING HATE AND/OR DISAPPROVAL. IT IS BUSIER THAN THE ALABAMA ADMISSIONS OFFICE ON SIGNING DAY, SO IF THAT'S NOT YOUR THING THEN PLEASE LOOK AWAY. YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
YES, I KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO SHOW UP FROM A DISTANCE
AND I DON'T CARE, SO CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAIL
More than any other design, I enjoyed drawing this one the most. I also spent far and away the most time drawing this one. I enjoyed drawing a wolverine maim, eat, disembowel and otherwise destroy the mascots of our opponents. I feel no sorrow or shame or regret for doing so, regardless of what I'm sure some of you will say about it. I understand and appreciate your perspective and whatever backlash I'll hear for it I fully accept. I also am fully aware that the legal ramifications of this shirt could be just south of Ragnarok. But from the beginning of this contest I wanted-- no, I needed-- to create the sight of a ferocious carcajou shredding Brutus to pieces, and the rest just kind came together around that. (And no, this is not the shirt that Dex now hates me for by not showing).
More than anything, I wanted to create a shirt to set the tone for the year...
THE BIG TEN IS OUR PREY. It's time to put last season to bed. It's time to get out there and kick the ass of anyone who dares enter our stadium. GO BLUE.
Time to vote. What do you guys think?
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***** Five Stars: I hate Brutus. Period. The sky is blue. Water is wet.
**** Four Stars: Sparty is a big puffy bastard and I can't stand him.
*** Three Stars: The ND leprechaun-- real person or not, I just wish for him to trip.
** Two Stars: Damn that Penn State lion-- leave your damn ears alone already!!
* One Star: Herky the Hawkeye is a loser. Yes, Iowa has a mascot.
So there you have it-- fifteen shirt designs over the last three weeks. You loved some, you hated others... if anyone wants to go back and look through them all, click here. Without gettin' all soft and squishy, I'd like to thank everyone for getting involved and sharing your comments and just taking part in the whole thing. More than anything I feel like I got to really know some new faces/icons around here, and was re-acquainted with a few I hadn't seen since the end of the 3-9 nightmare. Either way I hope you had fun and I hope the MGoShirt Alert helped get you excited about the upcoming season.
BUT WAIT!! Where do you think you're going??? Tomorrow is the most important part of the entire project... Check back tomorrow morning when we unveil the MGOSHIRT ALERT DEATHMATCH ELIMINATION ROUND!! The top four shirts, as voted on by you, the readers-- facing off in one last vote to see which design will show up in the store!! This is your last chance to contribute to democracy, to have your say, to-- ah, hell, man, just vote tomorrow. I'll see you then!
Wow! Would that really print clearly enough to show up on a t-shirt? I love it, but I worry.
It shows up just fine on my screen and is only about 2 inches wide. It would be about 3-4 times larger on the T.
I would make the lettering larger and put it on two lines.
Great, great shirt.
And is awesome. I'll take a half dozen.
(but again, you are talented and thank you for doing this) but I like this shirt. Very nicely done design.
would buy right now.
I like the premise, but I found it too hard to see even when zoomed in. This in full color would be awesome. This in monotone is a step above an inkblot test.
on my computer it is clear as day. I also think it is a good shirt. Throwing a four starts at it.
I particularly like the random appendage on the bottom left... Nice and gory.
Belongs to one Sparty.
Blazefire, as for whether or not this will print well, it should be fine-- it's all simple vector one-color art with suitable gaps so the ink won't bleed. Most likely it could be a legal issue, not a technical one, that keeps this off your back.
Thanks for the clarification. I'd buy it for sure. Now we just need to find a vendor who doesn't really care for copyrights.
Wouldn't wear it, but that one is pretty funny.
This is one of my favorite ones so far. The last two days have been your best designs. I knew you would churn out a good one. Thanks for your efforts.
not as good as Brian's avatar, but very funny. Taking a bite of Brutus makes this shirt a buy.
Yesterday I said not to bother... today I eat those words. Sir, this is a masterpiece that I would pay all of my rupees for.
All your mascot are belong to us!
I think this just may be the best one!
Love it. A few more entrails would be good, but that's a personal preference.
Hell yes. I would buy this for sure.
That's the best freakin' shirt of them all!!! Just tell me where to buy it! And I love the fact that "the" Ohio mascot is right under the Wolverine! Man, I hate those guys! Go Blue!!!
I would buy his today if it were available. I agree color would help this one. But price would not be an issue. Your best work yet..
I would buy this shirt immediately. It reminds me of a drawing of all the big ten mascots that they have in wisconsins hockey arena. Except this shirt is much better because it involves the death of every mascot but ours.
This is my favorite shirt yet, I would buy this without hesitation. I would also buy yesterdays shirt.
Has it been decided how many of these shirts are going to appear in the MGoStore? I'm sure I'm not the only one that would buy more than one. And thanks for all your hard work, Six Zero.
I think the dead leprechaun is my favorite.
i still prefer fat charlie, but this is very good indeed!
this is the best shirt yet but I say dump the text. Also, how are you going to get around the legal issues of using all of those images?
Try it without any text?
definitely the best one
I would buy this immediately. Amazing doesn't even come close to describing this shirt for me.
I really like this shirt. I do think that printing may be an issue. Could this be better done in an old school velvet applique so that there is no bleeding of ink, etc. Might impact the cost of producing the shirt, but also might have a cooler look to it and ensure that the lines are crisp.
This shirt is awesome, I would definitely get this one.
It's perfectly clear what's going on in the image by itself which is great, but the text doesn't add anything and even shoots it into being cheesy.
Looking at it now I have to agree with you.
I'm saddened that there is no Illini or Hoosier on the shirt, especially since Illinois considers us their main rival for some reason. That being said, I really don't know what a Hoosier is anyway...
Great way to finish the contest. Thanks for all the hard work.
Would be nice to be less busy, but don't know how that could be done.
One of my favorites so far.
I will echo the sentiments of many here already.
I didn't think it would get much better than yesterday, but you just blew my mind.
How much will I have to pay for this?
Northwestern has a stupid mascot too. I didn't notice it on the shirt. That's the only critique. Otherwise, it's perfect (understanding that Illinois doesn't have a "mascot").
I think some of the faces should be a little easier to see but all and all a good shirt.
I would buy this shirt for sure!
Five stars; well done, fine sir. Now, I gave it five stars because I love the picture. But does anyone agree that "We don't need no stinking mascots!" would be a good tagline?
My opinion after looking at the shirt again would be that it would be better with no text or tagline, just the picture. I see some others have posted that opinion as well. It's difficult to please everyone but I think we all agree that the image is very, very well done so that's why I say drop the text and just show the image.
I would like to see more damage to the gopher. Perhaps a chipped or missing tooth.
Great shirt 6-0. Best one yet. 5 stars all the way. Go Blue!
Awesome. Perhaps you could throw a bloodied up leprachaun on there for good measure. And perhaps lose the text.
Don't lose the text.
This one I have to get.