Well, after 2 weeks and over THREE HUNDRED entries have been submitted for the Theories Design Contest, we have finally closed the entry period. So now comes the hard part, picking our top 15 favorites and managing to actually keep it limited to only 15 choices. There have been so many awesome ideas and hilarious concepts that it is literally impossible to choose a "best" or even a top ten best. But, in order to trim it down and make it easier to digest for our readers, we have to do the ugly work of choosing our favorite fifteen and listing them below for you to vote on.
One thing that we found really tricky was that although we loved a TON of entries, a lot of those that look great on a computer screen or an iphone, actually just wouldn't really work for a t-shirt graphic. And there are some that would lend themselves best for a hat or even a deck graphic, but this specific contest was for a shirt design. So, there's a chance we might reach out to a couple of designers directly about working with them to turn their design into a future board or hat graphic. But for now, we have to pick a top 15 t-shirt graphic entries. So here we go! Don't hate us!
So those are our picks....there have been several that we've seen over the last two weeks but that were never tagged under the #theoriesdesigncontest hashtag as instructed and we can't find them now. So these were our favorites between 8 different employees and friends here at TOA. Please comment below to let us know your favorite and then we will take in all the feedback we get to settle on a top pick for the winning design. Again, it's impossible to choose a "Best" but we will just have to keep in mind which will work best on a shirt, works best for Theories and not Theories of Atlantis, and also what seems to have the strongest appeal. So let your voice be heard!
Thanks to EVERYONE who participated! The response has been incredible and we can't thank you enough for your brilliant submissions. Now get to voting!!!