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Ol' Dirty Bastard T-Shirt

rt needed a new t-shirt design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 42 designs submitted by 18 freelance designers.


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I'd like to have a custom t-shirt for my closet. The shirt will feature a cartoon of Ol' Dirty Bastard holding out a can of worms for display to the viewer of the shirt. The caption is "the other way to die is eat a can of worms". It's a reference to a lyric in the song "Cracker Jack". There's no real reason behind the shirt - I just think it's funny.

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

I've included a list of links to example t-shirts and ODB images for the designer to use. If ODB could be drawn in a similar way, it would really be cool.

Ideally, only ODB's head/face, shoulders and outstretched arm (holding the can of worms) appears in the shirt. I'd like his crazy hair to be captured. No hat. If he could be wearing a non-descript track jacket that would be cool. No full body drawings.

An alternative to the head/face, shoulders and arm might be to just have ODB's face, and then the can of worms next to it. Perhaps the designers could do multiple drafts.

The can of worms should be open and say "Worms" in an old timey font on the side. There should also be some worms coming out of the top. ODB should be smiling in a crazy way - like he does in some of the example photos.

The caption can be in any solid, no-frills font and should appear centered, directly under the image.

The image should be in one color - black.

Don't want

- multiple colors
- overly realistic
- overly cartoonish
- ugly fonts

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