Temerant T-Shirts and Exciting News

Hey there everybody,

As you may have guessed, we got a lot of entries for the t-shirt design contest. Despite the fact that it was only a week long, and over a holiday weekend, *and* it overlapped the end of the semester.

We got over 200 designs. Y’all are all insane in the best way possible.

As I’ve already shared on facebook and twitter, some designs came in that broke my heart with how lovely/sweet/whimsical they were.

Paul Coffey - An Apple That Thinks Its A Pear(Such as the apple that thinks it’s a pear.)

The reason they broke my heart is that some of them I loved, but they wouldn’t work on a t-shirt. Or they’re too obscure or specialized…

Rest assured that those designs won’t be lost forever. We’re going to chat with some of the artists to see if they’re willing to let us use the art for other things. Maybe cards or postcards. Maybe after some tweaking, we can use the designs for future t-shirts.

But the harsh reality is that we needed to get the number of designs down to 10-ish for this poll to be in any way functional. That means we had to cut more than 95% of the entries.

What’s more, we needed to do it *fast* as we’re launching the IndiGoGo on June 1st.

So here we are.

The titles for the shirts are ABOVE the shirt. Keep that in mind when you scroll down to vote.

1. Ivare Enim Euge

ivare enim euge

2. You Have Died of Chandrian

You have died of Chandrian copy

3. Trouper in the streets, Fae in the Sheets

TrouperTee copy

4. What does it unlock?

unlock

 

5. Maple, Maypole, Catch and Carry

Maple copy

6. Key, Coin, and Candle

key coin candle copy

7. Property of Arcanum Sympathy Department

Arcanum T-Shirt V3 copy

8. Edema Ruh

edema ruh copy

9. Cthaeh

Cthaeh copy

10. Chandrian

Design_1

11. The Waystone Inn

ideas

12. A stone in your heart

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Before you vote, a few polite requests:

  • Let’s not descend into internet jackassery here. We’re better than that. Don’t try to game the system. Don’t vote a bunch of times. That’s not cool.
  • Please vote based on which designs you would buy as a t-shirt. If you like the art, but you wouldn’t wear it as a shirt, then don’t vote for it.
  • If you know deep in your heart that you’re never going to buy a shirt, it would be nice if you didn’t vote at all. It’s not that your opinion doesn’t  matter…. It’s just that it doesn’t matter in this particular instance.
  • You can vote for two shirts. That means you should vote for the shirt that you’d really love to buy. And then the shirt that you’d love to buy if your first choice isn’t one of the ones we print.
  • When you’re voting, double check the name of the shirt to make sure you’re casting your vote correctly. The name of the shirt is ABOVE THE PICTURE. ABOVE.
  • The poll ends 12:00pm Central Time Saturday, May 30. So be sure to get your votes in before then…

Which T-shirt Should We Carry?

  • What does it unlock? (15%, 2,132 Votes)
  • The Waystone Inn (15%, 2,125 Votes)
  • You Have Died of Chandrian (13%, 1,895 Votes)
  • I know you have a stone in your heart (11%, 1,537 Votes)
  • Edema Ruh (10%, 1,428 Votes)
  • Cthaeh (7%, 1,035 Votes)
  • Chandrian (7%, 1,024 Votes)
  • Ivare Enim Euge (7%, 948 Votes)
  • Property of Arcanum Sympathy Department (6%, 820 Votes)
  • Maple, Maypole, Catch and Carry (4%, 591 Votes)
  • Trouper in the streets, Fae in the sheets (4%, 551 Votes)
  • Key, Coin and Candle (2%, 334 Votes)

Total Voters: 8,719

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[Edit: It’s totally fair to look at the current results before you cast your votes….] [Additional Edit: Given the response here, we’ll be making at least two of these shirts. So please do vote for the shirts you would like to buy. But again: Please only vote once.]

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Lastly, we have a piece of extra cool news.

Jim Butcher, fabulous author and proper geek, has agreed to let the Worldbuilders team develop a Dresden Files shirt for the June 1st fundraiser, too.

We’ll be posting up the details in a blog later today. But just let me say if you’re sad you missed your chance to participate in this design contest, you might still have a chance to come and play.

More soon, folks,

pat

Edit: Here’s the link to the blog with the news about the Dresden Files shirt…

This entry was posted in contests, fan coolness. By Pat153 Responses

153 Comments

  1. Posted May 26, 2015 at 11:42 PM | Permalink

    Those are beautiful images, all around. I wish I could draw, but instead I’m very impressed.

  2. Darkstand
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 12:04 AM | Permalink

    A) Currently the poll only allows 1 vote, despite you mentioning two. Not sure if bug.
    B) I kinda like the words around the edge of “A stone in your heart” – but I can see from other shirts (Including “Names Compilation”) that sometimes text on a shirt can be hard to read.
    C) On the subject of artistic changes, I can’t help but feel that the moon of “What does it unlock?” looks very out of place on a white background. Now, Maybe I’m the only one, but I think a black or dark blue (if you want to keep the silhouette a different shade) would work better.

    • Posted May 27, 2015 at 12:55 AM | Permalink

      A) Yeah. I just found that out, too. We’ll fix it as soon as possible.

      C) It will be on a black shirt. I don’t know why it’s on a white background up there. We should swap out that graphic.

    • JenGreenwood
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:11 AM | Permalink

      I was able to vote twice so thank you for fixing that.

      What about putting the line about stone in your heart on the back on the shirt? It is such a beautiful line I hate to lose it.

    • Amanda
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:12 AM | Permalink

      I fixed the poll! You should be able to vote twice now, sorry about the confusion.

  3. Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:10 AM | Permalink

    While I’m sad my Princess and Mr. Whiffle submission didn’t make it, most of these are brilliant. I’m partial to Ivare Enim Euge, because on top of being classy and gorgeous it’s one of the few that doesn’t go on a pure black shirt.

  4. Zauri
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:05 AM | Permalink

    I really love the 4th one. Plus – Dresden Files shirts? Hell yeah! :)

  5. ambra
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:46 AM | Permalink

    I think the apple-pear design would be great on a t-shirt actually… or mugs, or as a pendant, or earrings. maybe in the future?

    • midobal
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:35 AM | Permalink

      I totally see that design as a sweet mug coaster (I believe they’re called like that, but my english is failing me right now).

    • MommaAng
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

      I love the idea of apple-pear earrings. Yes this needs to happen.

  6. sesenta y cuatro
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:13 AM | Permalink

    I am sorry. We are three at home that love TNOTW. I will try to vote three times from the same IP, and you may have three potential buyers depending on what is the outcome of the poll.

  7. Sahirioth
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:44 AM | Permalink

    Come on, Maple! I love that poem more than any other piece of poetry in the book. (Unless one counts poetic dialogue.) It’s so full of legacy and long-forgotten ritual to guess at.

    • Posted May 27, 2015 at 6:31 AM | Permalink

      Thanks man! I had a blast drawing it!

      • Valarya
        Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:37 AM | Permalink

        Yours is the only one I would wear as a t-shirt. I wonder if there’s some way Pat would let you make it even if it didn’t win. I love my geekery subtle when it comes to shirts & you nailed subtle. <3

      • Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:18 AM | Permalink

        Seriously amazing, Ronamis. So much good stuff here, but the subtle beauty of yours works so well.

        I could also see it as a mousepad or a woodcut or a tote.

      • Sahirioth
        Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:11 AM | Permalink

        Is there any chance I could use your design and make a T-shirt of my own (as per my comment below), and have you sign it? You can reach me at zinjunda[at]gmail.com

  8. scottfweintraub
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:20 AM | Permalink

    Could there be an option where A Stone is in Your Heart is on the front and You Have Died of Chandrian on the back? Also, does the latter have any copyright issues?

  9. Perdigon00
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:25 AM | Permalink

    Wow, they are wonderful :) but I choose A Stone in Your Heart…

    A Dresden Files t-shirt? take my money!!! :D

  10. Posted May 27, 2015 at 6:33 AM | Permalink

    Sweet Merciful Tehlu, my Maple-Maypole design is in the finals! Thank you mr. Rothfuss! This is amazing!

    • kyfty
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:04 AM | Permalink

      I voted for it! Love the art and the reference, plus it would be great to wear on Canada day around these parts ;)

    • awkwardlyfeminine
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:17 AM | Permalink

      I would definitely buy it. Great work!

    • emgray
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM | Permalink

      I voted for it too! Great job on capturing the feel!

  11. Kayla
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 7:54 AM | Permalink

    Hello,

    I was wondering if the t-shirts would be available in other colors besides the ones pictured because that would affect my vote. Thanks!!

    • Amanda
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

      It depends on the shirt. Almost all of them are going to be on black t-shirts, which one were you thinking of?

  12. imnosuperhero
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 7:57 AM | Permalink

    I knew mine wouldn’t make the cut (it wasn’t even a design, as I couldn’t draw my way out of a wet kleenex), but I just wanted to give props to your folks for whipping up a graphic for my tongue-in-cheek suggestion of 50 Shades of Greysdale. Totally blew me out of the water when they emailed and said “maybe something like this?” Thank you for your effort, and wow, awesome selections! Should totally be able to vote twice, lol.

  13. bibliophile785
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:06 AM | Permalink

    I should learn to have more mainstream tastes so that I won’t be frustrated when people do votes like this :P My two picks currently total 17% combined…oh well, I wouldn’t have been able to decide between Ivare Enim Euge and Chandrian regardless.

    • Posted May 27, 2015 at 12:50 PM | Permalink

      I hear you.

      During the last contest, the shirt I liked the best came in dead last….

      • Ash and Ember
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:58 AM | Permalink

        I picked Maple, Maypole, Catch and Carry and that doesn’t seem to be doing too well! :o
        I just love the symbols within it c:
        Is it just one design which will be picked to be a t-shirt?

      • somesylvie
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 12:25 PM | Permalink

        My favorite (key, coin, and candle) is currently dead last. Maybe as well as picking the top couple of vote receivers, include an “author’s choice” design, perhaps as a limited edition. Everybody loves limited editions, except when they’re sold out and you still want one.

        I wonder if an approval voting system (vote for any you would buy) would give different results than “pick your top two.” I basically had to pick randomly to narrow down my three second-favorite designs to a single choice, and I doubt I’m the only one in that boat.

        What will you do if two similar designs win? Right now “what does it unlock” and “stone in your heart” are both close to the top, and they’re both a little closer to mudflap-girl-style than I would want to wear across my chest. They’d be fine hanging on a wall because they’re pretty pictures, but things like exaggeratedly-curvy lady-silhouettes read really differently in clothing than in non-wearable-art.

      • Posted May 30, 2015 at 1:33 PM | Permalink

        Will the artists who don’t win be allowed to sell their shirts themselves, or might they be sold later?
        I’d buy and wear six of these, only one of which looks like it might end up in the top two.

    • cheetahlover
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:11 PM | Permalink

      I picked the same! But it looks like they aren’t gonna win.

    • datalaughing
      Posted May 28, 2015 at 7:33 AM | Permalink

      Those are the same two I picked, and I like them so much that, if the votes continue as they have been, after buying “What does it unlock?” (which would have been my third choice), I’m going to be sorely tempted to head over to cafepress or someplace and have one or two of the losers specially printed for me.

    • RabbitRecycle
      Posted May 28, 2015 at 2:29 PM | Permalink

      It seriously warms my heart that people are fond of my Chandrian design <3 thanks you guys.

  14. Andrea
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:29 AM | Permalink

    Love the design, can wait to buy a shirt!

    On another note, I had a dream about you last night Pat.

    Yes, yes I did.

    And the dream was about… you.. having a reading here in Oslo. Yes I know… I have the most boring subconscious of all time.

    I could have dreamed about meeting you.
    I could have dreamed about knowing you personally.
    I could have dreamed about you and Neil Gaiman.
    I could have dreamed a sexual dream about you.
    I could have dreamed about reading The Doors of Stone.

    Or I could have had a sexual dream involving you, Neil Gaiman and The Doors of Stone.
    But no, I had a dream about you having a reading here in Norway. Which I didn´t even get to experience, because I woke up before it started.

    Aaanyway..

    I´m hoping that I don´t have a boring subconscious with no imagination, and that my dream was actually a premonition and that I will see you in Oslo soon!

    • Posted May 27, 2015 at 12:13 PM | Permalink

      It’s too bad you woke up before it started, because last night I had a dream about reading the opening of Doors of Stone in Oslo last night with Neil Gaiman….

      • Andrea
        Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:07 PM | Permalink

        And that tingling sensation just wont go away now! #HopingDreamsComeTrue

  15. cynrtst
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:34 AM | Permalink

    Aww. Please people vote for Thee Oregon Trail crossover?

  16. ErinKAZ19
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    I don’t know if I should feel mainstream cuz my choices are the top 2, or totally stoked that my choices are the top 2 and I’ll be getting one or the other. Waystone Inn is so amazingly awesome, I will now (when re-reading) forever see this logo hanging outside the door whenever anyone enters. On the other hand, I LOVE Auri and would love to have her with me all day (with the key that is howling for a lock! I love that description).

    • hyannah77
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

      I’m confused by the Waystone Inn one. There’s no music at the Waystone, so why is there a lute on the sign? Also, given that he’s in hiding, it would be unwise for him to put something associated with Kvothe on the sign. Maybe I just read too much into things.

  17. Rahl
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:40 AM | Permalink

    Hey,

    Some amazing designs and o matter which t shirts you develop I’ve got me some nice desktop wall paper!
    Qdos to the designers, cant wait to see what they turn out like

  18. midobal
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

    I know that the purpose of this contest is to design a new t-shirt, but I totally see some of them (and probably most of the submissions) as awesome posters. I don’t know if this is feasible, but it just occured to me and thought about mentioning it here.

    • awkwardlyfeminine
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:18 AM | Permalink

      Yes! I really like some of these as non-shirt designs.

  19. Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:47 AM | Permalink

    My favorite, I love the design “What does it unlock?” I’d hang this poster in my studio. But I would not wear it on a t-shirt. For me, T-shirts are more for the common good.

  20. Posted May 27, 2015 at 8:59 AM | Permalink

    Huzzah! Thanks so much for choosing my YOU HAVE DIED OF CHANDRIAN design. I am completely honored to be in the running, especially next to so many beautiful and cool designs!

    • SporkTastic
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

      You got my vote! I chuckled heartily.

      • awkwardlyfeminine
        Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:19 AM | Permalink

        I laughed, then got really sad.

        • Karissima
          Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:02 PM | Permalink

          I had the same reaction… Hahahaaa… oh.
          It’s a very nice design!

          • SarahLizTyler
            Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:23 PM | Permalink

            Me, too! lol

          • Kimberlyand
            Posted May 29, 2015 at 9:18 AM | Permalink

            Same here haha.

    • Jsherry
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:37 PM | Permalink

      I looked at that shirt, took a beat, and then laughed out loud. Nicely done.

    • shoobirdy
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:02 PM | Permalink

      I love that design so much, it made me laugh so much when I saw it – I’ve recently been playing Organ Trail on my tablet and it reminded me of it. Maybe Pat could organise a ‘design an 8-bit style game’ competition as well?!

      • Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

        Love Organ Trail! I think Kingkiller Chronicles would make an amazing old school adventure game like Zork or maybe even like Monkey Island! heh

    • Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

      Thanks guys! Mission Accomplished- ;)

    • hyannah77
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 2:45 PM | Permalink

      That’s one of my favorites! If it doesn’t get chosen, I think you’ll have a lot of people contacting you to see if they can get it on a t-shirt anyway.

    • cynrtst
      Posted May 30, 2015 at 7:56 PM | Permalink

      It’s my absolute favorite!

  21. Valarya
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:35 AM | Permalink

    As much as I love all the designs, I would only wear ONE of them as a t-shirt, and it looks like that design is near the bottom of the vote. C’est la vie.

    So to the creator of Maple, Maypole, Catch and Carry: you are awesome and I would buy one of your shirts. :)

    • chronosnight
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:46 AM | Permalink

      I second this.
      Though I also voted for #1 as my 2nd vote.

  22. RabbitRecycle
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    Thank you so much for choosing my ‘Chandrian’ design! I’m very honored to have made it this far. To all the other artists, amazing work! I want to buy so many of these designs as shirts it’s almost heart breaking to think they won’t all be made into such.

    • datalaughing
      Posted May 28, 2015 at 8:07 AM | Permalink

      Awesome design! “Chandrian” was hands-down my favorite.

      • RabbitRecycle
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 2:24 PM | Permalink

        I’m flattered and really happy to hear you liked it so much, thank you data!

  23. Razgriz9327
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:43 AM | Permalink

    So many good choices! Well done to all entries, I am going to have to ponder my decision for a long while.

  24. exodusiii
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    Sorry Pat, but I couldn’t disagree more re: the Apple design. That is what many fans want in a t-shirt – something subtle, niche and very, very cool.
    I was completely taken with the design and really hoped it would be made, but for it not to be in the running has really disappointed me :(
    In honesty, none of the other designs really appeal to me – so I’ll give the vote a miss… sad to do so, as I was really looking forward to a new NOTW shirt.

  25. Underwood
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:21 AM | Permalink

    These are all amazing. There’s only one that I wouldn’t wear, but I won’t say which. Glad to see that my two votes are in the top, although my first choice is in second place. I must say that while I do love the apple that thinks it’s a pear, I would rather wear one of the other designs. Do we have a rough estimate of how much the shirts will be sold for? Also, I’d like to mention my squee of joy whenever you and Mr. Butcher team up. You’re my favorite authors for different reasons. Thanks.

  26. dumaike
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:58 AM | Permalink

    So many of these are awesome, and I’m afraid that my favorite isn’t going to win. Is there any way I could get in touch with the artist of “Ivare Enim Euge” for permission to print my own copy of that onto a shirt in exchange for cash monies (either donated to Worldbuilders, directly to the artist, or both)?

    • chronosnight
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM | Permalink

      It’s like a big tease to see the ones you like not at the top of the list, especially since I wouldn’t wear 10 of the 11 others…

  27. callalily
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    I want to send out mad thanks to one of your Facebook fans for describing these images in text for me. They did a great job, and I cast my now informed vote! Awesome designs.

  28. awkwardlyfeminine
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

    I saw the key, coin, candle design more as a Zelda cross-reference on Reddit. (It’s dangerous to go alone, take these) – is that out of the question because of copyright issues? I would buy the hell out of a shirt like that. Still would buy it, but the Zelda bit just makes it even more perfect.

    • awkwardlyfeminine
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

      Also, I only voted for my top three, but I’d buy a solid five of those designs specifically as shirts. Some are near the bottom of the polling. I really hope that if they don’t get picked up this time around, you guys can consider still using the same or similar designs in the future.

  29. caelestisarah
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

    I love all of these designs. They’re fantastic and I would wear just about any of them.

    Do we know what type of shirt these will be going on yet? I love my “Many Names” shirt but the fabric is not very soft or comfortable. Would love whichever of these becomes a reality to be on a comfy, soft tee!

  30. EvilJohgo
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    The design I submitted fails for not saying “trouper on the streets, fae in the sheets.” So much amazing.

  31. SarahLizTyler
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

    I love the Waystone Inn design. You have to be a fan to know the name without context and the design is well thought out. I appreciate the mix between circle and egg as the general shape, and that it is visually balanced without being symmetrical. The name front and center, easy to read. Three colors, key items, and banners to tie it all together. I was happily surprised to see it top in the voting. I would definitely wear this out and about. Maple, Ivare, Chandrian, and Unlock are all beautiful designs, but I wouldn’t wear them as a t-shirt. Died of Chandrian is hilarious, and I would proudly wear that to gatherings of geekery. All in all, a very nice group of finalists; they should all be very proud.

  32. Munchkin
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    So many amazing designs here. It blows my mind that such talented artists follow this blog, though I suppose that should be of no surprise X3 I’m a huge fan of Aurie, so I hope at least one of the shirts with her will print. Especially since neither need context to be visually appealing or appreciated.

  33. ripshin
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:22 PM | Permalink

    Gahhh…I LOVE “You have died of Chandrian”! It’s truly sublime. But, it’s not exactly my style for a shirt. Coffee mug, on the other hand? Heck yeah! Bring it.

    Anyway, great art all around. Was hoping the “Edema Ruh” would’ve been higher, but “Waystone Inn” is pretty much perfect as far as shirts go, so no complaining.

    rip

  34. ptrcktrnr
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    I would absolutely wear the, You Have Died of Chandrian, only second to the design I submitted.

  35. Jsherry
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:46 PM | Permalink

    Am I the only one who thought, “Isn’t it a dangerous idea to wear a t-shirt about the Chandrian?”

    • twogo
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:17 PM | Permalink

      Just saw this. I posted the similar at almost the same time. A sign ? Cheers.

  36. twogo
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:12 PM | Permalink

    I voted for ‘The Waystone Inn’. Just to get the question, “Where is that?” The perfect ‘door’ to ‘The Kingkiller Chronicle’. And the design appropriately bridges two worlds, Kvothe’s and ours. As an aside, am I the only one too frightened to wear anything that mentions or refers to ‘the Chandrian’ ? Oops, I just did it myself :( Congrats to all designers.

  37. lodi16b
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    After I voted for The Waystone Inn I realized that I was, totally by coincidence, wearing my The Eolian shirt. This contest was totally made for me…

  38. Mikeyresipsamac
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:28 PM | Permalink

    I voted for two, but honestly, I would most like to wear the t-shirt “pear that thinks it’s an apple.”

  39. rookedwithElodin
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:35 PM | Permalink

    If a design for a shirt doesn’t see print and we wanted to use the design to make a shirt for ourselves, how should we go about giving credit to the artist or something like that?

    • irenekk16
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

      I was wondering the same thing, just for personal use

  40. Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:37 PM | Permalink

    Count me in for one Waystone Inn and/or an ARCANUM Sympathy Dept. And Dresden File shirts???? Squee frikking squee!

  41. Cesura
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 3:40 PM | Permalink

    WAW!!! Thanks you so much for choosing “What does it unlock?” !!!!!!!!! IT’S MINE!!! Love you all seriously!!! Also I love the other designs!! Think I’m gonna buy a few of them!

    • Posted May 28, 2015 at 12:58 PM | Permalink

      It’s really, really lovely. Right now it looks like it’s risen past the Waystone design, too…. So congrats on the #1 spot.

      • Cesura
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 6:48 PM | Permalink

        Waaaw! Thank you so much Patrick! :) I have no words to explain my happiness, really. Hope you come to Barcelona, I’ll wear it for you!

    • Munchkin
      Posted May 28, 2015 at 1:18 PM | Permalink

      It’s one of my two favorites! Thank you so, so much for designing and submitting it. I really hope to see it print, and will definitely be buying one if it does! <3

      • Cesura
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 6:50 PM | Permalink

        Awwwww thank you so much seriously!! You are so lovely! <3 <3 I made it thinking about the "true" fans who love these things!

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 3:26 AM | Permalink

      It is my favorite! I have such an emotional response to The Slow Regard of Silent Things and this t-shirt just “feels” it. Fingers crossed it wins.

      • Cesura
        Posted May 29, 2015 at 7:23 AM | Permalink

        Yay! Thank you so much Sandhya! I think that the winners are the five or ten of the ranking.

      • Kimberlyand
        Posted May 29, 2015 at 9:24 AM | Permalink

        Totally agree with this Sandhya.

    • Auri Rodrigues
      Posted June 1, 2015 at 8:47 AM | Permalink

      Auri might feel a little shy with this fancy honor, but she certainly feels proud of such a beautiful and generous contribution. It’s flawless, and at the perfect place.
      For that I thank both talent artists for being sensitive gentlemen with noble causes and with Auri.
      Evoé!

    • Viola
      Posted July 19, 2017 at 5:49 AM | Permalink

      Hey! If this is yours, please get in touch with me: breaking standard at yahoo dot com. I’m hoping to get this tattooed on my person and I want to ask permission and know how to give you credit before I do.

  42. oddstar1
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM | Permalink

    I love my shirt of many names. I however love alot of these new designs so it was hard to choose. I am glad we get some brand new choices this year.

  43. KrisKarlson
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

    Thanks so much for selecting my “I know you have a stone in your heart” shirt! There are so many brilliant designs to choose from. I’m very honoured to be a part of this group!

    • twogo
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:53 PM | Permalink

      It is beautifully done.

    • Munchkin
      Posted May 28, 2015 at 1:20 PM | Permalink

      Beautiful design, and one of my two favorites! Thank you for designing and submitting it <3 Here's to hoping!

      • KrisKarlson
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 4:38 PM | Permalink

        Thanks so much! That’s very nice of you to say. I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun working on a project!

  44. irenekk16
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 4:47 PM | Permalink

    I know it’s not in the list but i just wanted to say that i would buy a pear-apple shirt it is so cute!

  45. cheetahlover
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

    Evenif the chandrian shirt doesn’t win I would spend 200$ (my life savings, yes I am a child) on it

  46. cheetahlover
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

    Also I want four of these as t-shirts.

  47. cheetahlover
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

    Really I’ll give my life savings to get any one of the shirts not selected.

  48. cheetahlover
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:07 PM | Permalink

    Looks like none I like are going to win. Time to kill myself.

  49. EvolvedAnjel
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

    I would love one of each, please!

    Also, I am the dummy who didn’t zoom in to see all the words behind them before voting. Boo..

  50. Momzilla
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM | Permalink

    This is so much awesome! And a Jim Butcher shirt?! Shut up and take my money. I would buy pretty much all of these as posters or cups or anything if they don’t get made into shirts. Please say that you’ll find an excuse to use more than one of these!!! Love the Waystone for the same reason I love the Eolian shirt. Great job artists!

  51. dygee
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 5:27 PM | Permalink

    I was going to just lurk but instead want to say thanks to everyone who likes my Waystone Inn design… it means a lot! Adore seeing the other ideas. Died of Chandrian one had me giggling then sawing “…aww”

  52. garyheart
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM | Permalink

    Do you ever, like, actually write? I think you forgot what that is.

    book 3 never

    • twogo
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 6:48 PM | Permalink

      No shirt for you. Unless it has troll on the back.

    • Jsherry
      Posted May 27, 2015 at 7:13 PM | Permalink

      I sincerely hope that Pat has reached the point at which he can ignore, roll his eyes about, or otherwise laugh off the people who inevitably feel the need to add “But when is book 3 coming out?” to any tiny bit of awesomeness that Pat posts.

      He can rest assured that for every schmuckfan (yeah, I’m inventing a word for those people, since I figure the positivity of them at least supporting the artist’s work by wanting more of it means they can’t just be douchebags) who feels the need to do that, there is another bewildered fan who grits his teeth every single time he reads one of those posts.

      It makes my blood boil like I’ve defaulted on a 60-talent loan from Devi.

      • niamara
        Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:34 PM | Permalink

        This post is amazing, and introducing the world to the word ‘schmuckfan’ just brings it to the next level.

      • Underwood
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 8:14 AM | Permalink

        I would much rather Pat took his time and released a book that I can continue to reread, like the other books, rather than have him release it before it’s ready and I only read it three or four times.

      • Kimberlyand
        Posted May 29, 2015 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

        Well said Jsherry.

      • Munchkin
        Posted May 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM | Permalink

        I wish I could thumb’s up this comment. I’m going to put Schmuckfan to use from here on out X3

        Doubtful the troller will ever be back to read the comment, which is almost a shame, but thanks for giving the rest of us a huge smile.

    • Sandhya
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 3:28 AM | Permalink

      My God! But this is getting old. Go write your own book for crying out loud. Mine isn’t as clever as yours Jsherry but it is truly heart felt!

  53. cofaigh
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 7:19 PM | Permalink

    I’m really glad people get a kick out of my Apple/Pear design. It was fun to make and hugely flattering that people are talking about it.

    Definitely throwing my vote in for the ‘You have died of Chandrian’ though, can’t beat a bit of Oregon Trail.

  54. Themistocles The Conqueror
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 7:51 PM | Permalink

    Hi, Pat.

    I was wondering if you would be up for making a blog showing off all of the designs submitted (with accreditation to their designers) as a way of thanks to all those who submitted. I know that I would love seeing all of the designs that didn’t make it, as well, and I think many here would love seeing them, too.

    Anywho, thank you for hosting this contest and not forgetting to be awesome and keeping fantastic(al), and all that.

    Good luck with the completion of your projects, and have a great rest of your week.

    – Eresh Themistocles Nausicaä Halpert Rodis

    • Posted May 28, 2015 at 12:59 PM | Permalink

      Yup. We’re totally going to do that.

      • Themistocles The Conqueror
        Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:08 PM | Permalink

        Huzzah! I quite look forwards to seeing everyone’s designs, then, when the time comes!

        Gratias tibi! Et habe magnum ceterum tui diei!

  55. brandymichelle
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:10 PM | Permalink

    I love all the designs, kudos to the artists! Is there any chance that these will be printed on different shirts than the old ones? I’ve purchased a couple of those, and the sizing on those is *incredibly* small (yes, I did consult the sizing chart before ordering).

    • Posted May 28, 2015 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

      We’re changing the sizing/style of our lady shirts.

      So if you’re a lady-type, then the answer is yes.

  56. SinisterSeraph
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:24 PM | Permalink

    I have to tell you I am LOVING 5 and 3, if those don’t make it, please let them be used in the future!!!!

  57. niamara
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    As if this blog post wasn’t exciting enough, Dresden Files shirts?? Parkour! ;)

  58. Jollygreenmidget
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 10:38 PM | Permalink

    My two favorite authors working together…only good can come of this. Who’s geeking out right now? That’s right. This girl.

  59. Cairn
    Posted May 27, 2015 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

    Wonderful designs. I love Cthaeh and the sad, sad oregon trail one.

    How many designs will you be printing?

  60. RideOnDre
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 3:36 AM | Permalink

    Kudos to all the artists! These are beautiful designs and there is hardly a design that I would NOT wear.

  61. Andrew
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 6:26 AM | Permalink

    These are gorgeous. I can’t wait to put one on my body.

  62. datalaughing
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    You know, if you pulled out the extra words on the Chandrian design and just made it the blue flame and the word Chandrian, it would be an amazing design to go on a polo shirt. As someone who wears those for work every day, I would give you all the moneys for that. It would make an incredible companion to the Hydra and UFP polos I’ve gotten from ThinkGeek. Just sayin’, there’s a sartorial life out there beyond t-shirts.

  63. Arydis
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:46 AM | Permalink

    I want an Ivare Enim Euge shirt, badly. How many buyers would you need for each of these shirt designs to make them?

  64. alokaler
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:29 AM | Permalink

    I will buy a t shirt regardless of the design (for the most part), however it would be awesome if the designs came on t shirts of different colors!

    • Posted May 28, 2015 at 1:05 PM | Permalink

      Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s any way for us to do that at this time…. We’re looking in to it for the future though….

  65. jd-scott
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 4:49 PM | Permalink

    All of these are amazing works, I have a feeling that the one I like the most isn’t going to win though. If possible I (and I think a lot of people) would like the opportunity to custom make these for themselves. Obviously, Pat, you can’t speak for them but would you mind asking the artists if they would allow that? or even if they have something like a teespring page could they share that?

  66. fredyfredburger
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:39 PM | Permalink

    Pat, love the shirts. Just wanted to bring up a polling point, 2 is an arbitrary voting ceiling. A better vote system would be: here are all the shirts… check all the ones you’d buy. There are 5 shirts I’d buy if you printed all of them, and one I’d buy if it was one of say 2-3 printed designs. Granted, this assertion is founded on the presumption you’ll be printing a limited number of the designs based on popular vote, and not that you’ll be modifying the number of designs printed based on popular vote. If that is the case, nevermind, since you’d need to limit to “the 2 you would buy and like most” to get valid metrics for people who would only buy a limited quantity of shirts. … I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’ve been doing too much math this week and really need to go to bed. Side note, this post is mostly influenced by “Quick and Easy Voting for Normal People” by CGP Grey. :)

    • Posted May 29, 2015 at 1:50 AM | Permalink

      That’s a great website. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

      I’ll need to digest it a bit and talk to some smart friends. Maybe we’ll adopt something like that the next time we do this…

  67. Harley
    Posted May 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, great stuff going on here. Love these designs.
    I believe someone else mentioned this, but is there a chance of getting any of the non-winning designs (heck, even the winning designs) as posters? That would be truly fantastic. Also, then the excision of one’s third- and fourth-place favourites wouldn’t be so painful. :P

  68. Sahirioth
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 5:48 AM | Permalink

    Is there any chance you could put me in touch with whoever designed the “Maple, Maypole” shirt? It looks like that one won’t make it to production, but I REALLY want one. I figured I could ask the artist directly if I may use the design on a “Make-Your-Own-Shirt” site to get one for myself. So if there’s a way to forward my e-mail adress to the contestant, I’d appreciate it. Thanks
    /Sai

  69. ClarkDowling
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 7:45 AM | Permalink

    The amount of stress it is causing me to choose just two is delightfully embarrassing.
    This is so fantastic!

  70. Kimberlyand
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 7:57 AM | Permalink

    Wow, so impressed with all of the designs!!
    I only wish I could vote on more simply to show my appreciation for the artwork!

    My heart also broke a bit with the apple that thinks it’s a pear.

    Although I wouldn’t wear it as a tshirt, I really love ‘you have died by Chandrian’ (it’s a bit too sad as a shirt somehow) – I really hope it comes out later as something else to buy, because it’s so perfect.

  71. Kthaeh
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM | Permalink

    I just wanted to chime in to say these designs are fabulous. I haven’t voted, because in all likelihood I will not buy one, simply because I have a bajillion tshirts, and I’d rather just save the money for Heifer donations later on. But the contributors should all be proud. They’re all lovely designs. If I were ever to cave and buy one, it would probably be the Waystone Inn one.

    The Ivare Enim Euge one is a bit scary to me.

  72. Posted May 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM | Permalink

    I won’t vote, because I can’t separate the art from what I would wear. I did want to give a thumbs up to all the creative entries.

  73. Tridonus
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 2:01 PM | Permalink

    Any chance of doing any of these as art prints sold in your store? A couple of the designs I would not wear on me, but would proudly hang on a wall.

  74. Munchkin
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 2:11 PM | Permalink

    There are so very few votes between the top 2 contenders >.< Both are amazing designs loved by so many folks. I really hope you guys aren't restricting it to just one design.

  75. Posted May 29, 2015 at 6:31 PM | Permalink

    I would buy and wear “The Waystone Inn” or “You Have Died of Chandrian” as a t-shirt, but I want “What Does It Unlock” as a something I can hang on my wall. There isn’t a dud among them though, great job every one.

  76. Emurihart
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 8:23 PM | Permalink

    Okay, I must be losing it. Why can’t I figure out voting?

    • korri
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 11:02 PM | Permalink

      Glad I’m not the only who feels like they’re losing it. Is there a link missing or something?

  77. Dj Gilcrease
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 8:38 PM | Permalink

    I cannot vote :(

    • Amanda
      Posted May 29, 2015 at 9:40 PM | Permalink

      It’s fixed! It closed early, thanks for saying something or I wouldn’t have noticed…

  78. timeling
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 11:02 PM | Permalink

    How do you vote? It doesn’t appear to be working.

  79. Athena
    Posted May 29, 2015 at 11:13 PM | Permalink

    I can’t figure it out either.

    • Amanda
      Posted May 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

      Welcome to my first public fight with technology! I seem to have fixed it (sorry it took so long), try again!

  80. DietchyPeach
    Posted May 31, 2015 at 4:06 PM | Permalink

    The first 3 are so close you should put all of them into print.

  81. sroy2
    Posted May 31, 2015 at 5:13 PM | Permalink

    Soo… I know I’m a bit late to the game – but I feel like some of the Auri designs would work well with as a litograph shirt. I’d lean more towards TSRoST than NotW or WMF, but that is based more off of the designs I’ve seen featuring Auri than anything else; oh, and that you could fit all of TSRoST onto the shirt. :D

  82. windserpent
    Posted June 2, 2015 at 12:59 AM | Permalink

    I will admit it; I am lazy. This may have been answered above, but I did not want to scroll through all the comments above for the answer.

    My question is: If I was willing to buy two designs, is it fair to vote twice (one for each, of course)?

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