So, this is us, the two mass customized tourists, sitting in the middle of the “William H Gates Building” in MIT, Boston.
Me looking a little bit like a pumpkin waiting for halloween, adam in his usual pose, being English amused and quite interested in this very inspiring surroundings. We have held our little presentation today, and rated it ourselves with 75% - it was a nice crowd and the right questions afterwards .. the only problem was we finished our presentation at 2 AM last night. But we have also shown some of your entries and the reaction was great. More fotos to come later - for now, it is time to announce the week 6 shortlist. You definitely want to continue to read, since it has some “no brainers”, and some kniffeliger ones - plus a handy surprise at the very end.
But, let’s start from the beginning, and like we said before - you really striked us this week! A lot of great designs came in, some of them improved versions from before (like eyeletman, Think Spreadshirt, the lovetab, or the “hero series”) others are brand spanking new. And a couple of these we want to put through if you like. To make it short, here is the week6 list:
Spreadshirt TM by Japasa
A draft that came in early last week, and was improved by end of the week. A winner by votes in the internal seeking and sharing. Congratulations! Together with:
Pop your collar by netweight
An outstanding idea, a simple shape - and lots of comments and props. Well done, netweight! The third one in this row, also with the same amount of woohoos as the collar and the TM is
UP THE BRACKETS by schimanski
A very cool concept - flexible and playful - a nice bracket to fill with all we have to offer. Disclaimer: this submission is by spreadshirt’s own carsten ullrich, but as you can see from the comments, we have no issue here that we smuggled him through I’d guess (we didn’t even know until this afternoon since he did it in his holidays and uploaded undercover).
Universal Language by bean
We have been a fan of this since bean submitted his first version - now he improved it and we like it even more, since it is more readable but still kept it’s charme.
Play with forms by Lufograf
We already praised it in the last blog post - now it’s on the shortlist and we would love to see more playing around with it!
Find your own! by Laurent
This one came through altough we wanted to step back from too much tags and lables. I guess it’s because Laurent found a very playful way to deal with this - just add some more and play with it.
Necktab by kimlarsen
Very well executed, and despite netweight was the first to come up with the collar theme we like how the collar and the tab are picked up and work together in this draft.
Now, for the end and the surprise - some lines on a discussion we had earlier today. We thought about bringing a last weeks’ design on this weeks shortlist. As you maybe have seen already, Alexander Wende had a huge output and we feel we still owe him a place on the shortlist for such entries like “you are the key” or “Against Nudity”. So what we decided today was to not bring a design by last week in this weeks shortlist since this would be against the rules, but that Against Nudity will be the first design which goes into the “Wildcard Shortlist”.
So, sorry Alexander for not making it in this weeks shortlist, and congratulations for being the first wildcard for our wildcard shortlist!
Appendix: How does the wildcard shortlist work?
We’ve talked about this before - and tomorrow we will reveal more information on this. Basically we would like you to go back through all the weeks as you’ve already did for week1 and week2, and make notes on the designs you think are worth being reviewed again. From all the entries you propose we will conduct an additional shortlist and pitch the best designs into the finals.
Congratulations to all who made it & props to the ones who didn’t - don’t give up and have a good final week7!