Black-and-white has been the color scheme of everyone from pirates to punk rock for centuries. So how would it not make its way into the future, where outlaws who have no reason to fear death need just as much style as we do today? This design by Redbubble regular Tiranocyrus gives Groot-the-bandit the tribute he deserves. And it asks a very important question: is "I am Groot" the talking-like-a-pirate of the future? Or is it just why we like that goofy talking tree so much?
Let The Latest Design-Our-Next-Shirt Contest Begin!
And here's how to put the odds much, much more in your favor:
1) Read this forum thread's instructions.
2) Make a note in whatever you use to keep track of dates that you have only until Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. PT, to win money and eternal fame.
3) Properly upload an image of your concept to that forum thread. (Don't worry about 100 percent total aesthetic perfection ... if the joke's there, and the joke's awesome, we'll bring a designer in to help smooth out the rough edges.)
4) Sit back and wait for us to give you our money ($500 of it, even if we help you with the design), eternal fame (in this space), and a world where your idea's printed on everything in creation (thanks to Society6).
So get cracking! Because our new contest theme is our most fun yet: Lisa Frank-ing History and Film. Bring the magenta cacophony of the fuschia-iest mind in art history to anything that's ever happened and/or been put to celluloid. Just be sure to submit that idea before the deadline, in the right thread, formatted and labeled properly (because we might not recognize that the guy you put on unicorn-back is in fact 28th Vice President Thomas R. Marshall without a little help).
Our Weekly Dose of Shirt Envy
Well all right, you little rebel. You read this whole thing and thought, "There just have to be more T-shirts out there." Don't go running off to a District 13-like rabbit hole of underground shirt sellers. We made that terrible trip for you, scoured the Internet, and assembled our five favorite new designs right here. Buy yourself something nice. You'll need it for the next Capitol party (especially if everybody's doing that gross vomitorium-style banquet thing).
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