Take the T-Shirt Challenge!
The overwhelming response to the Design Democracy has been very positive. In some cases it’s the first time many have even heard the term mass customization.
The concept is already part of our society via popular custom t-shirt design websites, like cafepress.com

DD08 wants to reach even farther and expand the awareness of mass customization to the product manufacturing industry.
So…to encourage you to participate and spread the word we are going to give away a custom one-of-a-kind DD08 piece of Context Furniture to one lucky t-shirt designer.
Here are the rules:

  • Download the artwork files below: you can alter the given artwork; add your own images, verbiage, etc.
  • Print out your designs on ink jet iron-on-transfer paper.
  • Use an existing shirt, get one from a thrift store, or raid your dad's underwear drawer and go to town with your design elements.
  • Take a photo of your stellar creation and email it to tshirts@designdemocracy08.com

Deadline for t-shirt designs is May 1st. Below are examples of shirts we made.

Star Trivia:
George Washington's original pencil sketch for the flag indicated 6-pointed stars, a form he apparently preferred.

Betsy Ross, however, recommended a 5-pointed star. When the committee protested that it was too difficult to make, she took a piece of paper, folded it deftly, and with a single snip of her scissors, produced a symmetrical five-pointed star. This seeming feat of magic so impressed her audience that they readily agreed to her suggestion.

Click here to find out how to make your own 5-pointed star.

Curriculum PDF's For Download

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