It’s slowly but steadily coming up to that very important date in this year’s calendar: Cory’s birthday! And while the 11th of May is still a bit in the distance, we thought we’d get an early start on a very special project for this year’s birthday present.
After all, he doesn’t get to turn 30 every year, right?
So here goes:
This year’s birthday present is going to be a shirt. (Who’d have thought, eh?) But not just any shirt - not just something you can buy out there, but something very special: something personal. We are going to create a “Coryssshirts” shirt for Cory.
But when I am saying “we”, I actually mean you. Anyone with the skills and the talent and the eye for coming up with an awesome design should feel free to submit their piece of art. So we are looking at you to put all your graphics talents to good use!
There are some rules to this: No pictures of Cory, no pictures of Glee or anything else he’s been involved in - just something truly original that literally speaks to his unique fashion (t-shirt) sense. Something that just simply feels right, whether it’s funny or not.
So send us your submission until the 28th of February. The design should be for the front only, and be large enough to match the writing on his “Can’t Dance” shirt. It should be a zipped PSD file, uploaded somewhere and linked to. If you’d rather send it via email than upload it, hit our ask box and send us your email address so we can get in touch.
All submitted designs will be published a day after the deadline is reached, and you will all have one vote to decide which one will make the cut.
The winning design will be printed onto a white shirt (in a proper printing store), and then sent to him (we’ll give the winner the chance to send us a short text to include on a card, to explain).
If anyone would like their own copy, we will approach the designer to see if more shirts can be printed - and sold (at minimal cost, covering printing, material and shipping). Possibly, this could be done with the 2nd and 3rd place winning submissions, if the submitters are okay with it.
How can you still contribute even if you don’t have a shirt design?
Same as last year, we’re giving everyone the chance to have their input. Unlike last year’s project, however, we will ask you to simply send in an image of your own name in handwriting, which we will then add to the bottom hem of the shirt or the sleeves (depending on how many are there). Send these images in by the 15th of March, please.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to hit our ask box!