Thursday, April 8, 2010

:: Fantasy Havaianas Winner Picks ::

As the long (voting) season is coming to a close, a lot of fans like to predict who will be crowned the champion. There are always some clear contenders, some dark horses and of course some "Cinderella stories" in the mix. But there can only be one winn... er, I mean TWO WINNERS for the Havaiana's challenge!!

Please note that I am a total newbie on Threadless and this list is just for fun! I'm certain that I missed a lot of quality submissions - no offense was intended. In fact, I invite you to help me with this list. If you'd like to play along, please send in your favorites and we'll work out the brackets together. If not, you'll find my top 16 below.

I've assembled the brackets accordingly... Seeding went from membership seniority (oldest to newest.) Two design conferences were divided (as best as I could) by COLOR(ful) vs. MONO(tone)

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE!

Day 1 - Finalize the top 16 fantasy picks! Voting period runs from now until April 9, 2010 23:59:59 EST

Day 2 - Conference Quarter-Finals Match-up (1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs.6 and 4 vs. 5) Voting period runs until April 10, 2010 23:59:59 EST

Day 3 - Conference Semi-Finals Match-up (1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3) Voting period runs until April 11, 2010 23:59:59 EST

Day 4 - Conference Finals (1 vs. 2) Top 2 are technically already winners! Voting period runs until April 12, 2010 23:59:59 EST

Day 5 - Finals Match! COLOR CHAMP vs. MONO CHAMP Just for kicks - we'll see who will win it all!! Voting period runs until April 13, 2010 23:59:59 EST


Here are my top 16 personal picks:


MONO Conference:

1. "Flip Flop Rabbits in a T-shirt", by JuliaBk - Those flip-flop wearing rabbits are absolutely adorable!
Flip Flop Rabbits in a T-shirt - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

2. "Deep Blue Sea", by pilihp - Gorgeous illustration and let's face it, everything Phil touches is gold.
Deep Blue Sea - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

3. "Sandcastle" by Recycledwax - Fun, friendly and beautifully rendered design. Perfect for the beach!
Sandcastle - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

4. "Typecast", by BLXMAN77 - Clean and clever! This delivers a fantastic message too! Love it!
Typecast - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

5. "Shaka", by quister - I know it's not really monotone... but, I'm a sucker for both "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" and the spirit of Shaka. Perfect beach design!
Shaka - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

6. "L'irr├ęsistible", by rodrigobhz - Super charming characters with a irresistible appeal! Both expressions are absolutely priceless!
L'irr├ęsistible - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

7. "Brain vs. Brawn", by TangYauHoong - A delightful design that seriously kicks ass! Seriously, this is absolute genius!
Brain vs. Brawn - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

8. "Popsicle fail vs. pass", by mchenwears - A brilliant design that works wonderfully on both t-shirt and flip-flops!
Popsicle fail vs. pass - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More



COLOR Conference:

1. "It's a Good Day to be a Sea Monster", by valorandvellum - Cute Sea Monster + Beautiful Textures & Patterns = a Winning Combination!
It's a Good Day to be a Sea Monster - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

2. "Burger, Fries, and a Shake Your Booty", by pilihp - Delightful dancing characters that we all know and love speaks for itself. Beautiful colors too!
Burger, Fries, and a Shake Your Booty - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

3. "Sounds of the Ocean", by alexmdc - Beautifully-rendered design with so many intricate details! I personally prefer the mono-tone version, but it is definitely a top contender!
Sounds of the Ocean - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

4. "The Fungus is Among Us", by Walmazan - Hope you like mushrooms, because this is a feast for your eyes! Absolutely an amazing piece that you will want to look at over and over again!
The Fungus is Among Us - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More


5. "The Road", by joaolauro - A wonderful design with delicate line-work that will totally sweep you off your feet! I really really want this one to win!
The Road - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

6. "Let there be TACOS", by nickv47 - Fun, festive and super contagious! I challenge you to take a look and not smile:)
Let there be TACOS - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

7. "Sunshine Girls" by hilaryleung - I know I know, I'm lame for voting myself, but I really like these designs (and so does my mother!)
Sunshine Girls - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

8. "Everybody Loves Havaianas", by maatdias - High form, high function and gorgeous colors to boot! Plus there are hidden luchadores!
Everybody Loves Havaianas - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

There you have it folks - my personal top 16! I'm completely open to discussing reworking this list, so please post your nominations below!

Voting closes on April 9, 2010 23:59:59 EST.

Thanks!

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