Fanatic T-shirt Competition

Our annual chance for the whole team to get creative.

We’re very proud to have such a creative team at Fanatic and in Summer 2018, we decided to launch a t-shirt competition to give everybody an opportunity to maximise on these talents and abilities.

We’re always producing amazing designs for our clients and this competition is about creating a design our team will love and want to wear themselves.

How Does Our T-Shirt Competition Work?

PENCILS AT THE READY

The whole team is given a theme, and everyone creates a design around it. It can be hand drawn or digitally produced, and there’s always a great range of styles and interpretations.

Then each individual presents their design and explains the rationale behind it. We all vote for our favourite and the design with the most votes gets professionally screen printed and we all receive our own t-shirt to wear.

It’s always a highlight of the summer, and we really look forward to seeing the different creative skills within the team and being able to wear a bespoke, original t-shirt.

2021 WINNING ENTRY

SUMMER VIBES

Surf’s up! Our 2021 t-shirt winner was Senior Graphic Designer Sam, who took to the beach with his take on the prompt Summer Vibes.

The t-shirt made waves through the team and has become part of our regular wardrobe rotation 😎

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2019 WINNING ENTRY

CRAFT

Sam’s design also won the competition in 2019, with its boldly coloured Airfix model of a Creative Machine.

The T shirt comes in three colours, cleverly using the same screen print. It summed up the theme of Craft perfectly.

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2018 WINNING ENTRY

INSPIRATION

The design brief for the 2018 T-Shirt Competition was ‘Inspiration’. Tom’s winning design was a huge montage of inspirational imagery that went into ‘the making of a designer’s mind’.

As an animator, Tom’s mind was filled with visual characters and icons from the ’90s, including images from films, games, TV and music. We especially like the DeLorean, SpongeBob, the X-wing and the Game Boy. Even Mr Blobby gets a prime space.

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How they’re made

Since 2018, we’ve used Bristol-based Fyahfly to print our T-Shirts (and anything else we need screenprinting). They put together this fun video to take you through the making of our 2018 t-shirts.