This Is London Calling

This challenge closed over 10 years ago.

The Challenge

Hello t-shirt designers. We’re calling from a phone booth just off London’s Carnaby Street and we can’t chat for long as there’s a suspicious odour in here. So cutting to the chase, how would you like the chance to get your t-shirt design in a shop window by one of London’s most iconic shopping strips? Well the legends at indie streetwear store Demo are giving RB t-shirt designers the chance to take your graphics to the streets of London.
Your theme is London Calling, two words to inspire thoughts of the artistic side of the city, from gritty urban streets and subversive graffiti to grandiose architecture, centuries of history and everything in between.

So put down your spoon and pick up your pens, pencils, markers and mice and get designing.

Head here for more photos and info on the store.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Your valuable votes should go to those designs that stir thoughts of the great metropolis, from d-face strewn alleyways to rebellious ‘70s musicians. Entry is open to clothing works only, if you can’t wear it, it’s not coming in.
Entry is open to all members of RedBubble. If you are not already a member of RedBubble then join now to enter
Only one colour and style version of the shirt, and a cross section of sizes, will be purchased and made available in the store, therefore it is preferable to design specifically to suit one colour shirt and style.

Rewards & Prizes

The grand prize winner will have 30 of the winning shirt purchased off them at a markup of 30%, and have their tee displayed in the store for two weeks, with a special temporary front window display for all the passers by to gawp at. Two runners up will have 20 shirts purchased off them at a markup of 30%, and have their tee displayed in the store for two weeks.
All your artist details will be included and advertised with the shirts, so shoppers can read all about you. And we’ll post about the occasion with photos and a write up on RedBubble.

Additional Information

If you are new to RedBubble, after you’ve joined then upload your design to your portfolio and then you can enter it into this challenge. If you need help go to the FAQs or contact
Artists and writers retain copyright of any work entered.
RedBubble will purchase the shirts at the agreed markup and provide them to the store, Demo will place their standard margin on the shirts to cover the cost of the retail environment. No profit will be made by RedBubble.
You can find out more info about the store "here.

Cover Image: London Calling by RBUK


The Top Ten

Cruel Britannia by Simon Sherry

Cruel Britannia by Simon Sherry was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 178 votes.

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