The challenge was
Create a design inspired by one of The Onion’s headlines.
Since 1988, The Onion has made it their mission to be the first to break compelling news stories. Their high-quality headlines give readers deep, meaningful insight into the state of our world.
Few can match the cutthroatness of The Onion reporters, who have a penchant for squeezing sources for insider information no one else can get. No matter how chaotic the newsroom gets, this publication can always be trusted to deliver up-to-date news about what the area man is up to these days. For their cutting edge work, they’ve won many prestigious awards you’ve probably never heard of.
And now’s your chance to win a major award in the form of cash and other swag by designing a t-shirt inspired by any headline on theonion.com. Your design can be word-free, as long as it’s an interpretation of any one of The Onion's headlines - EVER. Be sure to mention which headline inspired you in the “about your design” section of your submission.
The winner received
$500 Threadless.com gift code
$200 TheOnion.com store gift code
2 VIP passes to The Onion's 2013 AV Fest (you have to get there yourself, though)
Framed front page of The Onion with your face on one of the stories (The Onion gets to pick what story)
Your photo will be used in a future Area Man (or Area Woman) article
The Onion Library: as many of The Onion books as they can find
Signed, personalized letter of commendation from The Onion's CEO, Steve Hannah (It will be tremendously flattering)
Other designs chosen for print from this challenge will receive compensation based on the product printed on & the quantity printed.
Designs from this challenge
Since its humble beginnings as a Madison, Wisconsin student-run newspaper in the late-'80s, The Onion has become the America's most recognizable and prominent source of satirical commentary. With daily coverage of politics, technology, sports, business, entertainment and more, The Onion, along with its sister pop-culture publication, The A.V. Club, receives over 10 million monthly visitors and accounts for over 2 million Facebook fans, 5 million Twitter followers and more than half a million YouTube subscribers.www.theonion.com