One of these two has made our promotional choice easy: we may not have a horse, but we certainly can have a cow. Or a buffalo, in this case. CSJ89 is making a last-minute push, and we're happy to oblige. The following is taken from his site:
We're not going to pretend that the kickback for promoting this bad boy has gone unnoticed by us, but it's hardly the only motivation. For starters, it is a pretty awesome design, with a stoic look and easily the best linework of the final four. It's big and bold and everything DBH loves to be, and made a name as being. And while I don't know for sure, I feel as though it's an underdog piece. Getting it to the top would be a total upset. The most convincing motivation, however, comes from his twitter account:
Please vote for CSJ89's Mecha-Labaw!
Our good friend Christian San Jose recently joined the DBH 10K contest at Design By Humans, where the winning design will receive a whopping $10,000 cash prize! Let's help him out by registering and voting for his illustration!
What's in it for us, you ask? Get a chance to win 5 Design By Humans shirts when you re-post this to your personal site, blog, or social networking sites. Just e-mail contact[at]csj89.com your post link with “MECHALABAW” as the subject, and you’re automatically eligible.
So what are you waiting for? Let's vote and spread the word!
But back to that kickback: I take pride in not promoting anything I don't feel will benefit you guys. Normally, that benefit is finding an awesome shirt, and this certainly is a solid one. And, of course, it -will- print, no matter where it places, so if you love it it's only a matter of days. But I want to offer something more... in the event I win this little contest of his, I will be giving away three of those five DBH tees. It's a great opportunity for me to promote a deserving shirt up for a huge prize, and getting to offer you guys something special for being a reader makes it something I can't pass up.
All you have to do is tell me what ridiculous animal you'd buy with 10 grand, and why. I'll pick my two favorites and one random draw to win a DBH tee of their choice. Remember, a cat is not a ridiculous animal. Don't be a jerk and take the easy way out, jerk. In the event that I -don't- win, however, I will still be awarding some sort of consolation prize to my favorite entry. Just post in the comments below to enter. Oh, and don't forget to go vote for the shirt itself. That's kinda the point. Votes close Monday, so be sure to get yours in this weekend. I have no idea when the sub-contest ends, so get your comments in ASAP. And Christian, if you do win, I expect photos of you with your buffalo.