BioShock Infinite T-Shirt Design Contest Poll

by ig.sarah on July 29 2011

116 comments

Last week Irrational called on our fans to help us design our next BioShock Infinite shirt! Many folks sent in submissions and we picked our favorite 5 designs. It was a tough decision process. Now we are handing the decision process over to you!  Be sure to check out the designs below and vote for your favorite design at the bottom of the page! The winning designer will not only have their design put on a T-Shirt, but will also win a Murder of Crows vigor bottle!

Polls close Monday August 1 at 11:59pm SO VOTE NOW!

At this time the polls are CLOSED!

Option 1: Design by Coey K.


Option 2: Design by Billy P.


Option 3: Design by James C.


Option 4: Design by Kate M.


Option 5:Design by James J.


Vote Now

[Poll Closed] Which design do you want on Irrational's next T-Shirt?

  • Option 4: Design by Kate M.

    38%

  • Option 1:Design by Coey K.

    34%

  • Option 3: Design by James C.

    13%

  • Option 5: Design by James J.

    8%

  • Option 2: Design by Billy P.

    7%

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  • joelotoole | August 1, 2011 12:13 pm

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    At first I wanted to go for the first one, but it looked too good and professional lol number 3 was the best for me because it was so simple, but so stunning- something I’d be proud to have as a shirt!

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    • zoroko | August 1, 2011 4:52 pm

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      #1 looked too good and professional so you voted for something else? That seems like a totally off way of reasoning! lol

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      • 1019ice | August 1, 2011 7:13 pm

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        Hey, it works for me!

        Although I agree that number 1 is quite well done, Coey should be very proud.

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  • katherine | August 1, 2011 1:47 pm

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    I can’t believe the contest is ending so soon! :)

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  • fallenstar | August 1, 2011 3:26 pm

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    It’s so hard to choose, they all look so professional.

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  • Jo | August 1, 2011 3:26 pm

    It was between 2 & 4 for me! I ended up voting for #4, but I’d buy #2 also!

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  • zoroko | August 1, 2011 3:37 pm

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    Go Coey!!!

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  • shocker22 | August 1, 2011 4:48 pm

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    4 FTW!

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  • evans0305 | August 1, 2011 5:51 pm

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    Looking over these again, all I could say it is tough to choose because they look great, but then again, I have to decide on how any of these would look if I was going to wear them not just once, but at least most of the time. As pretty and well designed as the 1st one looks, all I could say is it would work better as a poster. I get that feeling that when it’s made as a shirt, I’ll wear it once when I get the game, and I’ll end up putting it away in my closet and never touching it. May be it’s the conformed borders or the bright orange colors, but that’s why I didn’t choose it. The rest look like what works well for a shirt, and I could see them lasting longer than that, even for ones that are not picked.

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  • kizzywhitfield | August 1, 2011 6:04 pm

    I don’t know why this is such a hard choice. Number 1 is CLEARLY the best. Right now I dont understand the results. Coey should totally win this. I’d love to wear a Shirt with such a beautiful design! Honestly, it’s amazing! It’s eye catching with beautiful colors. I don’t have to squint when I look at her picture to understand what I’m seeing. It’s clear and crisp, and the detail is amazing. I love that it doesnt have giant BIOSHOCK words on it, it would just feel like any old advertisement for a game-type shirt that I’ve seen a million times. She at least had the balls to do something unique and different. #1 man, #1.

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  • bookertee | August 1, 2011 7:13 pm

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    It’s really sad, but this has turned into a joke. It’s basically just a contest on who’s the most incessant about spamming and campaigning for their piece.

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    • laforzadimente | August 1, 2011 7:27 pm

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      I’m beginning to get this vibe as well.

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    • 1019ice | August 1, 2011 7:28 pm

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      Okay, I think I got this one started, so I think I should clarify. When I said I was trying to get people to vote for my design, I pretty much meant my friends and family. Couple posts on Facebook, couple posts on Twitter, couple phone calls to family members, mostly in the vein of “Holy S, I can’t believe Irrational picked me!”

      I can see that people would have a problem with non-members of the Irrational community voting for an Irrational T-shirt. To be honest, I didn’t think about that when I asked my friends to vote. That’s my fault. With that said, number one, a lot of my friends that I asked are Bioshock fans, and so is my dad. Secondly, I don’t think any of the finalists purposefully spammed the contest in order to win. From the forum comments, it seems that Coey and Kate’s designs are the favorites, and the voting reflects that. We’ve all been very gracious about our support for each other’s designs, and we’re all excited to see who wins.

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  • skeletonframes | August 1, 2011 7:26 pm

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    I think they are all quite good. Number 1 would make for a beautiful poster. I chose number 4 because it looks like a great old t-shirt. Y’know, the one you’ve worn for 8 years and is starting to come apart. I could buy that shirt and I could love that shirt.

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  • katherine | August 1, 2011 8:06 pm

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    So I know that this is out of left field and I mean absolutley no offense by it; But every time I look at the puppy entry I get the Pet Shop Boys song ‘Surburbia’ stuck in my head with the word ‘Suburbia’ replaced of course by ‘Columbia’.

    he just looks like he would be groovin’ to the Pet Shops Boys as he floated up. :D

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  • theoldharbing | August 1, 2011 8:59 pm

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    I think it would be interesting if they created a design which covered the whole shirt; perhaps showing the “murder of crows” vigor on the front, then actually having a murder of crows swirling around the back which may have a Columbian setting on it.

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  • carlidus | August 1, 2011 11:14 pm

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    How can you not vote for Option 1?

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  • millloft | August 1, 2011 11:37 pm

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    I would have to say Number 4 all the way. Neutral tones will be universally preferred by all. All design contributions show a lot of talent.

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  • knives | August 2, 2011 1:17 am

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    Can’t believe Coey didn’t win. :(

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    • kizzywhitfield | August 2, 2011 4:46 am

      Right?? :/
      But I guess that’s what happens when people act cute with others to get their way :T doop de doop~

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      • boltonhawser | August 2, 2011 7:22 am

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        That would be if they actually took the comments in consideration before voting, which I assume wasn’t the case for most everybody. I’m sure people opened the page and then voted before reading the comments.

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      • katherine | August 2, 2011 8:40 am

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        I was also suprised in the end, but obviously flattered and thrilled at the same time.

        I believe that throughout this contest I have been supportive of everyone’s designs and also said several times that I felt Coey’s design was very pretty and well executed. I hope that Irrational uses it somehow/somewhere.

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  • katherine | August 2, 2011 9:11 am

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    Nothing official from Irrational yet but it seems that my shirt design won in the polls!
    I appreciate all of my friends that took the time to vote on the entries, even those that did not vote for mine. I told a lot of people about this contest and can say that several people reflected what we were saying here, that it was between Coey and I. Heck some of the people that I directed to this site even voted for Coey even though I hoped they would vote for me ;) (There were also people that voted for James J.’s design over mine, I am sure that a lot of people I asked to come here voted for other designs, but those are the stories from people that reported back) :)

    Personally I love all of the designs and genuinely hope that Irrational considers using them in other ways. I think that nearly everyone around here would be thrilled with a Coey lithorgraph and I would like to see a shirt made from James J’s design, maybe for PAX East 2012 since it reminds me of the PAX EAST 2011 shirts.

    The other two designs were beatutiful as well and I have already spoken about how I loved the use of negative space and the warped perspective of the entries repectively.

    I think that all of the finalists campaigned well for their design; I saw several Facebook and twitter entries, mentions on other forums, etc. and it is so cool to think that the community has grown through this contest. Reading through the comments several of the more passionate are from members that have joined in the last few days. So again I want to thank everyone that voted, espeically everyone that has joined the community to be a part of this contest, It is great to think that we have some new members in the community that can sit around and talk about BioShock with us. :)

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    • fuchipatas | August 2, 2011 11:21 am

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      katherine, I’m going to play devil’s advocate here and try to make this quick.

      I believe the more you continue to post on this matter it may only make people even more bitter. It seems now you are trying to justify the results to several outspoken individuals. I’m not speaking of myself, I haven’t posted anything negative towards you or the other artists.

      Having said that, let’s not kid ourselves… you were THE most vocal finalist in these here forums by quite a large margin. Which isn’t a crime per se, but I believe MOST of the members here would have rather had the Finalists let their artwork speak for itself! It’s obvious some serious campaigning was implemented and sadly, I believe in the end, it turned into more of a popularity contest rather than a true Community decision.

      In hindsight it was very cool of I.G. to allow us to vote, but perhaps the Community should have picked the finalists and I.G. picked the overall winner.

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      • katherine | August 2, 2011 11:41 am

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        It certainly was not my intention to offend anyone with my post, nor was it my intention to justify the results, I do not feel that they require justification.

        I have been a member of these forums for quite some time, and while I was vocal I didn’t actually talk about my submission as much as I did the others (yours included, which I thought was very nice) I also posted in other threads about Infinite and will continue to do so. I like BioShock and enjoy talking about it with the community here and on the 2K forums :)

        If you feel I spoke too much about my entry I am sorry. Looking back on my posts I believe that I spent most of my time here talking about the contest as a whole and not my personal submission. I do admit to being a generally vocal person. Threads were created so that people could discuss their entries and I took part in them. A lot of people did :) Frankly I do not know the forum names of all of the finalists so I cannot say if they participated in the forums or not, but there were some talking in the comments :)

        It is not a good feeling to think that there are sour graps on the forums concerning my design, especially since most of the comments surrounding the contest were positive towards both my design and Coey’s and often pitted them against each other as the front runners. It is my understanding that there were several votes and that the race was quite close in the end. I believe that this is a testament to the popularity of both designs. I worked hard on my design and apparently a lot of people liked it, I am honored and flattered by this.

        I am very fond of this community and would not want to have a negative connotation within it for anything. The idea that people are upset with me now that the results are in is hurtful but with the race so close I guess it is to be expected. All I can say is that I am again flattered and honored to have won and that I appreciate everyone that took part in this contest.

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      • bookertee | August 2, 2011 1:15 pm

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        Katherine, at this time, there are 113 comments posted here – 27 of them are yours. That’s almost a fourth of the discussion here.

        Vocal is fine, but repeating the same thing over and over and coming across as having to have the last word is completely another thing. Reaction to that isn’t sour grapes, it’s people being annoyed.

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    • atlusshrugs | August 2, 2011 3:55 pm

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      u mad bro

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  • dannysal | August 2, 2011 10:44 am

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    Nice work everyone and Good Luck!

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  • zoroko | August 2, 2011 12:47 pm

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    I am personally confused as to why #1 didn’t win! Great composition, colors, and concept. The design/artwork was completely original and not traced pre-existing content, while still maintaining that classic Bioshock feel.

    Congratulations regardless to the winner!

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  • jim360 | August 3, 2011 2:24 pm

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    yeah i think #3 was better

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