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Judge's Choice

  • $1,000

People's Choice

  • $500

Here is your chance to re-interpret official assets and inject your own style into the legendary brand REBEL8.  Download the asset files and submit your own fresh, new, and unique take on REBEL8 using our t-shirt template.  Please follow the BYVM Rules, Guidelines, and enter now for your chance to win $1,000 and a signed Mike Giant print grand prize for the Judge's Choice, as chosen by the judge, JOSHY D, owner of REBEL8, and $500 prize for the People's Choice based on best overall community critique score.

The winning designs in this contest will be the ones that offer the most innovative take, as decided by BYVM users and each contest’s judging panel. You’ll start with whatever brand assets are provided, but from there you’ve got a blank canvas. Can you make us look at an iconic brand in a completely new way?  Let’s see what you’ve got.  Must be 18 or over to enter, open to global participants.  You may enter as many designs as you'd like.

Deeply rooted in skateboard, graffiti, and tattoo culture, REBEL8’s core purpose is to showcase their trademark lifestyle through unique products.  REBEL8 is one of the last authentic brands left that incorporate original artistic works within their pieces.  Most graphics within the REBEL8 product line are hand illustrated, with no computer generated enhancements or manipulations. The man behind this original artwork at REBEL8 is the legendary tattoo and graffiti artist Mike Giant.

The Judge

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REBEL8 founder Joshy D. met Mike Giant in the late 1990’s in San Francisco’s then bustling graffiti scene. Joshy ran the popular graffiti website, HiFiArt, and Giant was one of the city’s most notorious writers. Years later, after a couple of brews, a few tattoos, and plenty of joints, Joshy approached Giant about creating a handful of t-shirt graphics. With $500, Joshy printed a small run of tees and sold them out of a messenger bag around the city. REBEL8 was born.


Contest Timeline

Contest Begins
January 7th, 2013 at 12:01am

Entries Accepted Until
February 8th, 2013 at 11:59pm

Community Critiques
From 12:01am on February 9th, 2013 to February 19th, 2013 at 11:59pm

Judges Deliberate
Starting February 19th, 2013

Winners Announced
Shortly after February 25th, 2013


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