In the preview for the next episode, we see that their first elimination challenge will be to design a t-shirt in one hour.
Ouch. T-shirt design is a tough beast to tackle so early in the competition. Fuck, I’ve been doing this shit for thirteen years and I haven’t figure out how to design a shirt. That’s not entire true. I can design shirts. I just don’t know that I can design something that will sell. The biggest question is audience. Who will they be designing for? Are they aiming for an artsy typ audience? Are they shooting for the ironic hipster audience? Are they making gamer shirts? Ugh. So many painful variables to work out and that’s not even getting to the stupid design.
I like to think about how I’d do as these challenges come up. And though I think I’d do really well in Fax Machine with my art fighting background, I fear I’d be the first to be sent home for my t-shirt design. Cause it would probably be Kamen Rider. And awesome. And I’d be the only one in the room who’d wear it.