Another shot at designing a universally loved shirt

You may have seen that the annual contest is underway to design the prize most of the non-Kenyans will get at the end of the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
When it comes to Peachtree t-shirts, everybody’s a critic. I thought last year’s cotton trophy looked pretty good, but some grumblers didn’t like that that the fabric was gray. Other years I hear people complain the design is too busy. Or too bland.
Fortunately, there is always another year for artists to try to come up with a design that will meet with universal applause. Based on comments on Facebook after last year’s race, that shirt should be patriotic, minimalistic and printed on a bright color fabric.
I’ve collected a lot of shirts running the last 21 Peachtrees (some pictured here). I usually rotate which ones I wear during the summer. I tend to leave the older ones in the drawer because they’re getting a little worn. The only one I don’t care to wear is the Abercombie & Fitch knock off from 2004. The manufacturer must have gotten a bad batch of cotton that year, because it stands out as the most uncomfortable Peachtree shirt in memory.
What would you like to see on the front of this year’s shirt? Something red, white and blue? A return to the first few years, when the design was usually simple and the shirt was white?

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January 27th, 2011
1:00 pm

I would love to see the one from two years ago (2009) which did not win – the multicolored shoe print! Loved it and voted for it, but alas it did not win.