Remember that Sakuraba shirt everyone flipped out over? Well it was designed by VXRSI Clothing, creators of an entire line of overly dope MMA apparel. Now we are challenging our readers to create the best MMA shirt on the planet. We know some of you out there are talented enough to take on such a responsibility. If you have what it takes, then enter 'The Shirt Contest v2.0' sponsored by VXRSI and be forever considered a baller amongst your peers.
If you can create the best MMA shirt, your shirt will be produced and sold by VXRSI. That's not all. You will also get an ample amount of free VXRSI gear. The contest is free to enter, all we need is your brain cells.
Create your very own shirt incorporating the VXRSI and MiddleEasy logo/brand. Creatively, the contest is pretty open so there are as little restrictions as possible. Refrain from using nudity, brash political statements or racist innuendo (in other words, don't be an [expletive]). Stay away from using copyrighted material in your design (don't put a Burger King logo on your VXRSI/MiddleEasy shirt).
Be sure to create your design in the highest quality possible (don't start your t-shirt on a dinky 300x500 pixel canvas). It's hard to give specifics on the required dimensions since every design will be different, but the best thing to do is dig in your friend's tool box and grab a ruler, take out that shirt you spilled beer on last night and measure how big you would like your design to be and just create a new file size in Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp or whatever program you illegally downloaded off the net (you pirate) with the exact dimensions. Simple as that. Be sure your design is created in 300 DPI and is in CMYK colors.
A winner will be selected based on sheer jaw-dropping rawesomeness. VXRSI will then work with the winner to get their concept/design/idea slapped on a shirt and then be sold directly on VXRSI.com. You will also forever be mentioned on MiddleEasy.com as 'That guy who designed that amazing shirt'.
Don't worry, we got you. The VXRSI and MiddleEasy vector logo can be downloaded here. Using the logo(s) is not required, however at the very least a hint of VXRSI and MiddleEasy must be included somewhere in your design.
Mixed Martial Arts,(MMA) is the sport of fighting that combines the various disciplines of combat. MMA is the fourth most watched sport in the US surpassing Soccer and Hockey and trailing behind Football, Basketball and Baseball. Many current brands out in the market continue to create a similar “street fighter” persona incorporating conventional images of skulls, barbed wire, grim reapers and oversized tattoo designs in their apparel. But this “persona” no longer signifies the artist at work, the athlete of combat sport. VXRSI (Vuhr-sahy), from the Latin plural for the word Versus, is a clothing company that is revolutionizing MMA by branding its apparel towards the sport and artistic aspects of fight culture.
Where is the clothing brand that honors the dedication and discipline of the modern martial athlete? There is no other brand that artistically conveys this sport. That is where VXRSI comes in, as it is a genuine sports/lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from the art of fighting. VXRSI is progressive, modern and classic; creative and versatile combining elements of sport/contemporary/streetwear and lifestyle branding and designs.
“Our goal for VXRSI is to challenge the idea of what is considered the “norm” of MMA and sport-inspired brands, bringing the revolutionary and forward thinking that it takes to spark a completely new era in the way the sport is represented. The sport of fighting is an art form in itself. If you watch two skilled martial athletes, it's like a human chess match of both the physical and mental, a clash of wits and will. The VXRSI team is comprised of apparel veterans from the streetwear/lifestyle apparel industry, artists, designers, and creatives – many with MMA backgrounds and martial sports foundations. Through the VXRSI philosophy, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s about striving and overcoming. It’s growing and evolving. It’s about the journey, the experience and what it does to you. It’s immersing yourself in the here and now.
Check out a couple entries from our MiddleEasy x VXRSI contest in 2010.