Two weeks ago, PITB unveiled its largest contest to date, the Salo is Your Palo-T shirt design contest. The rules were simple: design a shirt featuring the contest slogan, and send it to us by Sunday, November 20. From there, we would put the entries before our star-studded panel of judges (myself, Daniel Wagner, Jeff Marek, Greg Wyshynski, Katie Baker, Cam Cole, Jason Botchford, Mark Spector, and Derek Jory), and choose five winners to receive fabulous prizes.

The judges are currently deliberating, and we’ll let you know who the winners are later this week. But, in the meantime, it would be unfair to withhold from the masses what it is we’re deliberating on.

With that in mind, we present to you the Salo is your Pal-o gallery.

Click any photo to enlarge it. And be sure to take your time going through these designs — there’s a lot to see, good and (extremely) bad. Take special note of the two entries drawn in pencil crayon on notebook paper, and have a cheap laugh at James W.’s “Salo is Your Polo”. Don’t forget to let us know your favourites in the comments.

 

 

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40 comments

  1. Dan
    November 21, 2011

    Ya. Number 29. Far and away, the best.

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  2. Sonia
    November 21, 2011

    I know we’re not the judges and you guys get the decision on which one is the best, but my Top 3 are Numbers 7, 8 and 24!

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  3. J21
    November 21, 2011

    Is that product placement in #18? Hahaha…

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  4. Sara
    November 21, 2011

    16 is the best with 7 and 29 in close second and third R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ively!!

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  5. Viva
    November 21, 2011

    1, 7 and 24!

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  6. kate
    November 21, 2011

    1, 21, 24. But they are all fantastic!!

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  7. Viva
    November 21, 2011

    I did notice the product placement on #18, and #21 slightly disturbed me after watching “The Skin I Live In”. Good work everyone!

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  8. natevk
    November 21, 2011

    I got a serious kick out of #9 for some reason, so I’d say that #’s 9, 1 and 24 are my favourites

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    • yobbei
      November 21, 2011

      I agree #9 is great. And come on having Bulis on #4 is awesome too!!

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  9. Tim
    November 21, 2011

    #1! It’s adorable!

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  10. Kathy
    November 21, 2011

    #21 Calvin & Hobbes for the win!!!

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  11. Marissa
    November 21, 2011

    hahahah number 21 is so fabulous. but all entires deserve props =P great job, all. and passittobulis I still don’t understand where your viciously clever ideas come from.

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  12. Steve B
    November 21, 2011

    You guys are missing the genius of # 3–Salo is a Palomino. Deep!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      November 21, 2011

      Oh my gosh… so many layers of pun.

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    • James W.
      November 21, 2011

      I am so, so glad someone caught that.

      That said, man – some of these are incredibly good. Nice job, everyone.

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  13. Rituro
    November 21, 2011

    #29, with honourable mention for Calvin & Hobbes in #21.

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  14. Shantini
    November 21, 2011

    #1, 7, 8, and 24. But mostly #1. Rainbow!

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  15. Bejoyed
    November 21, 2011

    #29!

    Little factoid: the finnish word ‘pallo’ translates to ‘ball’ in english

    soccer/football is ‘palloliitto’

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  16. Sovanna
    November 21, 2011

    #24 for sure!

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  17. chicken hawk
    November 21, 2011

    All the shirts are rather clever
    (Though wearing one I would never)
    But were it I that had to choose
    I like one six and twenty-nine
    (Though all the rest are also fine)
    Those are the ones that most amuse

    chicken hawk

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  18. Josh
    November 21, 2011

    1, 9 and 12 get my votes!

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  19. Anitha
    November 21, 2011

    1-2-4-5-9-10-24-29 GREAT stuff!
    Number 2 is pure PITB, love it! haha

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  20. rastamonsta
    November 21, 2011

    whoops, forgot to submit one. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/screenshot20111121at806.png/

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  21. VernonViper
    November 21, 2011

    #9 made me laugh aloud. Gotta say i expected a flurry of Pal O Mine chocolate bar commercials with salo’s face plaster’d all over them nice to see that wasn’t the case. great job to anyone that entered they all look great.

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  22. Daniel
    November 21, 2011

    Are you guys making any of them? In my opinion 4,8,10,14,25,27,29 are the best i’d buy any of those!

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  23. cathylu
    November 21, 2011

    I vote for #7 (and I was an Art major in college so I have credentials!), but #29 is the runner up – it’s sorta weird and disturbing. And congrats to everyone who entered.

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  24. Tengeresz
    November 21, 2011

    I like a lot of these. My top picks are:

    #1 is great art and a good look for a shirt; also, hat and blonde playoff beard are great.

    #20 is a surprisingly charming combination of colour, lettering, and photo

    #29 is a suitably goofy look for the slogan, and would certainly print well on a shirt
    (bonus marks for the clever stick-in-rink “O”)

    BUT

    My vote goes to:
    #26 — it has great lettering, and a happy feel that fits the slogan.
    Print it on white to get the right colour on the flag and let the pink pop.

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  25. Raj
    November 21, 2011

    I love #29, i would totally buy it!

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  26. Ian
    November 21, 2011

    I like numbers 1, 24 and 18!

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  27. Nee
    November 21, 2011

    #3 for its punniness. But I love #21…just too adorable. I would wear that. #29 is the nicest asthetically.

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  28. marko
    November 22, 2011

    #1. best of the bunch, plus, it’s already #1. Did I mention I like #1? Yes, I did. It’s got a freakin’ rainbow for chrisake! They’re all good, tho. Nice work.

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    • marko
      November 22, 2011

      Wow. Now I’m liking #26, too. Maybe even more? What’s with Sami Salo wearing berets? Does he? Maybe he should?

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  29. The Bookie
    November 22, 2011

    Man, mine looks terrible next to the others. And the crazy thing is I still like it. That’s how awesome some of those designs are. Fantastic work Bulies.

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  30. Kyle
    November 22, 2011

    Can’t believe I went through all of those…

    …just to find out that CLEARLY the winner is #1

    Also, now I can’t unsee #6

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  31. Hannah
    November 22, 2011

    If I was going to wear a t-shirt out of those it’d be 1 or 24.

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  32. SteveB
    November 22, 2011

    #1 is my favourite!
    http://vansunsportsblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/samisalo-150×150.png

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  33. #1BulisFan
    November 22, 2011

    For a Shirt that the guys in the locker room will love, I think you’ve gotta go with #29
    Also, it’s a just a great graphic.

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  34. Cindy
    November 24, 2011

    Love 1 & 2. Glad to see us bulies are so creative :D

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  35. SteveB
    November 24, 2011

    Gosh, the suspense is killing me!
    Is the War Room in Toronto still reviewing it?
    Did Daniel kick it in or not?
    Who won?!?!

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