Opening Day – The Night League

As an early Christmas gift to all our Clinkers we’re kicking off the Night League today! Jason and I are stoked to start another collaboration with you guys. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

WHAT IS THE NIGHT LEAGUE? The Night League is about celebrating all the greatness that goes on after the sun goes down. Your team name could be inspired by your love of libations… the Bar Hoppers, the Guzzlers, or the Swill. Or you could go with nighttime extracurriculars… the Night Writers, the Procrastinators, or the Red Eyes. What about the Sleepy Heads, the Early Birds, or the Insomniacs? Or maybe you create a beer logo for Clink, or show Kong howling at the Moon. The more clever the better. Don’t be afraid to get goofy. Don’t plagiarize. Don’t use the names of real teams, don’t copy existing designs.

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: You guys will name your team and design your own cap logos, you email your designs to us and we post them on Clink in the order we receive them. We will all comment on the designs. When we get enough designs, then we’ll announce a deadline. For now, consider it a rolling deadline. We’ll then pick the concepts with the best story, team name, and design.

• You’ll have your cap produced.
• You’ll receive 5 caps for you and your friends.
• And, for every set of 72 caps that we produce with your design on it, you’ll receive $125!
• When we reorder, boom another $125 bucks and 5 more hats.

In the Entry Form folder you’ll find a template for you to submit your team’s story and design. USE THE TEMPLATE. Adobe Illustrator is our preference, but we’ll try to work with you if you don’t know it. You will also find the thread and fabric color swatches for production. The colors appear differently in Illustrator than they do it real life, just approximate. Here’s the link to download everything that you’ll need to enter your design (2.6MB zip file)….

• E-mail it to
“NIGHT LEAGUE” needs to appear in the subject line of your email.
• We prefer your artwork to be in vectored format. If you can save as .AI , .EPS or .PDF that would be best.

• Use the templates.
• Don’t plagiarize.
“NIGHT LEAGUE” needs to appear in the subject line of your email.
• Submit as many entries as you can dream up.
• No need to make it baseball or sport specific.
• Most importantly – have fun!


14 thoughts on “Opening Day – The Night League

  1. Hey guys this is the first time I joining the new league experience so I just a couple questions… 1. Do we design these as baseball teams or are they sport neutral? 2. Can we submit more than 1 team idea?

    Thanks guys, I’m stoked to join in with the Clinkers!

  2. Hey guys – this is my first chance to get involved in the whole Clink League Experience and I’m definitely stoked! But I had a couple of questions as a newbie – 1. Do we assume these are baseball teams or should the logos be sport neutral? 2. Can we submit more than 1 team idea?

    Thanks! Happy Clinking!

  3. I have idea #1. Just trying to find some time to work on it. I think it is clever, but it will definitely be a bit of a wild card in terms of voting. Can’t wait to finish it to get feedback.

  4. Tom & Kris idea #1 is in the works! I think it’s shaping up nicely. Pretty pumped to get all of the discussions going again, that’s my favorite part.

  5. Never mind, found it.

    Hard to believe it was more than a year ago. Thanks to Casey and Jason (as well as the rest of you who are actually talented) for putting up with me for so long. It’s hard to believe that these contests have been going since the Summer of 2009 when I first stumbled onto the site and created Taco Jesus (who still lives on with his own Facebook profile) and actually sells me 5-6 t-shirts a month on zazzle. I’m not exactly getting rich, but I’m looking forward to the day when I see someone in some random place sporting a Taco Jesus shirt and can say hey … I made that!

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