Hometown 2nd to last!

Clinkers! Just made my way through the last of the revised entries. I saw that a lot of you were concerned that I didn’t get your revised entry. Thanks again for your patience. We have entries today and tomorrow and then we’re done posting entries! Exciting! If your revised entry wasn’t posted that means that we felt like it wasn’t different enough to be reposted. But not to worry, your most recent revised entry will appear on the final ballot so your design will get it’s day in the sun that way. Thanks and one more day!

Aussie Ry! Great redo. That platy is growing on me something fierce. I can’t decide if I like the “P” platy or the Platy solo. What do Clinkers think?

Jacob! This is so great. I love the use of shadow, I love this guy’s expression, the spurs on the “S” are great. All of it is awesome! One-n-done!Hometown-JacobScowden

Derek! Your entry is this smaller size because you sent us a PNG and not a vector file. A victim of switching site formats mid-contest. This is a cool redo! I’d cut the amount of drips to half this to help the concept embroider clearly but for the sake of the contest, done!Hometown-DerekHeilman

Scott! THIS is a great redo. That blade looks vicious. Done!Hometown-ScottNeuberger

Jesus! Yes! Battle worn, field tested, VICTORY! Done!Hometown-JesusFonseca

Martin! Great clean up. This entry is crisp. No it’s crispy! Done!Hometown-MartinLopez-Rev

Jeremy! Very nice redo that “Y” is much clearer and this colorway is a stylie addition. Well done! Done!Hometown-JeremyRodriguez



Hey Clinkers! What you think of our new digs? Our goal was to create something cleaner than the original incarnation. A canvas that would allow Brandiose and Clinker’s work to shine. It’s been a long time coming for us, I know we’ve teased this redesign for a while now. What can we say, our plate is pretty full. But hey, it’s big, it’s bold, we’re loud, we’re proud, it’s here, let’s pour beer.

As you can see, we’ve better integrated Twitter and Instagram. Now, if you want your photos to appear on Clink right away, just tag them with #theclinkroom on Instagram and poof! You’ll also see that we’ve cleaned up our logos and branding. We’ve included Hat Club into The Clink Room’s message.

The best part? This is just the first step! Over the next few months you’ll see The Clink Room store get a reboot, no longer will it just be a section of HatClub.com but it’ll have it’s own look and feel. This design is also the foundation for a full-time Collaboration section, were you guys can run free like the salmon of Capistrano.

We hope you guys like what we’ve done with the place. We’re so excited for the future of The Clink Room. It’s unfolding slowly, but good things come in slow packages right? I think that’s the saying. Lets finish up the Hometown League this week! Thanks and keep on Clinkin’.

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Kai! This is an easy one-n-done. You’ve really stepped your game up. I take exception with the name though. Why isn’t this called the “Home Slices”? Awesome stuff Kai!Hometown-KaiTakahashi-2-01

Scott! Another New Haven design, do you and Kai go to school together? I’ve been to New Haven and it is, in fact, filled with fancy frogs. Love this guy, one-n-done!Hometown-ScottSaffran2-01

Aaron! The OG Clinker! With an awesome design to boot. I love Aaron Bird’s mind. A strong canidate for an instant draft but we have to leave some designs on the ballot to vote on. One-n-done!Hometown-AaronBird-01

Joe! OHHHHHne-n-done!Hometown-JoeOsborne-01

Justin! Great redo! Simple, tough, iconic. Done!Hometown-JustinWright-Redo-01

Sean! Normally this kind of design scares me. When it comes to hats simple is best and this guys has a lot going on. But, you’ve really sold me on the design by using a simple color palette. I could see this being done in all one color thread and looking really great. I love this, the first hat with a still life on it. One-n-done!Hometown-SeanCollins2-01

Doug! AWESOME redo. Done!Hometown-DougVanderMeulenRevisions-01

Exo! This guy is a lot of fun, I really like how you’ve done the baseball, I love his expression. I feel like it’s missing something, maybe a plunger? Wrench? Mushroom? I can’t put my finger on it, but I want more. Great start though!Hometown-Exo-01

Instant Draft! David’s Big A’s of NY

Second Instant Draft pick of the Hometown League is David Creighton-Pester’s Big A’s of NY! Go David! The retro charm of this little bugger is oozing out of my screen. Those shiny cheeks, that grin, that tilted posture. It’s epic stuff and we’re excited to have him apart of the League. Great work David, keep it up! More new entries tomorrow!


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John! Cool concept! but I want more wild, exploding, flaming, deviousness. Also, careful of those thin lines. Thin lines don’t embroider well. Great start lets turn this PG-13 into an R!Hometown-JohnMac-01

Cooper! Another ambitious entry from Cooper. This is by far your best to date! I can tell you really pushed yourself. One-n-done!Hometown-CooperMurnane-D-01

Cooper! Another ambitious entry. I love the expression you put on this guy’s face. You’ve also got the thin line issue. But I love the spirit of this guy, he could be a character on Adventure Time!Hometown-CooperMurnane-E-01

Jesse! Yes! One-n-done!Hometown-JesseVelleu-C-01

Gyula! Yes! A master at work! One-n-done!Hometown-GyulaNemeth-01

Justin! Amazing! I love both of these equally! Amazing job of keeping the design simple but full of story and fun. Two-and-done!Hometown-JustinSiddons-A-01Hometown-JustinSiddons-B-01

Algot! Ha!!! Teacher’s pet. It took me a bit to see the California state in there. Maybe push him closer to the actual shape. Then worry about making it wrapped in a tortilla! I had a California burrito for lunch…everyday!Hometown-AlgotAnderson-B-01

Algot! This is a very good likeness. Very good. Is the name a play on Animaniacs? I love the hair. Spectacular! One-n-done!Hometown-AlgotAnderson-C-01