Shapeways Bathroom Signs Contest

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Our Factory of the Future in Long Island City has been under construction since October and we’re getting close to the finishing touches. As well as being the place we create your models, we want the Factory to be a showcase of your talent too!

Ben, our Lead Industrial Engineer explains our latest contest:

We’re thrilled to announce that multi award-winning designer and typographer Craig Ward, will be our judge. His work blurs the lines between typography, illustration and installation and he has done some incredible projects. We know the the possibilities of 3D printing let your imagination run wild, so he’s the perfect partner to judge our contest.

To help you out with some inspiration, head over to Craig’s website or check out his book, Popular Lies About Graphic Design. The prize? $200 in Shapeways printing credits and eternal fame as your design will live forever in our factory. 

Contest Criteria

  • Make a “Men” and “Women” sign – it can be text, an image, type or hieroglyph but it must be able to hang on the wall or the door.
  • Design can NOT violate our Content Policy – so please no nudity that is not artistic in nature and/or explicit sexual content.
  • Design must be printable and MUST meet White Strong & Flexible design criteria
  • Design must be uploaded to Shapeways by Friday 27th September by  Midnight GMT
  • Design must be public with the tag “FactorySign”
  • Design must be original and you own all copyright and IP 

Terms and Conditions

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Maximum of ten entries per person. By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  • No cash or other alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Shapeways employees or their families.
  • The promoters decision is final – in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Winning entries will be documented by Shapeways and may be used for promotional purposes.
  • Winners retain all IP as per Shapeways standard terms and conditions. Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  • The winner will be contacted by Monday October 7th, 2013
  • Promoter: Shapeways, 419 Park Avenue South, #900, New York, NY, USA, 10016. 

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments section below.

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  1. MrNib

    Are they individual use bathrooms or do they have multi-user capacity? I’m guessing that since they have door nobs they are for individual use but then again who knows what weirdness can result from NYC regulatory codes.

    1. Natalia

      MrNib, they are multi-user. So its “Women” rather than “Woman” – good clarification!

    2. MrNib

      Thanks for the info. The designs could be different for restrooms with multiple stalls, I guess. I will need to ponder this issue further. This contest is ripe for creative output.

  2. Anonymous

    There is no video in the blog post.

    1. mkroeker

      The video is there – if you see only a big black rectangle you might have an issue with the
      javascript or flash support in your browser (or have javascript switched off or blocked intentionally).
      As usual, the video is also available in shapeways’ “channel” on youtube.

  3. Glenn Slingsby

    “Must meet WSF design criteria” – Does that mean they will only be printed in WHITE or can we use the other colours?

    1. Natalia

      You can design for the colors too, but please note that the size restrictions are smaller.

  4. KeXu

    “…it must be able to hang on the wall or the door.”

    Does this mean that it has to hang on a hook? Or can it be glued to the door?

  5. Rith

    Im a little late to the party. but, i have a question.
    Will the wall and door be painted a contrasting color? Or are they staying white?
    Also, do both signs need to fit into one print or can each sign be a separate file?
    I.e if I want one purple and one black, you get the idea.. Thank you!

  6. Emanuel Quintal

    Good Evening, I will could provide the dimensions of the doors of the bathroom?


  7. Emanuel Quintal

    In your factory there exists a bathroom for disabled guests??


    1. Natalia

      Yes, all the bathrooms are wheelchair-accessible.

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