Monthly Archives: July 2009

Next Theme: “Remember The Good Times”


“Remember The Good Times”
colors: (that is supposed to be) Purple and Black.
size: 5.5in x 7in
due: Try to have these in by August 21.

Here are some things to keep in mind:
– The artwork needs to be drawn.
– You must include the words of the theme.
– Scan your work in at 300dpi or higher. Make sure the file you send me is at least 300dpi.
– This will be screen printed, so if you know about the process, you can send me the artwork split into two solid black layers – what you want purple and what you want black. At the very least, try to send me a file where the purple is on one layer and the black on another.
If you still can’t or don’t want to do that, no big deal, I will just split it up when i get it.

This is an OPEN CALL for submissions. I want everyone to doodle something and send it in, but understand that not everyone that sends something in will make it into the final print version.
ONLY 16 artists make it in. That is, until I start selling enough of these to get a bigger budget.
If your artwork does get selected, you get a free artist proof of the book. (It looks exactly the same, it is just one of the ones printed first).
And you can then make a donation, if you feel so compelled.

So there you go!
Please start submitting right away.
Send files to OR
Send your questions and concern there as well. AND PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Test Everything relies on awesome people like you spreading the word!

~rand renfrow
ps: There are a few copies of Don’t Worry About the Smiles, They’re Normal left in the store. Also, please sign up for the email newsletter, not just for updates, but also for prizes!



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Deadline for “Hugs” submissions

Hello all you awesome people. First order of business: a huge thank you to all the people who have submitted for the Hugs Will Save Us issue so far. I believe I have 20 submissions so far, and a few other people who have promised to do one, that just haven’t gotten back to me yet. So start adding those finishing touches friends, because the deadline for submissions to the Hugs issue is WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th. Put it on your calendars, it is coming up! I hope to see a few more entries by that time.

And another awesome thing: Don’t Worry About the Smiles, They’re Normal is now available for purchase at Domy Books in Austin, TX and Nudashank Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Sweet! Thanks for carrying it guys!

Also, I would like to highlight a feature of this Test Everything website. I know I have mentioned it before, but in the column to the right is a link to sign up for the email list. Now, I haven’t sent an official Test Everything email newsletter out yet, but by signing up not only will it be easier for you to receive updates from Test Everything, but you will also be eligible for prizes. That is right, prizes and surprises. There will be contests for people on the email list only to participate in, and probably a few other announcements, that I will just never post on here. Most of these prizes are also things that aren’t in the store (yet) and other items no one has seen.
In other words, please sign up for the email list, it’ll make your life easier and more wonderful. There are 47 subscribers right now (thank you awesome people), lets see if we can get 100 by the end of July. Maybe more. Tell your friends about it. No spam, promise.
Thanks everybody. And be looking for the next theme to be posted in a day or two. It is a good one!
(again that deadline is: WEDNESDAY, JULY 29th)


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Help out Proximity Magazine

If you don’t know about Proximity Magazine, then here is your chance to get acquainted, and in doing so, help them out for their next issue. Trust me, as soon as you lay eyes on their wonderful design and read an article, you will be an fan.

So, the next issue (005) is The Photo Issue, and they are asking Proximity readers and non-readers alike to tell them your favorite contemporary photographer. To do so, send an email to, with the subject line saying: ATTN PHOTO ISSUE. Tell them the name and url of your favorite contemporary photographer. ONLY 1 (ONE) NAME PLEASE. They only need one. I suggest you follow these guidelines, else you risk your helpful information being ignored unintentionally.

Thanks everybody! If you do Proximity Magazine this favor, you’d being doing Test Everything one as well.
Spread the word also.

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