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21 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Chill Space

Chill Space by makapa is the kind of illustration that just keeps becoming more fun and engaging the more you look at it. The whole structure of the ship is built on the idea of having a relaxed, enjoyable time. The base shape is a kettle, and music also plays a big role with headphones, a record player, an electric guitar, and even trombone-like tubing providing the craft’s mechanics. Bored of flying? Don’t worry, alternative transportation is provided by the skateboard stowed in the back seat. It’s a neat contraption, and matches the personality of its pilot well. The sloth in the driver’s seat sports a bandaid over one eye and a cheerful expression- not one to let a little tumble interfere with a good time!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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19 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Giraffes in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

As one of nature’s tallest creatures, giraffes were destined to stand apart from other species. Their trademark long neck and patterns of spots render them instantly recognizable whether in close up or silhouette, making them an inspiration to artists the world over. Here’s a look at 15 great examples of giraffes in shirt design that are head and shoulders above the rest…

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14 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Finding Peace

Finding Peace by Gintron stands out in a big way with its bold shapes and unusual color palette. It puts me in mind of a surreal world where the land is made of ice cream, speckled with bright trees in the shades of sprinkles. Deep shadows lend dimension to hills and clouds, helping to pull trees closer towards the viewer. The way each section of the hand gesture inhabits a different layer of space is interesting, leaving the two tall fingers hanging distant below the horizon. The design’s best moment is that lovely curve along the bottom edge, a subtle yet effective suggestion of where the rest of the hand resides.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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07 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Napolitano

It’s no secret that I love a bold all-over print, and Napolitano by D-maker fits the bill perfectly. Just in time for the warm spring and summer weather, this tee turns the wearer into a literal ice cream cone, complete with dripping stripes from the multi-flavored cone. The simplicity is what makes it work, with just enough detail in the cone’s checkered pattern to make the design’s intent clear. I also love the sprinkles section, which manages to look surprisingly natural by layering some of the sprinkles on top of each other to give the illusion of randomness.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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01 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Turtleneck

Turtleneck by obinsun is a lovely bit of nonsense that arrives well-timed, just around April Fools Day. The act of taking a common phrase literally is a strong comedic starting point, and the details just make it better. I like how casually strange the man is, with an outfit that seemingly only has wide suit jacket lapels as a defining feature- even the lines between hand and sleeve and between shoe and pants have been excised. With his too-small hat and too-circular head, the overall effect is appealingly clownish, but minimal enough not to draw undue attention. A bright pop of color keeps all eyes on the turtle himself, and with his side-eye stare and tilted grin, he looks likely to wink at the viewer if you stare long enough. Good stuff!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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29 March 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Protect the Environment design contest

Get involved with nature in Threadless‘s new Protect the Environment design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

None of us would exist without the environment. It provides humans and all other species on this planet with the natural resources we need for survival, good health, and quality of life. It’s our collective duty to protect the environment so it may continue providing for future generations to come. As Earth Day approaches, let’s spread a message of environmentalism with the next Design Challenge.

What are some of the actions you believe are essential to protecting the environment? Minimizing pollution? Shrinking our carbon footprint? Defending wildlife habitats? Consider focusing your new design on an environmental issue that is important to you. Or, you can make a new design inspired by the things you love about nature, whether it’s hiking through the mountains or spotting creatures out in the wilderness. Nature also produces so many hues and tones you can choose to incorporate into your color palette.

This contest opens to entries on April 2nd, 2021 and ends on April 30th. One First Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One Second Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One Third Place winner will get $250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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24 March 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Stars

Stars by Orglod is my favorite Threadless print this week. Simplicity is a great asset for this piece, making every bit of art work in contribution to the humor. My favorite moment is the star’s tiny, satisfied smile- it gives such clear personality, and the subtlety just makes it funnier. The wobbly lines of the star and lettering feel hand drawn, giving the art a charming feel, and making it seem a bit like this silly star has written the slogan himself. By saying “Everything will burn” instead of a more traditional slogan like “reach for the stars” or “never stop dreaming,” the viewer is forced to confront the reality of stars instead of their symbolic meaning. They’re huge balls of fire, so of course they don’t much care about the affairs of mammals- their thing is more setting things on fire and creating extreme, mind-boggling heat. Good for them!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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