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22 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Koala Kaiju

Koala Kaiju by ppmid is my favorite Threadless print this week. There’s something very cool about the restful, sleepy look of this koala- so opposite to the rage of King Kong or Godzilla. While fighter planes train their missiles on those giants, this one is met only with a peaceful sky and a passenger plane journeying into the sunset. The whole city feels warmly lit by that setting sun, with cool, faded textures softly filling the buildings. And best of all, because of the idyllic look of the scene and the koala’s napping, it’s easy to interpret what we see as the koala’s dream- a small, cuddly animal imagining what it might be like to climb something taller than a tree, somewhere more exotic than his home, and to be big enough to hug it all. 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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20 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Environment design contest

Flora and fauna are on the agenda for Threadless‘s new Environment t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Our planet’s environment supplies us with the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we live on. What happens when we don’t love the environment back? For one, the polar bears certainly wouldn’t be happy. It’s critically important that we protect the environment so it may provide for future generations to come. To continue spreading that message, we’re keeping this Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge!

For your new designs, we want you to draw inspiration from the environment. Consider sending a message about a specific environmental issue. There are so many of them to choose from—air pollution, deforestation, climate change, land conservation. Or maybe create a design that encourages green practices such as recycling or shrinking your carbon footprint. You can also take cues from nature, using earthy hues or illustrating those cute woodland creatures you love to watch in nature documentaries. Be a hype person for the environment!

Want to make an even bigger impact? With Threadless Causes, you can donate a portion of your earnings from the sale of your new design to Environment charities including Eden Reforestation Projects, World Wildlife Fund, and The Nature Conservancy. For this Cause, Threadless is matching donations up to $100,000! If you’re interested in joining our fundraising efforts, refer to our Help Page to learn how Causes works.

This contest does not currently have a submission deadline. All designers printed will earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments), and one winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code.

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16 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Racial Justice design contest

Make a statement in Threadless‘s new Racial Justice t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Generations of civil rights activism lead to important gains in the pursuit of racial justice, but society still has a long way to go. Systemic racism is deeply embedded in institutions that have a profound impact on lives, including housing, the criminal justice system, healthcare, and education. The fight for racial justice is ongoing, which is why we’re keeping this Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge.

While creating new designs for this challenge, think of the message you want to convey. Consider focusing on a specific issue related to racial justice, such as police reform or ending anti-Asian hate. You could also base your design around a slogan such as “No Justice No Peace,” or use your own words to call out systemic racism. Your art has the power to move people and inspire them to take action now!

This contest does not currently have a submission deadline. All designers printed will earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments), and one winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code.

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15 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Soda Can X-Ray

Soda Can X-Ray by Ilustrata is my favorite Threadless print this week. The type of illustration, where a familiar character or object is shown in a diagram that exposes the strange anatomy within, is always a lot of fun and made even more appealing here through the sheer charm of the character. This can’s glowing eyes, quiet blush and proud grin make him seem nervous but pleased that the viewer has taken an interest. The distressed look and use of halftones give a nice retro vibe, and the vintage tones of the orange and teal shades use reinforce it well. My favorite detail, though, has to be the way soda’s fizzy nature is shown in the bubbles of the can’s interior, which really conveys the drink’s refreshing nature.

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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09 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Pride Forever design contest

Threadless wants to make pride a year round affair with their new Pride Forever design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

On July 1st every year, huge corporations tend to pack away their Rainbow flags until June comes back around again. But Pride is a YEAR-LONG celebration. That’s why we’re making our Pride Design Challenge open all year round, like our main Threadless challenge! We want you to flood our Marketplace with designs that express free love and inclusivity.

Pride means many things to many people, but we want to see how YOU interpret it through the lens of your art. Channel the rebellious spirit that sparked the Pride movement of the late 1960s. Turn gender norms on their heads. Portray love in ways that aren’t typically seen on TV or in mainstream media. Most importantly, send an inclusive message that resonates with the LGBTQIA+ community.

Don’t forget, with Threadless Causes, you can donate a portion of your earnings from the sale of your new design to Pride/LGBTQIA+ charities doing critical work around the world. For this Cause, Threadless is matching donations up to $100,000! If you’re interested in joining our fundraising efforts, refer to our Help Page to learn how Causes works.

This contest does not currently have a submission deadline. All designers printed will earn up to $20 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments), and one winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code.

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08 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Regrowth

Regrowth by arzie13 is my favorite Threadless shirt this week. Shirts made with causes in mind can fall into the trap of focusing so strongly on the clarity of the message that there’s no room for creativity, but thankfully this piece bucks that trend and manages to balance a bold statement with a genuinely fresh look. There’s a lot of satisfying detail to appreciate in how the thin lines that form the map create small loops to give the edges more contour and curve to give the impression of a long, unified line weaving the country together. The playful cursive of the regrowth text is a lovely way to indicate the design’s intent, and the overlay of a plain white cross is effective in reinforcing the aid concept while also showing the area it intends to benefit. Very well done!

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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06 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Curse Words design contest

Turn to the dark side of the dictionary in Threadless‘s new Curse Words t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Do we like to swear? You bet your ass we do! Curse words are the funnest damned words to say. They’re surprising, they’re naughty, and they make people squirm. Depending on your tone and delivery, they can add oomph to your sentence or intensify your meaning. For example, there’s a big difference between “cold” and “cold as fuck.” How many degrees? We don’t know exactly, but you should probably wear a coat.

For your next Design Challenge, we encourage you to turn off your filter. No dagnabbits, fiddlesticks, or snickerdoodles. We want you to go full swear ahead, featuring those delectable curse words in all of their profane glory. You might consider basing your design around a common phrase such as “Get your shit together” or “Tha fuck?” Or maybe you’d like to illustrate a literal asshat, or show a metric shit ton to human scale. Heck, if you’re a fan of language and prose, you could even draw a portrait of William Fuckin’ Shakespeare himself. Don’t be afraid to go blue! We won’t ground you or give you detention.

Enter before October 1st, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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