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08 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless Wall Graphics

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Much like competitor A Better Tomorrow, Threadless has released a few of their designs as wall graphics. There are some interesting choices, but my favorite has got to be The Happy Creatures (pictured above left).

It looks like this is going to be on-going: Blik has set up an area of their site so that visitors can vote on which Threadless designs should become wall stickers next (I’m pulling for Foxy).

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07 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless Chicago Store Update

Threadless has just posted more information on it’s new Chicago store (their first off-line store), and it’s very good news. The new store will feature a gallery, hosting such events as gallery showings, group critiques and maybe even events where winning artists demonstrate their process. They’ll also be hosting educational courses on a variety of creative subjects, ranging from program tutorials to photography to web design.

It’s awesome to see that even though Threadless is a huge company, they’re still looking for ways to support their customers. In order to stay fresh, a company like this needs to constantly attract and grow new talent, and these classes and events seem like a great way to do that. The store will be opening on September 14th.

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06 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New Shirt Monday at Threadless

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There are definitely some great shirts up this week. I’m most partial to the two shown above, Still Life with a Van (gorgeous colors, nice shape to the art) and Never Take Your Abilities for Granted (awesome concept, creative use of halftones).

There’s a lot of variety in the new offerings, which is nice to see. It ranges from retro (X-Ray Goggles Work) to illustrative (The Young Explorers Society) to off-beat (Bad Reception) to cartoon-y (There’s No Crying in Breakfast) to experimental (The Swirl of the World)… all the bases are covered, and with really well-done work.

But before you think I’m uniformly positive, let’s address the reprints. They’re totally, completely, ridiculously boring. Since the Threadless catalog is packed with classics and brilliant work, it’s kind of shocking to me that those are the two shirts they landed on. They’re both of a quality level that I think would be unlikely to be printed today, which makes me question the wisdom of doing any reprints at all if this is the result.

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01 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Mae Loves Threadless

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A new contest is up at Threadless: Mae Loves Threadless. The theme is Singularity, and the prize pack is pretty sweet (Xbox 360, Guitar Hero II, an autographed cymbal and more!).

Entries should be submitted before August 31st.

(I admit that I had never heard of Mae until now. So I was amused to learn that the band’s website is WhatIsMae.com. Indeed.)

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30 July 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New Shirt Monday at Threadless

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Wow, this is probably my favorite collection of new Threadless shirts ever! The type tee, Nerds 2squared Ever, has a lot more visual style than the typical type tee, which elevates an already cool phrase. Dinner in the Sky and Pretty World Inferno (both pictured above) have great imagery on shirts with great colors. There are also three more conceptual designs available; Human Nature is a well-styled forest fire diagram, See You at the Show is a shirt for an imaginary concert (the illustration is reminiscent of designers Chwast and Glaser), and Hidden displays a flower with insects hidden throughout. And it wouldn’t be Threadless without some off-beat cuteness- Wanted features an abominable snowman painting mustaches on his wanted posters and Marshmallow Factory, a reprint, shows a unicorn pooing marshmallows for an adoring crowd.

In fact, the only one I’m not crazy about is the reprint of Living in Harmony. It’s an interesting enough image I guess, but to me it looks really dull on a shirt. Plus, the subject matter doesn’t really do it for me- there are guitar shirts everywhere, and I expect more from Threadless. I mean, white ink on a black shirt? Again? Get real.

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28 July 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Buy Out-of-Print Threadless Shirts for a Good Cause

If you wear a guy’s size large and you love Threadless, today is your lucky day. Tons of older (and awesome) Threadless shirts have gone up for sale here, and best of all they’re only ten dollars!

It’s a deal that can’t be beat, and by purchasing you’re definitely lending a helping hand- sales of these shirts will help an overseas Threadless fan make the trip to the Autumn Mishmash event in Chicago.

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23 July 2007 ~ 0 Comments

New Shirt Monday at Threadless!

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Threadless‘s new shirt picks for this week are top-notch as usual- and it’s an unusually hefty number of new shirts, to boot! Seven awesome, brand new, never before offered shirts and two perfectly reasonable reprints. My favorites of the new crop are Surprise (it makes excellent use of the shirt color and creates a really neat shape on the tee) and Sea-Saw II (a really fun concept executed impeccably).

And for all the shirt designers out there, just a reminder: The Gmail Loves Threadless and PaRappa the Rapper Loves Threadless competitions are currently accepting entries. They both have a deadline of August 16th, 2007.

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