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08 June 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Tee Submission of the Decade

It’s rare to find a t-shirt that perfectly captures the feeling of competing in a t-shirt design contest.

But there’s at least one shirt that just gets it:

Currently scoring at La Fraise Europe. And how do La Fraise feel about this shirt that gently tweaks the competition? La Fraise employee Jouni says it best: “7 of these for me so I can wear one every day.” I concur.

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06 June 2007 ~ 2 Comments

Uneetee’s $1000 Design Contest

Uneetee has reopened its $1000 Design Contest. The winner will receive $600 and a guaranteed $400 in commissions.

It’s worth noting that Uneetee prints a lot of designs by Threadless designers (both designs that Threadless chose not to print and designs that were submitted directly to Uneetee). All designers whose work is printed will earn $2 per shirt sold, so it’s a pretty good deal.

The submission guidelines for this contest seem to imply that the contest will end at the end of the month (I expect that this will be clarified soon- the guidelines make it seem like this could be a monthly contest!).

So far my favorite submission is Bamboo Shoot, but I expect that to change as more work is submitted.

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30 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Art Tips from Threadless Artists

Have you ever wanted to know how some of the artists at Threadless create their designs? Look no further. These tips and tricks can help improve your style regardless of which site you are creating work for. This is especially helpful for anyone trying to master the use of halftones.

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28 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless Sale!

As everyone and their mom knows, the Threadless sale starts this Monday. You’ll have to move quickly if you want to snag your favorites.

I’ve got my eye on this little beauty…
Holding Pattern - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

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25 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments


Here’s the thing: it’s basic logic that you can’t enter the same design in two different design competitions at the same time. Submitting a design requires the artist to agree to making the design exclusive to the contest, usually for at least three months (but sometimes for longer, read the agreements!).

I can see the benefits to taking a design that performed decently in one contest and reworking it to be resubmitted.

But, that is not what tends to happen. In the last week I have randomly discovered three designs that are entered in multiple competitions at the same time. And I wasn’t even looking for it!

Here are the three, with no further ado…

Geek - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Also appearing at Split the Atom.

Charlie - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Also appearing at La Fraise.

clown fish - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Also appearing at La Fraise.

It’s possible that this was done in ignorance of the rules (Seriously, read them! You could be signing a lot more away than you realize…). This whole business seems pretty dishonest to me. One race at a time, people.

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