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03 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Dreamscapes design contest

Getting sleepy? Then get inspired with Threadless‘s new Dreamscapes design competition! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Imagine this: you wake up on a bed that is actually a fluffy pancake, while a human-sized cat recites your favorite Kafka story, the sun swirling in the sky like a pinwheel. You turn around and a cow drives by and gives you a friendly toot toot. You’ve taken a trip to the land of dreams, where everything is melting, floating, or otherwise not anything at all like the reality we typically know. How far can you go down your own rabbit hole? What will you find? Will it stir up delight, leave you pondering the meaning of life itself, or give you the best kind of terrifying wake-up call? Whatever it is, we hope it’s weird and twisted in the best and most creative ways.

Look to ethereal plains, get inspired by the world around you except upside down and inside out, and then close your eyes only to open them in a galaxy on the other side of the universe full of creatures nobody has ever imagined. Sleep as much as you need for inspiration on this challenge.

This contest opens to entries on August 7th, 2020 and ends on August 21st. One winner will earn $500 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $3 per sticker sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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27 July 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Punk design contest

Channel the spirit of the iconic fashion and music style with Threadless‘s new Punk design challenge. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Relevant, right? While mainstream ideas about what punk is typically center around the loud, aggressive genre of rock music by the same name, the true core punk ethos is that and SO much more. The great Joe Strummer once said, “Punk rock isn’t something you grow out of. Punk rock is an attitude, and the essence of that attitude is ‘give us some truth’“.

While the spirit of punk may come off as anti- this and non- that, there are a lot of pros, too: self-expression, creativity, community engagement, progressive philosophies, celebrating the individual, and acceptance. Of course, anti-authoritarianism, anti-corporatism and anti corporate greed, and anti-consumerism are also hugely important.

This all translated into a set of punk aesthetics for the movement: underground, minimalist yet bold, iconoclastic, and a clear set of satirical sensibilities. Think: classic punk rock album covers, zines, riot grrrls, posters, and clothing. Look to collage, gritty textures, a monochromatic palette, torn paper, bold typography, and, of course, safety pins. Hey, ho, let’s go… wild on some incredible punk-inspired art!

This contest opens to entries on July 31st, 2020 and ends on August 14th. One winner will earn $500 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $3 per sticker sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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20 July 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Hands design contest

A very useful and expressive body part inspires Threadless‘s new Hands design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Outside of faces – which are now at least partially covered – hands can be incredibly expressive! They’re like the real life version of hand emojis – oh wait… So how can you show us hands in new and unique ways that are both striking and artful? Do your hands and fingers spell something out? Do they subtly suggest support and care? Do you make a fist and tuck your thumb to create a funny little face? Or do you go with tried and true finger gestures that we all know and love, whether positive or perhaps humorously avian – that means we’re number one, right? All in favor, raise your hand!

This contest opens to entries on July 24th, 2020 and ends on August 7th. One winner will earn $500 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $3 per sticker sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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13 July 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Stickers design contest

Threadless has a lot more to offer than just t-shirts, as shown by their new Stickers design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

There’s something so perfectly simple and direct about stickers. You can slap one pretty much anywhere – even obscure places – and the chances of someone seeing it are pretty high. They’ll walk away with a smile on their face or maybe even a new perspective. That’s because stickers can be a lot of things on a very small footprint. So when you think about your sticker design, consider the things that make the best stickers so memorable: something thought provoking, high contrast imagery, bold colors, an epic word or phrase, or something that’s simply beautiful or iconic. Or all of the above, if you’ve got the skills! Well, do ya?

This contest opens to entries on July 17th, 2020 and ends on July 31st. One winner will earn $500 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $3 per sticker sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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06 July 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Before & After design contest

Art tells a story in Threadless’s new Before & After design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The idea of before and after can be represented in limitless ways. Think: a robot that’s both a robot AND a boombox, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a chrysalis and a butterfly, or simply someone with and without coffee. Regardless of your interpretation, consider the concepts of transformation and clear differentiation. In addition to your chosen subject matter, consider how colors, patterns, textures, and lines can also contribute to the spirit and feeling of your before and after design.

This contest opens to entries on July 10th, 2020 and ends on July 24th. One winner will earn $500 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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29 June 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Hair design competition

Let your locks flow in Threadless‘s new Hair design competition! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Let’s get into some hair. Are we talking Hagrid-level growth here, or are we more into a lack thereof vibe a la the Last Airbender? And let’s not forget about our fur babies! Comb the deep recesses of your creative mind and visualize hair however you see fit, whether literal or completely abstract. It need not be gross, of course, but certainly could go there. Beards? Check. Afros? Yep. Furry friends? Definitely. Au naturale? Well… uh… ok.

This contest opens to entries on July 3rd, 2020 and ends on July 17th. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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22 June 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Animal Mashup design contest

Wildlife is set to get wilder in Threadless‘s new Animal Mashup design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Some animals are already kind of a mash-up (read: platypus) but outside of that wonderful freak of nature, what other interesting fauna-based composites can you dream up? Get weird, get specific, get your safari outfit on, leopard print sketchbook prepped, and hang onto your butts! Think Audubon meets Napoleon Dynamite, but on shirts and stuff. Does your creation live deep in the darkest jungles, or on the rooftops of a big city, proudly spitting lyrics that celebrate the unholy union of rats, pigeons, and hip hop? Whatever your messed up version of the Animal Kingdom is, our crack team of biologists (lowercase ‘b’) is on the ready to examine each and every specimen.

This contest opens to entries on June 26th, 2020 and ends on July 10th. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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