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21 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Secret Society design contest

Conspiracy-minded artists might enjoy Threadless‘s new Secret Society design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Known only to their members, elite orders have silently swayed politics, religions, and cultures for ages. Think, secret handshakes in undisclosed locations between shadowy, robed figures. Like Homer’s initiation into the Stonecutter’s, there might be mysterious rituals would-be members must perform such as coordinated song and dance numbers. Perhaps secrecy itself is a requirement of the society (or for Tyler Durden, the first—and second—rule). Whatever the rites or rules, these secret fellowships bestow upon their members access to exclusive teachings, power, and prestige.

So don your sacred cloak and give us your take on an ancient order. We want your best secret society-informed designs—only recognizable to their members. Create marks that feature pyramids, all-seeing eyes, or arcane typography. Whether ancient or modern, Druid inspired or Illuminati themed, your esoteric designs must ooze hidden meanings. Light the candles, start chanting, and design-challenge away!

This contest opens to entries on October 25th and ends on November 8th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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14 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Chaos Returns design contest

Embrace your inner turmoil with Threadless‘s new Chaos Returns design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Feeling stressed by the need to remain in control, neat and tidy, buttoned up? It’s not enough to have your sh*t together. These days you’ve got to hustle to stay on top—and look good doing it. Are you holding down a job, raising a family, and paying off debt all while keeping those pores glowing? Time to let loose; entropy for you and me!

As we descend into disarray, deliver your best designs spun out of sheer madness. This chaotic design challenge can’t be won by the orderly—we want nothing less than pure pandemonium. Try your hand with topsy-turvy typography or draft designs inspired by any modern free-for-all (commuting on a packed train, waiting in line with groceries on a weeknight, the randomness of molecules colliding). The hubbub’s growing and won’t be ignored in this disorderly maelstrom of a challenge. Throw up your hands (but keep down your lunch) and let chaos take control!

This contest opens to entries on October 18th and ends on November 1st, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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07 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Fear design contest

October is the spookiest season, and Threadless is ready for it with their Fear design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The clock chimes midnight as a howl erupts in the distance. Did you see that shadow darting just beyond the streetlight’s fluorescence? Beads of sweat start dripping down your spine and your mouth goes dry. A fog creeps up from the gutters. The alley darkens. Your heartbeat echoes in the night’s stillness. That’s fear at its finest.

This design challenge is not for the faint of heart. We want your most bone-chilling designs that illicit deep, dark feelings of fear. Give us tingling, squirming, palpitating scenes of unending terror. If your anxiety is already awakened by this edict, get ready for a concerning, panic-inducing challenge. Tap into a truly primal emotion by creating terrifying designs that stir our fight-or-flight instincts. It’s just you, your pen, sketchbook, and heartbeat. What’s there to be afraid of?

This contest opens to entries on October 11th and ends on October 25th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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30 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s The Wild Wild West design contest

Yeehaw! Hold your horses, because Threadless‘s latest design competition is all about The Wild Wild West. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Is Manifest Destiny calling your name? Feeling moved to pack up your settlement and stake your claim where the rivers flow with gold, the land’s cheap, and purple mountains majesty shelter your homestead? Hop on a wagon train and hit the Oregon Trail, we’re heading to the Old West in this design challenge for gunslingers and saloon madames.

Give us your rootin’-tootin’ art inspired by days of greed and glory, blazing saddles, and high noon showdowns. Territorial expansion knows no bounds in this fast-draw art duel at the O.K. Corral. Show us trail-blazing designs, the likes of which Will Smith would tip his hat to in a steampunk-style western from the late ‘90s. Put on your chaps, boots, and ten-gallon hat, and draw!

This contest opens to entries on October 4th and ends on October 18th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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23 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Snuggles design contest

Huddle up, and get ready to get cozy… Threadless‘s new Snuggles design competition aims to keep this winter cuddly. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Bunnies build burrows to huddle and birds fabricate nests to embrace. Us humans? We bundle in layers or cozy up under blankets. We cuddle our cats, dogs, and babies and in that beautiful, furry (sometimes sweaty) embrace, we’re enveloped in affection.

Nuzzle your nose into the cuddle pile, we’re cozying up for warming scenes of comfort in this all-out snuggle fest. Draft designs that inspire coming together, huddling up, and staying warm. Whether you convey the snuggliest moment in words or design, we want to feel cozy good vibes in your snuggly art. Nestle your pet, stuffed animal, or friend and huddle up with your sketchbook for this feel-good challenge.

This contest opens to entries on September 27th and ends on October 11th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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16 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Grandma’s House design contest

It’s time for some good, old-fashioned art in Threadless‘s Grandma’s House design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Welcome, whippersnapper. Mind the rugs, take a seat on the yellowed plastic couch cover, and dust off a Werther’s from one of many candy dishes. Here, the smell of soap and roses commingle with Folgers and stacks of old newspaper to create a pleasant perfume that could only mean one thing: Grandma’s house. Where the attic’s full of surprises, the basement stairs creak, and the garden’s really a jungle.

This senior-inspired design challenge will make you mind your manners as you create fresh art that might be found in, or based on experiences at, Grandma’s house. Do doilies and coasters protect all surfaces from the tchotchkes that line them? Is the radio frequency always set to AM? Give us lace-lined designs, featuring hand towels that aren’t actually for drying your hands (they’re for decoration). Craft designs of antique filled rooms, dated decor, or typography of your Grandma’s favorite sayings. Get designing and make somebody’s Grandma very proud.

This contest opens to entries on September 20th and ends on October 4th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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09 September 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Analog design contest

Get back to basics with Threadless‘s new Analog design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Remember the satisfying click of your typewriter keys as you pounded out an interoffice memo? Or spending entire car rides untangling the magnetic tape of your cassettes? What about calculating statistics with your abacus? Or the pleasant smell of ink from a freshly delivered newspaper? Ahhh yes, the good old days. When vinyl wasn’t the hipster way to listen to music, it was the only way.

Let’s harken back to simpler times, before this whole digital trend (we’re pretty sure it’s a fad). Back when waves, like sound, were recorded and physically translated, perhaps onto vinyl or tape. We want your best, outmoded art of anachronistic devices in our analog design challenge. Give us designs inspired by old-school audio recording, cuckoo clocks, wristwatches, record players, and more. So, flip the album, drop the needle, and design away!

This contest opens to entries on September 13th and ends on September 27th 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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