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13 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Clubs design contest

Are you a joiner? If so, you might be particularly interested in Threadless‘s new Clubs design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

As long as there have been humans, we’ve gathered together in groups based on common interests to learn, share, and grow. Think of all the clubs you could join at lunch or after class in high school—drama, sports, AV, animal activists, and student council to name a few. Were you class president? Treasurer of the film club? Captain of the shuffleboard league? Maybe your club was the anti-clubs club.

Whatever crew you belong to, there’s a place for you in this clubs-inspired design challenge. Give us your spin on clubs, classic or imaginary, in scenes of underground meetings or typography with slogans and sayings. Is there a club motto or pledge everyone recites before sessions commence? What tenants must members adhere to in order to stay in good standing? Dust off your gavel and attendance log, wave your pennant flag high, and start designing for your fave club!

This contest opens to entries on January 17th, 2020 and ends on January 31st. 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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06 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Classic Blue design contest

One of Threadless‘s great traditions is that every year they theme a contest around Pantone’s Color of the Year. So it comes as no great surprise that the year’s first theme is the Classic Blue design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year instills in us the hope and confidence we need to move into a new era. The classic, trustworthy blue beckons to the natural world while reminding us of human resilience. It’s calming and centering—just what we need as we head into a future of endless possibilities.

Share your stance on the next decade by embracing 2020’s Pantone Color of the Year. Whether you channel the brilliance of a fresh start in design or make art inspired by a hopeful new year, we’re ready for your 19-4052 Classic Blue RGB (0, 70, 128) designs. Drafts designs featuring scenes of a thriving planet or typographic words of wisdom for the future. Let’s design the world we want to live in. Give us your take on Pantone’s outlook on 2020 with the Color of the Year challenge.

This contest opens to entries on January 10th, 2020 and ends on January 24th. 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 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Censored design contest

Reveal the forbidden in Threadless‘s new Censored design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Artists, writers, and creators of all types have been censored by governments or institutions throughout history. Censorship is the suppression of information, communication, speech, or ideas on the grounds that content is somehow harmful, objectionable, or inappropriate. But who controls those definitions?

Say what can’t be said in this design challenge inspired by all that’s been outlawed. Create designs depicting blurred-out art and NSFW designs. Share scenes based on blacklisted art, banned books, or other restricted forms of information. Typography or graphic elements will help you convey the forbidden nature of your designs. Speak out by sharing your censored art for this suppressed challenge.

This contest opens to entries on December 27th and ends on January 13th 2020. 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 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Romance design contest

Valentine’s Day may still be a ways away, but Threadless appears to be preparing early with their new Romance design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Romantic gestures are some of history’s greatest hits. You know, Juliet standing on the balcony calling out for her lover as he silently (creepily?) listens below. Noah rowing Allie onto the lake just as the storm starts then they rekindle their romance while yelling at each other on the dock. Bert loving his rubber ducky so much he sings an entire song about it.

Hold up your boombox and bump your jams to the window of your lover’s soul in this design challenge for John Cusacks, Juliets, and Nicolas Sparks readers. We want your ooey-est, gooey-est romantic designs, dripping with cheese or smothered in affection. Show us the love between a beautiful slice of bread and hunk of cheddar (otherwise known as a grilled cheese sandwich). Get nerdy or mushy, literary or historic, but show us what makes your heart beat in scenes of love, true love or typographic displays of desire. Light some candles, pop the bubbly, grab a good bar of dark chocolate, and design challenge away!

This contest opens to entries on December 20th and ends on January 6th 2020. 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 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year design contest

Threadless has teamed up with the famous dictionary for the Merriam-Webster Word of the Year design competition. Here’s how they’re getting the word out…

To celebrate the end of 2019, we’re cooking up a design challenge in partnership with one of our fave (and nerdiest) organizations. Don’t miss out on crafting new designs inspired by language and the dictionary’s biggest event of 2019—Word of the Year! Check back on December 10 for the full challenge specs!

This contest opens to entries on December 10th and ends on December 23rd, 2019. One Grand Prize winner will earn $1000 cash, a $500 Threadless gift code, a Merriam-Webster Dictionary Gift Pack, and will be featured on Merriam-Webster.com. Second place will get $500 cash, and third place receives $250 cash. Also, all designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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03 December 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Dada design contest

Indulge in some nonsense with Threadless‘s new Dada design contest! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Fueled by disgust for the First World War, artists in Zurich protested by making anti-art art. Satirical and anti-bourgeois in content, their performances, poetry, collages, and art challenged the logic and aestheticism of modern capitalist society. Artists like Hugo Ball, Hans Arp, Marcel Duchamp, and many more rebelled against the traditional values that were held at the time, pushing the boundaries of logic and politics.

Join the art movement! Create dada-esque designs for this reason-defying challenge. Draw from sculpture, sound art, collage, literature, dance, and any other form that inspires you to design something altogether new. Blur the lines between mediums and mix up techniques. Layer photos and colors, cut and paste words, and break free from society’s expectations of art. Let humor and the spirit of art guide you on this anything-but-normal, dadaist pursuit.

This contest opens to entries on December 6th and ends on December 20th, 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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25 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Patterns Remixed design contest

Get repetitive with Threadless‘s new Patterns Remixed design competition! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Are you all about intricate, highly detailed patterns that mesmerize? How about the illusionary joy of motifs that make you feel like in your a Magic Eye poster? Repeating and immersive patterns are some of art’s most brilliant gifts to humankind. (Okay, maybe we copied the world around us. Nature’s all about all-over prints.)

There’s never enough print to go around, so we’re remixing the magic in this all-over challenge for textile designers and pattern people. Give us your greatest motifs reimagined! Take a classic print (cheetah, argyle, checked, brocade—we love them all) and turn it on its head. Make a version of your favorite pattern that’s totally unique to you. Stencils or freehand, create your best pattern yet!

This contest opens to entries on November 29th and ends on December 13th, 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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