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18 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Surrealism 2 design contest

Threadless dives deep into a popular art style with their new Surrealism 2 design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Time to get weird. Dali & Magritte are great and all, but for this challenge? Think in terms of modern surrealism. Channel the weird art in the recesses of your mind; create something that subverts expectations and makes about as much sense as a dream does after you wake up. Fill lands of impossible geometry with strange characters going about their daily commute. Create a visually cacophonous pattern of dysmorphic townsfolk inhabiting an everyday setting, or fill a weird setting with regular dancing people. Imagine a normal family watching TV on the couch in an underwater world, or a landscape filled with limbs that exist on their own as normal beings.

This contest opens to entries on February 23rd, 2018 and ends on March 9th, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, with additional prizing to be announced on 2/23/18. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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12 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Toys design contest

Threadless plays around with childhood nostalgia in their new Toys design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Whether you’ve always wanted to design them or you just like collecting them on your desk, who doesn’t love toys? Time to play around with art and create a toy-inspired design! Imagine a Misfit Toys-inspired world where all the lost action figures and plastic dinosaurs go to hang out. Create an all-over pattern of little vintage wooden toys, or a high-stakes mini car chase. Or perhaps design your own parody of an action figure. The world is your toy box!

This contest opens to entries on February 16th, 2018 and ends on March 2nd, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, with additional prizing to be announced on 2/16/18. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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06 February 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Dystopia design contest

Threadless embraces pessimistic futures with their Dystopia design contest. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Channel your inner Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, & Margaret Atwood and think up your very own “Brave New World” for a dystopian-inspired design. What society-gone-wrong will you think up? Fake propaganda posters for a society of the not-so-near future? Perhaps a commentary on the current state of the world? Maybe comedic gathering of the great dystopian writers of history? An original outlook of plight yet to come?

Dystopian narratives paint a portrait of the world around us reimagined through the question, “what if…?” So binge some Black Mirror or rewatch Blade Runner, maybe pick up that copy of The Giver you still have from middle school, and get creating!

This contest opens to entries on February 9th, 2018 and ends on February 23rd, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, with additional prizing to be announced on 2/9/18. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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29 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Alphabet design contest

Threadless lets artists focus on their letters with the new Alphabet design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Forget sounding it out – DRAW it out! You already know your ABCs – now turn them into art. Flex your hand lettering skills and feature just one fancied up letter, or use every letter of “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”. Create a satirical take on Scrabble (we’ve all been left with some combo of X, J, I, Q, and Z before…) or perhaps do a dark humor version of “A is for BLANK”. You can even do a design featuring cool letters from differing alphabets ’round the world, or long-lost letters (trivia time: ‘&’ used to be a letter).

This contest opens to entries on February 2nd, 2018 and ends on February 16th, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, with additional prizing to be announced on 2/2/18. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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28 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Fitness Tanks design contest

Threadless wants you to exercise your artistic and athletic prowess for their new Fitness Tanks design challenge. Here’s what they’re looking for…

With the Olympics coming up, we’ve all got fitness on the brain. And even if you gave up on that workout resolution, we want you to design a tank worthy of breaking a sweat in! Perhaps you’ll design a tank that illustrates “couch aerobics” instructions, or an all over print for a tank to serve as #fitspiration for us all. Maybe you’ll create the biggest motivational slogan since “just do it” in artsy, hand lettering fashion. As long as it’s a design 1: that would look great on a tank and 2: brings the tune to “Let’s get physical! Physical!” to mind.

This contest opens to entries on January 26th, 2018 and ends on February 9th, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, with additional prizing to be announced on 1/26/18. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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14 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Classic CMYK design contest

Threadless wants to thoroughly explore a favorite color combination with their new Classic CMYK design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Classic rock, classic style, classic cheese & pepperoni pizza, the list goes on. And when it comes to art, it doesn’t get much more classic than the CMYK color model, (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). That’s why we challenge you to forget the full ROY G BIV lineup and design a piece of art inspired by the CMYK color scheme. Experiment with a 4-color pattern, create a play on the tester sheet that comes out of printers featuring CMYK when you change the ink, perhaps create an all-over print that looks like you super-zoomed into a printed image which, of course, is made up of little dots of CMYK.

This contest opens to entries on January 19th, 2018 and ends on February 2nd, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, with additional prizing to be announced on 1/19/18. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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08 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Ultra Violet design contest

Threadless is celebrating the Pantone Color of the Year with their new Ultra Violet design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The Pantone Color of 2018, “Ultra Violet”, sets a cosmic tone for the year to come. If your New Year’s resolution is to create more art, we’ve got a great place for you to start: create a design celebrating Ultra Violet! What does it bring to mind for you? A play on “Roses are red, Ultra Violet is def not blue”? The mystical vibe that purple shades are often linked to? A parody of that classic PANTONE square?

2017’s color of the year showed us it IS easy being green…what does PANTONE 18-3838 (RGB values (101 | 78 | 163)) say to you for this year? Play some “Purple Rain” to get yourself in the zone and dive headfirst into the most ultra of violets.

This contest opens to entries on January 12th, 2018 and ends on January 26th, 2018. One winner will earn $1000 cash, a Limited Edition FHI Color Guide, Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Chip Drive, and a $250 Threadless gift code. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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