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18 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Optical Illusions Part Deux design contest

Art is more than meets the eye in Threadless‘s new Optical Illusions Part Deux design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Classified as physical, physiological, or cognitive, optical illusions leave us reeling from their topsy-turvy brain games. Remember the feeling when the hidden jaguar popped out at you from Magic Eye’s mystical posters? Or the parlor trick of making a straw look bent by putting it in half-full glass of water?

Remix your perception of what art can do in this reimagined, revamped optical illusion challenge. Give us your greatest brain-teasing designs, from patterns that look animated to shapes that challenge dimension. Create impossible shapes, dynamic typography, and mind-altering art for this visual optical challenge. Open your mind’s eye and make us question what’s really real!

This contest opens to entries on February 21st, 2020 and ends on March 6th. 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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10 February 2020 ~ 2 Comments

Threadless’s The Woods design contest

You might want to get wild for Threadless‘s new The Woods design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Can’t see the forest for the trees? Skip merrily into the woods for this forest-themed challenge. Draw woods filled with coniferous or deciduous trees that provide shade, shelter, and so much more to their environment. Celebrate the humble beech or oak, maple or fir. Create designs featuring typography or scenes of flourishing forests. Robert Frost said it best in his beloved poem, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep.” Make this your own ode to the woods—grab your sketchbook, climb a tree, and design away!

This contest opens to entries on February 14th, 2020 and ends on February 28th. 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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03 February 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Pop Art design contest

Try out your best Warhol or Lichtenstein homage for Threadless‘s new Pop Art design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Unapologetically celebrating common objects and everyday people, the pop art movement began in the 1950s as a challenge to traditional fine art. Pop artists incorporated images from mass media and popular culture like comic book references or mass-produced, household items. Think, graphic elements from advertising, funky collage-esque layouts, and omitting central elements of the piece as a statement.

Anything but elite, pop art stands out for its kitschy, often ironic sense of playfulness. Campbell’s soup, anyone? That’s right, it’s Andy Warhol’s era. Pump up your artistic process for this pop-art-inspired challenge. Nod to the movement’s greats like Roy Lichtenstein, Eduardo Paolozzi, Larry Rivers, or Jasper Johns. Take your own ironic stand on mass-produced culture or parody advertising and fine art. It’s your chance to make humorous, standout designs with typography or graphics that really pop!

This contest opens to entries on February 7th, 2020 and ends on February 21st. 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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27 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Year of the Rat design contest

Threadless is kicking off Chinese New Year with the new Year of the Rat design competition. And don’t worry, even if rats aren’t your thing, there’s a lot of fodder for inspiration to be had! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the end of the coldest days and welcomes planting, the spring harvest, and new beginnings. In alignment with the lunar calendar, there’s no set date for the holiday and the festival’s entirety lasts just over two weeks. This year’s Chinese New Year starts January 25. Observers often celebrate with their family, decorating with red lanterns and gifting red envelopes full of money. Midnight on New Year’s Eve will be marked with fireworks and firecrackers.

Ring in the Chinese New Year with designs that attract good fortune, longevity, and plenty. The year of the rat, 2020’s already got good things in store. Rats are clever, quick thinkers and represent wealth and abundance. Feature this furry friend (often seen as pests in western cultures) in new designs for the new year. Dress up your art for this challenge in red (the color of fortune) or try out phrases of good luck and happiness in festive fonts. Whatever you decide, share art representing abundance and good tidings in your Chinese New Year designs.

This contest opens to entries on January 31st, 2020 and ends on February 14th. 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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20 January 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Matchbooks design contest

Threadless aims to ignite some inspiration with the new Matchbooks design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

What’s one thing you can usually find leaving a hotel, night club, bar, or restaurant? Friendly establishments of all kinds offer parting mementos like matchbooks to stick around in your pocket and memory. An early format for advertising, they’re delightfully sized to fit in your palm and useful in survival situations (not to mention, a smoker’s best friend).

Time to draw design inspiration from the humble but inventive form of the matchbook. Make new art expertly integrated onto a mock matchbook or perfectly sized for the inside flap. Whether you create a faux logo for an imaginary neighborhood bar, draft illustrative typography for a hotel’s slogan, or design a scene for the back cover, let the simplicity of a matchbook serve as your springboard. Vintage and classic or contemporary and modern, give us your best take on an artful matchbook. Tear a match, strike, light!

This contest opens to entries on January 24th, 2020 and ends on February 7th. 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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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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