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10 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Venn Diagram design contest

Ideas overlap in Threadless‘s new Venn Diagrams design contest. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Venn diagrams have long been used to depict the relationship between things. Featuring an illustration of two (or more) overlapping shapes, the diagram portrays a new central shape representing combinations of each overlap. Believe it or not, these Venn diagrams have been around since 1880, originally invented by the legendary mathematician, John Venn.

For this design challenge, we want you to find the unique relationship between things. Think of every day objects, experiences, human emotion, even your favorite cartoon. Ever wonder how Scooby Doo and Blink 182 are related? Or how time travel, space ships, and killer robots might all connect? There’s a Venn diagram for that!

Get your thinking caps on and find the weirdest, funniest, or totally obscure things to compare, and create a Venn diagram that would make even your 9th grade Math teacher proud.

This contest opens to entries on June 14th and ends on June 28th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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03 June 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Lowbrow 2 design contest

If you have a high interest in underground culture, Threadless‘s Lowbrow 2 design competition might be up your alley. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Lowbrow art (otherwise known as “pop surrealism”) describes an underground, edgy, visual art movement that arose in Los Angeles in the late ‘70s. Think underground comics, punk music, John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, Camille Rose Garcia’s gothic, creepy cartoon-style paintings, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s iconic “Rat Fink” – or that tattoo your dad got when he was in the Navy.

Defining characteristics of Lowbrow generally include influence from underground “street” culture, a semi-sick sense of humor, anti-heroes, elements of retro pop culture, comically grotesque caricatures; basically anything that’ll freak your parents out.

You can pull inspiration for your Lowbrow design from classic cartoons, hot-rods, pin-ups, pulp art, B-movies, pop culture combined with poor taste – the list goes on. Take a deep look inside the nastiest part of your noggin, draw on your pencil mustache and give us your filthiest, fun designs!

This contest opens to entries on June 7th and ends on June 21st, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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27 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Gross design contest

If you like yuck, then you’re in luck with Threadless‘s new Gross design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

You’d be lying if you told us you’ve never been in a situation that has made you want to gag and run for shelter. We all have our triggers! Like the words ‘moist’ or ‘phlegm,’ or when you’re enjoying a nice swim at the pool and a used band-aid floats by. Ever pull a hair out of your cheeseburger at a sketchy restaurant? What about pouring yourself a nice glass of cold, chunky, expired milk to go with your cookies? The disgusting possibilities are endless.

But hey, maybe you enjoy gross stuff. We aren’t here to judge! Show us your best version of the Garbage Pail Kids or your messiest Pig Pen creation. Think about what really makes you squirm and grosses you out to your very core. Trust me, we love a good fart joke – but we want you to take this to the next level. Now get your finger out of your nose and show us your worst crusty creation!

This contest opens to entries on May 31st and ends on June 14th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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20 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Artivism design contest

Art makes a big statement in Threadless‘s Artivism design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

“Artivism—where edges are pushed, imagination is freed, and a new language emerges altogether.” – Eve Ensler

Originating in 1997 between Chicano artists in East Los Angeles and the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico, this powerful portmanteau has developed in recent years as antiwar and anti-globalisation protests have increased. You’ve heard of prominent Artivists that take stabs at the current political climate like Banksy, comment on social issues like Tavar Zawacki (a.k.a. ABOVE), and fight gender and racial inequality like the Guerrilla Girls.

For this challenge, we want you to channel your passion for a cause or issue onto a canvas and unleash your inner artivist. Get in touch with your inner Ai Weiwei, or Plastic Jesus. Find your tribe of Adbusters. Whatever fuels your fire, focus on that and share it with the world to spark positive change.

This contest opens to entries on May 24th and ends on June 7th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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13 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Office Humor design contest

Get your red stapler ready, because Threadless‘s new design contest is all about Office Humor! Here’s what they’re looking for…

No matter how much you love your job, there’s a reason they call it “work.” Stress, often induced by bosses, coworkers, quarterly reports and stolen lunches comes with any 9-5, no matter the field. Enter office humor: from classic comic relief like hazing new employees or forwarding inappropriate chain emails to modern day, GIF-filled Slack exchanges, office humor is an inevitable part of the social work environment and exists to alleviate day-to-day workplace pressures.

We want you to create a design that embodies the feeling of a well-delivered, time-honored office joke. Funny business encouraged: we’re talking aggressive refrigerator notes, water cooler chats, staplers in Jell-O, TPS reports, smart satire à la Dilbert, and that moldy refrigerator lunch that nobody’s willing to claim.

This contest opens to entries on May 17th and ends on May 31st, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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06 May 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Art Deco design contest

1920s style is back in fashion with Threadless‘s Art Deco design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Art Deco is one of the most prominent decorative styles from the first half of the twentieth century. Deriving from revolutionary thought, it has become a global visual language. Built on a diverse blend of distinct influences, shapes, and patterns, Art Deco helped charter the bold geometrical designs and symmetrical arrangements that inspired the blueprints for the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and hundreds of other architectural landmarks around the world. The deco style is also famous for its vibrant, contrasting colors that served as a backdrop for famous literature like The Great Gatsby.

Show us your Art Deco illustrations rich with geometric lines and bold colors. Create the ultimate fusion of Cubism, Fauvism and Ballets Russes. We want to see your interpretation of this rich and illustrious era!

This contest opens to entries on May 10th and ends on May 24th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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29 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s The Great Outdoors design contest

Threadless is preparing for all the warm weather headed our way with their new The Great Outdoors design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

The great outdoors is more than just open fields and hidden waterfalls – it’s a feeling of freedom, exploration, serenity, and adventure! Nature has influenced some of the most significant art ever made, like Van Gogh’s Wheat Fields and Georgia O’Keeffe’s magnificent landscapes. Create a design to inspire using the beauty of the sunrise or the majestic skyscrapers of the great redwoods as your muse.

Channel your inner John Muir or Teddy Roosevelt, head for the hills, and create your Great Outdoor designs now!

This contest opens to entries on May 3rd and ends on May 17th, 2019. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Also, all designers printed will earn $1 to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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