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25 May 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Modern Classics design contest

Refresh something familiar in Threadless‘s new Modern Classics design contest. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Classics are revered. Classics are timeless. Classics are meant to be completely reinterpreted by your brilliant creative mind. But how exactly? Look at the most memorable and iconic works of the past and draw inspiration from them, while also referencing counter culture to inform what you might reshape visually to make them modern. Is it as simple as a bit of graffiti mixed with Whistler? Or maybe it’s time to turn the Renaissance into a Renai-seance? Maybe Mona Lisa needs some accessorizing? Or conversely, you could even take that wonderful weirdo Warhol down a few notches! However you do it, look to redefine classic works of art, design, and popular culture, and breathe some contemporary life into them.

This contest opens to entries on May 27th, 2020 and ends on June 12th. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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18 May 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Endless Summer design contest

Threadless dreams of beaches and warm, sunny days with their new Endless Summer design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

As we understand this new normal, we also look to warmer temps, cool dips, and those endless summer nights. However we’ll celebrate it, let’s draw inspiration from our memories or maybe even future hot takes on the season of the sun. The heat, the cooler full of drinks, the road trips, the pool hangs – even if that pool is small and plastic in your own backyard. Is it a celestial celebration? Or is it a dark, hot summer night in the woods with absolutely no sights or sounds, save the moon hanging high in the sky and crickets chirping nearby? Think about summer, and how we hope it never ends, and submit your Endless Summer designs.

This contest opens to entries on May 22nd, 2020 and ends on June 5th. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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11 May 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Everyday Heroes Part 2 design contest

Threadless‘s new Everyday Heroes Part 2 design competition aims to celebrate ordinary acts of heroism all around us. Here’s what they’re looking for…

When disaster strikes, there aren’t nearly enough medals to go around to honor not only first responders who help those in need, but also the everyday heroes that are doing important work, often behind the scenes – but never, ever forgotten.

This design challenge sequel celebrates these everyday heroes who are doing epic things quietly… or doing quiet things epically? Designs can run the gamut from super sincere and thoughtful to entirely tongue-in-cheek – it’s all about how you interpret this challenge and what you’re feeling deep inside your creative bones.

Consider: who is out there secretly helping others, serving or delivering meals to those in need, or giving back in not-so-usual ways? Think: simple heroics, community service, and other such concepts.

This contest opens to entries on May 15th, 2020 and ends on May 29th. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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04 May 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Stripes design contest

One of the world’s most classic patterns gets its moment in the spotlight with Threadless’s Stripes design contest. Here’s what they’re looking for…

There’s something so simple and visually satisfying about stripes. Whether you go with a tried and true approach or take the deepest of dives into the world of color theory and mind-bending patterns, stripes are a sure-fire way to conjure up some serious feelings. Will it be a Parisian vacation or more of a prison vibe? Will it be riffing off of an after-hours TV test pattern, or more in line with a modernist Mondrian? Will the structure of your design be reminiscent of rigid architecture, or a psychedelic trip to another dimension where stripes rule us all?

Think: colors that compliment and contrast each other. Think: alternating lines and compositions that are unexpected. Think: stripes in a way that nobody else has literally ever done before! Good luck, and we hope you earn your… stripes.

This contest opens to entries on May 8th, 2020 and ends on May 22nd. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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27 April 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Nouvelle Vague design contest

French New Wave gets a facelift in Threadless‘s new Nouvelle Vague design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Born in the late 1950s as an art film movement, Nouvelle Vague – or French New Wave – set off a creative revolution covering themes of intellectualism, politics, sex, violence, and sartorial elegance, often surpassing imitation. One remarkable result of the French New Wave movement were the daring and unconventional posters used to market each film.

That’s where you come in: get inspired by the visual identity of films of this vintage era. Think fresh and modern. Dare to create something minimal and anti-commercial, with bursts of color, experimental typography, and collage. Think about a story, song, or poem you love, or reimagine modern day ideals. Be bold, be rebellious, experiment, and mix it up. Consider yourself a new auteur and invent the movie poster of your wildest Nouvelle Vague dreams!

This contest opens to entries on May 1st, 2020 and ends on May 8th. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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20 April 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Vaporwave design contest

Watch out for glitches, because Threadless is debuting a Vaporwave design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

What started as a microgenre of electronic music from the early 2010s has since grown into a visual aesthetic born from internet subculture. Composed primarily of pastel colors, neoclassical busts, and glitchy 90s fonts, Vaporwave is what would manifest if elevator music and energon cubes had a baby. Vaporwave is what every Tandy computer at RadioShack is meditating to. If every Monday Motivation quote was actually a thematic silent disco on all 79 of Jupiter’s Moons. Vaporwave is dripping with irony, referencing everything we love to hate about the 90s, because it’s so bad it’s somehow good, then bad again, but still good.

We dare you to get lost in the currents of Vaporwave and design something even your LaserDisc would be proud of. Go full dystopian with a neon pastel bomb of confusing and alluring space age nostalgia. Become the aesthetic that every mall with bad elevator Muzak wishes they could inhabit. The tides are rising! Let Vaporwave carry you safely to shore.

This contest opens to entries on April 24th, 2020 and ends on May 1st. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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13 April 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Pants Optional design contest

Threadless wants to keep things casual… very casual! with the new Pants Optional design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

This new work from home lifestyle is weird, sure, but we’re all making the most of it. And who’s to say we can’t do it like network TV news anchors and make all of our video conference calls pants optional! Join us, friends, and let’s show the world how to do remote working CORRECTLY.

We task you to create epic tee designs around this new take on virtual meetings – ones that let your freak, loner, tech wizard, mom, creative, queen, dad flag fly. Designs that even the most modest of folk would be proud to show off during their Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime face-offs. Whether weird, wildly inappropriate for the workplace, a statement to your current mood given the state of things, or a protest of meetings entirely, we welcome your most creative designs that tell it like it is. Because this is ultimately an anything goes type of challenge. We can’t wait to see what you dream up!

This contest opens to entries on April 17th, 2020 and ends on May 1st. One winner will earn a $500 Threadless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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