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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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18 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Cyberpunk design contest

The future looks bright as neon in the rain with Threadless‘s new Cyberpunk design contest. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Among teeming cityscapes flooded with neon lights, hordes of humans swarm the hyper-urbanized streets. There’s no order to the madness just shuffling, faceless forms, anonymously moving through the sprawl. Until—a lone hacker breaks free from the masses to rail against the corrupt government and high society elites. That solitary misfit is the cyberpunk anti-hero of our dreams.

Step into the new era of the near-future with cyberpunk-spirited designs. We want your smartest cyber scenes and typography, filled with the overtly urban energy of a massive city. Whether you’re leaning Blade Runner or your favorite Japanese manga, give us art that surges and pulses with sci-fi spunk, reimagining our world after social decay, increased AI, and blurred lines between human and machine. What’s real, anyway? Grab your design software, peer into the dark future, and give us the hacker hero we’ve been waiting for!

This contest opens to entries on November 22nd and ends on December 6th, 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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15 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Imaginary Friends design contest

Make pretend real with Threadless‘s new Imaginary Friends design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Did you grow up with a stuffed bear by your side, leading a ragtag band of other plushies in all kinds of memorable adventures? Maybe you had an endearing make-believe companion that resembled a mix of other creatures and could swim, fly, and read minds? If you played pretend with whimsical creatures, pets, or people that others couldn’t see, then you’ll fit in well with this imaginary-friend-inspired design challenge.

Time to call upon the special spot in your memory—and heart—where your childhood self explored the world with made-up pals. Sure, no one else could see them, and that’s how you liked it. Create very real designs based on your most imaginary friends. Whether your scene depicts a whole host of friends, reminiscent of Madame Foster’s magical home, or just you and your ghost-like bestie, give us your favorite moments of pure carefree fun in design or typography. Spend some quality time tuned into your imagination and all its many creatures then let the designs flow!

This contest opens to entries on November 15th and ends on November 29th, 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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04 November 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Stained Glass design contest

A traditional art style gets a fresh look in Threadless‘s new Stained Glass design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Part art, part window, magnificent stained glass makes us pause and reflect. It can tell a story, convey emotion, or transport the viewer on a kaleidoscopic journey. We’re bringing this artisanal craft to the people with the latest design challenge. Give us your take on this traditional art, translated in design.

Depict elaborate scenes of deeply human experiences like love, death, and betrayal, pastoral moments of peace and tranquility, or geometric moments of glory. Whatever direction you choose, make it reminiscent of the brilliance of stained glass as it’s lit from the rising or setting sun. It’s as if you’re a medieval artisan commissioned to create the scenes that will hang in the cathedral or pub down the street. So heat up the silica, pour in the metallic oxides that color it, and let the designs flow!

This contest opens to entries on November 8th and ends on November 22nd, 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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28 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Zen design contest

Think calming thoughts for Threadless‘s new Zen design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Rooted in a practice of meditation, Zen is a sect of Mahayana Buddhism that seeks insight into the true nature of things through intuition rather than conscious effort or knowledge. Practitioners may subscribe to many forms of meditative practices such as breathing, sitting, silent contemplation, and chanting in an attempt to reach enlightenment. With a rich culture of art and literature, Zen traditions across India, Japan, China, and the West thrive in their spiritual pursuit of awakening.

There’s an inner reserve of intuition you must call upon to channel new art for this awareness-inspired design challenge. Listen closely, what is the still, soft voice inside you saying? Turn the wisdom of our collective unconscious into meditative art, as typography or design. Give us serene scenes cultivated by a state of calm attentiveness. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and let the design flow.

This contest opens to entries on November 1st and ends on November 15th, 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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21 October 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Secret Society design contest

Conspiracy-minded artists might enjoy Threadless‘s new Secret Society design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Known only to their members, elite orders have silently swayed politics, religions, and cultures for ages. Think, secret handshakes in undisclosed locations between shadowy, robed figures. Like Homer’s initiation into the Stonecutter’s, there might be mysterious rituals would-be members must perform such as coordinated song and dance numbers. Perhaps secrecy itself is a requirement of the society (or for Tyler Durden, the first—and second—rule). Whatever the rites or rules, these secret fellowships bestow upon their members access to exclusive teachings, power, and prestige.

So don your sacred cloak and give us your take on an ancient order. We want your best secret society-informed designs—only recognizable to their members. Create marks that feature pyramids, all-seeing eyes, or arcane typography. Whether ancient or modern, Druid inspired or Illuminati themed, your esoteric designs must ooze hidden meanings. Light the candles, start chanting, and design-challenge away!

This contest opens to entries on October 25th and ends on November 8th, 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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