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25 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Cropped design contest

Cutting corners is usually a bad idea, but in Threadless‘s new Cropped design challenge, it just might be the secret to creating cool art! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Cropped imagery is kind of like destroyed minimalism: the idea is to cut up an image, text, or hand lettering just enough to give it a cropped look, all the while making sure the image still make sense at first glance. And when you can make the reason for chopping the image symbolic or tie it into the larger piece? Even better. For this challenge, we want you to snip your design or lettering wherever you see fit (while still keeping it clear!) Slash fancy wording right in half. Is the glass half empty or half full? Crop that glass right down the middle and let the viewers decide!

This contest opens to entries on September 29nd, 2017 and ends on October 13th, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code (plus more prizing to be announced on 9/29/17). Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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17 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Powerful Slogans design contest

Wordplay is the name of the game in Threadless‘s new Powerful Slogans design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Pop quiz! What do “Because You’re Worth It”, “Got Milk?”, and “Change We Can Believe In” all have in common? They’re all famous slogans you no-doubt have embedded in your brains! A powerful slogan can make a brand name stick in our minds forever or even define a movement.

For this challenge we want you to create one of your own that the world will never forget! Come up with a slogan that’s super inspiring, moving, or even something hilarious self-deprecating

Don’t be afraid to “Make Great Together” combining wordsmith skills with hand-lettering inventiveness. Get out there and Just Do It.

This contest opens to entries on September 22nd, 2017 and ends on October 6th, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code (plus more prizing to be announced on 9/22/17). Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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11 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Duotone design contest

Threadless is keeping their color palette minimal for the new Duotone design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Duotone art is exactly what you’d think: the use of two colors overlapping each other. It’s inspired by printing press art, but Spotify’s use of it is what made this style, like, so hot right now.

We want you to emulate this traditional-art-meets-digital-art style with a duotone masterpiece of your own! Combine two colors that make a great team, or experiment with colors you wouldn’t usually put together. Try throwing in some halftone dots. Use a photo, as is traditionally done with this style, or emulate the duotone look with an illustration!

This contest opens to entries on September 15th, 2017 and ends on September 29th, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code (plus more prizing to be announced on 9/15/17). Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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05 September 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Music 2 design contest

Threadless has definitely been tuned in to what t-shirt fans love, because their latest themed design competition is Music 2. Here’s what they’re looking for…

What music gets your heart beating? Jazz? Classic rock? Punk? No matter what kind of music serves as the soundtrack of your life, trade foot-tapping for pencil-tapping by channeling those tunes and composing a music-inspired art piece! Create a stylized timeline of the history of music. Make an all-over synesthesia-inspired design representing different types of music with color bursts and patterns. Recreate famous figures as headbangers, or illustrate what kind of animals would listen to what kind of music!

Einstein himself said, “I see my life in terms of music.” And who are we to question a genius? Go cause some treble and create a design that strikes a chord with us! Don’t forget to think outside the vinyl crate!

PSA: Dance your way to safe submissions and follow the rules of parody and copyright. Rocknf’nroll.

This contest opens to entries on September 8th, 2017 and ends on September 22nd, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code (plus more prizing to be announced on 9/8/17). Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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27 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Costume Tees design contest

Halloween is headed our way, and Threadless is laying the groundwork with their Costume Tees design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Create a design that turns as many heads (or makes them roll) as a Halloween costume without sacrificing comfort! Use tuxedo tees as inspiration and create a disguise tee (that also disguises costume laziness), or make it look like there’s an X-Ray screen scanning your insides. Take advantage of all-over designs to turn your torso into a maze (then challenge people to figure out the maze or they owe you a drink). Make your shirt into a simple 404 ERROR: COSTUME NOT FOUND message that’s both a costume and an anti-costume all in one.

This contest opens to entries on September 1st, 2017 and ends on September 15th, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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21 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Asymmetry design contest

Balance is overrated in Threadless‘s Asymmetry design competition! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Your goal here is to shake things up a little (literally) to create a design that defies symmetry! Embracing asymmetry is all about creating an image that doesn’t mirror itself on either side of that imaginary line that divides the middle of your paper (or screen). Instead of using that line to make sure your design is balanced, use it as a guide to throw off balance. Look to classical works like “Whistler’s Mother” and Picasso’s portraits that embraced imbalance and asymmetry before it was cool.

This contest opens to entries on August 25th, 2017 and ends on September 8th, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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13 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Chaos design contest

Things are about to get visually crazy in Threadless‘s Chaos design competition! Here’s what they’re looking for…

Chaos composition mixes ideas, areas, and eras of art, constructing artistic order out of deranged creativity. This is a no-holds-barred challenge; let your imagination run wild!

Can’t choose a theme to go with? GOOD – go with all of them! Transpose surrealism against kitsch and early 20th century typography. Mash up Keith Haring-esque simplicity against hyper realistic backdrops. Create sense out of nonsense, disorder from conformity – think of it as a visual cacophony, like an orchestra tuning up.

This contest opens to entries on August 18th, 2017 and ends on September 1st, 2017. One winner will earn $1000 cash and a $500 Threadless gift code. Additionally, all designers printed will earn $1 minimum per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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