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Tee Contest Year in Review(s) 2014

Although La Fraise‘s demise this year means one fewer contest site for artists to enter, other t-shirt design competitions are still going strong and producing excellent work. Here’s a look back at some of the best and most interesting shirts printed on contest sites in the past year:

January

camiseteria em busca de um coracao

Em Busca de um Coracao by Rogério Puhl

“Could it be that the only reason he didn’t have a heart was because his was too large to fit inside his chest?”
Camiseteria’s Em Busca de um Coracao, January 26th, 2014


February

threadless nuclear garden

 

Nuclear Garden by Ronnie Tres Reyes (tatjari16)

“…the blossoming of flowers hints that it might not be all bad (there’s something beautiful here despite the danger)…”
Threadless: New this week, February 5th, 2014


March

la fraise thanks santa

Thanks Santa by MrWayne

“Anyone who looks at this design won’t be able to help themselves from imagining what they’d have done if their younger self had a turn at the controls…”
La Fraise’s Thanks Santa, March 18th, 2014


April

threadless the end of time travel

The End of Time Travel by Ben Chen (ben chen)

“…one glance at this image is likely to make viewers wonder what it could mean for Doc, Biff, and the rest back home.”
Threadless: New this week, April 23rd, 2014


May

threadless ode to the cosmos

Ode to the Cosmos! by Taylor Rose (TaylorRoseArt)

“…the pair’s fist bump seems to ignite a big bang behind them…”
Threadless: New this week, May 7th, 2014


June

camiseteria secrets

Secrets by Alan Maia

“…the brilliant move of using a keyhole for the nose functions well as the glue that holds the concept together.”
Camiseteria’s Secrets, June 2nd, 2014


July

threadless all the bacon and eggs

All the Bacon and Eggs by Lindsey Pyne (Pyne)

“Somehow, against all odds, those piercing egg white eyes and the bacon mustache perfectly capture the character’s stubborn but endearing expression.”
Threadless: New this week, July 2nd, 2014


August

threadless the mysterious game of the throne

The Mysterious Game of the Throne by buko (buko)

“…the book’s words leap off the page and create a new world.”
Threadless: The Mysterious Game of the Throne and more new this week, August 15th, 2014


September

monsiuer poulet from russia

From Russia by JarvisGlasses

“Capturing all the color and pattern of Russia’s unique architecture is definitely a big challenge with such a limited palette, but with smart use of stripes and other hand-drawn textures the design does it ably.”
Monsieur Poulet’s From Russia, September 21st, 2014


October

threadless i was an eagle

I Was an Eagle by Ross Bruggink and Brent Schoepf (rhinosserossy)

“I love the way trees become feathers, a star turns into an eye, and (in a master stroke!) the eagle’s tail is represented by a tipi and campfire.”
Threadless: I Was an Eagle and more new this week, October 31st, 2014


November

threadless whatever

Whatever by mathiole (mathiole)

“…does a great job of capturing the laid back charm of sloths.”
Threadless: Whatever and more new this week, November 14th, 2014


December

threadless banana vert ramp

Banana Vert Ramp by Ben Chen (ben chen)

“I love that it appears to use a photo of an actual banana, something that grounds the art in reality and makes it feel even more surreal.”
Threadless: Banana Vert Ramp and more new this week, December 19th, 2014

All in all, a pretty great year! Here’s how it compares to past years: 20132012, 2011, and 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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