16 November 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Air design contest


Threadless‘s elements series continues with the new Air shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

Although we can’t see air, it’s essential to all living things on Earth. It helps maintain the temperature of the planet and contains oxygen and nitrogen, which most species need to survive. When we breathe in oxygen, we give off carbon dioxide that helps plants make food for themselves and more oxygen for us. Air makes everything in life possible! Let’s pay homage to the most unseeable element with the next Design Challenge.

Technically speaking, air is a mixture of gases and tiny aerosol particles. If that immediately makes you think of science class, consider creating a clever design that riffs on the molecular formula of oxygen. Or, if you’re an environmentalist, urge your followers to shrink their carbon footprint with a message against air pollution. You can also aim for laughs with an illustration of air quotes or someone playing air guitar, or use empty air to signify the sudden absence of something—like “POOF! GONE.” For one last bit of visual inspiration, remember that air can also become a gust of wind powerful enough to blow leaves off trees or send a toupee into orbit.

This contest opens to entries on November 20th, 2020 and ends on December 4th. One winner will earn $500 cash and 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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