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31 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Armand Basi T-Shirt Competition

Armand Basi is having a t-shirt competition.

Due to the constraints of their website, I can’t link directly to the contest. Here’s how to get there:

Click the “x” in the lower right corner and select your language. Then, click the heading “Competition Il Garabatto.” There should now be a white area in the upper right labelled “20th Anniversary Armand Basi t-shirt competition.” Click this and you’re there!

It sounds like they’re looking for something urban (streetwear, ready for fashion magazines), possibly referencing AIDS or Doctors Without Borders. The prize is 3000 euros, and there appears to be some kind of awards ceremony.

This competition ends on June 15th, 2007.

30 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

China’s T-Shirt Competition, Yiikoo

I happened upon an article about a Chinese t-shirt competition site today. The shirt they refer to (a shirt with a strawberry that has worms coming out of it) sounds pretty cool, I wish there were an image available.

The site itself, Yiikoo, seems to be in the ShirtCity model, where users have their own stores but a prize is offered for highly-rated work (at least, I think that is what is happening, since I don’t read Chinese). One thing I’ve gleaned from this site? China loves clip art just as much as the rest of the world.

30 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Art Tips from Threadless Artists

Have you ever wanted to know how some of the artists at Threadless create their designs? Look no further. These tips and tricks can help improve your style regardless of which site you are creating work for. This is especially helpful for anyone trying to master the use of halftones.

29 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Eagle vs. Shark Loves Threadless

There’s a new Loves Threadless competition, based around the film Eagle vs. Shark.

The theme is “Finding Love Has Never Been So Awkward,” which seems pretty ripe with possibilities. This competition will be running from June 1st 2007 to July 1st 2007.

29 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The Firstrade Challenge

Firstrade currently has a t-shirt design competition underway. Designs can have both front and back imagery and can use up to three colors.

This competition runs until 4pm on June 30th 2007. Prizes are available for first (8Gb iPod Nano and 25 shirts), second (1Gb iPod Shuffle and 10 shirts) and third place (1Gb iPod Shuffle and 5 shirts), but all entrants will receive a free shirt for their efforts.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, so get cracking!

28 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless Sale!

As everyone and their mom knows, the Threadless sale starts this Monday. You’ll have to move quickly if you want to snag your favorites.

I’ve got my eye on this little beauty…
Holding Pattern - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

27 May 2007 ~ 0 Comments


I’ve just added another t-shirt competition to the list on the right.

Camiseteria is a Brazilian company (yes, this means the site is in portuguese) with a t-shirt competition that appears to work by the Threadless model where submissions are voted on and some of the highest scorers go on to be printed. There also seem to be some competitions sponsored by other companies (Camiserteria Extra, kind of like Threadless Loves) including one called Typographic Mixtape, which may be the coolest phrase I’ve heard this week.

They’ve definitely put together a great collection of shirts:


Shirts shown are Silencie, Limpeza Geral, Hey Stop and Lar Doce Lar.

Although the site is in portuguese, I had an easy time determining the english translation. I used Babelfish for the trickier bits, and it’s a great site well worth the extra effort.

The prize for being printed is R$350 cash and R$350 in Camiseteria products.

** Update: An english version of the site is planned, I will update this site with more information when it is online.