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01 February 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Downpour in a Forest

Downpour in a Forest by jun21 is my favorite Threadless print this week. I really enjoy the sense of motion in this piece- there’s the lovely downward cascade of the the hill the trees sit on, the upward motion of the birds and they fly across the sun, and even the gentle fall of the lines that travel downward from the trees. It all works to keep the eye moving across the piece, interacting with it at different angles as you are pulled in multiple directions. There’s also a really fun clash between the organic and the geometric, with the realistic detail and chaos of the trees becoming a very ordered series of lines in different thicknesses. My only wish is that the trees were a bit MORE organic- some of the repetition of shape makes it a little too obvious that specific trees are being used multiple times, and I think keeping them all unique and original would play better with the overall theme.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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30 January 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Castles in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

From modern ruins to pinnacles of medieval architecture, castles exist in the public imagination as both the home to wild fantasy dragons and royalty to physically imposing relics from the distant past. There’s history in those stone walls, but also wonder. Here are 15 ways that artists used the castle to make amazing t-shirt designs…

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25 January 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Beats

Beats by amirabouroumie is my favorite Threadless print this week. While the character displayed is an audio technician of some kind, what I love about this design is that it plays so well with music fans in general. Multiple instruments are in the mix, as are ways of recording or listening to music. The glasses fellow in the center looks very pleased to be surrounded by so much sound, and with his hands poised above the control panel he looks well-placed to improve on whatever he’s hearing (or at least crank up the volume a bit!). There’s a lot of skill shown in how the shapes of the objects are slotted together, with many different proportions and angles creating an interesting composition. Even better, the wires become a part of the art, twisting into shapes that lead the eye from one detail to the next. I also enjoy the soft edges of the shapes, allowing more character and personality than a sharply vectored line would have. Very nice!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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23 January 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Mountains in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

From yearning to climb the highest peaks to seeing their majesty from afar, there’s something iconic about the craggy and towering look of mountains. Whether designers and artists can’t wait to wander in a mountain shadow or are trying to avoid the wildness that nature entails, there’s a lot of material to work with in this unique geologic form. Here are 15 of the best ways mountains have been used in shirt design…

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18 January 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Swallow Tanager

Swallow Tanager by CourtneyKMann is my favorite Threadless print this week. Contrast is what makes this design sing, with the bird’s realistic, hand-illustrated look standing in opposition to the crisp geometric vectored shapes below it. Another asset is the balance of the piece, which leans the shapes against each other in a way that looks precarious. It leaves the viewer feeling that this bird might have to take flight at any moment as the structure crumbles, injecting some action into an ostensibly still life composition. I also have to shout out the unusual but very pleasing colors used, with the triangle landing in the greener side of a mustard hue, a shadowy grey grounding the piece, and a bright orange screaming with freshness. It’s good stuff, and works really well at evoking some retro charm in this design.

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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16 January 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Zelda in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

As one of the greatest video game franchises of all time, Zelda holds a unique place in pop culture. It speaks to nostalgia and adventure, and with the series’s significant lore, iconic locations, and classic characters, there’s a lot in this fandom for artists to work with. Here’s a look at 15 of the best shirts about Zelda…

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11 January 2023 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Keep Growing

Keep Growing by ninhol is my favorite Threadless print this week. Thin lines in bright colors drew me in, with vibrant shades and contrasting darks that felt like the best parts of neon and graffiti, distilled into something more minimal and perfectly wearable. The subject matter is a wonderful fit for this fresh, clean style, combining great achievements in science with images of the natural world. In this piece, a rocket ship is held aloft by a strand of DNA, and leafy plants sprout from test tubes. Even the border feeds the theme, resembling electric circuits. It’s a piece that seems to say that science, nature and art are all the same thing, and looking at this it’s hard to disagree!

Threadless prints new shirts every week, chosen from the designs submitted by and voted on by site members. Most winners earn $1 to $7 per item sold.

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