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01 December 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s A Winter Sight II

A Winter Sight II by clsantos82 is my favorite Thrreadless print this week. I love that while it uses a minimal style of mostly uniform line weights, the technique has been employed to create a very complex scene. I love the ruggedness of the terrain, dotted with snow-covered trees. It feels authentically wild, and gives a more exotic flavor to the stripe of city contained within. As for the city itself, it breaks with expectation by making each row of buildings a different, vibrant color. This makes the metropolis stand out in a big way from its snow-covered surroundings, and gives the city a unique, almost tropical personality. Even though no humans are included in the illustration, those bright shades give the impression of warmth, activity, and even diversity. Very slick, and including so much sky also helps to add to how vertical the landscape feels.

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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24 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas by wawawiwa is my favorite Threadless print this week. I love how genuinely unexpected the transformation is, that these ordinary white ghosts of differing sizes combine to form the perfect snow-covered tree. The way the spirits are arranged hides the gag until the last moment, making the final panel even more delightful. The joy of the reveal is clearly shared even by the ghosts themselves, who can’t help but grin (especially the one at the top!). But even more than that, I enjoy the seasonal resonance of the piece- the art transitions from spooky to winter holiday in the same way the calendar moves from Halloween to Christmas. So neat!

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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22 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Actually Curious design contest

Artists may want to fine-tune their empathetic tendencies for Threadless‘s new Actually Curious design competition, in partnership with Curious Publishing (creators of the Actually Curious conversational card game). Here’s what they’re looking for…

Prompts:
– What does empathy mean to you?
– What are you willing to fight for?
– How do you love?

Rules:
– Submissions open from November 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022
– Must contain one or more of the following words or phrases in any language:
    – Actually Curious
    – Empathy
    – Love
    – Curiosity
    – Compassion
    – Justice
    – Freedom
    – Human Rights
    – Connection
    – Community

More details, including a style guide, can be seen on Threadless.

Enter before January 15th, 2022 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1000 cash, a $250 Threadless gift code, all four editions of Actually Curious, and a one year subscription to Curious magazine. One 2nd Place winner will receive a $250 Threadless gift code, all four editions of Actually Curious, and a one year subscription to Curious magazine. One 3rd Place winner gets a $250 Threadlless gift code and all four editions of Curious magazine. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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17 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Rib & Birch

Rib & Birch by kooky love is my favorite Threadless print this week. I’ve seen a lot of anatomy-inspired designs centering on ribcages, and this piece’s choice to convert the bones to birch is by far the most satisfying application I’ve seen. Just a few dashed lines and speckles make the ribs feel authentically bark-like, and even the shape of the ribcage itself starts to feel like the narrow dome of a tree’s splayed branches. A bright red cardinal perches appropriately in the heart position, offering the design’s only burst of bright color. And heavy gobs of snow make their way down the fabric, like the first moments of an oncoming blizzard. It’s the perfect winter scene, soft in detail but packing a punch in the big picture.

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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10 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Fully Blown Art Fish

Fully Blown Art Fish by zomboyarts is my favorite Threadless print this week. It’s a clever design, replacing the spikes of a pufferfish with the sharpened points of a rainbow of colored pencils. The unexpected injection of vibrant colors feels fun and exciting in this context, and the joyous expression of the fish (with his shining eyes and goofy grin) adds to the amusement. There’s also some impressive draftsmanship on display, with the pencils displayed at convincing angles and thin lines helping to give the round shape and fins texture and dimension. Great work, and a theme that will especially resonate with artists.

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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08 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Winter Wildlife design contest

Snowy animals take centerstage in Threadless‘s new Winter Wildlife t-shirt design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for…

In some parts of the world, it’s already bitterly cold—even below freezing. And with those frigid temperatures come pristine, crystalized water falling from the sky and whimsical creatures traipsing through the snow. For your next Design Challenge, we want you to consider these beasts of winter. Big, small, and imaginary!

Will your art capture a white rabbit or polar bear subtly blending into the background? A woolly mammoth making a comeback? Or maybe our illusive, fluffy friend, the Yeti, will make a surprise appearance. Think winter, think nature, think wildlife. However you interpret this challenge, also consider donating a portion of your proceeds from your new design to our new Threadless Cause: Animals! Help support the mission of animal-focused charities such as the World Wildlife Fund, National Audubon Society, ASPCA, and more. While completely optional, it’s a nice way to create with purpose and show people you care. Visit our Help Page for more detailed instructions.

Enter before December 3rd, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).

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03 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Threadless’s Piet’s Trap

Piet’s Trap by ThePaperCrane is my favorite Threadless print this week. I like the way it takes Mondrian’s style, known so well for its simplicity, flatness, and balance of elements, and takes it in a completely new direction. Plain, uniform black lines still define the shapes, but now they’re sometimes used at angles. Yellow, red, and blue still define the color palette, but darker shades of them slip in to add shadows. The result is almost Mondrian by way of Escher, with staircases transitioning between layers, dark recesses, and shapes that jut forward. It’s like a playground for the eye, all accomplished with that trademark minimal style. Very cool!

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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