Today is my 10 Year membership anniversary at Threadless!
bortwein aka Brandon is a 38.04 year old boy and has been a part of the Threadless community for 10 years! he has scored 120631 submissions, giving an average score of 1.75, helping 2136 designs get printed.
I have been a member there since October 8th, 2003.
KEEP TABS ON YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS WITH FOLLOWING!
We recently hinted at a new feature we’ve been building that allows you to follow all your favorite threadpals.
Here’s what you can do with Following!
Follow all of your favorite artists and community members and be notified when they submit new designs to Threadless.
Find out when artists you dig have new designs available to purchase.
Be notified the moment a new design challenge starts.
See the designs your friends are scoring 5$ so you can get in on the action.
Get a heads up when someone follows you!
Automatically follow artists whose designs you’ve purchased or scored a 5$.
Show off your work!
When you submit a new design to Threadless, we’ll give a shout to all of your followers to come check out your new sub. We’ll also notify your followers when they can purchase your newly printed design. Think of it like instant access to all of your Threadfans!
You may have noticed you’re already following some people. We started you off following the Threadless artists who designed the stuff you’ve bought in the past so you could keep tabs on their future work. If you’d like to unfollow them, just head to your profile and tweak your Following list.
We’ve got a bunch of new following and notification options up our sleeves, especially when it comes to the forum, so stay tuned for updates!
You can always choose which notifications you’d like to receive by logging into your account and adjusting your notification settings.
If you have questions or feedback about following and notifications, please check out our FAQ or post them below and we’ll give you a shout. We’d love to know what notifications you’d like next!
WE’RE ON OUR WAY TO VEGAS TO FIND EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS!
We’re excited to announce a new opportunity for all artists who submit to Threadless. Anyone that submits or scores knows that for every great design printed on Threadless, there are 50 unprinted that are just as great!
This week we’re bringing an Airstream’s worth of unprinted Threadless designs to Las Vegas for Project trade show. Dozens of buyers from stores you love and visit on the regular will be there checking out printed samples featuring your designs.
This marks the start of a brand new way artists will be able to be compensated for the designs they’ve submitted to Threadless. Now, designs you submitted weeks, months or years ago could find new life in some of your favorite stores.
Of course, the artist will always be notified before we present it to potential wholesale buyers. The artists whose designs are being shown at this trade show have already been notified and like us, are stoked about the potential this opportunity presents.
What better way to introduce Threadless to the wholesale community than to roll up with all the designs in the Threadless Airstream? Follow along this week as Danny and Mark Rose drive the Airstream across the country. We’ll post pictures and anecdotes in this blog and we just might be able to schedule a meetup with you along the way! Follow this blog and our Instagram for the latest.
Stay tuned as more opportunities like this come about. Your design might be next!
Thanks, World’s Largest Truck Stop on Iowa 80, we’re glad to be here as well!
Danny and Mark have found the good life in Nebraska. Don’t be shy if you see them making a pit stop. They have some treats for you.
Colorado folks beeped us from the highway, and found us at a rest stop an hour outside of Denver! We hooked ‘em up!
Danny, Mark, and the Airstream meet the mountains!
Danny and Mark stopped at the Dinosaur Journey Museum in western Colorado and had the Threadless van transformed into a Triceratops!
Create a t-shirt inspired by Aqua Teen Hunger Force on Adult Swim!
Everyone’s favorite fast food friends have come to visit! Come take a dip in Carl’s pool with Master Shake, Frylock & Meatwad!
Create a design inspired by any of the antics on Aqua TV Show Show, formerly Aqua Something You Know Whatever, formerly Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, formerly Aqua Teen Hunger Force, formerly an idea in the brains of Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro. Draw on Frylock’s brainy inventions and experiments, Meatwad’s one-tooth smile as he rolls into a room, or Shake’s over-the-top cries for attention.
Get started on your design now. Use any of the gang including those persistent spacey invaders from the moon. We know we’ll love your submission, but Carl’s probably gonna hate it.
Artist Ryder Doty created a series of minimalist challenges in the Threadless forum four years ago, and we finally made it official! The Threadless community is learning how to take it easy by creating designs using simple shapes, less lines, and half the halftones.
Create a t-shirt inspired by the sounds that surround you.
Open your ears, what do you hear? The rumble of a distant highway. The buzz of summer cicadas. A universe of pulses, beats, music, voices. We listen closely to the sounds we want to hear—because no one will hear them exactly the same way we do. This is our sound world.
NPR is dedicated to sound. It is their stock in trade. The chanting of protesters in Tahrir Square, the crackle of footsteps, the low murmur of a quiet voice. NPR and its member station network bring the world to life through sounds, voices, and stories.
What are the sounds that inspire you? Is it a song you hear on a Tiny Desk Concert? A story about biodiversity in the Amazon? Or an interview with the man who discovered the world’s deepest cave? Take inspiration from your own connection with NPR’s content to create a design that celebrates sound. Make sure to steer clear of using any NPR personalities or program or public radio station names in your design.
Create a design using simple shapes, less lines, and half the halftones.
The Minimalism Challenge began after Threadless community member Ryder Doty created a series called “Threadless Minimalism” showcasing various community members in their most minimal form. From there a challenge was born that captured the creativity and ingenuity of Threadless artists around the globe. Now, in its fourth year, the Minimalism Challenge is back!
How much can you say using as little as possible? Strip an idea down to bare bones without losing the concept. You’ll be surprised how little you really need!
Revered as one of the sharpest and most horrifying films in years, You’re Next reimagines the home invasion horror genre in a fresh, twisted light. When the Davison clan retreats to a remote vacation home in the woods, their family reunion takes a grisly turn. A team of ax-wielding, animal-masked psychopaths begins hunting down family members one by one, and the body count quickly rises until an unexpected houseguest fights back.
We’re stoked for this sure-to-be stellar summer slasher flick, described by reviewers as a mashup of Scream, Die Hard, and Home Alone. And we want you to take inspiration from its chilling creatures for your next design.
We challenge you to make a killer tee inspired by masked maniacs. Pull from the delightfully dark animal imagery of the masked mugs in our mood board, or imagine a dysfunctional family get-together gone gruesome. We encourage you to use imagery from the film, but we’ll also welcome any macabre masked madmen. Just steer clear of established baddies like Jason or Michael Myers.
Now get out your sketch pads and start slashing! Who’ll be printed? Maybe You’re Next…
Join us Saturday, August 17th for the 7th Annual Threadless Family Reunion!
The Meetup is all about checkin’ out cool art, hangin’ out with your fave Threadless artists and bloggers, and partyin’ with fellow Threadfans! We’ll have guest speakers, live music, games, SWAG, and the opportunity to score awesome prizes!
*Screen printing station is BYOO (bring your own object) so be sure to bring a tee, tote, or any small flexible object so you can get something unique screen printed on!
11am: Doors Open! Snag your SWAG bag! Say hi to all of your Threadfriends, get your stuff screenprinted*, leave your mark on the doodle wall, grab some carnival grub from the food trucks, enjoy some carnival games, and check out the Freak Art Show!
*The first 150 people will get a free meal voucher.
11:00am - 1:00pm: Venture off outside and enjoy some carnival games and grub! Awesomely talented Chicago facepainter Allison Halver is equipped to paint some classic Threadless designs on your face!
11:15am: Throughout the day, we’ll have Live MADE Shops featuring Katie Campbell, Nathan Pyle, and Budi Satria Kwan! Buy a limited shirt from your favorite artist only sold TODAY!
1:00pm: Live interviews with Threadless superstars Nathan W. Pyle, Budi Satria Kwan and Priscilla Wilson!
2:00pm: Bestees! Find out which Threaddies came out on top this year!
3:00pm: Official Threadless Knockout game hosted by Speedy Joe!
3:30pm - 4:30pm: Get to know artist Jeremyville!
4:30pm - 5:00pm: 9 for :90 and wrap up!
8:00pm - 1am - CARNIVAL AFTER PARTY! 21+
Rest up and come back to HQ in your best carnival get-ups for some live music, carnival craziness, and drinks (If you’re 21+!) Go crazy in the photobooth with your friends! Make your wackiest face for the camera in your crazy carnival attire!
(Costume NOT required, but isn’t it fun to dress up?)
What’s the secret to earning fame and fortune? How does Threadless pick which designs to print? What does a funky astronaut have to do with anything? All these mysteries and more revealed in this video! http://www.threadless.com/make
Here’s what LeeBraineater has to say about his design submission:
“My furry friend, might I interest you in the Raccoon Disguise Kit for Foxes? Sure, it’s not perfect, but in the cover of night this handy kit provides you with the security of mistaken identity, giving you the freedom to partake in any manner of mischief.”