New this week, “Ye Olde Throne" by Diego Pedauyé captures the battle for the throne trough some familiar sigils! Here’s a little design advice from Diego:
"Since I started my artistic career, I’ve been desperately looking for a ‘style’. Experience told me it’s pointless to look for a style, because it’s been with you the entire time. It’s the result of the perception you have of the world, and it’ll be polished as you keep working. You won’t see the whole forest until you reach a certain amount of work, but at some point, it will be revealed to you."
Check out the rest of this week’s new tees!
Emerging from the depths of your coffee maker, “Coffee Shark" by TheInfamousBaka is swimming its way up the scoring feed in our $20K design challenge!
Score some of the incredible submissions in this challenge, or submit your own for a chance at the $20K grand prize!
P.S. Love this design submission? You can fund your favorite submissions from this challenge! If you and 49 other coffee lovin’ sharks back this design, it will be printed and sent to you!
Some positive words to live by, “Don’t Worry" by Mathiole is one of the highest scoring submissions in our $20K design challenge! Mathiole also left us with a little extra advice in the description of this submission:
“If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”
Score and fund your favorite designs from this challenge to help one lucky designer bring home $20,000! Now that’s a lot of moolah!
“Radio" by Kevin Tong
Happy Radio Day! Did you know that one of the first commercial radio stations started in Detroit, Michigan, on today’s date in 1920?
The more ya know!
“Ancient Rock" by Dudesign
In a recently excavated tomb outside of Cairo, archaeologists may have uncovered the oldest known evidence of rock and roll. Painted on the southern wall above an unmarked sarcophagus, this mural depicting what appears to be a rock band, a wily crowd of spectators, and one very unhappy Anubis is changing the way we think about rock and roll in the ancient world!
After all this “ancient” talk, check out this week’s new tees!
An appetizing take on Lady Liberty, “FREEDOM" by lifedriver is currently one of the highest scoring designs in our 3-D design challenge!
Tomorrow is the deadline for this challenge, so finish up those designs and take your tee to the next dimension. You might just win $2,000 cash, a $500 Threadless gift card, and more!
An homage to the ancient art of paleoscaping, ”Tree Rex" by Natellis is currently our top funded design and is almost fully backed!
Will this design be the first submission fully funded on Threadless? Only you can make that happen!
Check out the submissions in our $20K design challenge and fund your favorites!
Inspired by the Fleet Foxes song of the same name, “English House" by Stefan Grosse Halbuer is currently up for scoring in our $20K design challenge!
With this challenge $20K, we’re introducing a brand new feature called funding, which adds an entirely new element to the competition. To determine the $20k grand prize winner, we’ll be choosing from the top scored AND funded designs!
Find out more about funding!
Batteries, batteries, batteries. Handheld gaming may have come on in the past twenty five years, but jeez. Ever beat a tricky level just before the battery cut out? Game over man, game over!
Clicky here to score and help this get printed so you can wear it!
THREADSPOTTING: A-SIDES MUSIC EDITION!
The Huffington Post’s Jon Chattman loves music. In fact, Jon Chattman loves music so much that, in late 2011, he started the music-based A-Sides series to highlight intimate performances and interviews with musicians from all sorts of genres! Now, after a few years, his A-Sides series has become one of the best places to watch informal and enlightening performances from established and up-and-coming musicians.
You know what else Jon Chattman loves? Do we even have to ask? That’s right, Mr. Chattman is not only a music-buff, but he’s also a Threadless aficionado! Check out some of Jon’s videos below (don’t forget to make note of the Threadless tees), then head on over to A-Sides for even more fantastic performances!
Making its way through the fossil record, “Dinopedia" by Winardi is currently one of our top scoring submissions! Check out Winardi’s process video for this design:
Score some design submissions and help us decide what to print next!
This is a stick-up! Put your hands in the air and take a good, hard look at “Attack!" by Carbine, one of this week’s newest tees! We asked Carbine about the coolest thing he’s ever created, and here’s his answer:
“When I get inspiration from small things, or maybe something that nobody else has imagined, it could become something big. This might become the coolest thing I’ve ever made… whatever it is! :)”
Check out the rest of this week’s newest tees!
“Ghost Bulb" by Luis Romero
According to Luis, lightbulbs are filled with glowing ghosts. So we have a question, Luis - where do the ghosts go when the light burns out?
Check out the rest of this week’s new tees!
GET A FULLY FUNDED DESIGN WITH FUNDING TIPS & TRICKS!
This week’s been pretty exciting around Threadless; we launched our $20,000 design challenge (our biggest yet!), which introduced our brand new feature, Funding! While Funding is currently only available through the challenge, it will soon be eligible sitewide and apply to all submissions. Therefore, we figured we’d start honing you all to be Funding pros right off the bat with some tips and tricks! Read on to get the skinny on Funding successfully, then take your skills to the road by applying them to your awesomely awesome 20k design challenge submissions!
Share that promo code! After you submit a design, you’ll receive a super special promo code unique to your submission that unlocks all sorts of advantages - of the monetary kind! Include it whenever and wherever you share your design; if someone uses the promo code when they fund your design, they’ll get $5 off, and you’ll receive double the earnings on that purchase. Basically, it’s a great way to encourage your buddies to fund and help promote your design! (However, please refrain from posting the promo code in the comment section of your design. We’re trying to keep everyone playing fair, peoples!)
Upload your design to the forums for feedback! The Threadless community is a bounty of super duper awesome artists, many of whom are more than willing to give helpful, thoughtful, and insightful feedback on your work. Before you submit a design, share it with the community on the forums; they may offer critiques that will elevate your design to a whole new level. With their help, you can perfect your work and make it something that design-loving peeps everywhere can’t help but fund!
Encourage people to fund AND score! Funding might be the new kid on the block, but good old scoring is still as important as ever. High scores help designs rise to the top of the scoring feed, which increases their visibility to be seen, and therefore funded. So when you’re sharing your awesome design (with the promo code, of course!), make sure you remind all your followers to not only fund, but score your design, too!
- SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! Who holds the ultimate power of getting your design fully funded? YOU! And how do you make it happen? BY SHARING! We can’t say this enough: share the heck out of your design, and then share it again. Share it with the promo code, and share it with a reminder to fund AND score. Now is not the time for humility, folks! You created something awesome that the world should know about, so get it out there, get it seen, and get it fully funded!
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