A leg lamp? A peanut butter omelet? People get pretty creative with what they have at their disposal. Luckily, the Threadless artists have art tools by their side and have made some awesome stuff with them! We wanted to know what the pinnacle of their artistic careers are, so we asked our artists what the coolest thing they’ve ever made is. Keep reading to learn what next week’s printed artists consider their Mona Lisas, and remember to check back on Monday to grab their new tees!
Q: What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made?
"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! :)" Buy this tee now!
“A large mural at an indie store in my town. It’s really cool because I was allowed to make murals with my own intention and concept.” Buy this tee now!
“The coolest thing I have ever made is a parachute jump from an Antonov AN-2. :)” Buy this tee now!
“The coolest thing I’ve ever made? That’s the kind of question that I find impossible to answer, in all honesty. Then again, I like to think that I haven’t made the coolest thing yet, so you should wait ‘til I’m dead to get a definitive answer. Well, not from me personally, on account of being dead and all, unless we come up with the technology to make people answer questions from beyond the grave. What was the question again?” Buy this tee now!
“I once made a wooden sculpture out of 64 1x1” blocks, sanded the whole thing down and glued it, then painted it so it looked like a Mario block breaking apart. The thing still sits on one my shelves next to a bunch of toys. I also once made a pickle plushie for Jess, Threadless’ Brand Producer - that’s a close second.” Buy this tee now!
HEY! WHATCHA DOIN’ AFTER SCHOOL?
The Threadless Back to School Sale is winding down (today’s the last day to save 40-80% on everything at Threadless), and we’re about to tear up the halls after the last bell rings! Class is cool and all, but it’s those extracurriculars that we really live for. Tossing the pigskin around at football practice, memorizing lines with pals in theater, spinning like a top on the dance team - these after school activities are the basis for so many of our favorite school memories. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the perfect Threadless tees to sport at your extracurricular of choice, so check ‘em out and we’ll see you after class!
How many times will Kevin almost fall off the catwalk before it stops being funny?
The games were fun and practice was cool, but those shower pranks were my favorite part…
If it wasn’t for German Club, I’d never be able to curse my parents out in a language they don’t understand!
Well, that vote to suspend class on Fridays never went through (nor did anything else we proposed), but at least this will look good on my college application!
Someone needs to tell Samantha that her twerk solo is not gonna get us to the state finals.
Remember when Mr. Jones ditched us at the nature preserve and came back smelling like a skunk? Poor guy…
Seeing 30 people in nearly Adonis-like shape every morning and night for 4 years really set me up for a life’s worth of disappointment. But hey, it was fun while it lasted!
That time we secretly loaded up all of the freshmen’s trumpets with flour during their first concert.
Kathy stole Jeff right out from under me. Remember that horrible photo of her from prom? Turn to page four…
It’s not easy staying on top of all your responsibilities. Feed the dog, make breakfast, do your work, paint a masterpiece. Sometimes it just feels like napping is a better idea than hitting the gym. Because it’s so difficult to prioritize your valuable, valuable time, we wanted to know how our artists make creating art a priority. Read on to find out how art is carved into their busy schedules, and come back on Monday to pick up the fruit of their labors!
Q: How do you make creating art a priority?
“It happens naturally; I always try to find some time to draw and sketch my ideas, and with good music, I spend some really nice time creating. But at the same time, it can be hard to manage, and to be a priority you need to have a strong passion and dedication to art.” Buy this tee now!
“By reading books, watching television series and movies, listening to music, talking to people, enjoying life, and learning new things. They all give me ideas, and the desire to make my ideas visible to others keeps me creating.” Buy this tee now!
“By making time for it every day.” Buy this tee now!
"Every time I create art, it brings me joy and improves personal development. These are the most important things in my life." Buy this tee now!
“I have been working in advertising for 13 years and it´s not as fun as it used to be. That´s why I create t-shirts; it’s an escape from everyday work and its dull duties. It’s never a problem to motivate myself to create a new design. On the contrary, I have to be careful not to neglect my actual work, though sometimes it happens. :)” Buy this tee now!
“For me, it’s less about making art a priority, and more about trying to make other ‘important’ things a priority over art. The art comes a bit too naturally.” Buy this tee now!