MEET OUR PULLOVER HOODIE DESIGN CHALLENGE WINNER!
As we enter August, summer seems to be slowly winding down. Before you know it, you’re gonna have to get your layers out of the attic! So, we got a head start on the cold weather clothes with the Pullover Hoody design challenge. The winning design comes from Portuguese artist Daniel Teixeira, who stacked some box televisions to put a colorful spin on white noise. Read on to learn more about Teixeira and to grab his new design, “Interference”, on a pullover hoody, tee, or iPhone case!
Congrats on your winning design, “Interference”, for our Pullover Hoodies design challenge! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a graphic designer and illustrator based in Porto, Portugal. I have a full time job in a graphic design studio, and with my free time I try to work on my personal illustrations. I have also a big passion for cooking.
The concept for this challenge was pretty vague. How did you come up with the idea for “Interference”?
This idea wandered through my head for some time, and as the subject was very vague, I decided to invest in this illustration. I was inspired by the televisions that are for sale in large stores. They all together run different images and colors, creating patterns and interesting color games.
What inspired your decision to create a stack of interference-suffering TV’s versus just one?
I wanted to concentrate the attention of the viewer on the chaos of many different TV’s.
How would you describe your signature design aesthetic, and how does “Interference” reflect it?
In this project I tried a different style. I think it’s important to experiment different approaches in each project.
Tell us a bit about the process behind your design. Feel free to share any WIP’s if available!
In general, the ideas come to my head naturally and in different situations. Then I do some sketches to visualize the concept that I want to illustrate, and to get an interesting composition. Then I finish the last details digitally.
Are you a big hoody wearer? If so, what types of designs do you like on a good hoody?
For me, hoodies are like t-shirts to wear in the winter. I like to see good concepts illustrated or nice typographic compositions.
Why is “Interference” a great design for a hoody?
I think the composition fits well in the hoody. And the colors give some energy to it.
For “Pullover Hoodies”, we challenged artists to “make a design so awesome, anyone that wears your hoody will want to give themselves a hug.” How does it feel to create a design that is as awesome as it is huggable?
It makes me feel really happy and motivated to do more work for Threadless. I really like when an illustration starts conversations and sometimes relationships.
Do you have a new affection for TV’s with interference now that your design made you a winner?
I prefer to see really good interference than some TV shows.
Any other shout-outs?
Thank you very much and have a nice day.