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…
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.
FIVE STRANGERS WITH NOTHING IN COMMON, EXCEPT EACH OTHER
One of the most exciting parts of going back to school is the prospect of meeting some new friends. How you’ll meet those new friends, though, can be a roll of the dice. When we think of cinematic examples of unlikely friends, we’re reminded of the 1985 classic, The Breakfast Club. In honor of our Back to School Sale, we wanted to visually highlight the famous letter to Mr. Vernon with some of our most popular tees. So, reminisce about this feel-good Brat Pack film, then head over to Threadless to hone in on your back to school look, Sporto!
Dear Mr. Vernon,
We accept the fact that we had to spend a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong, but we think it’s stupid for you to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms with the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each of us is…
“Mom, we’re not supposed to study, we just have to sit there and do nothing.” - Brian Johnson
“I’m not a winner because I want to be one. I’m a winner because I’ve got strength and speed… kinda like a racehorse.” - Andrew Clark
“When you grow up, your heart dies” - Allison Reynolds
“Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.” - Claire Standish
And a Criminal
“Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” - John Bender
Does that answer your question?
The Breakfast Club
DISCOVER YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL LOOK!
As the thought of returning to school slowly forces its way back into your brain, so many questions start bouncin’ around in the ol’ noggin. Who am I going to be this year? What classes will I take? Does the locker room still smell as horrible as I remember? Does my style need an upgrade? Though we can’t speak to your class schedule or that funky smell creeping from the locker room, we can give you a hand in crafting your perfect look for struttin’ down the halls!
Below, we’ve outlined some of the best tees to suit your style, whether that be mathlete chic, science club style, or gym class couture. Check out the designs below, and remember that all tees are 40% off and everything else is on sale, too!
School can be rough, so it’s good to have a friend you can always count on.
By combining math with biology, we can discover how that weirdo, the platypus, came to be.
Disguising yourself as a used chalkboard is an easy and clever way to sneak into class late. You didn’t hear that from us, though…
If you save all of your fist bumps for science, this design is for you. And for science. Mostly for science.
Do you ever fantasize about your favorite scientists debunking magic and superstition with a well-placed right hook? No? Us either…
Books can be your best friend. They have the ability to whisk you away to new lands, let you live a life vastly different from your own, and, if they’re thick enough (and hardcover), make great allies for fighting off bullies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE SYMPATHIZERS:
Need the perfect tee to wear while brooding over the manifesto you’ve been working on during lunch period? Say no Mao, this tee’s for you!
HEALTH CLASS HEROES:
Everyone thinks they know what’s best for you and your body. Show them you know a thing or two by wearing this topical tee to health class!
Because ‘Murica. Right, bro?
Got a U.S. geography test? Here’s your cheat sheet!
Cats + Art History = The Purrrfect Tee!
DRIVER’S ED DEVOTEES:
Admit it, the only thing keeping you from finding your soulmate is a driver’s license and a car.
GYM CLASS CRUSADERS:
You love the smell of that locker room, don’t you? It smells like SUCCESS. Sweet, sweaty success.