Design a t-shirt inspired by the theme “East Meets West.”
Threadless creates opportunities for artists from every corner of the Internet. Loftwork
gives Japanese and Asian artists a platform to show off their work and land jobs in creative fields. We’re joining creative forces to make something awesome, and you’re invited to the party!
Create a t-shirt design inspired by the theme “East Meets West.” America and Japan don’t necessarily have to be represented in your design. What’s more important is that you bring together two seemingly separate things — ideas, words, or styles — to create your design.
You might create your design using both analog and digital tools. Or you could try using two non-complementary materials, colors, or styles. Maybe parts of your design are as different as night and day.
Japanese art director Rikako Nagashima will help pick the winning design from the submissions with the highest scores and comments. Rikako is best known for her art direction of Laforet Harajuku, a Japanese department store, and package design for Yvan Valentin, an LA-based chocolatier. Her work in advertising, branding, and design has earned her awards and accolades aplenty including a Design Lions at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (2011), New York ADC (2011 & 2012), ADFEST / Grand Prix (2012), D&AD (2012), and Warsaw International Poster Biennale (2012).
Here's how it works
Get your idea ready to submit
Read our submission guidelines to learn about printing techniques, creating high resolution artwork, preparing presentation files, and following the rules! You'll also find color specifications and downloadable assets like templates and blank photos for mockups.
Submit to the challenge
Once you've prepared your design files, it's time to submit it for scoring! Follow the instructions and fill out the form (the whole thing).
Submissions have closed.
The community scores your design
For 7 days, the Threadless community scores your design 1 to 5 and leaves comments. These scores and comments help us pick which designs to print. You're encouraged to promote your design to friends, family, and the rest of the Internet!
If your design is printed, you'll get:
$1,000 in Threadless gift code
One copy of The Threadless Book
Trip for two to Tokyo for Loftwork + Threadless launch party on April 6, 2013 (prize covers up to USD $2,000 per person in travel expenses and lodging) or an additional $2,000 prize.
As one of Japan’s largest art portfolio sites, Loftwork.com connects hundreds of artists and employers from all over Japan and Asia. In addition to helping artists find work, Loftwork.com design competitions often act as great career-boosting opportunities for young budding creators.
Since its creation in 2002, the Loftwork.com mission has been to drive innovation as an outlet for creativity. The site aims to enable fruitful collaborations by bringing together creators, potential employees, regions, businesses, and the digital community.