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The 3rd Dimension

The The 3rd Dimension challenge winner is here!

157 designs /
printed design / 5,425 votes placed


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The challenge was

Three-dimensional designs materialized in 2D

Plot your coordinates, it’s geometry time!

Three-dimensional space is the geometrical setting in which three parameters—like depth, width, and height—are used to determine the position of something. All matter in the physical universe, not considering time, exists in this three-parameter model. So whether you’re describing a point with three coordinates plotted on x, y, and z axes or measuring the volume of a sphere, you’re expressing the world as we experience it.

Say goodbye to flat 2D; we’re getting deep in this 3D design challenge. Math majors, number novices, and digital art dabblers, let’s level up from lines and squares. Craft your best cubes, spheres, and pyramids or plot away with the Cartesian coordinate system, but show us the depth of your 3D designs. Rendering some spectacular scenes that would make Pixar proud? We want it all! Give us your three-dimensionally inspired, digital art doozies.


Featured designs:
Maki Matrix by Erin Greener
Penrose Triforce by John Tibbott
Saving Hope by Stephane A. Puthod

The winner received

  • $1,000 cash

  • $500 Threadless Gift Code

  • Plus, anyone who is printed (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $7 on each tee of their design sold on Threadless.com! Read more...

Designs from this challenge