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The Air challenge winner is here!

192 designs /
printed design / 5,362 votes placed


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The challenge was

Breathe it all in.

Pull a design out of thin air for your next challenge.

Although we can’t see air, it’s essential to all living things on Earth. It helps maintain the temperature of the planet and contains oxygen and nitrogen, which most species need to survive. When we breathe in oxygen, we give off carbon dioxide that helps plants make food for themselves and more oxygen for us. Air makes everything in life possible! Let’s pay homage to the most unseeable element with the next Design Challenge.

Technically speaking, air is a mixture of gases and tiny aerosol particles. If that immediately makes you think of science class, consider creating a clever design that riffs on the molecular formula of oxygen. Or, if you’re an environmentalist, urge your followers to shrink their carbon footprint with a message against air pollution. You can also aim for laughs with an illustration of air quotes or someone playing air guitar, or use empty air to signify the sudden absence of something—like “POOF! GONE.” For one last bit of visual inspiration, remember that air can also become a gust of wind powerful enough to blow leaves off trees or send a toupee into orbit.

Give us a breath of fresh air for your next Design Challenge.


The winner received

  • $500 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! Read more...

Designs from this challenge