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The Cottagecore challenge winner is here!

644 designs /
printed design / 10,991 votes placed

Simple Life

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The challenge was

Get to the core of cottagecore.

Embrace a simpler way of living with your next challenge

Sometimes you just want to stay in and bake bread in your kitchen. Or tend to your garden. Or bury your phone in the middle of a wheat field to prevent you from doomscrolling. In other words, escape the stressors of the modern world and return to a simpler way of living. One that’s peaceful and more harmonious with nature. That’s the spirit of cottagecore.

For your next Design Challenge, we want you to embrace the cottagecore aesthetic with a new design that evokes easy living in the countryside. What comes to mind when you think of the pastoral lifestyle? Maybe it’s an intricate floral pattern you’d see on a long, layered frock. Or maybe it’s a landscape scene that reminds you of a vision quest you embarked on out in the woods. You could also focus your design on a specific activity, such as foraging mushrooms, befriending a bullfrog, or gleefully chasing a butterfly. Consider taking these ideas and incorporating them into your work. Since cottagecore is very much a play on nostalgia, you could also think about making your design look vintage with rustic details such as muted colors and distressing.

Appreciate the simpler things in life with this next Design Challenge.


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The winner received

  • First Place (1): $1,250 Cash & $250 gift code

  • Second Place (1): $500 Cash & $250 gift code

  • Third Place (1): $250 Cash & $250 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