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The Minimalism Challenge (Post your ideas/progress here!)


Create a design using simple shapes, less lines and half the halftones.


The Minimalism Challenge began after Threadless community member Ryder Doty created a series called “Threadless Minimalism” showcasing various community members in their most minimal form. From there a challenge was born that captured the creativity and ingenuity of Threadless artists around the globe. Now, in its fourth year, the Minimalism Challenge is back!


How much can you say using as little as possible? Strip an idea down to bare bones without losing the concept. You’ll be surprised how little you really need!


The Challenge is LIVE!

Go Here to Submit!


Feel free to post your WIP images or your final sub links here so we can see the awesomeness!

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MichelleNagel

Here is mine up for scoring! :) Great challenge!

addu

Mad one, need feedback please. What you think? Get it? Anything to change/add?

hisartwork
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BeanePod said:

Maybe half the number of windows? I like it better with them but it seems kind of overpowering with so many.

I agree! lovely!

chuckpcomics
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Yeah the sutle windows look better, I'd still have some widows not there, you know like the lights not on tharefor you can't see it, just randomly scattered around. But great job!

addu

I might add to your confusion, but I like the first version more maybe with less windows. But anyways the subtle windows looks good too.

azrael5

QBF subtle windows is cool!....Ryder you have the coolest minimalism designs.

the snowglass is gold!...Skitchman i really hope it prints

Ryder
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azrael5 said:

QBF subtle windows is cool!....Ryder you have the coolest minimalism designs.

the snowglass is gold!...Skitchman i really hope it prints

thanks bud!

quick-brown-fox
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Cheers Ryder, I love this challenge so much! I've another three pending. Got to finish heart of the city yet before I sub it. As usual, there are some really sweet things scoring.

lunchboxbrain
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Here's my third and final sub for the challenge. Thanks for making this happen, Ryder!

A Drop of Watermelon [PENDING]

addu

Ah! I was just hoping this should have not been done before as its kind of idea which few people will think of. I hope you dont mind me going ahead and subbing mine :)

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addu said:

Ah! I was just hoping this should have not been done before as its kind of idea which few people will think of. I hope you dont mind me going ahead and subbing mine :)

haha it's all good :)

VaudevilleOrange
addu said:

Ruler

What you guys think?

Haha! I like it :)

jamesnotjim

I'm not sure if this has been done to death but here's my idea

'Hot dog'

I love food and I thought it was funny! What do you think?

jamesnotjim

Oh yeah this challenge is awesome and a lot more difficult than it seems! Well done for creating this for everyone dude :)

Ryder
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jamesnotjim said:

Oh yeah this challenge is awesome and a lot more difficult than it seems! Well done for creating this for everyone dude :)

thanks man!

jamesnotjim

Do you mean like tomato sauce and mustard on his back? So you think this idea is worth pursuing then?

thepapercut

"Highroller" final touches are in progress.

addu
Ryder Revolution said:
addu said:

Ruler

What you guys think?

Looks good :)

Also this, haha

Thanks Ryder :) And big thanks for coming up with this challenge. Seriously I wouldn't have made any such designs if it was not for this challenge and I can think of many more but time doesn't allow me to make more.

halfgotten
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this is so rad!!

quick-brown-fox said:

Thanks guys, maybe a more subdued window could do it?

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