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Post Your Worst Designs

You probably have some old designs from way back that just suck eggs. You know, the ones that when you look back in your old, dusty design folders, you think "What the fuck was I thinking?" Yea, those are the ones. I think it'd be fun to post some of them here.


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Here's my favorite worst designs. They're all from my first year of submitting. These are the actual submission files I uploaded.


Post yours!




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lxromero
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I... I kinda really like four arms.

neither of these were particularly good

PeculiarTiffany
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1 design submitted -

Pretty much my first 6 or so are pretty awful, though it's nice to look back and see my progress. :-) This one started as a weird doodle and ended up being... still weird. And not the good kind.

kazualtee

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

chuck p comics
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I have tons I am embarrassed by but, astronautical

Musarter
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Probably this one. Execution's good but would I wear it . . . hell no.

RonanL
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Dude Musarter - That's totally awesome. I actually really like it.

Is the point that you're turned on? Lose the screws and I could see people buying it. Totally subtle/confusing enough to be appropriate to wear in lots of different settings.

Musarter
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RonanL said:

Dude Musarter - That's totally awesome. I actually really like it.

Is the point that you're turned on? Lose the screws and I could see people buying it. Totally subtle/confusing enough to be appropriate to wear in lots of different settings.

I am glad you like it. After subbing it and getting a low score it made me reconsider the design. When I look at it now, it seems a bit phallic and I cannot turn a light switch on without being slightly disturbed.

melmike
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I came onto Threadless ten years after I first started designing tees, so I feel like my worst Threadless design isn't really a true representation of my rock bottom. I'll have to go scrounging through my old files to find those dusty gems. For what it's worth though, this is my lowest scoring design.

taz-pie
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

i don't get it?

thompson98
melmike said:

I came onto Threadless ten years after I first started designing tees, so I feel like my worst Threadless design isn't really a true representation of my rock bottom. I'll have to go scrounging through my old files to find those dusty gems. For what it's worth though, this is my lowest scoring design.

If that is your worst design, it means you are awesome.

melmike
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thompson98 said:
melmike said:

I came onto Threadless ten years after I first started designing tees, so I feel like my worst Threadless design isn't really a true representation of my rock bottom. I'll have to go scrounging through my old files to find those dusty gems. For what it's worth though, this is my lowest scoring design.

If that is your worst design, it means you are awesome.

Haha, well, thanks for the vote of confidence, but yeah, certainly not my worst design I hope. It's just my lowest scoring Threadless sub. I still really like it, maybe not so much as a tee, but I cut it out of metallic gold and framed it and it currently sits in my garage.

melmike
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To really get down to the dregs, I've got to take you all the way back to 2001...

when the Phantom Menace was all the rage...

as were tees with signs on them ...

especially if they were crass puns ...

and people thought DJs were inherently cool for some reason ...

and the only thing better than getting blind drunk, was wearing tees about getting blind drunk ( I actually still kinda chuckle at this one) ...

gebe
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1 design submitted -
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

this is really clever!

spookylili
2 designs submitted - Score now!

This is my lowest scoring one here on Threadless:

I still like the idea, though.
I'll try to find more crappy stuff when I get home.

melmike
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gebe said:
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

this is really clever!

Can someone explain it?

spookylili
2 designs submitted - Score now!
melmike said:
gebe said:
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

this is really clever!

Can someone explain it?

It's a hangman/crime scene I think :P

NDTank
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3 designs submitted - Score now!

If I remember correctly, this was taken down early a few years ago.

It was for the 80's-Colored Sharpie challenge? I still kinda like it...

XEPHORxXAPHAN
lxromero said:

I... I kinda really like four arms.

neither of these were particularly good

I actually like the banana desing!!!

papaomaangas

I don't want to flood this thread with all my designs, so I'll just post one.

Wait! Those are not cookies!

RonanL
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Here's another honking piece of shit.

Morkki
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Thread resurrection!

This one got an average score of 1.46

taz-pie
spookylili said:
melmike said:
gebe said:
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

this is really clever!

Can someone explain it?

It's a hangman/crime scene I think :P

yes, but what the fuck is it supposed to spell?

parallelish
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whoa that didnt work 8|

EZFL
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from 2006

parallelish
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here we go:

macdoodle
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1 design submitted -

My worst designs either didn't get accepted or finished early and were removed....I'm surprised this one even made it the full 7 days. Eeek

donkey pong

scored 1.65

NDTank
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3 designs submitted - Score now!
taz-pie said:
spookylili said:
melmike said:
gebe said:
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

this is really clever!

Can someone explain it?

It's a hangman/crime scene I think :P

yes, but what the fuck is it supposed to spell?

bygrinstow
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NDTank said:
taz-pie said:
spookylili said:
melmike said:
gebe said:
EricKaz said:

2.37 for this one. Lol well I thought it was kinda clever

this is really clever!

Can someone explain it?

It's a hangman/crime scene I think :P

yes, but what the fuck is it supposed to spell?

Went to the original sub, and it's called CSI: Recess -- but still can't figure out the word...

HANGsomething is all I got.

JaymeArt

My lowest scoring design: 2.22 ..Looks like it needed some texture or something.

thechild
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i think it was for a pin up challenge, score 1.38

gasponce

clearly I have MOAR!!! lol! Plus I kinda like "Red Robin"!

gasponce

RonanL that chimp rules!

ADHDecals

No comment

Wibby_Mott

I am very recent to threadless, My second design in and ughh... I still love the idea but the idea was extremely, extremely EXTREMELY poorly executed. I did not use any Photoshop whatsoever and took the picture tilted if you can see. AND THE CUT OFF!!! OH NO!

Evan_Luza
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

my very first submission, 7 years ago :o

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