Olly Moss has 25 Threadless designs! He’s a great example of someone who’s artistic style “grew up” thanks to the comments and input of the Threadless community.
Check out his talk at Offset 2012, a creative festival in Dublin, about his past and current projects, his perspective on different types of art mediums, and his view on the value of a good concept. Congrats on your success, Olly!
By now, many of you are familiar with the sketch comedy show Key & Peele on Comedy Central. Whether you’ve seen a couple sketches on Youtube, caught the commercial during one of your favorite shows, or seen “like every episode EVAR,” you should know that there are Threadless tees lurking in some of those sketches! It appears as though Jordan Peele has quite the collection of Threadless tees, and he’s not afraid to show it!
In the hilarious dubstep skit, Peele can be seen wearing Surface to Air by Niel Quisaba:
Have you seen any other Threadless tees in Key & Peele sketches? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which designs and in which sketches so we can laugh our butts off while we admire a Threadless tee in all of its glory!
What’s your favorite holiday movie? Here are a few Threadstaff faves.
A Christmas Story
“It’s a CLASSIC!!! ... and it isn't Christmas without watching it at least once per year.”
- Laura Cathcart
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
"Remember that part where the cat gets fried from gnawing on a strand of Christmas lights? That's why. Also, when their great aunt does the Pledge of Allegiance at grace? That's why, too."
- Kyle Geib
“I typically hate every musical with burning fires of a thousand suns, but for some reason this one does it for me. The down-on-his-luck General and the soldiers help him out. It's great all around.”
- Billy Carlson
“I've just always loved this movie. Maybe it's weird to have it as my favorite holiday movie, but BACK OFF! WHO ASKED YOU?! I love you.”
- Tristan Hammond
“"Best viewed with the John McClane Cocktail:
1.5 oz Everclear
1.5 oz Stroh
Set on fire and taken as a shot.
Yippee ki yay, MF'er."
- Grant Ferguson
Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas
“It has puppets, it was done by Jim Henson, it has a great message, and the music is great. I still have our original VHS copy and I still cry whenever I hear "When the River Meets the Sea." It struck a chord with me since we grew up rather poor, and it talks about the true meaning of Christmas. And how can you not love a movie that has animals in jugbands and a band called The Riverbottom Nightmare Band?”
- Sarah Roach
The Hebrew Hammer
“Adam Goldberg AND Andy Dick? Nuff said.”
The Muppet Christmas Carol
“I watch it every year with my family! This movie is like a roller coaster of emotions. You will laugh, cry, hate Scrooge, love Scrooge... it really toys with your feelings. I know all the words and songs by heart. I don't think anyone else in my family actually enjoys this tradition.”
- Leah Fagan
“Best viewed anytime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Actually, that is the only time you can watch it. Outside of that time frame is illegal in my book. Also, thanks to this movie I know how to booby trap my home against burglars.”
- Betsy Mikel
“Best viewed Friday night eating Thai with the fireplace going and a glass of Pinot Noir, Christmas tree lights on, a holiday scented candle burning, and snow falling outside.”
- Marcella Barcenas
Join us Wednesday, December 19th at 7:30 pm CST for another Threadless E-Chat*! This time, we’ll get to speak with Phil Tseng and Jared Stumpenhorst.
Phil Tseng hails from sunny San Diego, California. He currently works at Sony Online Entertainment making art for video games and freelances at night. He has been printed at Threadless 19 times. Phil's favorite cheesy date is, "A nice little romantic picnic at a park or beach. Maybe fly a kite and eat an ice cream cone." Look out, ladies! Check out Phil’s work.
Jared Stumpenhorst, born and raised in Illinois, and resides in Rochelle. He works at a dry food manufacturing company, and in his spare time, creates personal artwork. He has been printed at Threadless six times total, including four solo efforts, one collaboration and one Select. Jared says he doesn't have an ideal cheesy date, but did say, "My first date with my wife Amanda was the ideal date! I'm not going to go into that whole story though! Awwwww! Yeah, yeah. ;)" (A bit of trivia: Jared and Amanda met through Threadless!) Check out Jared’s work.
Get your questions ready and check back to this blog about 10 minutes before the chat to get the link.
Only Phil and Jared will be broadcasting. Please chat and ask questions via text, not video. Thanks!
*Threadless E-Chat is an an online panel discussion founded by kick butt Threadless Ambassador Priscilla Wilson. Priscilla invites notable designers to community chats to share their experiences, answer questions, and have fun with the community. Bloggers, artists, and Threadfans get to virtually hang with some of Threadless’ most admired alumni.
YOU GET A FREE TEE! YOU GET A FREE TEE! YOU GET A FREE TEE. EVERY. BODY. GETS. A TEE.
Got to say this guys, we are impressed. With the activity lull over a few days with the holidays, we weren't sure you'd pull this off...BUT you did it! With an hour to go!!!
In the next week or so, everyone that participated in the Jubilation will get an email confirmation asking you size. Then, once the tees are produced, you'll get an email with the code.
AND, to ring in the new year, here's one last video!
GOAL NINE REACHED!
Congrats to MohamedHidhir, yacedvargas, kwince, uoytraehi, ORNUMMARK, Basolian, MacPPC, skatie0569 & Vlend! You've each won a Threadless pillow!
To celebrate the Threadless community reaching 1.8 million points, Craig had a pillow fight with...himself.
GOAL EIGHT REACHED!
Congrats to Khaosbroms, messing, may_arch, Smelsert, sillywitch13, cicamica, Red pearl, rasmhd. You've each won a Threadless tea towel!
For this goal celebration, enjoy Threadstaff tech dudes Nathan, Jamie & John compete in a cookie eating competition using a tea towel in whatever way they wish.
GOAL SEVEN REACHED!
Congrats to stinknamazing, mattroxart, seatale, if-i-ran-the-zoo, alllifeinfate, sampoli29 & jennycx007! You've all won Threadless scout books.
Because you reached this goal, our awesome and newest designer Jillian designed this flip book just for you, using a Threadless Scout book.
12/29-12/31 is the COMMUNITY APPRECIATION JUBILATION DOUBLE POINTS EXTRAVAGANZA!
You heard right, folks, we're doubling all the points! You guys have been working so hard and having fun, we had to reward you somehow. But, you still have to reach that goal! So, not only should you be participating, get your friends on it too! Now is the perfect time to get new Threadfans on the bandwagon because if you reach that goal by NYE, EVERYBODY GETS A TEE.
Comment on a thread:
, Score a design:
, Start a Thread:
, Submit a Design:
GOAL SIX REACHED!
Congrats to erwin sutjiadi, tatyana.skripnikova, radiostaticstar, Dontpush, kakerawitch & rossmat8! You all scored a pair of Threadless socks.
As promised, here's a tutorial of the 6-step by Alex.
GOAL FIVE REACHED!
Congrats to parallelish, Shiaba, Lindsorz, gschandy & kerb23! You've each won a nylon tote!
As promised, here’s a Threadstaff sandwich making competition using a nylon tote full of ingredients. (Please note Craig's self-made "sandwich making competition" soundtrack.)
GOAL FOUR REACHED!
Congrats to Chickadee1999, anderdog, caboose789 & Techisbomb! You've each won one of the very last available 2013 Threadless calendars!
As promised, enjoy this video of DJ Gary using pages from the Threadless calendar to tell the fortunes of the Threadstaff.
GOAL THREE REACHED!
Congrats to zero2last182, giada.jojo & marktherealest. You're each getting a Threadless Book!
As promised, here’s a video of Jake reading the book outloud to the Threadstaff by the fire. Visit threadless.com/jubilation to join the party!
GOAL TWO REACHED!
Congrats to random participants taz-pie and jthomps92. You are both getting one of the canvas totes we used in the competition.
As promised, here's Threadstaffers Danny, Christian, Kyle & Dane competing to see who can hold up 10 lbs of rocks in a canvas tote for the longest.
GOAL ONE REACHED!
Congrats to random participator Miguel Sierra! You won a hoody gift code!
And as promised, here is a video of Threadstaffers showing holiday spirit by playing in a zip hoody orchestra.
Threadfans, you sure are the bee’s knees. Let us celebrate you in the most Threadlessy way we know how, by doing dumb stuff.
From now until Dec. 31, we’ll track your community involvement as a whole and for each new goal you meet, we’ll reward you with prizes and videos! To participate you can score designs, start threads, post comments and of course, submit designs. We’ll tally the numbers, and keep track inside this thread. Check back in this blog for updates from now until New Year’s Eve for an end goal of 2013000 points to ring in 2013.
If you meet the overall goal of 2,013,000 points, every single person who participates between 12/17-12/31 will get a coupon code for a free limited edition, exclusive tee with their next order! You'll automatically be recorded after you participate.
YOU HEARD RIGHT! FREE LIMITED TEE FOR EVERYONE.
submit a design: 5 points
score a design: 2 points
start a thread: 3 points
make a comment: 2 points
GOAL ONE: 200,000 pts **(REACHED!)**
When you reach this goal, we’ll randomly pick one participant to get a zip hoody of their choice AND we’ll post a video of Threadstaffers showing holiday spirit by playing in a zip hoody orchestra.
GOAL TWO: 400,000 pts **(REACHED!)**
When you reach this goal, we'll randomly pick TWO participants to get a Threadless canvas tote AND we'll post a video of the Threadstaffers competing to see who can hold up 10 lbs of rocks in a canvas tote for the longest.
GOAL THREE: 600,000 pts **(REACHED!)**
When you reach this goal, we'll randomly pick THREE participants to get a Threadless Book AND we'll post a video of Jake reading the book outloud to the Threadstaff by the fire.
GOAL FOUR: 800,000 pts **(REACHED!)**
When you reach this goal, we'll randomly pick FOUR participants to get a Threadless 2013 calendar AND we'll post a video of DJ Gary reading the Threadstaff's fortunes using the calendar.
GOAL FIVE: 1 million pts **(REACHED!)**
When you reach this goal, we'll randomly choose FIVE participants to win a Threadless nylon tote AND we'll post a video of the Threadstaff sandwich making competition.
GOAL SIX: 1,200,000 pts **(REACHED!)**
When you reach this goal, we'll randomly pick SIX participants to win Threadless socks and Alex will give you a breakdance tutorial of the 6 Step as Betsy and Nikki learn along with you.
GOAL SEVEN: 1,400,000 pts **(REACHED)**
When you reach this goal, we'll randomly pick SEVEN participants to win Threadless notebooks we'll post a video of a flip book Jillian made with Threadless notebooks.
GOAL EIGHT: 1,600,000 pts **(REACHED)**
When you reach this goal, we'll post a video of Threadstaff tech dudes Nathan, Jamie & John competing in a cookie eating competition using a tea towel in whatever way they wish.
GOAL NINE: 1,800,000 pts**(REACHED)**
When you reach this goal, we'll post a video of Craig having a pillow fight with....himself and nine random participants will get a Threadless pillow.
GOAL TEN: 2,013,000 pts **REACHED**
When you reach this goal, every participant gets a code for the free exclusive tee AND we'll post a video a Threadless dog talk show!
Help us make the Threadless retail store in Chicago even awesomer! We’ve got a space with your name on it. Or at least it COULD have your name on it, if you awesome design is chosen.
There’s a space right smack in the front of the store just crying art for some art. Your challenge is to create something perfectly original for that space. It will be the first thing customers see when they enter and the last thing they see when they leave.
The winning designer will get $300 Threadless cash and their art will be up in the store for at least three months with the designer’s bio printed below.
The dimensions of the space are 78.6”x51”. To submit, post your art in the comments below in proportional dimensions but smaller so we can all see your submission a reasonable size for our computer screens. You don’t need to place the art into the example photo, just post the image itself.
As for printing restrictions, we’ll choose how best to represent the design (printing, graffiti art, etc.) once we pick the winner. For now, just make some great.
Go on and get started! You have until Sunday, Dec. 30 at midnight CT.
We’ve just rolled out a new fun feature for design scorers! As you’re scoring, if you see a submission you absolutely can’t live without, enter to win it. If it gets printed, we’ll pull a name and it might just be you. Just enter your email in the field on the bottom left of the submission. Good luck!
Billionaire industrialist Tony Stark has created some of the world’s most powerful weapons, and the mightiest of all just might be himself. As metal clad super hero Iron Man, Stark becomes the world’s greatest fighting machine, conquering evil at every turn.
Your challenge is to design a t-shirt inspired by Marvel’s Iron Man.
Whether he’s doing battle with foes like Whiplash and Doctor Doom or running Stark Industries with the help of his trusty secretary Pepper Potts, Iron Man’s life is never dull. So harness your creative superpowers to design a t-shirt with Pow! Bang! Pop! Your design could bring you closer to Tony Stark-like riches.