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Check Out Some Fabulous Work From Our Threadless 101 Students!

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Threadless 101, our classroom curriculum, is still being taught in schools by teachers of all age groups all over the world! Check out these awesome designs by some talented students:

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Teacher Peter Johnson from Washington sent us this design from student Lauren Colbert, who received a score of 4.3 from her fellow students. Congrats Lauren!

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High school teacher Kimberly Meyers-Baas from Michigan sent us this design from student Jake Weaver, who got a score of 5 from his classmates for his design "Reverse Psychology.” Great job, Jake!

If you're a teacher who’s interested in participating in our workshop, please email us at workshop@threadless.com for more info!

What’S With Our Prices? Here’S What!

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You may have noticed a small price change on some of our products. It’s not a glitch. We’re trying to make it easier to shop during sales or when you have a coupon or promo code!

We can’t give discounts on certain items like Threadless Causes tees, because it’s important for us to support these organizations. And we don’t give discounts on clearance stuff, because... well it’s already discounted. So instead of giving you a long list of exclusions each time you shop during a sale or with a coupon or promo code, we tweaked our pricing. Here’s a little handy guide on what our new prices are:

Eligible for discounts: Full price stuff: $.00 Not eligible for discounts: Special collections, limited editions, other stuff that isn’t tees: $.50 Clearance stuff: $.95

Say you have a coupon or a promo code and want to know what you can use it on. It’s pretty simple: anything that ends in $.00! And when we have sales, we’ll only discount the stuff that ends in $0.00.

Check Out The Threadless + Gap Pop-Up Shop!

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If you have a chance to stop by Gap's flagship store in New York at West 54th Street and 5th Avenue, don’t miss our pop-up shop next door! You can shop all 35 designs from the most recent Threadless + Gap launch.

Plus, you can learn more info on some of the designers on the screens. Each has a short animation explaining a little bit about the artist and their design.

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Lastly, don't forget to score designs from the Threadless + Gap Vote Bright Challenge! We're giving away $50 in Threadcash and a $50 Gap GiftCard to one lucky scorer. Score 50 designs to enter, and score 'em all by 6/4. The chosen designs will be sold in stores and on Gap.com this fall.

Submit A Loves Simple Design!

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Create a tee with a simple design.

You know the old saying:

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

Let’s uncomplicate things. Use bold colors to make the simplest design you can. Your design can be clever, funny, or just plain pretty. Use a maximum of 3 colors. Simple doesn’t have to mean straight up vector objects. Texture is welcome! It could be something like Pandas for Peace or even a design like Doom Regatta.

That’s it. Simple, right?

Up for grabs: $5,000 cash $500 Threadless gift certificate (redeemable for $200 cash)

Get to simplicating and submit your idea now!

Create A Design Inspired By The Art Of €Œit’S A Small World.€

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Vibrant colors and bold graphics helped make “it’s a small world” one of the most popular attractions of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Your challenge is to design a t-shirt inspired by the mid-century style of renowned designer Mary Blair.* The simple patterns and shapes and childlike whimsy she used to create “it’s a small world” are as famous as the attraction they represent. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit one of the “it’s a small world” attractions and experience the music and scenes from all over the world, you should already have plenty of the inspiration! For those who haven’t yet had the chance to visit “it’s a small world,” click here to explore! The chosen design will be sold on Threadless.

*All designs should be the submitter's original work. In no way should Mary Blair's actual artwork be used in design submissions.

Check out the prizing and submit your design!

Introducing The Dogs Of Threadless! Meet Billy.

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Meet one of the dogs of Threadless! Today we’re meeting kahlen’s pup. Today’s her last day as Content Director at Threadless, and we’ll sure miss her and Billy!

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Name, Age, Breed William Murray Wilson aka Billy Murray. Age 2. Mix of Beagle and some kind of terrier. The Lady thinks I'm funny so she named me after the best funny human.

What department do you work in? I'm not sure what a department is, but there are lots of "creative" smells.

What do you like most about Threadless? Sniffing other dogs, eating pizza crumbs, ball.

What is your proudest accomplishment? Once I was in a canoe with The Lady and I saw her hat fall into the water so I jumped out to swim after it but then I realized I was still attached to a leash then I realized I couldn't swim then I saw some other humans and barked at them and then they saved us. But I got the hat.

What hobbies or tricks do you have? My favorite is whizzing where everyone else has whizzed. I also like cheese. Tricks include: - sit (duh) - spin around, which is when I spin around - shake - down - roll over - coming when The Lady calls me - relax (which I am not very good at)

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What was your life like before Threadless? I was born in the streets on the south side of Chicago, and then The Lady brought me home and to work, too. I love the no dogscrimination policy at Threadless almost as much as I love pig ears!

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Check Out The Gap Storefront!

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We stopped by the Gap store on Michigan Ave. in Chicago this week to see the storefront and it looks awesome! The Threadless + Gap tees are displayed in the store window.

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Check out the the interior display. The men, women, baby, and toddler displays are right smack center when you walk in. Your work is lookin’ good, designers!

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Check Out The Photography Collection And Submit To Loves Photography

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We just launched The Photography Collection. This collection features original photography, including a tee from one of our in-house photographers Hellpanda! The line was curated by octavious , who said he was excited to push the element of photography on the canvas of a tee. He chose photographers he thought had a graphic and witty sense of humor in their work.

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Check out The Photography Collection and The Photography Collection Lookbook.

And we wanted to give you a chance to put your photography on a tee, too. We partnered with CanvasPop and Photojojo for a new Loves challenge.

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Design a tee using your original photography.

Photo fiends and lens lovers, it's time to show us what you've got! Use your original photography to create a tee design. The content is up to you! Snap taco still lifes, city skylines, people wearing life-like moose masks, rare flowers, or whatever makes you happy.

You can modify your photos in any way you see fit to make it the best possible design for the tee canvas.

Ready, set, click!

Up for grabs:$2,000 cash $500 Threadless gift certificate (can be redeemed for $200 cash) $250 CanvasPop gift certificate a Polaroid Z340 + print paper - about a $500 value!

Submit your design!

Artist Spotlight: Katie Campbell, Chosen Designer From Threadless Loves You!

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It’s true Katie Campbell aka campkatie is the designer of This is My Life, the chosen Threadless Loves YOU! tee. But she’s so much more than that. She’s a Floridian art student MOVIE STAR! Read all about it.

Tell us about this design (This Is My Life). How did you get the idea? How did you create it? I originally designed This is My Life as a graphic for my homepage on my portfolio site. I wanted it to be simple, timeless and friendly. It just seemed perfect for the Loves YOU contest.

Tell us about the mediums and process you use to create art. My best brainstorm sessions come when I'm driving. I have random sheets of paper and notes on my phone with ideas and sketches. Depending on what it is, I'll either dive straight into the computer, Illustrator or Photoshop or start drawing with charcoal and ink. Either way I usually make a mess in the beginning :) My best designs come from a strong beginning concept. I minored in painting in college, but unfortunately don't have as much time to put towards my fine art. Figurative Oil painting was my love.

What’s your favorite piece of art you created? What’s your favorite piece of art in your home? An oil painting I did in college of my ex-girlfriend. We had to use a limited palette and I finished it in one day. Her hair is all crazy and I wrapped a scarf around her face so only her eyes and above are showing. My fave art in my home is a print from the Polaroid Kid of a train hopper girl with an arrow in her mouth.

Tell us a little bit about where you grew up. Tallahassee, FL. The armpit of Florida. Had a wide range of friends and was always busy playing sports and doing artsy things. If I wasn't playing a sport, I was watching my brother, dad or an FSU game. Weekends were spent swimming at either a pool, nearby beach or river.

Ever have a "15 minutes of fame"? What was it? I was an extra in the Miley Cyrus movie, The Last Song. I'm a "hip shopper" during her musical montage while looking for the perfect dress.

What's something you believed in your childhood that you don't believe anymore? money grows on trees

How often do you draw? Everyday

Thanks for chattin’ Katie! We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

Threadspotting: Name Those Designs Edition!

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Sup, Threadheads?!

This edition of Threadspotting comes to you with a little twist. Many of you (and I mean MANY) have sent in sightings of Danny Pudi’s character, Abed, wearing various Threadless tees on NBC’s Community. Well, we’ve compiled the majority of them, and now we’re going to play a game called “Name Those Designs!”

The rules are simple: Check out the photos below and, in the comment section, list the names of the designs AND the artist in the correct order. The first person to list the designs correctly in the the right order wins! Simple, right?

What do you win?

A giftcode for a Threadless tee of your choice 20 Street Team Points Glory... so much glory!

Ready, set, GO!

1. Danny Pudi 1

2. Danny Pudi 2

3. Danny Pudi 3

4. Danny Pudi 4

5. Danny Pudi 5

6. Danny Pudi 6

7. Danny Pudi 7

8. Danny Pudi 8

Good luck to everyone, and thanks to all who’ve submitted these sightings! Remember, as always, if you see Threadless tees in the wild, send us a note at sightings@threadless.com and we'll talk about them here... AND we'll give you some Street Team Points to boot! Enjoy!

Goodbye Slogan Submissions, Hello Collabs!

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Attention sloganeers!

We love the way you craftily glue words together to make hilarious phrases and pithy sentences. But after much thought, we’ve decided that slogans are kinda hard to judge without seeing them as part of a final design. So, we’re removing slogans submission and voting from Threadless.com.

What does this mean for all you witty wordsmiths out there? In order to judge slogans fairly, we want you to collab with artists and submit your slogans in finished designs so they can go through the normal voting process. This will give those people who score your slogans an idea of what the final tee will look like. (It also means that if you split the tee prizing 50/50, sloganeers get $1k instead of $500!)

Comment in this blog if you are a sloganeer who needs an artist or an artist who wants to bring some slogans to life! And good luck, collab-ers!

Check Out The Brand New Line Of Gap + Threadless Tees For Women, Men, Toddlers + Babies!

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Big news on the Gap front today! We’ve launched a whole new line of Gap + Threadless tees AND a brand new line of Toddler + Baby apparel! They are available now on gap.com and in select Gap stores. Congratulations to all the artists.

In other exciting Gap news, we’ve launched Threadless Loves Vote Bright, the new Gap design challenge! Design a politically themed tee for one of two chances at $5K!

Check out the new designs!

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Baby & Toddler:

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May The 4th Be With You!

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We're celebrating this special day with a little collection of tees that you might be interested in checking out!

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After you check those out, watch this Skype interview that our resident comics dude Lance did with Jeffrey Brown, the author and illustrator of the amazing Darth Vader and Son!

And when you're done with that... COMMENT BELOW about something fun you're doing today for The 4th or something you've done on past 4th or something you WISH you could do. Cause we have one of these for you. If you're the lucky random commenter, that is. Pickin' a winner at 4. Use the 4th, Luke.

The Inaugural Siricha Challenge

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The kind of question that's only born in the late hours of a coding binge: Does Siricha make everything taste better?

After a quick run to Jewel for supplies, the order of the challengers was set: When the random number is 42, you know it's going to be a good day.

First up was Scott, who chose mango, which seemed like a safe choice: "Absolutely foul" And a terrible start to our plan.

Dan was next. not only making a brave choice with applesauce, but saturating it: "It has the same effect as Cinnamon. I'd eat it again, but with less Siricha"

Next was Shaun, with a chocolate-covered, creme filled donut: "This is so good!"

Easily the best food of the challenge, Shaun went back for seconds:

Betsy crashed our tech-only party to try the mango/Siricha combo: "Not bad."

I was next, and I had been eyeing the yogurt with Oreo: It tasted like an Indian dessert. Really, really good.

Down to the dregs, Isaac went for the generic frosted wheat cereal: It's like I'm making sushi

"Crunchy with a curious mix of satisfying sweetness and arousing spice."

And finally, fittingly, our newest techie, AJ, went last, stuck with the dreaded "Gel" cup: "Are you sure you took the plastic film off?"

"No. No. No."

The takeaway? Siricha tastes good on anything that doesn't contain fruit. Tell your friends.

We're looking for food items for the next challenge. Drop some ideas in the comments.

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Breaks It Down At Threadless Hq

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Thanks to everyone who came out on April 13 for the CBLDF + Threadless C2E2 party! We hung out, drank Finch’s beer, raffled off prizes provided by CBLDF, did some doodlin’, and had a fashion show to reveal Comics-On Tees: Volume 5! It was a blast and we can’t wait for next year!

Don’t forget, there’s just one more day to submit a comic tee design to the CBLDF design challenge for Comics-On Tees Vol. 6! The script is written by Neil Gaiman and the chosen design will be released as part of a series with tees designed by Ben Templesmith, Brandon Graham, and John Cassaday!

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photo credit: Lance Neilson

Score A Photo Canvas Of Your Instagram Pics!

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We’re doing a super cool challenge with CanvasPop! You can score a photo canvas of your art! To enter, snap an Instagram picture of something you drew, wrote, or built and tag it #makegreat. CanvasPop will pick one lucky Instagrammer each week, so there are plenty of chances to enter. Click here to get makin’!

CanvasPop prints digital photos on canvases. Using Instagram’s simplicity and built-in filters, CanvasPop gives you gallery-quality photos on canvas, ready to brighten any room...instantly! CanvasPop the first company to specialize in printing Instagram photos on canvas.

Snag 20% off at www.canvaspop.com with code MAKEGREAT20

Snag Yourself An Iphone Case!

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Hey Threadaroonies!

Do you have an iPhone or iPod touch? Is it completely naked? Or even worse, is it clothed in a sub par, boring ol’ case? Well you are in luck, Griffin is having a $9.99 sale! You can snag yourself an awesome iPhone case for one cent less than a ten spot! Get over there now and show your iPhone or iPod touch some iLove!

Threadspotting: Modern Family Edition!

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Man, you guys LOVE Modern Family, don’t you?!

This week’s Threadspotting features Modern Family character Luke Dunphy sporting ”Boom Box” by Alex Solis. If you’re not familiar, Modern Family is this itsy-bitsy comedy series on ABC in which... who am I kidding, you guys know already know about Modern Family! “Boom Box” was spotted in the most recent episode, titled “The Last Walt.” Speaking of The Last Waltz, anyone else still hung up on the loss of Levon Helm? I know I am.

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Luke wearing Boom Box by Alex Solis

Thanks to everyone that bombarded the Threadspotting inbox with this sighting! Remember, as always, if you see Threadless tees in the wild, send us a note at sightings@threadless.com and we'll talk about them here... AND we'll give you some Street Team Points to boot! Enjoy!