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@Home Game #3: Pic For Blik!

by Threadless / None /

TOUR STOP: 7/16 - Blik Party- Venice, CA!

YOUR TASK: Pics for Blik!

SAY WHAT?: We had a (literally) sweet tour stop at the Blik offices, complete with free ice cream! Now we wanna give away an awesome Threadless Blik wall graphic to the @home game player who needs it most! Post a picture of your ugly or bare wall and tell us why you want a wall graphic!

YOUR REWARD: One (1) winner to receive a Threadless Blik wall graphic and be entered into October grand prize raffle. Two (2) runners up to be entered into October grand prize raffle.

DEADLINE: August 3rd. 10am CT.

ENCOURAGEMENT: You go gurl (or boy)!

The 4th Annual Threadless Family Reunion!

by Threadless / None /

Food! Fun! 10th Anniversary Madness!

Join us September 11 for our annual Family Reunion!

Beginning at 11 AM:

See presentations by artists Ray Fenwick, Brock Davis, and Glenn Jones!

Get all up in our totally rad Threadless Everywhere Airstream and tour van!

Play games! Bouncy Castle action, Name That Tee, and Doodle & Dominate!

Experience rad surprises (and prizes, too!)

Make your own awesome button with our pals Busy Beaver!

Sing Karaoke! Join us for a late night party at Bottom Lounge! Free drinks! (21+)

Move to the beat of DJ White Chocolate (Threadless CEO Tom Ryan)!

Make loads of exclamation points and memories!!!

It’s all taking place at 1260 W. Madison, our new Chicago hangout!

If you're an artist attending the meetup, we wanna display your work in our new office atrium/gallery!

All you gotta do is select the "Bringing My Own Art" ticket on Eventbrite, then we'll email you with some questions regarding your artwork and further instructions.

Wall space is limited, so there are only 35 of these special tickets. If you want your work in the gallery, act fast!

Make sure to RSVP with the link below to secure your spot in the bouncy castle and we'll see you soon!!!!

Register for Threadless 4th Annual Family Reunion! in Chicago, IL  on Eventbrite

A New Design Challenge! Loves Comics!

by Threadless / None /

Boom! Straight from the hallowed halls of Comic-Con 2010 comes a new, exciting challenge! As a complement to our sweet new Comics-On Tees series, featuring acclaimed graphic artists, we’d love for YOU to become acclaimed as well. But first, you must accept…

Your challenge is to create an awesome tee inspired by comics!

We’re SUPER excited for this one, because the chosen design will actually be worn by a character in an upcoming issue of New York Times Bestseller, Chew! And that’s not even the half of it! Original art, an iPad, and a collection of graphic novels are up for grabs, too!

Good luck!

Check out John Layman talking about the challenge!

Comics-On Tees!

by Threadless / None /

I've been passionate about comics since the day I opened a box under the Christmas tree filled with a variety of superhero comics. I would read, daydream, and go to sleep thinking of being a superhero and blasting through time and space.

As I've grown I've discovered comics aren't just about superheroes and can convey emotion through story and art that I couldn't find in any other medium. It's just as exciting to go to my local comic shop and pick up something new as it was the day I opened that box under the Christmas tree.

Last year I was having a conversation about comics with Jake Nickell and this idea for Comics-On Tees sparked. We both agreed to make it work we had to find the right curator and I had someone in mind.

One of my fave comics of all time is The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. It's a story with a little of everything and I probably read the whole series at least once a year. This is the first comic where I saw how much an artist can convey emotion in a character without any words. The artwork that moved me the most was by Jill Thompson.

I knew that Jill had or possibly was still living in Chicago so I looked her up, found her, and sent her a nice introductory email with a basic outline for what has become Comics-On Tees. Jill wrote me almost immediately back filled with excitement over the idea. After a few meetings and sharing ideas she brought in this all-star and diverse bunch of comic artists: Jill herself, Tony Moore, Cliff Chiang, and Art Baltazar.

This is why I love working for and being a part of Threadless. It's how passionate and excited people become when they hear what you're doing and want to be involved. Threadless attracts passionate people. The support of the Threadless crew has been amazing!

It's been a year in the making and I couldn't be happier with the outcome and hope this is just the first of many Comics-On Tees.

I'm just a dude. Who loves comics and tees. I want to share that with you!

Lance (wearecareful) tweet @wearecareful

Here are the bios for these amazing artist!

Jill Thompson - http://www.jillthompsonart.com/
tweet @thejillthompson - Curator, Writer, and Artist Issue 1

Jill Thompson is a multiple Eisner Award winning comic book creator. She graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and has illustrated books for nearly every comic book publisher in the United States. She has garnered acclaim for her work on WONDER WOMAN, SANDMAN, FINALS , DEATH -AT DEATH'S DOOR and the LITTLE ENDLESS STORYBOOK to name a few. She is the creator of THE SCARY GODMOTHER series of books and comics that spawned THE SCARY GODMOTHER animated Halloween Specials seen on THE CARTOON NETWORK. She also is responsible for the all-ages graphic novel MAGIC TRIXIE, series from HARPER COLLINS Children's Books. Jill's most recent work can be seen in the Eisner Award nominated series BEASTS OF BURDEN from Dark Horse Comics.

Tony Moore - http://tonymooreart.blogspot.com/ - Artist Issue 2 - tweet @tonymoore

In 7th grade History class, Moore met Robert Kirkman, who would later become a long-time partner in creating comics. Together, Moore and Kirkman launched the Funk-O-Tron small press publishing label in 2000, and its flagship title, Battle Pope. Moore studied drawing, painting, and printmaking at the University of Louisville while working on Battle Pope, though he left his studies before obtaining his degree to pursue his career as a comic book illustrator, when he and Kirkman were asked to produce work for the Mattel-licensed Masters of the Universe property. Shortly afterward, they launched Brit and The Walking Dead at Image Comics. Although Moore ceased regular interior artist duties on The Walking Dead with #6, he continued to contribute to the title as cover artist through issue #24, and also illustrated the covers for the first four collected volumes of the series. Moore was nominated for two Eisner Awards for his work on The Walking Dead, (2004: "Best New Series",[1] and 2005: Best Cover Artist[2]).Moore has since moved on to his own co-created properties, The Exterminators with Simon Oliver at DC/Vertigo,[3] and Fear Agent with Rick Remender at Dark Horse Comics, and has contributed covers to numerous titles, including Claudio Sanchez's The Amory Wars and Rob Zombie's Spookshow International. He has also contributed to Marvel Comics' titles Ghost Rider (with Jason Aaron), and Punisher (with Rick Remender).

Cliff Chiang - http://www.cliffchiang.com/ - Artist Issue 3 tweet @cliffchiang

Cliff Chiang's artwork has been hailed for its fluid and confident storytelling and sweeping linework and nuanced style. Graduating from Harvard University with a joint degree in English Literature and Visual Arts, he worked in editorial at Disney Adventures Magazine and Vertigo/DC Comics before making the leap into freelance illustration. Clients include DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamic Forces Entertainment, and the ACLU, on books such as

Batman Dr. Thirteen: Architecture & Mortality Beware the Creeper Human Target Detective Comics: Josie Mac Green Arrow & Black Canary Grendel: Red, White, and Black Red Sonja: Monster Isle Swamp Thing Wonder Woman

He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Art Baltazar - http://www.artbaltazar.com/ - Artist Issue 4

Art Baltazar (born 1968) is an American comic book artist and writer who currently works for DC Comics. Baltazar started making comic books with the his self-published comic book, The Cray-Baby Adventures. Since then, he created other comics such as Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite and Patrick the Wolf Boy.Baltazar has also had a few gigs with Warner Bros. and had a monthly comic strip in Disney Adventures Magazine called GORILLA GORILLA! Baltazar has recently completed the "Big Amoeba" graphic novel for Platinum Studios.Currently, Baltazar is the artist and co-writer (with Franco Aureliani) of DC Comics' Eisner Award winning all-ages comic Tiny Titans. Baltazar and Aureliani also currently co-write DC's Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam!.

RAD!

Make A July Mix For The Threadless Warehouse

by Threadless / None /

  • CONTEST OVER*

The winning mix:


We love music in the warehouse here at Threadless and we want to get our community involved. This month we are going to use a theme and that theme be, "Ode's." Make us a mix of songs that are an ode to anything you choose. Here's an example I love:

Please title your mix: "Ode to _ " and tag it Threadless July Mix.

Use the awesome site http://8tracks.com

Upload your mix of at least 8 tracks and submit the link in a comment on this blog. The warehouse crew will vote on their fave mix of the month and that person will win a $50 Gift Certificate and 8tracks will send the winner an 8tracks tee shirt!

To keep things fair and simple we will only listen to the first mix submitted and only 8 tracks of the mix.

We have a wide variety of taste but first and foremost we like to keep it fun.

RAD!

New Blik Wall Graphics!

by Threadless / None /

Smooth out them walls of yours, there are three more Bliks for your home to get fun-er!

Not only are these designs the coolest, but in honor of our Tour making a lil' stop at the Blik HQ, Blik is discounting all Threadless wall graphics tomorrow July 16th: 15% off! Weeee!

Oh and if you're in LA, stop by for some free ice cream tomorrow during our party from Lake Street Creamery at Blik HQ from 12-2 pm. Here's tha address:

Corner of Abbot Kinney & Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

The Ugly Duckling by Vo maria

The Choir of Antarctica by ilovedoodle

Grandma's Hot Air Balloon by wowrainbows

@Home Game #2: Flip Out!

by Threadless / None /

TOUR STOP: 7/12 - Havaianas Launch Party - Huntington Beach, CA!

YOUR TASK: Flip Out!

SAY WHAT?: You may have noticed that we announced the designs chosen for our Loves Havaianas challenge AND 6 flip-flop designs have been launched to boot (excuse footwear pun). We're flippin' out over the 4 old faves that have been released but we wanna know, what are some other Threadless designs that would look great on flip flops? Tell us below and tell us why!

YOUR REWARD: One (1) winner to receive an exclusive Everywhere Tour Tee and be entered into October grand prize raffle. Two (2) runners up to be entered into October grand prize raffle.

DEADLINE: Deadline has passed! Winners being chosen now!

ENCOURAGEMENT: Go get em, tigers!

T-10: We Heart Havaianas!

by Threadless / None /

Flip flops and t-shirts go together like tiny umbrellas and piña coladas. That's why we think this collaboration with Havaianas is just the awesomest! Two of these are our picks for first ever combo-canvas Loves design challenge - the rest are existing Threadless tee designs jumping onto flips!

The two chosen designs from the Loves challenge were “Bloom Box” by Farhan Hassan (aka thefarntype) and “Royal Wave” by Alvaro Arteaga Sabaini (aka alvarejo) . The existing Threadless designs are “Living in Harmony” by Josh Perkins (aka theperk) , “Cookie Loves Milk” by Jess Fink (aka finkenstein) , “The Great Animal Hunt” by Ross Zietz (aka arzie13) and “It’s Toile About You” by Emmy Cicierega (aka EmmyCic) .

The launch event for these flips happened last weekend at the Havaianas showroom in New York - our own Ross Zietz and cookie-lovin' designer Jess Fink were there to celebrate. Check out the Flickr pics here!

Congrats to all designers - we’re flippin’ out over these! (Sorry, couldn’t help ourselves.)

@Home Game #1: Show Us Your Hacks!

by Threadless / None /

TOUR STOP: 7/9 - TechnoCRAFT @ Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

YOUR TASK: Show us your hacks!

SAY WHAT?: The TechnoCRAFT exhibition is all about blurring the boundaries between designer and consumer! One of their areas of interest: HACKS aka taking an existing mass-produced object, pulling it apart and reassembling it in ways the original manufacturer could never have conceived. And we want to see and/or hear about yours! Tell us about a hack you've done in your home, at your office, on your Seadoo! Haven't done one? This is the weekend to try it out and tell us how it went! POST BELOW!

YOUR REWARD: One (1) winner to receive an exclusive Everywhere Tour Tee and be entered into October grand prize raffle. Two (2) runners up to be entered into October grand prize raffle.

DEADLINE: Deadline has passed! Winners announced soon!

ENCOURAGEMENT: Good luck.

A New Design Challenge! Loves Technocraft!

by Threadless / None /

Threadless Loves TechnoCRAFT

Opening July 9 (TONIGHT!) at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, the Yves Behar-curated TechnoCRAFT exhibition explores how the boundary between the role of the designer and the consumer is disappearing. Two of the themes explored, crowdsourcing and incompletes, struck a chord here in the Threadless hallways. So friends, it’s CHALLENGE time!

Your challenge is to create an awesome incomplete design: one that stands alone but may also be modified, finished, or repurposed by the purchaser.

It’s a challenging theme, for sure, but we know you’re up for the task! Feel free to read up on the exhibition for inspiration and get to work! Your LOVES design could be finished by acclaimed designer Yves Behar AND Fuse Project has thrown in other great swag as well!

You have until July 29 to er.... complete your incomplete!

T-10: Threadless Everywhere @ Home Game!

by Threadless / None /

Threadless Everywhere At Home

Not everyone can make it out to one of our Threadless tour stops (bummer). Don't fret. Introducing the @HOME GAME! For every event listed on the TOUR page, we'll have a corresponding @HOME game where you have the opportunity to share the on-tour spoils.

Here's how it works:

  1. We'll post an @HOME game with specific instructions & deadlines.
  2. Everyone plays!
  3. We pick one winner from each game to win an exclusive Threadless Tour Tee!
  4. We pick 2 runners up.
  5. The chosen 3 are then entered into a GRAND PRIZE end-of-tour drawing featuring treasures and riches beyond your wildest dreams!*
@HOME #1: Show Us Your Hacks! done! @HOME #2: Flip Out! done! @HOME #3: Pick For Blik! done! @HOME #4: Dream DJ!

STAY TUNED FOR MORE @HOME GAMES OVER THE COMING WEEKS!

  • Prizes include: A sweet Dell laptop, a $250 Griffin Tech gift certificate, a full set of Havaianas + Threadless flip-flops, a year's supply of Sharpies, and more!

T-10: Want Threadless To Make A Detour To Your Town?

by Threadless / None /

Detour

Your town isn't on the first two legs of the Threadless Everywhere Tour? But your city is so awesome! We're really missing out!

Well, whatcha gonna do about it?

How bout this?

  1. Start a Facebook group and tell us why we should make a detour to your city.
  2. Post the group on our Facebook wall.
  3. Tell all your friends to join the group.
  4. Have your friends tell their friends.
  5. Convince us!

Big city? Small town? It doesn't matter! We wanna know why the Threadless Tour just wouldn't be complete without a stop near you. Does your town have the best pretzels? Could we throw out the first pitch for your baseball team? Offer us a walk-on role in your school play!

We heart you, now tell us why we should heart your town!

We'll keep an eye on the groups as we plan future tour stops and your town could just be the next detour we make...

UPDATE- check out these groups! Pittsfield, MA Grand Rapids Houston Philadelphia Ann Arbor Spokane Ohio New Mexico Austin Portland Tucson Miami Ottawa Montgomery Cincinnati Brighton Omaha

T-10: We're Giving Away Pitchfork Fest Tickets!

by Threadless / None /

Threadess At Pitchfork Fest

WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND CONTACTED!

Woohoo! We're going to be rockin' the Pitchfork Music Festival once again this year with our prizewheelin' and tee-dealin'! And just like last year, we want to help YOU come join us...

We're giving away tickets, yo! And all you have to do is let us know which Threadless tee you'd be sporting at the fest and why! We'll randomly pick winners in 3 spots...

  1. In THIS blog: We're giving away a set of 2 VIP 3-day tickets. Just comment below!
  2. On Twitter, we're giving away a set of 2 3-day passes: Just @ us and use the #threadtour #p4k hashtags!
  3. On Facebook, we're giving away a set of 2 3-day passes: Comment on this post!
Remember, tell us which Threadless tee you'd be sporting at the fest and why!

We'll announce the winners on Tuesday, July 6! Good luck and rock out.

We're giving away a set of 2 3-day Pitchfork tickets RIGHT HERE! All you have to do is comment below with which Threadless tee you'd be wearing at the Fest and why! We'll pick winners randomly on Tuesday, July 6! Good luck!

*Note - we're only giving away the tickets! Transportation to and fro is not included.