Hello, Select!

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We're super excited to announce the re-birth of Threadless Select! What is this new incarnation of Select, you ask?

Threadless Select is a premium line of clothing designed by our community and curated by us.

Select designs Original Threadless designs, tinkered on, blown up, scaled back, with the original concepts intact. Things look a little different here, because they are.

Select materials Printed with water-based inks, to be softer and eco-friendlier. Made with premium materials, like pima and organic cotton. Tees, tanks, but also tunics and pullovers.

Sometimes, it's nice to get fancy.

Select details Select launched today with 16 products for women and 8 for men. Women's collection will include racerback tanks, tunics, and tees. Men, they'll get more t-shirts, but with slimmer cuts and different materials than original Threadless tees. The run will be limited, and fast is the new black, so get on it.

Thanks to local heroes Coupleskate for letting us use their song 'Friends in Pharmacies' in the video.


A New Design Challenge! Loves Tron: Legacy!

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You've read the hype! You've found the links! And so, here it is!

Loves Tron Legacy

Since its original release, Tron was an instant cult classic with its never-before-seen special effects and a mind-blowing world that was at the cutting edge of the computer revolution. Now, in 2010, your pals at Threadless have stepped up to the arcade...

Your challenge is to design an awesome tee inspired by TRON!

Your design could net you a ton of amazing stuff, including a custom Tron suit! (Seriously, how great would you look in that?) You have until October 17th to submit your design. Let the game begin!

Tanks &Amp; Boats: A New Girly Community Challenge!

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Congrats to the winners of this challenge, francobolli and mismonaut !!!

Their designs Jam Out With Your Clam Out and With Scarves of Red are up for sale today!

It was a really tough call picking winners, but in the end we went with what worked best on each type of shirt and what two designs represented the whole shebang of submissions we got the best! Thanks also to all the women of Threadless for helping choose winners!

UPDATE UPDATE! There are winners. And they are awesome. These amazing tees should up for sale after the beginning of the year. THANK YOU BIG TIME to everyone who participated. The range of designs was really great and we hope to do another challenge like this again. Yay for the ladies!

You might have noticed that we have a coupla new girly styles in our womanly wheelhouse. Well, we'd love to have more designs that are made just for these new products! That's where you come in - we want all types of styles: from edgy to cute, from abstract to patterns! So we're launching the first-ever girly community challenge!

There will be two winners: 1 for tank tops and 1 for boat necks. Each will get a full printing prize, which is amazin'! All of us ladies here at Threadless will be the judges, and Alice Zhang aka silverqe has offered to monitor all the submissions in this blog right here. (Actually, we forced her into it).

The design doesn't have to work on a guys version, but it's nice if it does. No pressure either way!

This challenge ends October 24th 12 am CST, so get crackin'!

New templates, too! Download 'em over on Alice's blawg!.

Also, special thanks to speedy Josephat.

Threadless In Nyc! 9/26-10/2!

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The Threadless Everywhere tour is rolling into NYC, and parking right smack dab in front of 186 Orchard St! For a WEEK!

We're going to have a full on shop - 12-8pm everyday, with nightly events as well! We love NYC, so come on out and show us your Threadless love!

MORE NEW YORK FUN! C’mon down and see us Sep. 26th at our (free) book launch party! Join us and Abrams for the launch of the Threadless Book at the epic Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. Mr. Jake will be there, plus a handful of awesome featured Threadless artists will be on hand signing copies and causing as much trouble as possible.

As an added bonus, our pals from the Etsy Labs will join us for an afternoon of making hands-on recycled t-shirt projects as part of a special edition of Craft Night. Try your hand at reconstructing and re-purposing t-shirts into necklaces, potholders, tote bags, and more!

The fun starts at 3pm, don't miss it! If you're already planning to check out the DuMBO Arts Fest, pop in and say hello! Oh, and did we mention it’s free?

Sign up for the event now, kids!

The Threadless Story, A Mini Documentary

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Motherboard has made a cool little mini documentary about Threadless! They really did an amazing job with it. The video is mostly Threadless artist Brent Schoepf and myself talking about Threadless, the artist community and how the company has grown over the years.

Check it out!

Threadless Supporting Arts Education And Artists At Upcoming Marwen Art Fair 10 Event In Chicago!

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We're bringing some awesome display art and sponsoring a "Threadless Live at Marwen" T-shirt Design Challenge with Marwen.

"Artists Supporting Artists"

               <b> Friday, November 5, 5:30 -11 pm
                      833 North Orleans Street, Chicago</b>

(DJ set begins at 8pm)

$40 suggested donation, includes food and drinks

$30 advance tickets (purchased before 10/31)


Proceeds benefit Marwen Programs for under-served youth.

"Threadless Live at Marwen" T'Shirt Design Challenge - Finalists Announced Check out all the Finalists here

   Marwen's fifth annual <a href="http://www.marwen.org/site/epage/100726_431.htm">Art Fair</a> is a celebration, exhibition, and sale featuring approximately 150 works created by Marwen students, alumni, staff, and teaching artists-reflecting a wide range of styles and media. Art Fair is an evening of food, drink, music, and engagement with artists who are present to discuss their work.  Half of the proceeds of each work sold benefits Marwen's free art programs for Chicago's under-served young people; the other half benefits the artist.

   Art Fair attendees may vote for the winners of the                                                                                                      <a href="http://www.marwen.org/site/epage/104336_431.htm">Plus: “Threadless Live at Marwen”</a> t-shirt design challenge; full proceeds of                                                                <a href="http://www.threadless.com/retail_art">Threadless display art</a> sold at the event benefit Marwen.

DJ STV SLV of The Hood Internet spins a live set. Catering is by e.leaven Food Company.


Two examples of the awesome Threadless display art that will be for sale at Art Fair!

    <img src="http://media.threadless.com/media/2010/09/15/1217156_marwen-display.jpg" width="462" height="151" alt="image" />

The Black Rock Collective Galleries!

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Black Rock Collective

The Black Rock Collective is a group of internationally located artists, illustrators and designers (many multi-printed at Threadless) who come together to share ideas and feed off each other's talents. And this month, you'll be able to see their amazing work IN PERSON!

The Black Rock Collective 101 is happening NOW at UWM in Milwaukee! It's a self-portrait themed show and it's up until September 17!

And there is also an alphabet-themed gallery coming to Threadless Chicago at our Broadway location. The opening night is Sept 10 and the show runs through the 30th!

Both of these are "can't miss" events so mark your calendars, prep your peepers, and feel the Rock.

Threadless Everywhere In Toronto!

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Beep Beep

Help us out, Toronto! We have a day off there on Thursday, September 16 and we want to know where to go! Let us know where to bring the van, the airstream, the Threadless love.


How'd You Like Those Coloring Books, Eh?

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Heya folks!

For the first two weeks of August we included a sample of Out of this World: A Threadless Alumni Coloring & Activity Book.

The sample coloring & activity book featured 16 of the 40 artists featured in the full "Out of this World", and we're wondering what y'all thought about it.

Did you color and do the activities yourselves?

Did your kids enjoy coloring these pages?

Are works of art from this volume presently adorning your fridge?

Did you NOT get one and hope we make more?

Let us know! We heart feedback!