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Mid Century Illustration

The Mid Century Illustration challenge winner is here!

138 designs /
printed design / 12,995 votes placed

Make Memes, Not Wars

Design by
vo maria

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The challenge was

Embrace your inner Beatnik!

Let's go, Daddy-o!

The charm of mid-century modern illustration is the fact that it looks futuristic and retro all at the same time. For this challenge, create a design that would look right at home on your Grandma's "1940s-1960s" dream board. Go with the retro-futuristic look that brings to mind the art of _The Jetsons_ or opening credits of _I Dream of Jeannie_. Bring in iconic design elements of the time - bold color pops, stars and boomerang shapes, martini glasses - for a retro pattern. Create a fake movie poster that you might see at a '50s B-movie night at a drive-in, or channel retro pop illustrations worthy of being a New Yorker cover back in the day.

Now go make like Don Draper and sell us the mid-century modern American dream.

Dig the INSPIRATION BOARD for this challenge!!


Challenge Details

  • $1,000 cash

  • $250 Gift Card to Joybird

  • The Process is the Inspiration book

  • $200 Threadless gift code

  • Plus, anyone who is printed (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $7 on each t-shirt of their design sold on! Read more...

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