The Minimalism challenge winners are here!

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The challenge was

Submit a design of the minimal mindset

Less is more.

With a world so filled with "things", one may find the need to strip things down to basics. Whether it's desk clutter or the spices in a meal or even the garish spectacle of a Vegas show, we really tend to overdo it at times.

For this challenge, declutter your mind and canvas with a minimalistic approach. Focus geometrically instead of free hand. Clean lines. Fundamental ideas and ideals. Execute with precision instead of whim. Make art that is iconic and immediate.

This style is a house favorite, so let your creativity run wild with elementary grace. But don't fear the abstract!


For reference, check out these external links:
Minimalism at The Tate
Online collection at the Guggenheim

Or some of our many favorites already here at Threadless!

Featured designs:
Solar System
Die of Providence

The winner received

  • $1,000 cash

  • $500 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...

Designs from this challenge