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The Pins challenge winners are here!

850 designs /
printed designs / 84,932 votes placed

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The challenge was

Pin it to win it now!

Can you pin it to win it? (And we don’t mean Pinterest.)

There’s no such thing as having “too many pins.” So why not add a few of your own into the mix! We recently pin-ified some Threadless designs and just can't get enough. So now want you to design some original, rad pins worthy of sticking on every jean jacket, backpack, and beanie out there as a badge of pin-collector’s honor.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating your pin designs:

  • Plating (the outline of the pin) is available in gold, nickel, and black. Make sure to incorporate this into your design. (See images below).

  • When designing your pin, make sure your line tool isn’t set any lower than .2mm (that’s the smallest line possible for pin-makin’!)

  • If you’re going to have text in your design, the smallest suggested text is Helvetica 4 pt., so make sure any other fonts you go with aren't thinner than that .2mm line width!

  • Illustrator (vector) files are preferred!

  • Important! Your pin design needs to be in flat color (no gradients or shading), and each color - including the whole design itself - needs to have a stroke around it. In other words, the whole design and every color in it needs to have an outline (see below for examples!)

Featured designs: Burgerman, Free Hugs, Cthulhu's Church, Untitled

Challenge Details

  • $1,000 cash

  • $500 Threadless gift code

  • Plus, anyone who is selected (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $3 on each pin of their design sold on Threadless.com! Read more...

Designs from this challenge