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The Pixel challenge winners are here!

287 designs /
printed designs / 32,349 votes placed

Grounded Forever

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The challenge was

Pixel this...

Do androids dream in 8-bit? ?__?

Sometimes, simple > super detailed, and your mission for this challenge is to create art using the atoms of the virtual world: pixels! Think big by thinking tiny; simplify a beautiful landscape into a 16-bit scene. Reimagine the "March of Progress" evolution of man image by showing the evolution of _graphics_ throughout the decades. Make pixelation the new pointillism with an all-over pixelated pattern, or turn every day items into adorable, sprite versions of themselves.

We're chomping at the 8-bit to see what you come up with. So turn on some chiptunes, switch to that 'square' brush in Photoshop, and maybe blow the dust off of the 'ol SNES - do whatchu gotta do to see the world through pixelated lenses and get in the zone!


Featured designs: Ode to the Cosmos! by Taylor Rose, Burger Fever by Bernard Gatus, Watch This! by Laurenz Loehr

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 Threadless.com! Read more...

Designs from this challenge