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Congrats to Tobe Fonseca for scoring $10,000 in the first Threadless + Gap challenge.

  • by the ThreadStaff
  • posted Aug 29, 2012
  • 93 Comments

For our very first Threadless + Gap design challenge back in March, we asked you to design the next iconic Threadless + Gap tee. From 1,253 submissions, one design was chosen for the grand prize. Congrats to Tobe Fonseca for scoring the $10,000 for his design, Tattooed Panda!



We asked Tobe a few questions about his design.


What does it mean to you to be in so many stores?
I still don't believe it. Really, it's like a dream. As a t-shirt designer, it's all that I ever wanted.


What was your reaction when you found out the $10k news?
I just sent and e-mail back with the works "Guys, are you joking me?" It was like WOW, as I said unbelievable! I got the news on 08/16/2012 I'll never forget this day!


What inspired your panda design?
I was just trying to create something with pandas and this idea just appeared like a "click." I think those are the best ones!


What's your usual design process like?
I use lots of pages of my Moleskine trying to find some idea that can work on a tee. I check the Internet or books for reference after I have the concept. Curiously, I think my best ideas come from nowhere about a week after my research. My brain needs a rest to come up with something useful.


Besides your own, what's your favorite Threadless + Gap design?
I have to say "Anchor News" from Dina Prasetyawan. It’s not just about the design. He’s a great artist and his trajectory is very inspiring! GREAT $5!


Tattooed Panda was released this week along with 42 other brand new Threadless + Gap designs including styles for women, men, boys, girls & infants. This is the first Threadless + Gap print for 34 artists, and this collection includes designs from artists from 15 different countries.


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jeffreyg
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so happy for you Tobes! :3

PeculiarTiffany
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CONGRATS! I bet it's such a surreal feeling to win something like that. :-) Totally deserved.

myteemo
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Beautiful artwork! Congrats such a great win!

RicoMambo
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1 design submitted -

great work, congrats!

skitchman

wow..wow..wow..congrats!

YaaH
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Congrats! ^^

Wharton
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Wow, big congratulations!

Akaka
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congrats :)

Ste7en
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grats!

kreadid
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Congrats !!! ;-)

Farnell
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massive congratulations

EricaTheRed
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congratulations!! It's a great design

cogigoc

grats!

silverhare
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That's beautiful! Congratulations!

mathiole
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3 designs submitted - Score now!

congrats motafucka

mike_cardoso

Congrats bro! you deserves!

Manupix

BRAVO!

leximari

Congrats!!!

Letter_Q

yeaaaaaaaahhhh ;)

NomadSlim
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Congratulations!

yurilobo
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WoW! Awesome.... Congrats!

goliath72
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CONGRATS BUDDY!

Shadyjibes
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wow! Well deserved and congrats!!

celandinestern
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wooooo!! congrats to Tobe and everyone else that won! :D

barmalisiRTB
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1 design submitted -

brrrrrr Congratulations!!

nika75_1

Congrats !!! well deserved !!!

alan maia
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parabens foda

fdegrossi
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10 K, nada mal Parabéns Tobias !!!!

Sach_80

grats!

macdoodle
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congrats all around to everyone! very cool!!!

Resistance
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Wow! Awesome work! Congrats!!

yivviepants

This is great! Congratulations! I hope I can get my hands on one of these shirts. Very nice concept!

tobiasfonseca
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1 design submitted -

Threadless, GAP, EVERY DESIGNER HERE IN THREADLESS thank you guys, you're awesome and I'm fucking happy.

campkatie
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so cool! enjoy your winnings and congrats!

JIMDAHOUSECAT
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congrats!

AriesNamarie

Lovely design, congrats!

804jason
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Great work dude! Well deserved.

parul sen

Beautiful and inspiring. Congrats!

Pal-E

congrats :)

Mat Miller

Congratulations, very well deserved!!

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