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The Retrofuturism challenge winners are here!

108 designs /
printed designs / 17,692 votes placed

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The challenge was

Submit a design inspired by Retrofuturism

Get inspired by the past's vision of the future.

Society's reaction to suddenly being thrust into the technological revolution gave birth to retrofuturism. Excited about all the possibilities of what the future might hold, imaginations went wild. But in order to dream of a fantastic future, artists could only draw on references from present day, or the past.

Check this link out for more inspiration.

Think about the past's idea of what the future can be. How would you get to Mars today with yesterday's technology?

From games that reference times gone by but are clearly set in the future, to the architecture of LAX, to sci-fi movie costume design...there's plenty of inspiration. Posters of the 50s with the technology of 2050. A time in the future with hairstyles of the 30s.

And don't forget, we're not just talking tees. Check out our updated subkit for larger than life canvases, like blankets and shower curtains. The future of submissions...is now.

Challenge Details

  • $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...

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