Back in the day my friend Kevin described Threadless.com as “the coolest place to buy shirts online,” (if you like, you can read that full interview over here). Right now, Threadless is running a contest called “Threadless Loves True Stories” where they are asking designers to turn their own life stories into works of art (aka t-shirts). If you actually go to Threadless and enter that contest (which ends July 23), you could win a bunch of great stuff. If you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what nationality the founder and CEO of American Apparel is you could win a copy of Human Giant Season 1 on DVD and a “Threadless Loves Human Giant” t-shirt.
The full details of the Threadless Loves True Stories contest are after the jump.
TELL THREADLESS YOUR STORY
Threadless, Fray.com, Blurb.com and Stephen Tobolowsky Challenge Designers to Incorporate True Stories Into Works of Art
Community-centric tee shirt company Threadless.com is asking designers to turn the true stories of their lives into works of art in its latest “Loves” campaign. To help lead the way, Threadless has partnered up with original, personal storytelling site Fray.com, self-publishing site Blurb.com, and the film Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party, written by and starring famous character actor Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day, Deadwood, Heroes) as he tells fascinating stories from his life on-screen and off.
Threadless, Fray, Blurb.com and Stephen Tobolowsky are giving submitters the chance to prove that extraordinary things happen to ordinary people, and run wild with this challenge; tell their stories through design. The chosen design could become the cover of Fray’s third volume of tales titled “Sex and Death,” so the design must incorporate these two topics into its art.
“Threadless Loves” challenges give designers an opportunity to flex their skills and design to a particular challenge. Challenges are sponsored and supported by companies relevant to the idea. Previous “Loves” partners include Hot Chip, Moby, MTV’s Human Giant, and the Lomographic Society International.
The designer of the chosen true story will also receive goodies from each partner including a personal subscription to Fray quarterly and two additional subscriptions for friends, $150 to go towards a personal Blurb book, an outgoing voicemail message recorded by Stephen Tobolowsky himself, and an autographed copy of Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party DVD and poster. In addition, the designer chosen gets $2k in cash, and of course, his or her design on an awesome Threadless tee.