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THREADLESS LOVES LOMOGRAPHY T-SHIRT CHALLENGE!

A little while back, an extremely friendly and brilliant website called “Threadless” contacted us with a collaboration proposal. As you might know, Threadless.com is a vibrant online community based on original graphic t-shirt designs – and one of the world’s premiere destinations for these slamming ink-on-cotton wearable masterpieces! Much like Lomography, the creative spark and soul comes from their hyper-active and far-flung community members, who labor day and night to produce the most unexpected and exciting work possible. Sounds familiar, right? We thought so too, and saw an excellent opportunity to cooperate on an amazing online challenge.

A little while back, an extremely friendly and brilliant website called “Threadless” contacted us with a collaboration proposal. As you might know, Threadless.com is a vibrant online community based on original graphic t-shirt designs – and one of the world’s premiere destinations for these slamming ink-on-cotton wearable masterpieces! Much like Lomography, the creative spark and soul comes from their hyper-active and far-flung community members, who labor day and night to produce the most unexpected and exciting work possible. Sounds familiar, right? We thought so too, and saw an excellent opportunity to cooperate on an amazing online challenge.

Ladies and Gentlemen – you are hereby called to put your design skills to the test! Using the “10 Golden Rules of Lomography” as a theme – we’re calling upon everyone & their brother to create the most devastating t-shirt possible. From all the submissions, ONE design will be chosen. This designer will receive a HUGE assortment of treasures (see the juicy details below) AND have their design printed in a large yet limited run for immediate purchase by the Lomography & Threadless communities.

For all you designers, artists, photographers, doodlers, scratchers, painters, stampers, and glass etchers out there: this is a primo chance to showcase your talent, take home a boatload of goodies (including a $2000 check! And $1000 in Lomographic merchandise), and create a priceless piece of wearable art for your fellow Community friends & friendly strangers. Read on for all the details.

SCHEDULE

The contest starts at this very moment! You’ve got four weeks to submit your design and five weeks to vote on the submitted designs of others. After that, the chosen design will be announced, printed, and available for purchase. Here’s how it works:

  • Thursday, June 5th – Saturday, July 5th
    Competition is open and t-shirt design submissions are accepted
  • Midnight, July 5th – DEADLINE for submitting designs – During this challenge, Lomography & Threadless community members can vote for their favorite designs. Voting starts on the first day and runs for five weeks.
  • Midnight, July 12th – DEADLINE for voting

UP FOR GRABS

The chosen designer will receive a staggering bounty! To the victor, will go the following:

  • $2000 in cash!
  • A $500 Threadless Gift Certificate!

An awe-inspiring assortment of Lomographic goods, including:

  • Lomo LC-A+ $250
    The iconic Lomo compact, with the famous color-radiating Minitar 1 lens
  • LC-A+ Wide-Angle Lens $150 Turn your Lomo LC-A+ into a 20mm full-frame fisheye wonder
  • Splitzer $20
    Slice and dice your image into little overlapping bits
  • Colorsplash Flash $35
    Splash your subject with a burst of white or colored light
  • Leather Sidekick Bag $250
    The unisex Lomographic lifestyle bag in butter-soft gorgeous leather
  • DianaF+ $95
    A loving reproduction of the original 1960s Diana flash camera
  • Diana+ Fisheye Lens $45
    Shoot a totally circular fisheye Diana+ image on a square print
  • Fisheye 2 $70
    The world’s first compact fisheye camera – now with long- and multi-exposure functions
  • 10 rolls LomoX-Pro film $40
    Unbelievable colors and contrast with this exclusive Lomographic slide film
  • 10 rolls assorted 120 film $50
    A quite nice assortment for all of your medium format cameras

SUBMIT YOUR T-SHIRT DESIGN

As of this very second artwork submissions are accepted on Threadless.com. The link below has all of the requirements and legal bits. But to get you started, here are the basic guidelines:

  • The purpose of the submissions relating to this promotion is to create a stand-alone design inspired by the challenge, not a brand tee. Your design should not have brand names, the 10 golden rules or logos on it.
  • The selected design(s) will be chosen by a panel of Judges including Threadless staff and a representative from the promotion sponsor(s).
  • The design(s) to be printed will be chosen by the Judges within 45 days after the submission close date.
  • Use the submission form at Threadless.com by selecting Participate —> Submit Ideas from the menu – or click on the Link below to submit.
  • All submissions will also be eligible to be printed as a regular Threadless tee.
  • The submission must not be a design that has already been submitted to Threadless.
  • You may only submit up to three designs during the duration of the promotion.

www.threadless.com/loves/lomography

written by pan_dre

33 comments

  1. maddyoulook

    maddyoulook

    holy CRAP! the prizes!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. graefin

    graefin

    WOW!!! This is really the biggest challenge ever!
    damn it, I'm not so good at doodling in photoshop or so ;)...Maybe I do something on paper, scan it and submit it. I have to think about it...

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    photoshop is not required! there are no design limitations other than what is in the guidelines... as long as it can fit on a t-shirt and won't incite a riot (well, maybe even if it does), it's got a shot! :)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. lareinefolle

    lareinefolle

    damn you! look those prizes! i´m getting crazy this is awesome!!! i just cant believe it yet.
    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  5. jimthepea

    That's pretty cool, I get a bunch of my t-shirts from Threadless. I'll have to see if I can cook anything up.
    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  6. graefin

    graefin

    and then we scan our design and send it as jpg file?!?

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  7. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    awesome, threadless and lomo what a great combination. i already started my design :)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  8. xbalboax

    xbalboax

    oh yeah is there a limit to submissions?

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  9. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    as per the Threadless instructions:


    Download the submission kit
    You will only need to submit a low resolution version of your design using our presentation templates. Be sure to keep your high resolution version of the design somewhere in case your design is picked!

    Create your design
    Design your tee in a vector art program such as Adobe Illustrator®. Or, design in a raster program such as Adobe Photoshop®. If you are designing in a raster program, make sure you design actual size at at least 150dpi. When you are done, transfer your design to the template. If you are using the photoshop template, save off a copy of your design as a gif, jpg or png. If you are using the flash template, publish your file so that you have a swf of your design. Keep in mind, the file you submit is for presentation purposes for scoring. If your design is selected we will ask you for high resolution artwork.

    Submit your design
    You will need to create a gif thumbnail of your submission. The thumbnail must be 100 x 70 pixels and under 10kb. When you have the files ready, and know what you want the title of your design to be, fill out the form to the right to send us your submission.

    There is a submission kit with a template to use. Please READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY before submitting!! Very important, so you don't get disqualified for any reason.

    Good luck!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  10. wilber

    wilber

    Brilliant idea! but man what a hard task! all ten of those rules! on one little t-shirt. those prizes are a real incentive but i cannot think of any way to get them all on there!

    :-) who ever wins is brilliant!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  11. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    no no no! please read the guidelines... the t-shirt should be INSPIRED by one or more of the rules, but SHOULD NOT include ANY rules or branding! In fact, if it does, it won't win! Just think of one of the rules, and let it inspire you to create something... but don't put any of the rules on the design!! :)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  12. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    wow
    amazing prizes
    cool challange
    but i have no idea of using photoshop
    i hope it is enough to submit a lomoshot itself to show the spirit of lomography including the 10 golden rules (and doens't fit ANY submission to rule #10 ???)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  13. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    AHHHH
    i just submitted a shot
    crazy me
    no way back
    now i need time to think and sleep and PLAN

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  14. champi

    champi

    Wow that contest is awesome!! And the prize too haha :P
    I already started to gather my poor photoshop skils, hoping I can make something cool of my idea!!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  15. hind

    hind

    Threadless and Lomo collaboration?!? FANTASTIC.
    I wear Threadless t-shirts all the time. Can't wait to see the submissions. Might even try designing a t-shirt myself.

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  16. reinertlee

    reinertlee

    Oh my...! Finally Lomography & Threadless are crossover! I'm wearing Threadless tee now! I think it's about time to use the idea that I wanted to design earlier!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  17. saviorjosh

    saviorjosh

    the crossover is absolutely awesome! i don't know much about design, but will try to come up with something interesting.:)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  18. jeepeng

    jeepeng

    can the camera without logo appear in the design?

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  19. vicuna

    vicuna

    where exactly can we view and rate the submissions???

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  20. jogintas

    jogintas

    i have less then a month to learn the photoshop or other designer programs, because i have millions of ideas and only 1 technique - that's lomography, not art design... somehow can not stop thinking about the biggest prize - the honor to be published on the t-shirt, and of course money and cameras do count as well :) right, vicuna asked where can we rate or view the submissions?

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  21. ferro_ud

    http://flickr.com/gr(…)omo+t-shirt
    I had the same idea so much time ago.

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  22. gemma81de

    gemma81de

    Cool thing! Can't wait to see all the designs. :) I already have an idea for a design that actually works for three rules. Now I only have to figure out a way to bring it to paper...err screen (I'm bad at doodling and photoshopping).

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  23. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    no cameras on the shirt... no rules on the shirt... no logos on the shirt... just inspiration and creativity! :)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  24. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    and not a lomograph itself as it looks:

    We want every design submitted to Threadless to have the best possible chance at being chosen for print. Your submission was declined because we feel your idea could use a little more work to be up to the standard that will give it the best shot. We have a feature called "Critique" on Threadless.com that allows you to have your design critiqued before you submit it for approval. By using the "Critique" feature as a pre-submission tool, you can let the community help get your submission up to par. We're certain this will help you improve your design! Check out the "Critique" feature at: http://www.threadles(…)it/critique.

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  25. gemma81de

    gemma81de

    "no cameras on the shirt... " <-- No cameras at all?? Or just no cameras that can be recognized as lomographic, like LCA, Holga and so on? What about a drawing of a camera without any logo or name on it?

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  26. ouroborosx

    ouroborosx

    ok, you got me there... no brand images or brand identities... otherwise, you can do anything you feel inspired to do! :)

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  27. gemma81de

    gemma81de

    OK, great :) Thanks!

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  28. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i cannot open the templates.... can anyone help me pleae? sending them in another format or something? thanks a lot.... mephistopheles19@yahoo.com

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  29. mizzfonky

    mizzfonky

    It's important to read the rules and conditions on threadless. You can't use more than 8 colors on the design..
    Like ferro_ud said, he organized a contest like this before on Flickr. My design was good enough to submit it to threadless, but threadless never excepted my design (so not good enough for them)..
    So it doesn't mean if you design a t-shirt and it looks good, that threadless want to submit it to the gallery... and this is a big disappointed and demotivation for the designer himself.. not to forget the effort and time he/she spend on it...
    When you look to other designs on threadless, you have to be very good in illustrator/photoshop or a good drawer..

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
  30. marguegue

    marguegue

    Yoooopeeeeee!
    I'm in the running!

    Under grenoouille's nickname, caus' I was too young to subscribe myself... pffff...
    It's called "we are family"... and it's the only one so far....

    over 6 years ago · report as spam
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