You can now submit your designs in a more glorious, larger format! 1200 by 1200 pixels of pure ultimate power. One MILLION four hundred and forty thousand pixels! That’s a whole lot of real estate to show off your work. In a few days, when new hi-res designs are submitted and approved, you’ll start to see much larger images when scoring designs.
It’s no secret that submission dimensions have been one of the biggest issues with submitting to design challenges. We’ve been listening and we’re excited to see what you do with all this extra space. In fact, we’re so pumped that spoiler alert we’re launching a new special design challenge tomorrow that should inspire everyone to give it a go! In fact there are 10,000 inspiring reasons. Hint hint.
Got an RC car yesterday and built a sweet ramp!
KEEP TABS ON YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS WITH FOLLOWING!
We recently hinted at a new feature we’ve been building that allows you to follow all your favorite threadpals.
Here’s what you can do with Following!
- Follow all of your favorite artists and community members and be notified when they submit new designs to Threadless.
- Find out when artists you dig have new designs available to purchase.
- Be notified the moment a new design challenge starts.
- See the designs your friends are scoring 5$ so you can get in on the action.
- Get a heads up when someone follows you!
- Automatically follow artists whose designs you’ve purchased or scored a 5$.
Show off your work!
When you submit a new design to Threadless, we’ll give a shout to all of your followers to come check out your new sub. We’ll also notify your followers when they can purchase your newly printed design. Think of it like instant access to all of your Threadfans!
You may have noticed you’re already following some people. We started you off following the Threadless artists who designed the stuff you’ve bought in the past so you could keep tabs on their future work. If you’d like to unfollow them, just head to your profile and tweak your Following list.
We’ve got a bunch of new following and notification options up our sleeves, especially when it comes to the forum, so stay tuned for updates!
You can always choose which notifications you’d like to receive by logging into your account and adjusting your notification settings.
If you have questions or feedback about following and notifications, please check out our FAQ or post them below and we’ll give you a shout. We’d love to know what notifications you’d like next!
Rachel Ryle (@rachelryle) and the Art of Stop Motion
Since the launch of video on Instagram, illustrator and animator Rachel Ryle (@rachelryle) has transformed her feed into a gallery of stop-motion animation. “I’ve always been intrigued by the art of stop motion,” Rachel says. “As soon as Instagram released the video feature I started experimenting. It wasn’t long before I posted my first animation and I haven’t stopped since.”
Rachel credits the Instagram community as her inspiration to keep creating. “I was instantly overwhelmed by the support and attention my animations received, which made me excited to keep creating more. Everyday I’m looking around for inspiration and I find myself waking up eager to start the next project.”
Interested in trying your hand at your own stop-motion videos? Here are a couple tips from Rachel:
- Film with a tripod or by placing your phone on a glass table and drawing underneath. “You’ll notice with my first animations I was holding my phone while recording and it looks like the Blair Witch Project.”
- Don’t hold back — get out there and create. “Instagram has always been a place for beautiful and artistic photographs, so let’s make videos with the same intent.”
So awesome to see my friend Rachel’s Instagram stop motion series doing so well!
NPR is teaming up with you, our devoted listeners, and the online design community at Threadless, to create the ultimate NPR t-shirt.
THREADLESS SELECT FALL 2013 IS HERE: CHECK OUT NEW DRESSES, TIES, CARDIGANS, AND MORE.
The Select Fall 2013 Collection has arrived. It includes knit dresses, leggings, ties, hats, cardigans, blouses, and more! The 24 pieces feature the work of 20 artists from 8 different countries, including the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Ireland, and Indonesia!
Check out the lookbook to see the new products in action. These beautiful photos were taken at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin, the perfect backdrop for this new Fall collection. Wandawega has pretty much anything you’d want in a wooded getaway: cabins, teepees, a fire pit, canoes, an archery range, and a rope swing. And man, oh man, did the team enjoy that rope swing.
Our photo and video dudes and dudettes Sean Dorgan, Collin Diederich, Craig Shimala, Nikki Carlson, and Jen Lemasters did an incredible job capturing the new collection in these stunning surroundings.
Check out #threadlesswandawega to see more behind the scenes photos.
A special thanks to those who helped style and accessorize the models:
Additional clothing by: Plato’s Closet
Styling by: Sandra Yau
Makeup and hair by: Sara Jean Stevens
Awesome job Threadless crew!
CREATE A UNIQUE T-SHIRT DESIGN INSPIRED BY MINECRAFT
Last year we asked artists to get out their pickaxes and shovels and build something never before seen on Threadless. Our first Minecraft challenge was so popular it received over 3,000 submissions, more than any other challenge in Threadless history. That’s a lot of blocks! And a whole collection of awesome tees.
Your challenge is to craft a unique, unexpected, clever, or otherwise extraordinary t-shirt design inspired by Minecraft. We’re looking for designs that will delight hardcore ‘crafters, so dig up your best inside jokes and discard anything familiar, like Minecraft logos or straight-up creeper designs.
Take a few hours away from exploring the Nether and griefing your neighbors and get to work constructing the best Minecraft tee yet.
Find out more details about this challenge, including prizing, right here!
Git on it