Threadless X Tate Modern Museum

October 7, 2009 | Written by Darren | Category: Contests

Question: When does designing t-shirts become a lot more than just designing t-shirts?

Answer: When a major company such as Threadless is able to partner up with a world-renowned art museum to give you international exposure.

That is what is happening in the…

Pop T-Shirt Design Challenge, created by Threadless and the Tate Modern Museum. The Tate Modern Museum recently launched a Pop Life exhibition featuring artists like Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami, and Damien Hirst to name a few. The museum has created a micro-site devoted to the Pop Life exhibition (click on the image to go to the site):


That’s what you call the real deal right there. Those are artists that we can all look up to and aspire to reach that level. This contest is a great stepping stone headed in that direction.

As for the design challenge, there will be two winners. The winners will receive:

  • $500 Threadless Gift Certificate (can be redeemed for $200 cash) – approx £312 (can be redeemed for £124 cash)
  • $2,500 in cash – approx £1,250
  • Tate £50 Publishing voucher
  • Keith Haring Figure with Heart tee
  • Takashi Murakami Enamel Pin
  • Robert Indiana LOVE Pin
  • Pop Life catalogue and bag

And that is really just the icing on the cake. The contest runs from October 1 through October 29. The theme is to create a design that is your interpretation of POP. A quick search on Google for Murakami and Hirst should provide you plenty of inspiration. Just make sure you put your spin on it.

Click on the image below to see the Threadless page for the Pop Life Design Challenge.


2 Responses

  1. rangga | October 11th, 2009

    this is another big step for Threadless, can’t wait to see the winning designs

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