I adoreÂ ThreadlessÂ so much that it’s time for another episode ofÂ Coty Loves Threadless! It’s episode #12 and this week I will bombard you all with Coty winks! If you’re wondering, my Threadless Pick of the Week is that stunning design down below simply titled LOL by Amy Midkiff and Eric Fan aka Kookaberry. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out and vote for my TypeTees slogan submissions -- I’m submitting one every day until I get printed! Every vote counts so vote for a slogan and help me get printed.
Threadless today announced their upcoming Bestees 2008 Awards. The grand award, as always, is the Design of the Year award, and with that distinction also comes a prize of $20,000. All 326 designs released by Threadless in 2008 will be up for voting and the design with the most votes will be the big winner. This should be interesting since I would assume that many people would recruit friends and family (as many as they can gather) to vote for their designs.
$20,000 prize: Design of the Year:Â My pick for Design of the Year would have to go to the Jimiyo vs. AJ Dimarucot mashup,Â When Panda’s Collide. The print on this tee is huge and let’s not forget the star power of the designers involved – both of whom were finalist in the Design By Humans $10,000 contest. However, for some reason, the Monster Mash Collaboration of Horror might do well due to the overwhelming amount of hype this design earned in the blogs throughout the year.
$10,000 prize: Designer of the Year: I’d give this award to Olly Moss. He continually pumps out awesome designs and has proved not to be a one hit wonder. I’ll also throw fatheed into the mix for this one.
$1,000 prizes: Newcomer of the Year:alexmdc did a great job with Bird Migration, the Threadless Loves Travel winner.Â Unprinted Designer of the Year (plus a design printed):Not sure because I don’t really follow works in progress and unprinted designs. Blogger of the Year:ladykat would be my pick – she put together two great contests in 2008 in the Threadless blogs. Gallery Photographer of the Year:ir0cko, this guys consistently pumps out cool gallery photos. Check out his Flickr if you don’t believe me.Â Collaboration of the Year: Monsters Collaboration:Monster Mash Collaboration of Horror by Monster Mob. Lots of Threadless designers helped to make this tee and thus it should win. Plus, who doesn’t like monsters! This design has to win one of these awards and it would be most fitting if it won Collaboration of the Year.
The official winners of the Threadless Calendar Contest were announced today and guess what, I’m Mr. September! That’s right, my entry, Connect It USB Head, made it into the Threadless Bloggers Calender! I’m pretty excited. When September rolls around, my headless body will be hanging on many a Threadless fans walls.Â
If you’re interested in getting your paws on one of these Threadless Calendars then please feel free to contact ladykay81 at gmail dot com. She organized the contest and will be distributing the calendars to the winners. The cost of the calendars are $15 flat and that includes shipping to anywhere in the US. And also:
If you want, you can replace up to one (1) photo with a photo of your own for your calendar! I won’t do any editing for that, so send me a photo exactly as you’d like it printed, it must be at least 2240 pixels wide and the dimensions must be 11.2 x 8.7. Let me know what month you want your photo to appear in for your calendar (don’t worry, I won’t tell anybody who you’re replacing).Â