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Threadless Sesame Street T-Shirt Design Challenge

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Phillip, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Sesame Street artists get ready! Threadless has begun a Sesame Street t-shirt challenge. Entries can be submitted from now until May 3, 2012.

    About The Challenge

    Today’s design challenge is brought to you by the letter S! Threadless is teaming up with the most famous street in the world for a design challenge with our googly-eyed friends. From tiny worms to giant pachyderms, each and every character has kept learning fun for more than 40 years. There are always songs to sing, people in the neighborhood to meet, and 123s and ABCs to learn on Sesame Street.

    Now you have the opportunity to use your favorite Sesame Street characters in a design that will be sold on Threadless! Create a design inspired by the Sesame Street mission of creating innovative and engaging content, and use anything or anyone from 123 Sesame Street. So pick up your feet, follow your beak, and get designing!

    View all the Sesame Street designs that have been submitted.


    If you plan on submitting an entry, please like this post! Reply here once your entry is officially listed and tell us all about it.
    mo, Muppet fan 123, D'Snowth and 6 others like this.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The worst part is, I've always had more ideas for Sesame Street T-Shirts than Muppet Show ones. I have to sit this one out, not due to an inferiority complex, but that I do not have quality equipment to fully realize a quality rendering. I can do something that looks good, sure... but it's going to lose a lot in translation when it's pixilated, due to my inability to do anything vector based.
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'm lovin' alot of these designs. I'm surprised (and enthralled) that someone actually made one from "I Wonder" (though, I don't think it gets originality points for tracing Ernie's pose from it exactly).

    I especially like the ones based on Ernie, Bert and the Count's outfits. Why haven't they done that before?
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'd consider submitting this:


    And even though I doubt I'd win in any place, the prizes they do have to offer are basically things I already have, just without the special autographs (I have each of the books they're offering, I'm not sure I would want a gift card to buy $250 dollars worth of t-shirts... but I sure would like $2,000.
  5. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  6. chris brake

    chris brake New Member

    Hello everyone, my name's Chris and I'm an illustrator. I've just submitted a big bird t-shirt to the Threadless competition and it would be great if I could get your support by leaving some comments.

    Just so you know, I have Jim Henson's autograph sitting on my desk as one of my inspirations to work hard so this was a real labour of love as my own tribute to the man. Hope you like what I've done :)

    panmanthe2nd and Phillip like this.
  7. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    I was planning to enter this, but now I don't think I'll get to. I just haven't had time to work on an entry.
  8. chris brake

    chris brake New Member

  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I hate to say it... but I think This one deserves the win for it's pure cleverness and truth.
  10. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    When are they going to announce the winners?
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Okay... This entry is supposed to parody this...


    Before I read the comments, I thought the Count randomly shouting "THREE" was a little random.
    panmanthe2nd likes this.
  12. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    This one's my absolute favorite...


    It's neat that the artist who submitted this was influenced by the earliest SS books. And it really captures the look and feel of SS in its earliest seasons (e.g. blue-nosed Herry). I would have loved if he added in things like Beautiful Day Monster, Matt Robinson's Gordon, and "scary" Snuffy.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I never was able to submit my design, but whatever, it wouldn't have won anyway.
  14. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    Oh. :( I never saw your design, as the link you posted just takes me to a "The page you were looking for doesn't exist." page.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh, I forgot, I THINK I may have that "in storage" (meaning only I can see it when I'm logged into my account)... I try to fix that later today sometime.
    panmanthe2nd likes this.
  16. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

  17. sesamemuppetfan

    sesamemuppetfan Well-Known Member

    Out of curiousity, what did your design look like?
  18. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    It says "coming soon," but Threadless contests can take months to reveal the winner and it can often come and go without much pageantry. The highest rated score doesn't necessarily win either. It's kind of weird. Only the selected designer knows and must keep it secret until announced. Let's hope they print several designs like last year's Muppets contest. There were some great entries!
  19. panmanthe2nd

    panmanthe2nd Active Member

    I REALLY hope so. There are some I really want!
  20. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That one is wonderful. It has a great Jack Davis feel to it. I especially like how they chose that specific Herry too.

    I really hope it goes to strong concepts with great art and not just flashiest arrangement of basic components of the characters. The entries that were good were REALLY good this time, and the ones that were bad were pretty bad. Still, it's amazing to see a lot of non-Muppet based Sesame designs, the Phillip Glass parody ("Making Geometry Creepy since 1969"), a Mad Painter (which is just a photo manipulation, but it was pretty strong a T-shirt design), and even a recreation of the Pinball Number Count "vortex" (out of all the non-Muppet entries, the best looking).

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