Threadless: Ten Years of T-shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community Paperback – 10 Oct 2010
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Threadless co-founder Jake Nickell'sThreadless: Ten Years of T-shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community is just what you'd want in a history of one of the Internet's most consistently interesting and creative commercial endeavors. Threadless has an astonishing story to tell -- a story about business and community co-existing and even thriving, a story about naive entrepreneurs who were able to iterate quickly using the power of the Internet to get it right, a story about art and fun and creativity. The Threadless book is a treat -- more informative than an artbook, less boring than a Harvard Business Review case-study, a sweet-spot between commercialism and passion, like the site itself --Cory Doctorow
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Threadless is a T-shirt company like no other. Founded almost a decade ago, it has become one of the internet's most vibrant and creative on-line communities with more than 1 million registered members. Since 2000, users have submitted more than 225,000 designs, and more than 4 million T-shirts have been printed and sold.
Threadless has helped the once humble T-shirt become one of the most expressive and democratic mediums of contemporary art and design.
As well as the very best of Threadless designs, Nude No More features contributions from leading commentators and image-makers, and recounts the story of how Threadless has been at the forefront of a cultural and business revolution.
* Features ofer 400 very cool, inventive and entertaining designs.
* Think pieces from leading writers and designers, including editors of Wired, bestselling business author Seth Godin and John Maeda.
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Overall I am extremely impressed and would say if you are going to own one book about t-shirts this should certainly be it (if two it should be this and the Maki book!)
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It's really interesting to read about the stuff that happens behind the scenes, the highs and lows of starting a company, the reaction of the community, and basically just building something big from small through trial and error. You also get to see how T-shirt printing from Threadless has evolved over the years with new technology in printing. If you're interested in entrepreneurial stories, this book is for you.
On Threadless, the community votes on the T-shirt designs they like. In this book, the selection features not just the highly rated ones, but also the badly rates ones as well, some of which are included because they are highly controversial.
Most of the designs are pretty cool, and you get to see a wide spectrum of work and quality. Through the ratings, you can see that the highly rated ones have great concept and makes use of the T-shirt medium really well. I saw one titled Three Keyboard Cat Moon created as a spoof to the Three Wolf Moon T-shirt on Amazon. Some inclusion left me scratching my head though.
The story of Threadless is inspiring. Highly recommended for designers and the entrepreneurial types.
If you are a fan of Threadless and their awesome world of visual yum, you will love this book. Beautifully designed, with lots of interesting background info and designer interviews.
Threadless reading = bored no more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this for my sister who wants to work in T-Shirt design. They have some great ideas in here, many of which you can purchase on their website.Published 1 month ago by Hazel
Got this as a Christmas gift for a t-shirt designing relative. Went down really well - full of high quality pictures and lots of interesting copy.Published on 15 Jun. 2013 by Ivy
Book was purchased for my daughter who has just started printing t-shirts, bags etc.
She finds the book very helpful.
If you are intrested in this sort of thing it is a great big inspirational book.
You should check it out and purchase for some great screen printing ideas!
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