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Home > general rambling > My popsicles and I could use your help…

My popsicles and I could use your help…

April 7th, 2010

After some encouragement from people over the year to try submitting designs to Threadless, I finally took the plunge and submitted my first-ever entry to a contest on the site. My design just got the go-ahead this morning to be scored:

And here’s where I ask very humbly for your help…

I have one week to collect feedback (hopefully positive :), and this informs the judges of this contest. You need to have an account on Threadless to enter scores (0-5, low to high) and to comment on the entries. Apparently, checking off “I’d buy it…” also helps a design (and there’s no obligation to buy anything if you do check it off!).

So if you’re game and have the time, I would sure appreciate if you scored/commented on my entry, and perhaps even deemed it purchase-worthy.

The contest I entered is called Threadless loves Havaianas — and the challenge was to come up with a summer-inspired design for both t-shirt and flip flops. I went with simple but fun, and nostalgic too… I’m a sucker for frozen treats, even if I wasn’t always coordinated at breaking them the right way.

As for the technical stuff, I created the artwork in Adobe Illustrator — I used the shapes and pen tools for most of it, then used my Wacom Cintiq to draw a more organic and poutier mouth.

Thanks for anyone who takes the time to help out!

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  1. April 8th, 2010 at 06:58 | #1

    Love it! I gave you a 5! :D

  2. April 8th, 2010 at 13:14 | #2

    I love your designs! I would totally wear that shirt. (And the shoes!) So cute!

  3. April 8th, 2010 at 15:12 | #3

    Em, you rock on witcha bad self!! I voted and clicked and commented! Good luck, chica!

  4. April 8th, 2010 at 16:24 | #4

    That’s so clever. Love it!

  5. April 8th, 2010 at 23:42 | #5

    Hi Emily!

    It’s Hilary from Toronto! We met several years ago on the ultimate field – I designed the Lotus and Capitals logos. It’s funny how we meet again on the Threadless field;)

    Anyways, I’d like to share my top 16 Havaianas picks from the talented folk at Threadless. Plus of course, invite you to help finalize this list!


    I’m rooting for your design!


  6. Connie aka Tiny Fig
    April 9th, 2010 at 10:49 | #6

    voted :D

  7. April 11th, 2010 at 21:08 | #7

    Aw shucks, guys… thanks so much for helping out!

  8. Anjali
    April 12th, 2010 at 14:25 | #8

    Oh gosh, I can totally relate to that cute, bummed out popsicle. Ha, ha, I feel like she’s my friend. I STILL haven’t mastered the art of breaking le frozen treat. And my pets love me for it even if all that sugary goodness is scooped off the floor before they can get to it.

    Voted 5 all the way. Well done.

  9. April 13th, 2010 at 18:43 | #9

    oh that’s so fabulous, m! i LOVE that design!

    that is a tshirt i think BOTH rikrak boys would ADORE!

    off to help ya out!
    go you!

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