Threadless: Ten Years of T-shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 2010 - Design - 224 pages
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Threadless.com is the phenomenally successful T-shirt company with more than 4 million tees sold since it began in 2000. It pioneered the online business model of crowd-sourced or community-driven design, in which people submit designs that are voted on by the site’s 1 million users and printed. Over the past 10 years, the company has amassed a vast archive of very cool, very hip, and often very entertaining designs, and Threadless is a spectacular showcase of 400 of the very best T-shirts created by the community—a barometer of art and design over the past decade.

 

Much more than a book of extraordinary graphics, Threadless tells the extremely interesting story that inspired Inc. magazine to hail Threadless.com as “the most innovative small company in America.” There are also profiles of individual designers and “think pieces” from influential admirers, including design guru John Maeda, Jeff Howe of Wired, and bestselling business/marketing writer Seth Godin.

Praise for Threadless:

"If you page through this book, you'll see example after example of love, art, and joy." 
-Seth Godin, author of twelve international bestsellers

 "With its message of passion, creativity and fearlessness, the Threadless book is more than just a visually stimulating flip-through. Its 224 pages of design, artwork, and creativity make for an inspirational read for any entrepreneurial start-up." 
-Coolhunting.com 

"Page after page of awesome designs." 
-Wired.com 

"The Threadless book is a treat-more informative than an art book, less boring than a Harvard Business Review case-study, a sweet-spot between commercialism and passion, like the site itself."
 -Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net

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User Review  - amyolivia - LibraryThing

This book kept catching my eye on the library shelf each time I walked by. I finally had to check it out, and I'm glad I did! It has broad appeal, and it's made up of several different parts: pictures ... Read full review

Review: Threadless: Ten Years of T-shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community

User Review  - James Targett - Goodreads

I enjoyed this. Not sure it told me anything I didn't already know, but it did have me regularly going online to look at what Threadless are up to know. As well as tempting me to spend my cash on T ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jake Nickell is cofounder of Threadless.com and lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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