New Threadless Book and Free Vouchers

Threadless is an amazing megastore for design T-shirts. Their community submits designs online which are then voted on, and the best ones are selected to be printed and sold through their store.

The designs are truly amazing. I’ve bought several of their T-shirts through their online store and they’re really great!

They recently released their 10th anniversary book. The book features 300 of the best designs year-by-year, with killer graphics from the likes of Si Scott, Olly Moss, Geoff, McFetridge and many others, as well as interviews with designers and lots of other juicy stuff about Threadless.

We’re partnering with Threadless to offer 10 vouchers worth $30 each which can be used to purchase any Threadless merchandise that you wish for, including their brand new book (which retails for $15 for the paperback version).

Here’s some more information about the book:

Written by co-founder Jake Nickell, he covers the history of the company from its conception in his Chicago bedroom to the successful business it is today.

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..

Download PDF samples of the book by clicking on the image below:

See a video showing the special edition of the book in hardcover:

The book can be purchased via the Threadless store and is also available via Amazon.

To get a chance to win one of the 10 vouchers for any merchandise from Threadless, including their brand new book, simply leave a comment about the book below.

Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be voided. The results will be announced here on WDD and via email to the winners on February 23rd, 2011.

Good luck to everyone!

[UPDATE] Here are the winners:

#107 – Myles Becker
#8 – Alex
#58 – Cory
#48 – David Branco
#145 – Ana Medina
#1 – karmajustfar
#80 – Rizki
#185 – Jesse
#9 – Sonali Agrawal
#179 – Francis

  • karmajustfar

    Oh me oh my this book looks fantastic! I MUST have one I MUST! ✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃✁✂✃

  • Leena

    Love the company. Considering threadless has featured so many designs, and even featured few designers, i would love to see all of the content!

  • Paul

    I love the idea of this book. I really like threadless designs and have amassed a substantial collection of their tees but sometimes a graphic tee just isn’t appropriate wear. I reckon this book will plug the hole created by those occasions.

  • Erik

    It is nice to see that Threadless has become such a well known and loved brand in the last 10 years (dude…10 years..) I think its just because they keep there quality and design at such high level. Every time I take a look I want to buy everything :)

  • Ender

    The Threadless book with the T-Shirt designs is a great idea, you can quickly look through so many good designs!

  • Henri Jeret

    I’ve been looking forward of the change for getting this book :)

  • Liam

    Such an amazing collection for any fan of the bran. The level of design, layout and detail looks awesome too. Best bit will probably be the designer interviews :)

  • Alex

    This book looks awesome :D

  • Sonali Agrawal

    Wow….The minute the video started playing, I started saying to myself – I want this book now! Highly inspirational and motivating, no doubt.

  • Ruben Van Gasse

    Threadless is like an addiction, I own about 40 Threadless shirts, and also a couple of posters. I will probably buy this book also. Just got to love the illustrations!

  • John

    Love threadless, gotta a closet full of sweet shirts. Want! thx & wish me luck ;)

  • Piotr

    The book looks fantastic. Ass all of the threadless stuff.

  • Scott

    This book sounds like it’s a great source for design inspiration!

  • Joris

    Love the t-shirts. My colleague wears a different one every day and they always make me smile.

  • Uzair

    I am a big fan of ThreadLess. Love stumbling upon their cool T-Shirt designs. Have bought from them in past and will continue to do so in the future. Their book is equally awesome, would love to win it in this giveaway ;)

    A Big Fan

  • Ricardo Leon

    I have always been inspired by the Threadless founders, their innovative business model, and of course by all the great designers that form part of the Threadless community. I hope I can win the book and the voucher!!

  • svoess

    wow its looks really great….wonderfull designs…

  • amgee

    Does the book contain shirt designs they’ve had printed? It’ll look quite lovely on my bookshelf ;]

  • Eduardo

    The book looks great. Me wants!

  • Mário Santos

    Wow, nice giveaway!

    About the book is a nice way to promote the best they can do, and also to inspire designers by looking on some great and unique designs made Threadless t-shirts!

    Good Luck!

  • nathan

    Threadless continues to do a great job crowd sourcing art and maintaining it’s own buzz. Beyond that, I rarely hear a negative piece on the company from customers or employees. I envy the culture built around the brand.

  • Krystek

    Looks beasty. Top notch.

  • Jon Hutchinson

    This book looks almost as good as many of the fantastic designs at this site. Sign me up!!!

  • Federica Cau

    WOW great idea to write a book on such a great business!

    Would really love to read this book about Threadless, I love their products and ordered a few in the past!

    Thank you and hope to win one of those vouchers.

  • Alejandro

    Been a customer of threadless since 2007, I love their designs and the quality is top notch

  • buk0wsk1

    Hey, I want a copy of this amazing book. It’s great !!

  • DRomanell

    Love Threadless. Have many of their t-shirts (much to my wife’s chagrin) in my collection. Amazing how such great art can use the shirt as a canvas.

  • Jason Neel

    I love getting the Threadless updates in my RSS reader and think a lot of their stuff is fantastic. Would love to read the book.

  • Graham

    The Threadless book looks really amazing.
    I would love to get my hands on a copy :)

  • kilogram

    threadless went from being just another t-shirt selling site, to mega cool must have brand,
    love them

  • Kristie

    As a Threadless fan for years with too many overflowing drawers of Threadless T-shirts and hoodies…I almost drooled on my work computer watching that video. The book looks gorgeous!

  • Zassimo

    I have nearly 100 Threadless Tees and even tried designing a few! I am absolutely in love with the website and am so proud of them for their 10th year anniversary!

    This book stands as a mark of their unique success and loyal fanbase – well done!

    Massimo from London, UK

  • Matthias

    Wow that’s brilliant!
    I hope to win one of these vouchers. Even I have to pay the shipping fee to Germany ;-)

  • Sebastian

    How i would like to have it! :)

  • tn9design

    Wow, that book is beautiful, it would make an awesome addition to my coffee table.

  • Marko Ranđelović

    The book looks great, it would be difficult to choose whether to use the voucher for the book or some awesome tees… :))

  • Melissa

    I love the Threadless designs. Most of them are fun styles that always draw compliments.

  • efka

    great stuff, I really want to win, so… you know ;)

  • Francesco Ciabatta

    I hope to win :)

  • Sergei Tatarinov

    I ordered this book once in december but my package was lost in transit. :(

  • Richard Tape

    As you would expect from Threadless, the book looks beautiful and I’d absolutely love to get my hands on one of those limited edition ones. Thanks for the opportunity to win a voucher!

  • Matthew Johnson

    Excellent! Looks like an awesome read, I was hoping to pick one up when they came out but missed the opening sale. Hope I’m lucky with this! :D

  • Kyle Ouellette

    Seems like a cool book, would like to get my hands on one!

  • Chris Irwin

    In todays age there are few businesses in the fashion arena that have the capability to do what Threadless has. Jake’s book isn’t just filled with beautiful design, it also details the story of an entrepreneur that was able to not only keep an idea hip, but integrate a seemingly unprofitable passion with the tech era and revolutionize a niche industry. I hope to get a chance to further read this book

  • Josh F

    Currently looking for a good creative design or inspirational graphic book. This one seems to fit the bill.

  • Zughdi Manuel

    WOW. awesome book. Would love to get my hands on it :D

  • Gabriele Enoch

    Simply great, i need it! :D

  • David Branco

    This book is a font of inspiration for me. I follow every times Threadless, because this is one of the best places in the web for my inspiration.

  • susan mielke

    Love Threadless! Just saw the book at Lost Marbles in Ottawa.

    Great design and excellent customer service.

    thanks for the opportunity to win a voucher!

  • Jasonsee

    Been a fan of Threadless for quite a long time. Their business model is unique, highly successful and often copied, but never imitated. A collection of the top designs and their story makes for a great read. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • Adam Bank

    Looks great, inspirational – a great sunday morning, grab a cup of coffee read!

  • Daniel Marklund


    As a designer I need a lot of inspiration, especially for my own company. Tips, interviews and stories always come handy. This would be the ultimate resource for me, in my opinion. It would help me a lot.

    The book looks professional and packed with useful stuff and a must in the bookshelves.

    If I win a voucher, I’ll add my some more money to buy the special edition.

  • Meghan

    I love Threadless and have been voting on designs and buying their shirts for a long while! The book is a cool compilation of some of their unique designs; I really enjoy the interviews delving into the artists’ process(es). I would love to win a voucher!


  • Richard Garcia

    I want this book SO MUCH! :D

  • revek


    Yes, their designs are amazing, funny, and a real joy to look at.
    Yes, I want a voucher to get the book.
    Yes I thank you for that great opportunity, as well as I thank Threadless.


  • Matthew Pendergraff

    What a fantastic idea and great brand extension. Love it!

  • Srdjan

    Great news! I simply love Threadless and their designs. This book will give more insight into this great company! Thanks for sharing ;)

  • Cory

    The exposure Threadless has givin to unknown artist is amazing, I can’t wait to read this book!

  • Dan

    Not only are the contents of this book awesome, but the book layout/design is stellar. The hardcover edition looks totally rad, is it out of print?

  • out00

    looks amazing

  • Ben

    Wow. That looks very cool. Nice special edition design.

  • Tyler

    I love the designs from threadless. This book is gonna be great!

  • Luke

    beautiful presentation!

  • Daniele

    Hardcover version is a bit exprensive… however, nice idea!
    You can have 300 design at just 1 tshirt price :P

  • Fred

    Love it. Very pretty :)

  • Heather

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Threadless. I used to live 3 blocks from their Chicago store. I would go in weekly to check out all the cool designs. Between me and my bf we must have 20 shirts… ;-) I would LOVE this book.

  • Mark

    Looks great. Would love a copy.

  • nick fratter

    I’d love to win that book!! looks amazing!!

  • Gabe Casalett

    Hello! we love Threadless and their shirts!

  • Jacob Gillespie

    Looks like a great read! Hoping to win!

  • TrafficColeman

    I need that book..just send it over…

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  • Luis Acosta

    im a big fan of threadless.. i’ve bought shirts every year for the last 3 years…. would love to add the book to my collection!

  • YB

    Looks very nice, I like those previews.

    The special edition surprised me, I was expecting it would have been the book with some extras such as chapters left out from the normal edition book. But the extras weren’t what I thought they would have been, looks pretty good!

  • Nathan R.

    Undoubtedly a must-read for any designer, or creative individual. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Sasha

    The book looks awesome, totally must get myself a copy of it!!

  • Dontorko

    WOW! Great!!! I really love threadless. Right now there are some tees on the way to my aunt’s house and then she’ll bring them to me in her next fly to my country. :D
    I’d love to buy that book. ^_^
    Good luck to everyone!

  • Patrick Bazinet

    I love Threadless and I make it my goal in life to spread that love onto everyone I know. Threadless forever!

  • Chris

    I need to fill my closet with Threadless shirts!

  • Katie Steed

    Definitely want that, sign me up!

  • Rizki

    I love Threadless, I almost everytime bumped into their designs when I’m stumbling upon the net. It seems like a very nice book with the backstory and stuff that makes me crave more the book.

  • evan

    love it! gorgeous jacket design, packaging, and how cool is it that it comes with a sketchbook?! Totally rad. On my want list.

  • Uncleserb

    The book looks really nice; I also love the packaging… Good luck to all ;)

  • Chris

    What a great looking book!

  • mashi

    I love it! (30-dollar vouchers:–)

  • Harald

    this book is as sexy as threadless-shirts (and most of their wearers) ;-)

  • jeff

    I look forward to seeing more of the designs but the first couple of pages of the sample PDF start to tell a very interesting story of this brilliant company.

  • Daniel

    Well, that looks really interesting! I’d like to have one, too.

  • jen

    nom nom threadless…

  • Anders

    Yes! Please.

  • matthias

    Always thought it looked like a great book.

  • Caton

    Cool stuff. Great idea full of great ideas.

  • Earl

    Book looks awesome!

  • Xklaim


  • Derek

    The book is muy bonito. A must read for any designer. Count my in to win.

  • Francois

    Looking sharp !! Would love to get it.

  • Mike

    I have been a member of Threadless since September 12, 2004 and it sure has come a long way. Nude no more!!!!

  • vern

    threadless has always been a favorite of mine because they don’t do the cookie-cutter BS that so many other sites do. can’t wait to check out the book!!
    \m/ (00) \m/

  • liz

    That book looks awesome. Definitely one for the inspiration shelf.

  • Nadav Soroker

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! I love the designs and want to read the interviews. I think that reading what the designers have to say would be great for an aspiring designer such as myself.

  • Eugene

    The special edition book looks sexy

  • Sam

    wow the book looks epic :D

  • Viesign

    Awsome book and awsome website! love their stuff (and contributing on a regular basis myself)

  • Brauny

    The book looks awesome. Me likey.

  • lpezda

    I’ve never heard about Threadless – what a shame! Need to take closer. Hope to win.

  • Sandra D

    I want it! so nice

  • Bill

    Book looks awesome.

  • Myles Becker

    I’ve been a huge fan of Threadless for many years and some of my favorite shirts were purchased from there. I’m excited about the book, too, as the artwork has always been stellar. Congrats to Threadless for sticking around as long as they have, and may they have many more years ahead of them!

  • kit

    nice design and packaging

  • Dessign

    This is amazing, Threadless book looks great would love to get one, even if I don’t win I will still buy one, good stuff


  • Tolman Bryant

    I think half of my wardrobe is from Threadless… the top half… get it? The top… nevermind. Seriously, I NEED that book. It’ll go perfect right next to my Ames Bros book.

  • Peter

    me wants Threadless! :) cheers!

  • Ben

    10 years…thats more than half my lifetime. I love Threadless to the bones! Havn’t actually been to their site in awhile. Ok. Let’s go shopping!

  • BebopDesigner

    Yaaaay! Can’t get enough of these guys… love it love it. I have nearly 10 of their tees, and I want more. Please count me in!


  • Raul

    Amazing! Beautiful! Impressive! Wow!

  • Aden

    This book excites me!

  • maddy osman

    looks like a sweeeet book

  • Allen

    I just got done reading the Zappos book… really looking forward to getting my hands on this one… it will be interesting to see the differences in corporate culture and fundamental business practices…

  • Bryan Abad

    Man would I love this, the inspiration in there must be like a gizillion days worth of flicking trough it. Inspiration that would never end I would say!
    I want it, please. :)

  • Juna D

    I’m a t-shirt designer and I love Threadless. I really would like to get their book. I visit the site at least twice a week for inspiration. I’ve even submitted a view designs. I still have a bunch of shirts that I want Threadless. Winning your prize would be amazing.

  • Neil

    I’m up to 15 Threadless T’s in my wardrobe now but some of them are starting to get a bit well-worn so I could definitely use some more… Then again that book looks T-lightful too. I suppose I can make the decision if I win a voucher. Ohhh pick me, pick me!


  • Joon

    Love the book! sign me up!!!

  • Alexandru Pitea

    Awesome book! Real great artwork!

  • Sharon Wall

    The book looks beautiful!

  • Elaine


  • Nik

    Awesome Book! So much inspiration in there!

  • Nick

    WOW! Threadless is such an inspiring company for me and their book is a must have for anyone!

  • Jason

    Such a great company, inspiring group of guys! Keep up the great work Threadless!!!

  • Isaac

    I want that book so much. the threadless dessigns are funny and original, I cant wait to read the book

  • Lee Gustin

    I’ve wanted to get my paws on this book since it came out, it looks like a great source of inspiration and awesomeness :)

  • jose

    oh i definitely want ont

  • Cricketfoot

    Threadless rocks. As a matter of fact I have a shirt on the way right now!

  • Guillermo

    I’ve heard about threadless for a long time now, nice to see such awesome work clothing the slackers of America lol. Not to mention clothing all of us casual work environment people such as myself. Congrats!

  • Nate Hoernig

    I’ve ordered from Threadless a few times and think they’re shirts are great. Such an awesome way to support the creative community and allow artists an outlet to express themselves.

  • Andrew G

    Really Cool. Love this website and would love the book. Hope I Win!

  • Dwayne

    I would sell my first born son just to get this book. I can only imagine the large amount of awesome designs the Threadless book has. Would be good inspiration for that clothing line I’ve always wanted to start too.

  • Merddin Design

    This book looks awesome, with it I can fuel my love of both t-shirts and amazing books!

  • Pam

    I guess I’ve had my head in the sand! Didn’t know about this company until I saw the post. Very inspiring design and great story of business success.

  • Ari Arsyadi

    Threadless is the best in the industry and the book will absolutely be an inspiring one. This will add to my book collection so I can always gain positive insight from the book.

  • Ollie

    I LOVE THREADLESS! Book added to my wishlist!


    The book lokos amazing :)

  • Charles

    That’s fantastic. I just finished a retrospective book for a theatre company I work for, and there’s something very satisfying about having a history of something you’ve been part of in book form.

  • Fish Face

    I love to see Threadless doing this. I’ll cant wait to get this book!

  • Nicole

    Threadless is pretty much an epic win in every way shape and form, I can’t wait to see the book.

  • Cindy

    This book looks awesome! How inspiring to include a sketchbook! In such a nice pretty case.. awesome.

  • Ana Medina

    Been a fan of Threadless for a while, they have amazing shirts, and pretty good opportunities to get good-looking designs printed.
    The book looks so sexy, just filled with more sexi-ness.
    Defiantly a must have (:

  • Mrqwest

    That’s a pretty special book right there, one I’d love to see on my bookshelf!

  • Ilan

    Got to get me one of these books!
    Threadless is one of the most inspiring fashion out there.

  • Andrea

    me me me please!

  • Mikette

    The book looks amazing ! I looooove threadless t-shirts !

  • matetoth90

    The cover art is awesome :D

  • leonart

    I love threadless!

  • Kathie

    Hoping to learn more about threadless inspiring history :D

  • matthias

    looks really nice, hoping to win this :D

  • Johnny Boy


  • Denis Samoilov

    I’d love to have one of those.

  • Joel

    I like free stuff :P

  • April

    Fabulous! Sign me up!

  • Amanda

    We bought all threadless artwork to decorate the walls of our new office…everybody loves them.

  • Elmir

    This is great…
    The Threadless t-shirts are the top…
    would really like to get the book because from what I can see…it really shows the history and development of designs as well as Threadless brand…
    Really hope to get it…

  • Gregg

    I’ve had many friends whose goal is to be on SNL, or travel the world. My goal is to have a t-shirt printed by Threadless one day.

    One day…

  • DataMouse

    Yes! Comment #148 – that’s my lucky number!
    I’m guaranteed to win now ;-)

  • Coty

    I’ve always been a threadless fan. The designs they have are some of the more unique around. I’m glad that they took the step to publishing their designs. Certainly a great addition to any designers bookcase or coffee table.

  • McX

    I can’t wait to see the book. Props on the great work.

  • Travis Danks

    Threadless really produces some amazing stuff. They are always on top of the newest and latest – stretching our imaginations. – Love it, and I want to get the book.

  • imajog

    would love a copy, haven been ordering from threadless since 05-06

  • Robinj

    Great design – the book itself and the contents I’m sure. Threadless is not just a business but a cultural phenomenon!

  • Heather

    The book has such a fabulous design. I can’t wait to check it out.

  • scott

    dig threadless, dig the book!

  • Christian Tom

    Threadless is so fantastic!

  • Derek

    It’s a book! With pages! And smells!

  • Jeff G

    Threadless is the best t-shirt shop on the web.

    I’ve looked at 3-4 other shirt shops, and NO ONE COMPETES with THREADLESS! Their designs are awesome! I bought one of their shirts, aptly named “Electronic Jellyfish”, which had Mac OS cables bundled together like a jellyfish. It’s awesome!

    If I win, I already know the shirt I’ll buy! Their “Bull” shirt! It’s awesome!

  • Chris

    I’d love to grab a copy of the book to add to my collection.

  • Paulina

    The book looks gorgeous! I love the designs they have at Threadless.

  • Emichan

    Can you ever have enough Threadless? I love it! I can’t wait to get the book!

  • the.janitor

    I’ve been wanting to win one of these contests for quite sometime now. this looks like a pretty good thing to get. (:

  • Alex Getty

    Love their shirts, would love a book too!

  • Joe

    I’ve worked with the Threadless peeps on an AIGA event and they are awesome! The book is fantastic as well!

  • André

    Love it or leave it, but I NEED IT.

    It absolutely amazin.

  • Francis

    Now listen: I’m not that big of a T-shirt design/designing fan but that book is a badass! Even if I’m more into web design, I’ll definitely pick that book for inspiration. Great design, awesome layout, and I must say interesting use of typography. Thanks for the heads up and count me in! :)

  • James

    Been a great lover of these guys for a while now, and great to see them doing well. This book looks great, would love a copy.

  • Miguel

    I love Threadless designs. While the concept itself is genius and innovative, I love how they pick the most amazing designs for their clothes.

  • Shaun Walker

    This book seems quite amazing, would love to get my hands on it :)

  • Ian


  • Sarath

    Hope i win… :) thanks wdd

  • Jesse

    I love threadless – nothing better than a business that builds itself both on the principles of democracy AND survival of the fittest. Oh – and they make amazing t-shirts. Just sayin’.

  • Kris Efe

    Threadless is spreading awesomeness around the world! Is my favorite tee shop ever!

  • Matt H.

    The book looks like an awesome chance to get an “inside” look at the world that is Threadless and see just exactly how such a cool company works and operates!

  • Shiri

    I have no more room in my closet but new t-shirts are always welcomed!

  • Baturalp

    Threadless’ 10th year anniversary book is pure inspiration. It’s already in my wishlist.

  • Shelly Harrison

    Wonderful designs! Would truly love to have this book!

  • Agus

    Want!!! :)

  • Jade

    That flame skull is amazing I must have it!

  • Tony

    Can’t say enough about how much I love Threadless both as a business and a t-shirt maker.

  • Kim

    I can’t keep up with these graphic design books that are printed daily. My private library is spilling out into the hallway of my apartment building. Threadless is worth the space is occupies.

  • Andreja

    Threadless condensed. Yummy. Feed me.

  • Lital

    I love books and I love t-shirts, so this is perfect! :)

  • Deanna

    I’ve always loved Threadless… the whole idea of it, the art, everything. I love the opportunity they give their members, and the joy they give their customers (including me!).

    I only own two shirts from their site, but my wish-list is ginormous. I love just looking through the designs, giggling to myself… :)

  • Iriefy

    threadless is awesome
    i like the style of the drawings
    i also do own drawing
    bout not soooo good like
    the people from threadless

    i have never heard before that
    they got an book

    i think i will buy one.. *vouchers-wanna-have* :)

  • b

    Great idea , love to have one !

  • Linda Page

    that looks über delicious – love to get my hands on one.

  • Jack

    This looks amazing. Want the book so bad. Ships to EU?

  • Zeak

    Gorgeous! I’d love to have one! Gimme-gimme! :D

  • Bruno Borella

    Cool! :D

  • Mybro

    Inspiring stuff? Want!

  • Brian Pate

    Looks like a cool book!

  • Adrian

    wow – this might be a great inspiration!!

  • Taavi Lõoke

    Exactly my sort of T-shirts, amazing designs!

  • Dan Poynor

    Book looks great! I’d love to have one for inspiration.

  • Katherine

    I’m a great fan of Threadless tees, as evidenced by my visa statement! The book would be the perfect addition to my collection :)