The kind folks of Harris and Wilson have recently sent me a review copy of the Threadless Book celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary. If you love t-shirt graphics you’ve probably heard of Threadless already. Just in case though here’s a short bio: Threadless is a community-driven t-shirt store where people can submit and vote for the next designs to be printed. With more than a million members it’s certainly the largest of its kind.
What’s the book about?
Threadless came to life 10 years ago out of a simple idea by its founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart, better known as “the Jakes”. In order to celebrate this incredible milestone they released this book featuring 400 inspiring t-shirt graphics as well as telling the story behind the “accidental business”. It’s great to see the designs in chronological order as it shows the evolution of the designs (and the community).
Furthermore the book also includes interviews with Threadless’ most famous artists. It’s always nice to get some insights into a designer’s journey and experiences.
A-Side Studio have done a great job with the design and layout of the book and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in design as well as internet businesses. I’ve read it cover to cover as soon as I got it, but will sure go back to it many times to get inspiration.
There’s also gonna be a special edition hardcover with sketchbook coming out soon. You can watch a video of it here.