Currently, “Within” by FalcaoLucas is the highest scoring submission in our Architecture design challenge! Here’s a cool GIF that FalcaoLucas put together for this design:

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, and there are still 9 days left to submit to this challenge. Artists, put on your construction hats and show us your Rome!

From Air Jordans to the cheongsam, an upcoming MoMA design exhibition asks Is Fashion Modern? Curators Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher share their thoughts on the project on our blog

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One of the highest scoring designs in our Horror design challenge, the ominous and spooky “House of Death” by R. Gegen Noviara definitely gives us the heebie-jeebies!

Artists, tomorrow is the deadline to submit your horror-filled designs to this challenge! Your sinister submission could land you $2,000 cash, a $500 Threadless gift code, and a McFarlane Toys Movie Maniacs Action Figures prize pack!

Submit… if you dare!


Sokenin, subtemple of Daitokuji, Kyoto by Christian Kaden
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Inspired by the Fleet Foxes song of the same name, “English House” by Stefan Grosse Halbuer is currently up for scoring in our $20K design challenge!

With this challenge $20K, we’re introducing a brand new feature called funding, which adds an entirely new element to the competition. To determine the $20k grand prize winner, we’ll be choosing from the top scored AND funded designs!

Find out more about funding!

Constructed by husband and wife duo Tânia Falcão and Avelar Lucas, check out “Within”, our Architecture design challenge winner!

“We’re married with two little kids so our ritual to get into the ‘creative zone’ is dropping them with the grandparents once a week and then heading to the local pub to have a drink, relax, and discuss new ideas. Most of our ideas come from these moments.”

Strap on your hardhats and take a tour over to Tânia and Avelar’s artist interview!

There’s a lady who knows that “Stairway to Heaven” by Mathias Doblhammer is currently up for scoring in our Architecture design challenge! Here’s what Mathias had to say about his design:

“Nested cityscapes with a hint of retro-futurism. A positive view on urban structures, the stairls lifting you up towards unknown skies.”

Artists, there are still 5 days left to submit to this challenge for a chance at $2,000, a $500 Threadless gift code, and a $300 LEGO gift certificate!

Get buildin’!

ALIEN HOME” by Femmy Priscillya Antolinez

Thanks to Femmy Priscillya Antolinez, we have intercepted the blueprints of an extraterrestrial race’s invasion craft. Femmy, we salute you for your diligent work in keeping our planet safe!

Celebrate another thwarted invasion attempted in one of these new tees!

From Paris to Africa” by Noor Azman is currently the highest scoring submission in our Architecture 2 design challenge with the Chicago Architectural Biennial! Here’s what Noor had to say about this design:

“Inspired from the cultural icon of France and one of the most recognized architecture in the world. The idea is to bring this lovely monument to the animal kingdom, Africa.”

Artists, tomorrow is the deadline to submit to this challenge for a chance at over $1,500 in prizes (including a trip to Chicago for the Chicago Architectural Biennial)!

Challenging our concept of perspective, “Pisa” by ikartovitch is currently the highest scoring submission in our Architecture 2 design challenge! Here’s a question posed by the artist to ponder:

“Who’s leaning?”

Artists, if you’re leaning towards submitting to this challenge for a chance at $1K cash and a trip to Chicago for the Chicago Architecture Biennial exhibition, you still have 8 days left to submit!

If you travel far enough down the yellow brick road, you might just discover “OZ FIRE DEPARTMENT” by NARNIAZ! We asked this Singapore-based artist what his medium of choice was, and here’s what he had to say:

“My favourite medium is Photoshop because it’s easy to use, can create wonders and it’s effective. I’m loving it!”

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Let’s all take a second to congratulate Fernando Degrossi. Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Fernando is the winning designer from our Patterns design challenge! Though there were so many great submissions in this challenge, Fernando’s cityscape pattern, “Top View”, rose to tower above the rest. Below, check out our interview with Fernando to learn a little more about this incredible artist!

Congrats on your winning design! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Thanks! My name is Fernando Degrossi, I am a graphic designer and I live in São Paulo, Brazil. I have a design agency specializing in branding, and I use my free time to draw.

How did the concept of patterns lead you to create a design based on a cityscape?

I live in São Paulo, the largest city in Latin America. When we climb on top of tall buildings, it is possible to see the immensity of the buildings that exist in the city. The inability to identify where the city begins and where the it ends reminds me of a giant pattern. I couldn’t create an abstract pattern or beautiful art. I like to create things that have a concept, something recognizable in the real world.


Is this design based off any city in particular?

Yes, I was inspired by São Paulo, Brazil, the largest city in Latin America. But the pattern is a tribute to all the great cities of the world.

Your design seems to capture the intricacy and precision represented in and necessary for city development. How did you work to recreate this?

I believe the pattern is more interesting when there are no spaces between the drawings. For the final result to look good, the entire drawing needed to be connected.

You refer to the city depicted in this design as a “gray stone jungle.” What real life “gray stone jungle” do you find most intriguing, and why?

Sometimes I ask myself if I would live somewhere else, and my answer is no. Living in a “gray stone jungle” is often dangerous and chaotic, but it has charm. When I visit places like quiet towns, farms, or beaches, I like those a lot too, but I cannot spend much time. I’m used to the kind of life of living in a big city.

What kinds of steps did you go through to arrive at the finished product? (If you have any WIP images to include to illustrate the process, that would be great!)

Here is my WIP:


Do you have any background on textile design, or an avid interest in pattern development that helped inspire this design?

Yes, look at the top view of my city!


What type of advice would you give to other artists when designing with a repeat?

The designers should make lines or drawings that connect with each other so that the final result appears to have no end.

In your opinion, what should every great city include?

Big cities need to have everything; it’s the great advantage of living in one. However, cities cannot only have buildings, they also need to have open spaces such as parks, rivers, and many tree-lined streets.

Any final shout-outs?

That’s it! And, I hope I have the opportunity to work more often with patterns.

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