The Gallery: New Artwork from Threadless

Since 2000, Chicago-based Internet company Threadless has been surviving and thriving off community-based T-shirt designs. Now they're getting into the business of art with a new series of three prints to be released each Monday. All three of their debut prints (released this week) were adapted from T-shirt designs and screen-printed by local shops including the Post Family, Screwball Press, and Sonnenzimmer...

Top: Infinity by Ross Zietz, Edition of 250, Printed by the Post Family, $35
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Tree Town by Jérémie Royer, Edition of 250, Printed by Screwball Press, $35
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Permafrost Pollution by Viktor Hachmang, Edition of 250, Printed by Sonnenzimmer, $35

Besides editioned prints, their Lincoln Park retail location is selling original "mashups" of T-shirt designs painted by Joe Suta:

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We think Threadless' online community-focused approach to apparel design - and now artwork - offers an interesting alternative to traditional modes of art-making.

• For more information on Threadless prints, click here.
• The store also has an upstairs gallery with exhibitions, events, and classes.
• For more information on original Joe Suta paintings available through the brick-and-mortar store, click here.

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