Sometimes you just want to stay in and bake bread in your kitchen. Or tend to your garden. Or bury your phone in the middle of a wheat field to prevent you from doomscrolling. In other words, escape the stressors of the modern world and return to a simpler way of living. One that’s peaceful and more harmonious with nature. That’s the spirit of cottagecore.
For your next Design Challenge, we want you to embrace the cottagecore aesthetic with a new design that evokes easy living in the countryside. What comes to mind when you think of the pastoral lifestyle? Maybe it’s an intricate floral pattern you’d see on a long, layered frock. Or maybe it’s a landscape scene that reminds you of a vision quest you embarked on out in the woods. You could also focus your design on a specific activity, such as foraging mushrooms, befriending a bullfrog, or gleefully chasing a butterfly. Consider taking these ideas and incorporating them into your work. Since cottagecore is very much a play on nostalgia, you could also think about making your design look vintage with rustic details such as muted colors and distressing.
Enter before July 30th, 2021 for your chance to win. One 1st Place winner will earn $1250 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 2nd Place winner will receive $500 cash and a $250 Threadless gift code. One 3rd Place winner gets $250 cash and a $250 Threadlless gift code. All designers printed will earn up to $7 per item sold (learn more about Threadless artist payments).