Spoonflower presentsDark Academia Design Challenge

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Back to school has never felt so sophisticated! Explore the trending aesthetic surrounding literature and education but with a gothic twist.


Think of old candlelit libraries with high shelves and deep corridors, classrooms cluttered with research papers, specimens and other findings, or a writers workspace with waxed-sealed envelopes full of romantic poetry. Moody color palettes will be your friend in this challenge, so don’t afraid to go a little dark.
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  • Designs will be viewed as a Fat Quarter of Fabric on the voting ballot. Acceptable repeat options for this challenge are Basic, Half-Drop, Half-Brick, Mirror, Center.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • The popular vote determines the top 60 winning designs. Voters include Spoonflower artists and customers as well as the public.
  • The top 60 designs receive prizes or benefits. View the full prize list below.
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