Bow Truss launches Threadless design competition, announces new locations

This weekend was tremendously eventful at our coffeeshop and roaster, Bow Truss. While announcing our second (and third) forthcoming locations, Bow Truss Coffee Roasters has also teamed up with local crowd-sourced t-shirt design company, Threadless to find a new coffee bag design.

From this morning’s RedEye:

The contest will work similarly to Threadless’ T-shirt production process, in which designs are showcased on and site users score the designs and leave comments. 

The winning design will be featured on packaging for the coffee, sold at Bow Truss as well as online, and the winner will also net $2000 cash and some other cool prizes. Watch the contest launch video and read more about contest guidelines and prizes. Entries can be submitted through Dec. 3. 

Tadros also plans to open a second location of Bow Truss at 406 N. Wells St. in River North in about a month. It’s about half the size of the Lakeview original and coffee will not be roasted on site. In addition to fueling downtown commuters with their daily caffeine fix, it will also serve as a hub to support wholesale accounts at downtown restaurants and hotels (Trump Tower, Dana Hotel and Gilt Bar, just to name a few) as well as potentially offer at-home brewing classes to the public.

Though Tadros cannot release the address yet, he is also planning a third location in Old Town that would be larger and “more social” than the downtown location, on track to debut in about five months. 

Check out our contest video on Threadless and help us design the bag for our Threadless Specialty Blend! Contest ends December 3rd—see for details!

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Threadless Signature Blend Design Contest from Doejo Video on Vimeo.