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Design By Humans’s DTG Quality showcase explains the DTG printing process and also shows off some great pics, both of production and of the finished tees. If you’ve ever wondered how accurately DTG can capture vibrant colors, this post ought to set your mind at ease.
As an aside, DBH’s DTG is the best I’ve seen done by any company- really nice soft, large prints.
It’s been a good year for t-shirt design contests, although it ends on a somewhat down note- now that Design By Humans has announced the end of their Shirt of the Day contest in favor of giving DBH Collective tees more emphasis, that’s one less major site for designers to have a chance to earn substantial prizes. Still, there have been some great pieces printed at all the contest sites this year, both large and small! Here’s a look back at a few of my favorites:
The Eighth Wonder by Jeremy Martinez (mockart)
“…the art [feels] like a forgotten advertisement from an alternate universe.”
- Threadless: New this week, January 23rd, 2013
Motocross Accident by Ben Chen (ben chen)
“It feels like a fresh summer day, blue skies, good food and even a laugh.”
- Threadless: New this week, February 6th, 2013
Owl DJ by Exclusive-Ape
“It’s quirky, fun, and beautiful, in the same way so much good music is.”
- Design By Humans: New this week, March 17th, 2013
In the End the Sun Rises by Budi Satria Kwan (radiomode)
“It feels so poetic to me, showing both the cool depth of water and the peaks of a mountain, close to the sun, in the same moment.”
- Threadless: New this week, April 10th, 2013
Gravity is a Lie by Randyotter (randyotter3000)
“You know nothing, Science, you’ve been tricked by an apple!”
- Threadless: New this week, May 17th, 2013
If I Had a Boat by MrWayne
“You can almost feel the rows of waves gently sliding back and forth as the little painter does his work.”
- La Fraise’s If I Had a Boat, June 1st, 2013
Odeio Listras by luciano
“…one of the coolest twists I’ve seen on the striped shirt…”
- Camiseteria’s Odeio Listras, July 6th, 2013
Let’s Go On An Adventure by Philip Tseng (pilihp)
“…a really appealing design that captures what’s great about RPGs, both in the elements shown (pencils and die) and in the spirit of adventure and imagination it conveys. ”
- Threadless: New this week, August 14th, 2013
Hunter Deer by Eyesore427
“Facial expressions really nail the humor…”
- Design By Humans: New this week, September 1st, 2013
A Little Less Conversation by zehh
“It’s a weird and wonderful combination, with Elvis and ET forming an unlikely pair as they dance their way through an alien invasion.”
- Camisteria’s A Little Less Conversation, October 7th, 2013
A FARCE by Oliver Wiegner (ICE CREAM FOR FREE)
“…a fun visual experience no matter what distance the art is viewed at.”
- Threadless: New this week, November 29th, 2013
The Melting by Joe Van Wetering (speedyjvw)
“The oozing and ebbing of the stripes feel alternately like the storm systems of Jupiter, like crazy rock formations in an alien Grand Canyon, or even like a super close up of the world’s largest and most colorful sandwich.”
- Threadless: New this week, December 11th, 2013
It looks like DBH’s break from announcing contest winners continued this week, perhaps a break for the holidays. So since there aren’t new winning designs to review, I’ll again be highlighting three cool DBH Collective shops:
Fourscore creates dark and surreal designs!
WinterArtwork‘s shop is home to a cast of creatively drawn characters, many from pop culture.
Huebucket specializes in detailed animal art, which often takes a turn for the surreal and unexpected.
This week Design By Humans highlighted a few collective designs instead of printing new contest winners, so in lieu of reviewing specific tees I’d like to put the spotlight on three great DBH Collective shops:
BeastPop‘s bright colors and explosive comic book style make his designs definite crowd-pleasers!
There’s always something cute and creepy lurking in the artwork of Deaddreamer.
Rcaldwell‘s art is packed with detail and precision!
Instead of new contest-winning shirts, Design By Humans has been rolling out deals recently. Currently their coupon code NAUGHTYORNICE will get you some nice discounts.
But, since there aren’t any new tees to review, I thought it might be fun to highlight the three DBH Collective stores I’m enjoying the most at the moment instead. Without further ado and in no particular order, here they are:
Stinger specializes in bright, cute and often disturbing cartoons. Don’t miss his Disney character parodies!
Againstbound‘s drawings are organic, with a smart, geometric sensibility.
Aliadotony‘s art uses bright colors and strong shapes definitely stand out, and to me they evoke the same kind of feeling as a great retro poster design.