Archive | design by humans

15 February 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Minimalism in Shirt Design: 15 Great Examples

Historically speaking, many of the most classic t-shirt designs have kept things simple, choosing to impress with clean lines and bold shapes rather than massive detail. Here are 15 great designs that use minimalism to impress and tell a story:

design by humans arial acrobat

threadless strum

teefury 51 timey wimey years

design by humans on the open road

threadless huggers

design by humans almighty ocean

redbubble cracked peanut

design by humans summer smile

the yetee skull pad

threadless galaxy tunes

design by humans be peace

teefury vii

design by humans paperclip

threadless the pianist

design by humans driving into the sunset

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20 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Doodle Art in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

Doodle art isn’t just for napkins and the margins of your notebook paper- it’s also an illustration style that can create quirky, fun and eye-catching shirt designs! Here are 15 examples of doodle art done really well:

design by humans where is my mind

design by humans travel time

design by humans electric kool aid rejects

teepublic d for doodle

design by humans hand

threadless don't be afraid of white space

design by humans retro people

teepublic the doodler

design by humans forgot to study

design by humans ornate black bear

threadless whaline

design by humans made of many things

design by humans poke doodle grass

design by humans dial up totem 1

design by humans always

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25 May 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Silhouette-Contained Art in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

One way to make artwork eye-catching and exciting is to contain the action in a recognizable silhouette. Here are 15 great examples of this technique:

design by humans impending doom

teepublic thunder cat

design by humans enjoy the ride

threadless two side

teepublic the traveller

design by humans tonari no totoro

teepublic hallowed ground

threadless flying far far away

design by humans horror skull

teepublic final thought

design by humans skylark

teepublic sherlock holmes

design by humans skull story

teepublic the pride

threadless night dragonslayer

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29 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’ Brave Dee

design by humans brave dee

Brave Dee by cadzart is my favorite of Design By Humans’s Skelanimals winners. The great thing about this piece is the way it creates a whole world for the characters, matching the skeletal look of the animals by calling attention to the branches on trees. It’s the kind of art that leaves you wondering what could be coming around the next corner. Plus, smart use of the black, white, red and grey color palette keeps the eye moving well across the scene, following each ebb and curve of the landscape. It also occurs to me that the shape of the art is very similar to that of a tombstone, so if that’s intentional it makes for a nice, clever detail that expands the theme.

See all of the Skelanimals winners at Design By Humans.

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11 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s Skelanimals contest

design by humans skelanimals

Design By Humans is teaming up with Skelanimals, a group of cartoon skeletal creatures, for a new t-shirt design contest. Designs in this contest should include at least one of the listed Skelanimal characters (but not include any that aren’t listed). The color palette is red, black, white and grey.

Enter before February 27th, 2015 for your chance to win. First place will earn $500, second place gets $350 and third place will receive $250. Some non-winning designs may be selected to be included in a Skelanimals store.

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31 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

DesignByHumans Collective: February Design Challenge

dbh collective h.p. lovecraft

Are you a member of the DBH Collective? (If not, sign up to start selling your art on DesignByHumans.)

But if you are a member, check out the blog post about DBH’s February Design Challenge: HP Lovecraft (post only visible to Collective members). During the month of February, they’re asking artists to email them the Lovecraft and Cthulhu themed artwork in their DBH catalogs for possible inclusion in a future curated collection. Check the post for full details!

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06 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

DBH’s Make Your Own Photoshop Brushes Guide

design by humans make your own photoshop brushes

Have you ever wanted to make your own Photoshop brushes? Design By Humans has a great guide showing how to do exactly that. What’s especially neat is that they have details and screenshots for two methods, both for making a traditional textured Photoshop brush and for making a brush you can use with your drawing tablet.

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