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04 July 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s Backpack design contest

Design By Humans is getting ready for fall and back to school season early with their new Backpack design competition. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Put your design skills to the test with this unique new product type. Every part of these classic bags can be your canvas – from the external zippered pocket to the sides and back of the main compartment. Even the straps can be part of your creation!

Enter before July 18th, 2017 for your chance to win. Voting ends on July 24th, with winners announced on July 25th. The first place winner earns $750, while second places receives $500 and third place gets $350. Additionally, 15 runners-up will be printed. All winners maintain the rights to their artwork and will receive royalties for each product purchased.

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06 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s Clash of Clans contest

Design By Humans has teamed up with Clash of Clans for a new design contest to create t-shirts about the popular mobile game. Here’s what they’re seeking…

We’re looking for t-shirt designs that incorporate what you love most about the Clash of Clans universe: a specific troop, your favorite commercial, or pretty much anything that inspires you and your Clanmates. No idea is too Giant, no design too moustachey – take aim and send us your one-of-a-kind Clash of Clans t-shirt design to win!

Enter before June 29th, 2017 for your chance to win. Voting takes place from June 30th to July 14th, with winners revealed on July 21st. 1st place wins $3500, 2nd place receives $3000, and 3rd place gets $2500. Additionally, all winners will earn a t-shirt of their design, a gold variant P.E.K.K.A. statue with the box singed by the Clash of Clans team, and their design on

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09 May 2017 ~ 0 Comments

DesignByHumans: All Over Contest winners

Design By Humans have announced the winners of their big All Over design contest, and the results are pretty spectacular! A total of 18 designs printed, with subject matter spanning from the abstract to food, the outdoors, and even outer space. Some shirts boast buckets of brilliant color, while others feature tamed-down palettes for a more sophisticated look.

Taking the top spot was Falldown by Eyesore427. This was my favorite of the entries, so I was glad to see that DBH awarded it First Place. There’s just so much that this design gets right. For starters, I love the way it decks the shoulders in that inky star field, creating bold contrast with the pale tones of the shirt below. The way the blackness oozes in (or out?) of the astronaut’s helmet make it feel strange and diseased, like space itself has infected him and turned his normal existence suddenly alien. The pose of the spaceman communicates both weightlessness and the sheer power of the black shape in his twisted posture, even giving the piece some depth because of the angle he’s contorted into. I also like the attention to detail of featuring the astronaut on just the front, leaving the back to contain only drips. A lot of all over print shirts make the mistake of making both sides identical even when it doesn’t make sense, and I think there’s a level of quality gained by not doing that here.

You can see all of the All Over design contest winners at Design By Humans.

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09 April 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Design By Humans’s All Over design contest

Design By Humans is back after a long break with a brand new design contest! The theme is All Over, so they’re looking for cool new art to add to the site’s already impressive collection of massive prints. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You must have a DBH store to participate.
  • You’re allowed to submit as many designs as you’d like, no limit.
  • Your submission must be 100% your own work, please do not submit art that is produced by someone else.
  • DO NOT use images taken from a third party/ use protected symbols/logos or characters that may have copyright protection.
  • All submissions will be approved/rejected at DBH’s discretion. If your design is rejected you will be given a reason why.
  • No color limit

DBH also provides some tips for creating all over designs that may be helpful to artists thinking about participating.

Enter before April 19th, 2017 for your chance to win. 1st place will win $750, 2nd place earns $500, and 3rd place gets $350. Additionally, 15 runner-up winners will be added to the DBH All Over Print Collection. All winners and runners-up will retain the rights to their artwork and will receive royalties for each sale.

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06 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Trees in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

Nature is a t-shirt design staple. And since trees are basically the king of all plant life, it’s no surprise that they’ve been the subject of many fantastic tees over the years. Here’s a look at 15 examples of Tree shirt designs that might really grow on you…


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26 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Pockets in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

Whether we’re talking about fake illusions or the real thing, pocket tees have been an important part of shirt design since the start. And from pop culture to original art, and from realistic to fun new styles, there are a lot of different creative directions to take within the genre. Here are 15 examples of shirts that do great things with pockets:

camiseteria a thief in the night

teepublic right under your nose

shirt.woot pocket dinosaur

design by humans pocket fish

threadless take a break

shirt.woot acorny shirt

design by humans penfriend

shirt.woot low poly pocket fox

design by humans spilled memorabilia

teepublic precipocket

teefury pocket spidey

design by humans chibi jack

shirt.woot droid trouble

teepublic pocket trap

threadless leaked

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25 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Snow in Shirt Design: 15 great examples

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? These snowy designs show a few of the many ways artists are translating winter scenes and concepts into the t-shirt form.

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