Archive | design by humans

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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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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