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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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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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