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Tee Contest Year in Review(s) 2012

It’s been a good year for t-shirt design contests, with Threadless and Design By Humans both releasing a lot of great work, and nice designs showing up on smaller sites as well. Here’s a look back at the best design each month for this past year:


604republic imperial breakfast

Imperial Breakfast at 604Republic

“…I love the Death Star bowl of cornflakes and little Jawa spoon.”
604Republic’s Imperial Breakfast, January 28th, 2012


threadless eskimo pop

Eskimo Pop by Andy Gonsalves (andyg)

“The minimal style is a perfect fit, making this tee look like a subversive popsicle ad from the 50s.”
Threadless: New this week, February 15th, 2012


springleap longing to breathe

Longing to Breathe by kookylove

“…leaves you wondering if that garden scene is a dream, or if instead he’s managed to escape the darkness and find a clean new world.”
Springleap’s Longing to Breathe, March 2nd, 2012


threadless sloth wars

Sloth Wars by Nana Dalla Porta (Oktomanuba)

“The environment is so clear you can’t help but start to hear birds calling in the background…”
Threadless: New this week, April 18th, 2012


threadless wilt

Wilt by sonmi

“…all these glowing yellows and oranges just pulse on the white fabric.”
Threadless: New this week, May 23rd, 2012


design by humans infested mission

Infested Mission by roncabardz

“I love how it merges alien and human elements…”
Design By Humans: New this week, June 17th, 2012


design by humans sydrs

SYDRS by greentaylorsimms

“… the shirt’s title actually appears in the art, upside-down and partially camouflaged by neighboring textures.”
Design By Humans: New this week, July 29th, 2012


threadless greetings from outer space

Greetings from Outer Space by Eric Zelinski (xiv)

“Finely textured planets provide a backdrop, so thick with detail that you kind of want to reach right out and touch it.”
Threadless: New this week, August 8th, 2012


threadless this is mine

This is Mine by Leardwiwut Ausub (forgotten)

“…the zip’s action becomes a part of the design, letting the pair of monsters literally rip a building in two.”
Threadless: New this week, September 12th, 2012


design by humans great leap

Great Leap by Matttaylordraws

“…an unusually low vantage point that emphasizes the difficulty and peril of his task.”
– Design By Humans: New this week, October 7th, 2012


la fraise it's a long way home

It’s a Long Way Home by Anna-Maria Jung

“Is the city a beacon of hope and dreams or a den for villains?”
La Fraise’s It’s a Long Way Home, November 26th, 2012


la fraise forest factory

Forest Factory by vinsse

” he’s nature itself in all its grass glory, come to fight back against industry the only way he knows how”
– La Fraise’s Forest Factory, December 24th, 2012

Wondering how that compares to past years? Check out my lists from 2011 and 2010!

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