31 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Tee Contest Year in Review(s) 2013

It’s been a good year for t-shirt design contests, although it ends on a somewhat down note- now that Design By Humans has announced the end of their Shirt of the Day contest in favor of giving DBH Collective tees more emphasis, that’s one less major site for designers to have a chance to earn substantial prizes. Still, there have been some great pieces printed at all the contest sites this year, both large and small! Here’s a look back at a few of my favorites:


The Eighth Wonder by Jeremy Martinez (mockart)

“…the art [feels] like a forgotten advertisement from an alternate universe.”
Threadless: New this week, January 23rd, 2013


Motocross Accident by Ben Chen (ben chen)

“It feels like a fresh summer day, blue skies, good food and even a laugh.”
Threadless: New this week, February 6th, 2013


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Owl DJ by Exclusive-Ape

“It’s quirky, fun, and beautiful, in the same way so much good music is.”
Design By Humans: New this week, March 17th, 2013


In the End the Sun Rises by Budi Satria Kwan (radiomode)

“It feels so poetic to me, showing both the cool depth of water and the peaks of a mountain, close to the sun, in the same moment.”
Threadless: New this week, April 10th, 2013


Gravity is a Lie by Randyotter (randyotter3000)

“You know nothing, Science, you’ve been tricked by an apple!”
Threadless: New this week, May 17th, 2013


If I Had a Boat by MrWayne

“You can almost feel the rows of waves gently sliding back and forth as the little painter does his work.”
La Fraise’s If I Had a Boat, June 1st, 2013


Odeio Listras by luciano

“…one of the coolest twists I’ve seen on the striped shirt…”
Camiseteria’s Odeio Listras, July 6th, 2013


Let’s Go On An Adventure by Philip Tseng (pilihp)

“…a really appealing design that captures what’s great about RPGs, both in the elements shown (pencils and die) and in the spirit of adventure and imagination it conveys. ”
Threadless: New this week, August 14th, 2013


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Hunter Deer by Eyesore427

“Facial expressions really nail the humor…”
Design By Humans: New this week, September 1st, 2013


A Little Less Conversation by zehh

“It’s a weird and wonderful combination, with Elvis and ET forming an unlikely pair as they dance their way through an alien invasion.”
Camisteria’s A Little Less Conversation, October 7th, 2013


A FARCE by Oliver Wiegner (ICE CREAM FOR FREE)

“…a fun visual experience no matter what distance the art is viewed at.”
Threadless: New this week, November 29th, 2013


The Melting by Joe Van Wetering (speedyjvw)

“The oozing and ebbing of the stripes feel alternately like the storm systems of Jupiter, like crazy rock formations in an alien Grand Canyon, or even like a super close up of the world’s largest and most colorful sandwich.”
Threadless: New this week, December 11th, 2013

All in all, a pretty great year! Here’s how it compares to past years: 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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