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Arm The Animals Tee Brand Review.

Arm The Animals Tee Brand

Arm The Animals Tee Brand is a charitable business that supports Animal Rights. Meaning that a portion of the proceeds goes to various charities supporting that cause.

As for the Print Quality, the shirts and fleece that we have are printed slightly above the average Direct To Garment digital prints and are on par with ones that you would find at sites such as Redbubble.

This is a print to order type of business so the turn around time is usually great. Here is their shipping policy in their own words:

Shipping Policy

"We run most online orders on a “print to order basis” and we begin fulfillment as soon as possible. We buy blanks, produce, QC, and ship every day of the week and we can turn most orders in 5-7 business days. We are always working on this process to make it faster and more efficient and each quarter, we can get our orders out a day or two quicker. "

Arm The Animals Tee Brand Interview:

How did Arm The Animals Tee Brand get started and what is your brand all about?

Arm The Animals was born from tragedy in 2010 as an attempt to express the inexpressible. Created following the untimely death of my sister (who a lifelong animal advocate and “pet parent” to a dozen rescues), Arm The Animals would serve as a living tribute and means of carrying on a legacy that was ended too soon. It all started as an emotional reaction and a hobby, but thankfully, it took and has evolved into the brand you see today.

What are the ATA ideals?

Our ideals are really simple: Make killer tees and make an impact on the welfare of as many animals in need as possible. We want to be the voice of people out there who are not extremists, but truly care about animal welfare. We like to send a strong message via imagery and up to this point, we think we have done a good job of that. Charitable cause are really personal and subjective, but we see millions of animals in need and we just want to help as best we can. Our company motto is, “Speak for the Speechless & Defend the Defenseless”, so that’s the basic credo all of our designs speak to.

Who designs the tees?

95% of all designs are done in house and by myself or RJ Ochoa. We try to do as much in-house as possible, but about 2 years ago, we began reaching out and using a small network of artists from around the world. We have released items featuring art from Thailand, The Philippines Australia, The UAE, Ukraine and more. We really like the idea of getting a new, “Global take” on our concepts, which can be tough to do from inside the company. We have also had guest artists come and work in the office with us for weeks at a time; Franz Garcia (http://franzdg.blogspot.com/) & Tony Koehl (http://www.sketchthesoul.com/featured/they-died-not-knowing-tony-koehl.html) made major contributions to our releases over the past 2 years in particular.

What inspires the tees?

We have been inspired by making an impact on the general welfare of animals, but certain instances also influence us. For example, when Cecil the lion was killed last year, it inspired a hugely successful design that raised over $12,000 for the ZCTF, who patrols the area where Cecil was killed. Originally, ATA started as just a hobby to help cat/dog shelters and it has now mushroomed into covering all animals of all types. So many species are facing extinction and plight that there is no shortage of inspiration and when it all comes together, like it did with Cecil, the results are amazing!

How would you classify the tees?

We’re actually proud that there is no clear classification for our tees; I mean, they are graphic tees, but you can’t simply say they are high fashion, or hipster, or beach life inspired or political, etc. To us, they are all that… Animal welfare cuts across every demographic on the planet, so we’re lucky to be able to appeal to so many different kinds of people. This isn’t easy, but it is a good problem to have in our estimation.

When we researched animal welfare tees back in 2010 when we started the company - all we found was kittens and butterflies, or blood and guts - with nothing in between for the every man or every woman out there. We wanted to make tees for people who are pissed and care about animals and want to show it - so that’s what we attempted to do. We have had any kind of person you could imagine support us and have even seen three generations of a family all buy a different shirts from us at an event. That’s something special and it’s not something a ton of brands can pull off.

Arm The Animals Tee Brand.

The review breakdown of their DTG Printed products are as follows:

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Design By Humans Tee Brand Review

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Design By Humans Interview.

How did Design By Humans get started and what is your brand all about?

Design By Humans opened its doors in 2007 with the vision of giving artists a platform to share their art with the world. At the time, daily contests allowed artists to submit their work to be voted on by fans. The winning design would be printed and become available for purchase.

Though democratic in nature, the idea of selling just one winning T-Shirt every day simply wasn’t ideal. We wanted more artists to have the chance to sell their work. Fast forward to 2015: Artists can now sell their artwork from their own branded storefront. Our artist network now includes over 15,000 from around the globe.

In addition, we use a print-on-demand format, allowing the artists to offer more designs on a diverse set of product types and colors to their fans. We still love T-Shirts, but being able to offer options like hoodies, tank tops and phone cases gives our artists more canvases on which to work.

What are the DBH ideals?

Design By Humans aims to empower artists by providing them with a platform to display and sell their work. Their “canvases” (i.e. T-Shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, art prints and phone cases) are always of the highest quality, a commitment we take seriously. Every garment we sell is hand-selected and guaranteed to be sweatshop and child labor-free, and the inks we use are water-based and phthalate-free.

Design By Humans relentlessly pursues new ways to bring art to life through new screen-printing and digital printing techniques. We are obsessed with apparel innovation.

DBH stands behind our artists and jumps at any opportunity to promote them. We highlight artists through our social channels and artist interviews, and actively search for fans wearing their amazing art. We push artists to participate in contests and monthly design challenges, and connect brands with our artists when the opportunity to create for licensed apparel arises.

In addition, DBH offers artists industry-leading royalties for their work. Their work is the life of our business. Without them, we would be just another generic T-Shirt company. But because we attract the highest caliber artists from around the world, we’re afforded some of the best wearable artwork you’ll find!

Who designs the tees?

Over 15,000 artists from around the globe contribute their amazing art to the “T-Shirt ecosystem” that is Design By Humans. We’ve created an amazing community of artists and art lovers alike, and given them a canvas -- and a platform -- to show and sell their work.

In addition, Design By Humans works closely with a diverse and talented group of hand-picked artist on special projects and collections, and is constantly seeking out top talent in building an in-house team of artists.

What inspires the tees?

Though we can’t speak to what inspires our community of artists, we can speak to the diversity of subjects for which they choose to create art. Artists design for categories ranging from abstract art to typographical pieces; from animals to people; from retro to modern.

Pop culture is an expansive category that can encompass subjects derived from television and movies to music and parody. Design By Humans is taking big strides to capture the gaming market as well, creating licensed art for major games and streamers alike.

How would you classify the tees?

To classify our tees, you could easily take a look at the impressive range of categories, shops and collections found at Design By Humans. Some of our categories include: Abstract, Animals, Characters, Food & Drink, Funny, Gamer, Horror, Music, Nature, Pop Culture and more.

In addition, we’ve created shops and collections based on subject matter. We’re excited to include Star Wars, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Diablo III, and Assassin’s Creed Unity among our long list of licensed shops that feature official artwork. We’re always adding new shops and collections to the site as well.

Our latest initiative is gaming and eSports. We love gaming, first and foremost. If we’re not working, there’s a good chance we’re gathered around a console or streaming on the DBH Twitch account. As such, we’re pushing hard to become the leader in gaming and streaming apparel.

We support triple-A gaming titles, top-tier eSports teams like Evil Geniuses and scores of popular Twitch and YouTube Gaming streamers by offering custom branded apparel and storefronts, and access to our artist community and in-house art team.

Design By Humans provides the below shipping services. Please note not all services are available for each product type and all delivery time frames are estimates. Actual delivery time frames may vary due to weather, service delays, holidays etc. Free Standard shipping is available for apparel only on orders that have an after-discount subtotal value of $75.00 or more. Domestic shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico or any other location outside the Continental United States may take longer than expected due to their locations.

Domestic Services

USPS First Class Mail (6-10 business days)

USPS Priority Mail (2-4 business days)

FedEx SmartPost (7-18 business days)

FedEx Ground/Home Delivery (2-5 business days)

FedEx Express Saver (3 Business Days)

FedEx 2Day (2 Business Days)

FedEx Priority Overnight (Next Business Day)

International Services

(Duties and Taxes Unpaid)

USPS International Economy (Average Delivery Time: 1-6 Weeks)

FedEx International Mail (Average Delivery Time: 1-4 Weeks)

FedEx International Priority (Average Delivery Time: 2-9 business days)

The Design By Humans products that we own have lasted years, both the prints and the fabric. Please note, that they do a better job printing on the Blue side of the spectrum than they do with the Red side. But that is the case with most (But not all) POD's.

Design By Humans Brand

Offers Print On Demand shirts with various design types. The review breakdown of their Direct To Garment Printed tees are as follows:

Just A Little Paint Tee Design by tjost.

Just A Little Paint Tee Design Review.

Just A Little Paint Tee tee design is for the people that aspire to be something or someone different.

Drawn in the cute cartoon style that tjost is known for consisting of nice shading and highlights. This polar bear just wants to fit in with the pandas. Which requires a lot of effort and paint. At closer inspection, the second panda is disconcerted. It taps the shoulder of the oblivious first panda as the polar bear is infiltrating their turf. The pandas just want to eat bamboo because that is all pandas do. Seriously, look it up. Lazy bastards.

While this tee is cute, it is best not to think too much about the intentions of a design. As one could argue that this is pro-conformity or perhaps showing and poking fun at an identity crisis. But let's just assume that the polar bear just wants to make some new friends or more likely wanting to try some bamboo.

The Just A Little Paint artwork is available on children's apparel which is probably the targeted audience. It will make a good school tee.

Wear this tee anywhere and everywhere with a casual setting such as Panda Express, zoos, coffee shops and Chinatown.

This Shirt is Temporarily Unavailable Sorry, we're not printing this one at the moment. Check back tomorrow when the catalog re-opens.

The Just A Little Paint Tee Design By tjost.

Kelly Green fabric is mandatory, it works as the color of the bamboo jungle so the tee itself becomes the grass and plants. The review breakdown is as follows:

A Very Naughty Bear Tee Design by Roni Lagin and Mo Moussa.

A VERY NAUGHTY BEAR Tee Design Review.

The A VERY NAUGHTY BEAR tee is for people that want their childhood ruined or want to ruin someone else's. Actually, any Winnie the Pooh fan should like this design and get a good chuckle out of it.

The more true to life behaviors of the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood are more shocking than they are terrifying. This isn't the lovable quirky characters that we grew up with here. These mental cases forgot to take their meds.

This artwork by Roni Lagin and Mo Moussa shows what happens when people let go of their imagination and start seeing things as they sadly are. Nah, this is great. Mucking around with pop culture is fun. Nice colors and shading. the fur effects are done well. But nothing beats the facial expressions here of pain and anger. The snarls. Gotta love it.

The A VERY NAUGHTY BEAR design is ideal for any casual setting and predominately male environment.

A VERY NAUGHTY BEAR Tee Design by Roni Lagin and Mo Moussa.

Is available on: Tees, Phone Cases and Wall Art. Kelly Green fabric is mandatory and it works well as it is a grass and leaves themed color. It is not available on children's apparel (I wonder why?).The review breakdown is as follows:

Dont Care Bears Tee Design by Alex Solis

Don’t Care Bears Tee Design Review.

The Don't Care Bears tee is for the people that hate commercialism and those that generally don't give a damn. Care Bears were created by the American Greetings Corporation LLC in the 1980's in the same fashion that HE-MAN was created, to target kids and sell them merchandise. Not the other way around. Those cute colorful fluffy bastards were and are pure evil stinking of corporate greed.

The Don't Care Bears tee is the perfect response to the Care Bear plague for anyone that lived in the 80's and has a strong sense of sarcasm, twisted humor and that are generally just meh.

Alex Solis is the King of Parodies. His artwork is detailed, bold and clever enough to slap people to get their attention. The illustration is a lot like the actual Care Bears just "darker" in every sense of the word. Alex executed the concept flawlessly as usual. It is only available in Men's and Women's Tees, sorry kiddos.

The Don't Care Bears design makes for a great casual shirt to be worn around people born in the 1980's or around uptight people to make them uncomfortable. You know the types. Like the people that actually liked the Care Bears.

Don't Care Bears Tee Design by Alex Solis.

Is available on: Tees and Phone Cases. Black fabric is mandatory and it works well with this artwork. The review breakdown is as follows:

WANDERING BEAR Tee

WANDERING BEAR Tee Design Review.

The WANDERING BEAR tee design reminds me of the Lite Brite only more elegant and sophisticated. A silhouette of a black bear is surrounded by contrasting colors composed of hundreds of tiny dots. The "Lite Brite" effect is largely due to the pseudo bio-luminescent glow of the flowers that make up the fields reflecting the moonlight. These ranging colors going from lighter bottom to a darker top also help to create the atmospheric perspective giving the illusion of distance in the form of a horizon. Other details include a full moon and a meteor in sky glittered with stars.

Wandering Bear is a beautiful balance of light and dark, colors and negative space. Florent Bodart's artistry shines through in this piece.

The WANDERING BEAR design makes for a great casual shirt to be worn anywhere.

WANDERING BEAR Tee Design by Florent Bodart.

Is available on: Tees, Phone Cases and Wall Art. Black fabric is mandatory and it works best with this artwork as it represents the night. The review breakdown is as follows: