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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:

Natural Instinct Tee Design by radiomode.

Natural Instinct Tee Design Review.

The Natural Instinct tee design is for the true kid at heart and um Godzilla fans, cannot forget about them.

Have you ever noticed how kids show early signs of what they are meant to be early on in life? Be it from them just playing around, or watching television? Their imaginations help them find what they are good at and what their interests are in general. This little monster's behavior should had been an obvious red flag. Nah, this Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Stegosaurus hybrid is probably just pissed off that its short arms have trouble building the structures.

The artwork is a simple cartoon of a green and yellow dinosaur which looks like a plush toy. It is knocking over the typical primary color and basic shape blocks that all preschool kids come across at home, doctors offices and classrooms.

Radiomode made this as crude and childlike as can be. Much like an illustration suitable for a children's book.

The Natural Instinct design is on children's apparel too. Which is appropriate considering the points mentioned above.

While visiting the retailer you may get the following message:

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

Natural Instinct Tee Design by radiomode.

 Royal Blue is the only fabric color available. The review breakdown is as follows:

Abraham Tee Design by Alex Solis

Abraham Tee Design Review.

The Abraham tee is for anyone that likes dinosaurs, Abe Lincoln, fighting, or the silly non-sense. As seen in television show Impractical Jokers

If President Lincoln can time travel with Bill and Ted who is to say that he couldn't fight dinosaurs? We've already seen him hunt vampires and taken on slavery. It is no wonder Tyler Durden wanted to fight him.

This artwork is funny for it's sheer stupidity. It is a well drawn monochromatic piece. There are no major shadows or coloring as this is just a fun illustration and it shouldn't be taken too seriously. It works because it takes two iconic symbols from different time periods and pits them together.

The Abraham design is ideal for casual events and elections. Wear it to museums or history class. Then watch everyone's reaction to the shirt.

Abraham Tee Design by Alex Solis.

Is available on: Tees and Phone Cases. Heather Charcoal colored fabric is mandatory. The review breakdown is as follows:

THE ULTIMATE BATTLE Tee Design by DinoMike

THE ULTIMATE BATTLE Tee Design Review.

THE ULTIMATE BATTLE tee is for dinosaur enthusiasts and anyone that has fond memories of the board game Twister. It is a great conversation starter and is bound to get countless laughs as well as get plenty of strange looks and "WTF's?" from onlookers.

It is easy to imagine how this scenario would play out. "Right Hand Red" is called then the small armed Tyrannosaurus Rex and the four legged Triceratops just stand there confused and pissed off. Finally, they would just fight to the death.

The artwork is self explanatory. A nicely detailed pencil illustration of the two dinosaurs on a simple and somewhat crude rendering of a Twister mat which contains the only color in the design. Making it the focal point of the tee. This just goes to show that sometimes the weirdest and stupidest things as concepts make for the coolest tees. Even if for nothing else but to see the people's reactions to the absurd.

DinoMike didn't add any cast shadows in order to keep the work simple. It would had looked a bit cluttered and it would had increased the ink color count.

The ULTIMATE BATTLE design makes for a great casual shirt to be worn at museums, parks and Dinosaur themed movies.

THE ULTIMATE BATTLE Tee Design by DinoMike.

Is available on: Tees, Phone Cases and Wall Art. White fabric is mandatory and is the only color that works for this pencil on white design. The review breakdown is as follows:

TECHNICOLOUR REX Tee Design by Elisha Hale

TECHNICOLOUR REX Tee Design Review.

The TECHNICOLOUR REX tee is for dinosaur enthusiasts and perhaps the LGBT alliance supporters as well.

Never have rainbows looked so badass. I didn't even think it was possible. Normally, they are surrounded by happy bears, little blonde girls, or trailing from the butts of unicorns. Here it is a weapon.

At first glance it is like "Holy Crap! What mad scientist thought it would be a good idea to bring back the dinosaurs from extinction and THEN give them freaking superpowers?" Then followed by a sigh relief with the realization that it's just a T-shirt.

The sleeve and shoulder of the tee are often a neglected canvas. Not on this tee, nope not at all. The rainbow spew utilizes the sleeve and any arm and shoulder movement is like controlling the spray. It is also cool that this isn't a perfectly symmetrical design, as all of the Rainbow's weight is on the left leaving the right side completely empty. It is so much more natural looking and interesting this way.

Elisha Hale, made the T-Rex black to contrast with the fabric and the full spectrum of colors in the rest of design.

The TECHNICOLOUR REX design makes for a great casual tee to be worn at museums, Barney on Ice, or while watching parades.

TECHNICOLOUR REX Tee Design by Elisha Hale.

Is available on: Tees, Men's Tanks Phone Cases and Hoodies. Stone color fabric is mandatory for tees and Asphalt is the only choice for hoodies. The neutral colors work well with this multi-color artwork. The review breakdown is as follows:

My Favorite Things Tee Design by Alex Solis

My Favorite Things Tee Design Review.

The My Favorite Things tee design is hilarious and a bit frightening. K-L-E-P-T-O and Klepto was his name O. It is true that dogs do indeed collect the things that they love. Here the cliches fill an entire yard. There is: a full dinosaur fossil, a fire hydrant, an U.F.O. with alien, set of keys, Venus De Milo, the Holy Grail, a cyclops skull, Aladdin's lamp, a treasure chest, and a crown. But nothing tops the mail carrier. This reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons, where someone was buried alive and they had managed to get out of the coffin but was digging the wrong way. All sorts of things just like these items were passed by that unfortunate digger.

Awesome illustration, very professional. Alex never disappoints with his artwork, concepts and delivery.

The My Favorite Things design is on children's apparel too. Which is cool as kids love dogs and like burying things in the dirt as well.

The My Favorite Things Tee design is great for dog lovers, collectors and people with a warped sense of humor.

While visiting the retailer link you may get the following message. (If so do as it suggests and it should be available again.)

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

My Favorite Things Tee Design by Alex Solis.

 Brown is the only fabric color available, it also serves as the ground color. It is the best color for this design. Tan and Sand would had worked as well. The review breakdown is as follows:

Science Consider Yourself Warned Tee Design by patrickspens

Science Consider Yourself Warned Tee Review.

The Science Consider Yourself Warned tee design serves as an imaginative warning to scientists about playing God. Such as creating Genetically Modified Foods, Clones and Nuclear Weapons just to name a few. Think Jurassic Park with super powers and then you have a good idea what this design is about. While looking at the artwork, it is difficult to tell if the dinosaurs creation was merely accident or if some mad scientist intentionally created the abomination.

The cool thing about this tee is that it pretty much covers all the aspects of science and mankind in general that we tend to royally screw up while poking a little fun at our ambitious egotism.

The concept is a bit pessimistic, as is its message, but it is still great due to the imagination, artistry and the intent behind the design. The T-Rex looks badass as it is wrecking havoc on everything. Take note of the glowing red evil eye. Patrick knows his craft as all just as awesome as this is.

This artwork is on children's apparel too which is a fun way to teach kids about caution and the proper way to be a smartass.

While visiting the retailer link you may get the following message. (If so do as it suggests and it should be available again.)

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

Science Consider Yourself Warned Tee Design by patrickspens.

 Slate is the only fabric color available and it doubles as some of the midtones. The review breakdown is as follows:

Pocket Raptor Tee Design By Tabner

Pocket Raptor Tee Design Review.

The Pocket Raptor tee design is one of the best pseudo pocket designs that are flooding the market. It works well for Jurassic Park fans as well as dinosaur enthusiasts in general. What is not to like about this cute but terrifying little lizard? With nice coloring and shading this shows off some honed art skills. Just check out those sharp looking teeth! It would had been nice to see the raptor's claws "dig" into the fabric, or at least appear as though it was ripping through the pocket. But it is still cool regardless.

This raptor is like the perfect nerd mascot, it has the right balance of being both geeky and badass. If only this was a real pocket, as the dino would make a much cooler version of a "pocket protector". This is the ideal tee to wear to a library or museum.

Pocket Raptor Design by Tabner.

Is available on: Tees, Hoodies, Sweatshirts and Stickers. Blue fabric works best with this artwork as it is complementary. The review breakdown is as follows: