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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:

Let's Operate Already Tee Design by KindaCreative

Let’s Operate Already Tee Design Review.

The Let's Operate Already tee design is for the Futurama fans whether they have fond memories of the Operation game or not.

The concept is funny and true to the Dr. John Zoidberg character as he is as incompetent as a Larry, Curly, or Moe as surgeons. Hence the "Skill Game" quote. There is a healthy mix and balance of both the Futurama Franchise and the board game Operation. If there was a real life Futurama Edition of Operation it would look like this and be a huge hit. Why not? They have The Big Bang Theory Monopoly sets and Firefly Yahtzee so it is very plausible.

As for the artwork, it takes the two Futurama characters as they are and throws in some Operation elements. Like KindaCreative substitutes a red ball for Fry's nose and includes rectangle holes all over his body. Inside the holes are objects instead of body parts like organs, bones. Such as parasites (worms). There are tons of Futurama references in this one shirt. Like the Slurm can, bee stinger, Seymour's bone, Brain Slug and the Robot Devil's hand (a reference to The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings episode). Those are all geek icing on a geek cake. Aside from the dead on illustration there isn't much that can be said. It looks good on every available color too.

This Let's Operate Already tee will make a nice gift for any Futurama fan. It's funny and true to the show.

Let's Operate Already Tee Design by KindaCreative.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops and Crewnecks. Many fabric colors are available. The review breakdown is as follows:

THE ULTIMATE BATTLE Tee Design by DinoMike


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:

I DID Have Other Plans This Decade Tee Design by Rasabi

I DID Have Other Plans This Decade Tee.

The I DID Have Other Plans This Decade tee design revolving around monotony err Monopoly...screw it it was right the first time. The game that never ends. Pretty clever of Rich Uncle Pennybags to use it to buy some more time to live. At the rate that game goes he'd live forever. How he convinced the Grim Reaper to play it in the first place remains a mystery. Although, some people rather die than to play the game in the first place. Decisions, decisions.

Great job Rasabi you managed to make people laugh and validate the existence of that fun in small doses bored game or I mean "Board" game. No, I like everyone else did mean "Bored". I just wish we could make out what token Death is playing as. Some would assume the canon or battleship or the obvious horse and rider. But I bet it is the dog.

Clean artwork all the way around. With an ominous glowing Monopoly board in the center as the focal point, this tee screams "evil". Funny, but evil.

The I DID Have Other Plans This Decade design is on children's apparel too. Which is a good, it passes down dark humor to the younger generations that will one day run things.

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.

I DID Have Other Plans This Decade Tee Design by Rasabi.

 Black is the only fabric color available which also serves as the shading for the design. The review breakdown is as follows:

Solved It Tee Design by BootsBoots

Solved It Tee Design Review.

The Solved It tee design is awesome for many reasons. First off, it is retro and retro is always cool. Second, let's be honest with ourselves here, who here did not move the stickers around out of frustration in order to "solve" the Rubik's Cube hoping to appear "smart"? I sure did. Some people may call that cheating but that's what we here at TeeFetch like to call "Thinking outside of the cube". Third, Solved It is simply hilarious on a truly genius level. I for one threw my unsolved Rubik's Cube out of the backseat window of a moving car when I was five. Which I thought was "genius" at the time until I got a spanking.

Back in the 80's when the Rubik's Cube was the king of trends, it had made appearances on numerous T.V. shows, including a cartoon and a few game shows. Now aside from being a nostalgic paperweight for office workers it has evolved into high fashion and jewelry. There was just no escape from this annoying and ego mocking cube from Hell.

BootsBoots gets props not for the artwork, but for telling it how it is with no shame. No, there is pride in this design and the solution. Solved It is funny because it is so very true. So many people can identify with this tee that it is just ridiculous. Wear it like a badge.

The Solved It design is on children's apparel too which is nice since they cheat the most at the puzzle, as most adults now know better than to even try to attempt it.

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.

Solved It Tee Design by BootsBoots.

 Asphalt is the only fabric color available. Black could had worked too but then the shading could not be seen. The review breakdown is as follows: