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Design By Humans Tee Brand Review

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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:

Under a Banana-shaped Moon Tee Design by Boggs Nicolas.

Under a Banana-shaped Moon Tee Review.

The Under a Banana-shaped Moon tee design is for the Despicable Me Minion fans out there.

The concept is simply having two excited minions point out the similarities between the shape of a banana and a crescent moon.

As for the artwork, it is solid through and through. Using the fabric color for the bulk of the design as a majority of the characters's bodies are in the dark. Minimalists colors consisting of White, Blue and Yellow are used as highlights to give shape to the characters and ground. It is actually more difficult to illustrate than one would think. It is one of the best Minion tees that I have come across. It doesn't show their faces so it implies rather than infringes on intellectual property rights. As a proper parody should.

This is a cute and funny tee that fans of the Despicable Me franchise would find amusing. Kid sizes are available.

Under a Banana-shaped Moon Tee Design by Boggs Nicolas.

Is available on T-shirts. Navy Blue colored fabric is mandatory. More color options would had been nice but Navy is the best for this design. The review breakdown is as follows:

Starry Flight of Serenity Tee Design by girardin27.

Starry Flight of Serenity Tee Design Review.

The Starry Flight of Serenity tee design is for the Browncoats that enjoy the art of Vincent van Gogh.

The concept is a fitting mash up as Serenity belongs in the sky and the Starry Night sky is the perfect backdrop for the metal leaf in the wind. This is one of the best Starry Night parodies and mashups out there flooding the interwebs. And that is saying quite a bit beings of how there are too numerous to count and the number is growing exponentially everyday. The original painting (shown below) is almost as recognizable as the Mona Lisa.

Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

As for the artwork, the style is emulating Vincent van Gogh's obviously with the broad stroke swirls and colors from the moon and stars, but the reimagined Firefly is all girardin27. The what I would call "afterburners" are the artistic pièce de ré·sis·tance of the shirt as it blends in nicely to the motif. Seamlessly in fact.

This Starry Flight of Serenity tee will make a nice gift for the Firefly fans that long to the soar the skies. Unfortunately, at the moment of writing this there are no kid sizes available.

Wear this tee to Comic-Cons, Sci-Fi conventions and to museums.

Starry Flight of Serenity Tee Design by girardin27.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops and Crewnecks. Black fabric color is mandatory. Dark Blues would had been nice as an option. The review breakdown is as follows:

Nature's Harmony Tee Design by AJ Dimarucot

Nature’s Harmony Tee Design Review.

This Nature's Harmony tee design is for both music lovers and nature lovers.

This tee is about setting a mood more than it is making a statement. One can almost hear the Moonlight Sonata when looking at the artwork.

From the ripples in the water to the use of trees and their reflection as a waveform, this tee is beautifully done. Nature has its own sounds and music and this tee takes that concept to the next level. The contrasting colors look great. From far away it looks like a moonlit lake scene and up close it looks like that plus all the musical details.

This a great casual tee that is perfect for practically anything. Such as concerts, casual dates and whatever. It is appropriate for all ages.

You may get this message when visiting the product page (If so do as it suggests and return later) :

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

Nature's Harmony Tee Design By AJ Dimarucot.

Black fabric is mandatory, it is the only real choice. The review breakdown is as follows: