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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:

Discobolo Tee Design by Biticol.

Discobolo Tee Design Review.

The Discobolo tee design is for Breaking Bad fans that appreciate ancient Greek art.

The Discobolus of Myron is a Greek sculpture.

The concept for the Discobolo tee is based on the Discobolus of Myron statue (shown above)which features a nude discus thrower. Here Walter White as Heisenberg in his underwear winds up in order to throw a pizza. This is because in season 3 of Breaking Bad, Walter throws a Pizza onto his roof and it stays there for the entire episode (shown below). A simple idea done well.

As for the artwork, Walters features are added to the drawing of the statue. The color mimics a cartoon statue but it doesn't provide any realistic texture. The shading is alright and good enough for a funny tee. No distracting background or design elements, not even a pedestal or stand.

This must have Breaking Bed tee would make a a funny addition to any fan's collection.

I wouldn't recommend it as a school garment with the Breaking Bad reference.

Taken from the Bryan Cranston Fan Interview.

Your pizza toss in Season 3 was one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen on TV. How did you do that? – Brooklyn625

A: That was the world’s largest pizza. I had never seen a pizza that big before. It was a real pizza, and they really serve it. And they were prepared with special effects, a lightweight rubber pizza, there was a prop guy ready to pull a fake pizza up to the roof. We had all kinds of things ready to go. But I said, let me just try it. So, I’m coming out and I’m pissed and I fling the pizza and I didn’t even look at it. I fling the pizza and I get in the car and I drive away. And I did all that and I hear clapping as I’m driving back. I look up and there’s the pizza. They said if they had marked where would be the optimal place for the pizza to land, it would be where it landed. One of those freak accidents that’s like “Here it is, we did it! There it is!” And sure enough, they said “let’s do another take,” and it never happened again.

Discobolo Tee Design by Biticol.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts, Posters and Dog T-shirts. Many fabric color choices are available. The review breakdown is as follows:

Breaking Bed Tee Design by Boggs Nicolas.

Breaking Bed Tee Design Review.

The Breaking Bed tee design is for Breaking Bad fans and those people who do not take life too seriously.

This parody concept is a pun obviously. There is something comical about watching a grown man like Heisenberg jump up and down on a bed like a kid. In this case it is because it makes the criminal mastermind seem idiotic.

As for the artwork, it is a well colored cartoon with minimum shading. The character likeness could be better. Other fabric colors would had been nice as to allow the design elements such as the bed to stand out more. Also the font could use some work, the actual Breaking Bad font would had been better.

This Breaking Bed tee would make a a funny addition to any fan's collection. I wouldn't say it is a must have though.

I wouldn't recommend it as a school garment with the Breaking Bad reference.

Breaking Bed Tee Design by Boggs Nicolas.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts, Posters and Dog T-shirts. Dark Chocolate colored fabric is mandatory. The review breakdown is as follows:

I Want To Be Alive Tee Design by Raffiti.

I Want To Be Alive Tee Design Review.

The I Want To Be Alive tee design is for South Park fans that enjoy watching the X-Files.

This concept based on the character Kenny McCormick and his tendency to get killed in the episodes and the "I Want To Believe" poster that could be seen in "Spooky" Fox Mulder's F.B.I. office. It is also the title of the second feature film installment of the X-Files franchise. As morbid as the concept is, it is based on humor and from the character's point of view, it is a true statement. That makes it a good T-shirt design.

I Want To Believe Poster X-files Mulder's Office

So the artwork is pretty much a straight rip of the actual cartoon character of Kenny, at least I can't see any changes. Therefore, critiquing the art is pointless. The evil and glowing Red eyes on the black vulture thing is a nice touch. Like the other parodies, the "I Want To Believe" concept makes the design funny and worthy as a shirt. Not the actual artwork itself. Because Kenny dying or not wanting to is nothing new and no longer entertains us. This design makes the concept funny again even if only for a brief moment. There are many parodies and mash ups of the I Want To Believe poster and they are usually not worth a damn. But this one is strikes a chord with the cleverness and play on words. It has nice colors and no shading.

This I Want To Be Alive tee would make a great gift for fans who like the X-Files and South Park equally well.

This is a great shirt to wear to a Comic-Con or wherever geekdom can be found.

I Want To Be Alive Tee Design by Raffiti.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts and Dog T-shirts. Many fabric color choices are available. The review breakdown is as follows:

Missing Link Tee Design by wirdou

Missing Link Tee Design Review.

The Missing Link tee design is for the Legend of Zelda fans that are into evolution be it biological or archaeological.

The concept isn't original but the execution is. Illustrating Link as fossilized remains for the "Missing Link" gag is a different approach compared to Link standing next to apes and early man in a progression up to homo sapiens.

As for the artwork, it is a fun but slightly morbid cartoon. The best part is that Navi has finally STFU! But aside from that, the coloring and shading look great. The simple effect of circles and smears to create the ground layer works well for a tee. Brown is a better choice of farbic as it resembles dirt or the earth the best.

This Missing Link tee will make a nice gift for any Legend of Zelda fans.

This is a good gamer shirt. Wear it to Comic-Cons or when going on a fast-food run.

Missing Link Tee Design by wirdou.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops and Crewnecks. Many fabric colors are available depending on the style but Brown works the best with this design, concept and design title. As as the Black fabric makes up most of the design itself. The review breakdown is as follows:

Zombshell Tee Design

Zombshell Tee Design Review.

The Zombshell tee design is for the people that love pin-ups, zombies and war planes.

Nothing inspires the squadrons more than a play on the word "Bombshell" along with the replacing of a stunning beauty with a rotting undead corpse of a woman.

The Zombshell design is also on children's apparel. So that they may grow up to be twisted too. This tee is great for horror fans and War War I and II buffs.

The artwork is decent and the concept is amusing. There is not a lot of details to get caught up in and it is similar to the nose art style used on many of the WW1 and WWII planes of which this design is derived, only more simplistic. It came with a blue ink instead of a green ink which is okay... I guess.

The Zombshell hoodie as shown above is screen printed on an American Apparel blank. The fabric is thick and warm.

Zombshell Tee Design.

Is available on: Tees, Hoodies. Silver for Men's and Women's fabric colors are mandatory. Baby Blue is the only color for kids' tees. The review breakdown is as follows:

Blender Tee Design by expo

Blender Tee Design Review.

The Blender tee is for Futurama fans and people that like to cook. We've all seen Bender without his body before in more than a few episodes. We've all seen him perform multiple functions from: making popcorn, brewing beer and acting as video studio equipment to name a few. But now the legend lives on as a blender.

Futurama is one of the funniest shows to ever grace the television. It is nice to see tributes to such a great program as the humor takes the edge off of life's unpleasant moments.

This artwork is as true as it can get to the beloved cartoon without being 100% infringing. The simple concept and loose pun, of which everyone that has seen the show will understand.

The Blender design is ideal for casual events and for streaming the entire series of Futurama on Netflix.

Blender Tee Design by expo.

Is available on: Tees and Phone Cases. Asphalt colored fabric is mandatory, Black would had been nice. The review breakdown is as follows:

The Errorists Win

The Errorists Win Tee Design Review.

The Errorists Win tee design is for the grammar police and pun lovers. There is no real "design" to this slogan tee. None worth mentioning anyway. Therefore, this will not be much of an art critique. I Will point out it looks like there is a double comma though.

The phrase itself is funny and the message cannot be more important. Errorism really needs to stop. You can identify the Errorist because they are the ones that suck at writing. They Speak Fluent Typonese and come from Typon. Their entire culture is made only to spread error and eyestrain across the globe. A plague on the internet. I may not have the best grammar in the world but I could show my support for the war on errorism and so can you.

The Errorists Win tee phrase is also on children's apparel. So that they may grow up to be smug grammar Nazis too. This tee is great for English Majors, Teachers and anyone that loves to read.

The Errorists Win Tee Design.

Is available on: Tees, Hoodies. Baby Blue For Men's, Heather for Women's fabric colors are mandatory.Navy Blue is the only color for kids' tees. The review breakdown is as follows:

Donut Panic Tee Design

Donut Panic Tee Design Review.

This silly Donut Panic tee design is for pastry and pun lovers with a sick sense of humor. It features a cartoon of two personified jelly filled donuts. One is horrified over the other's tragic death which is depicted by it being flat on the ground as a result of a bite being taken out of it. This design can be worn by kids and adults alike. Everyone would find slaughtered donuts amusing on some level, if not find it a bit disturbing. It is different though not unique as the "food being attacked or injured" concept has been done quite often (please see the You May Also Like link above). The pun is what makes this tee successful.

This design has that weird mix of being both cute and morbid like a Happy Bunny type of thing. The best part of the artwork is the facial expressions of the doughnuts. As weird as that is to read or type, it is true. There is a lot of emotion in those simple lines. Well played Capttylor34.

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Donut Panic Tee Design By Capttylor34.

Printed on Cranberry color fabric only which doubles as blood shading and the coloring of the inside of the mouth. The review breakdown is as follows: