Rick and Porty Shirt Design by LavaLamp

Rick and Porty Shirt Design Review.

The Rick and Porty shirt design is for the Rick and Morty and Portal fans. They done gone crossover in this one broh.

Let's consider the concept, it is obvious but funny. At first, nothing seems unusual for the pair as they run to other dimensions via portals. But upon closer inspection, the rifts are not the usual Green ones that they are known for producing. Instead, these are the ones from the hit video game Portal, a completely different franchise all together. Thus making this a necessary mash up. Personally, I feel that it should had used the Portal gun from the game rather than Rick's usual portal gun but that is just my humble opinion. However, there is enough here for anyone familiar and observant enough to get the references.

As for the artwork, it is not original by any means nor is it that difficult to illustrate. But the scene does come together well for the concept. For instance, the colors are true to the Rick and Morty series, just as they work well for the Blue and Yellow port holes from Portal. Also, there is a good gradient for fade off for the background, preventing this from being a boring "square" design". So it is aesthetically pleasing. What isn't shown are lasers or whatever is chasing them, which is a disappointment as it could add much to the action of the scene. Or at least provide and explanation. Regardless to the fact that nothing out of the ordinary is really happening I have to go ahead and give the artwork 5 stars just for being awesome. Wubba Lubba dub dub!

As for the print, it is good but the company usually prints better and bolder for the Blue end of the spectrum. There is not enough of an issue to take away any stars though. If you happen to have an issue with your print you could always return it if it is truly defective. This one was printed up in the middle of the 2016 Christmas rush and features a tag rather than being their normal tagless offering.

This Rick and Porty Shirt will make a nice gift for inter-dimensional travel buffs and fans of these franchises. Especially the Rick and Morty fans.

Rick and Porty Shirt Design by LavaLamp.

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

A Link To The Future Tee Design by Matt Parsons.

A Link To The Future Tee Design Review.

The A Link To The Future tee design is for the Back to The Future and the Legend of Zelda fans.

The concept for the A Link To The Future tee design is that it focuses on the time traveling element of both of the popular franchises. It features an Orange vest and power laced sneaker wearing Link instead of Marty McFly on a Hoverboard decorated with the Triforce instead of Mattel crap. And the Doctor Emmett Brown's personality is and attributes are given to Navi instead such as the Sunglasses hair and catchphrase "Great Scott!". Other references to the Legend of Zelda include Link's Green hat, his Master Sword, and the Ocarina of Time.

As for the artwork, The coloring and shading fit a cartoon style. More shading would had been good considering the shading on Link's pants, you know just to keep things consistent. There is some foreshortening as Link reaches for the Ocarina that is falling. The glow effects of Navi, the Hoverboard, and the lightning means that this design will look better on the darker fabric colors.

The A Link To The Future tee is perfect for the Legend of Zelda fans that are equally passionate about 80's movies.

A Link To The Future Tee Design by Matt Parsons.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts and Dog T-shirts. Black and Navy are the fabric color choices. The review breakdown is 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:

Kenny Bros Tee Design by Melonesta.

Kenny Bros Tee Design Review.

The Kenny Bros tee design is for South Park and Super Mario Bros. fans.

The concept for the Kenny Bros tee is that Kenny dies an infinite amount of times and he could use (or does use hmmm?) 1-Up mushrooms for extra lives. Having him drawn in the Mario style in a video game Super Mario Bros. 2 (Shown below) cover art parody is the best way to illustrate this idea. The best part by far is that the mushroom is bigger than his head.

Super Mario Bros. 2 Cover.

As for the artwork, it is a nice mix of South Park and Super Mario Bros. drawing styles. The coloring is good. The mild shading is a bit inconsistent as it isn't over all of the elements. But that is okay because no one will notice.

This is a welcomed mashup with lots of humor. Of all the Super Mario Bros. parodies out there this one is deserving. Perhaps some version with text would be even better.

This funny shirt is good for any lighthearted occasion and place. Especially where video games are involved.

Kenny Bros Tee Design by Melonesta.

Is available on T-shirts. Charcoal, Dark Chocolate, and Navy are the only fabric color choices. They work well for this design they offer the most contrast.

Extra Terrestrials Tee Design by glenbrogan.

Extra Terrestrials Tee Design Review.

The Extra Terrestrials tee design is for fans of all the important pop culture aliens.

The concept for the Extra Terrestrials tee is a parody of the famous E.T. bike and moon scene. It not only includes E.T. but it features; Kang or Kodos from The Simpsons, an infant Metroid, Marvin the Martian, ALF, Spock from Star Trek, Yoda from Star Wars, Nibbler from Futurama, an Invader from Space Invaders, the Xenomorphs Grid from Alien, and The Great Gazoo from The Flintstones. And Let's not forget the panicked Elliot.

As for the artwork, it is all silhouettes with white eyes and minor forced Pink highlights for definition. The illustration is simple and it is easy to make out the details.

The Extra Terrestrials tee with many great franchises from various decades together in one design is a must have shirt for any Sci-Fi fan.

This is a great pop culture shirt that fits in anywhere.

The Extra Terrestrials Tee Design by glenbrogan.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops and Crewnecks. A few dark fabric colors are available depending on the style. The review breakdown is as follows:

Super Playbros Tee Design by Moutchy.

Super Playbros Tee Design Review.

The Super Playbros tee design is for all the nerds out there that want to see Princess Peach on a Playboy Magazine cover. Nintendo Power ain't got jack on this.

The concept for the Super Playbros tee design is to put a realistic Princess Toadstool (Peach) in a retro style Playboy cover Pin Up Girl pose in a mock cover for a parody of Playboy Magazine. She sits legs crossed on a giant Red troopa shell and has a Invincible star floating above the palm of her hand. The date of the issue is September 1985, an important date for NES as that is the year that Super Mario Bros. was released.

As for the artwork. There are no complaints... nope none. Awesome colors, blending, and shading throughout. The artwork displays an entire arsenal of skills that go well beyond most people's abilities. The layout is just like one or a few of the earlier issues of Playboy with far less cover lines. As a bonus this design gives viewers 1-Ups.

Wear this tee to Comic-Cons, E3, or almost anywhere. However, with the adult nature of this design I wouldn't recommend it as school clothes.

Super Playbros Tee Design by Moutchy.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops, Posters, Dog T-shirts and Crewnecks. There are many fabric colors available. They all work well with this design. The review breakdown is as follows:

Flying Solo Tee Design by oakenspirit.

Flying Solo Tee Design Review.

The Flying Solo tee design is for the Star Wars and The Legend Of Zelda fans.

The concept for the Flying Solo tee is actually very funny. It is a parody of The Legend of Zelda "It's dangerous to go alone take this." (shown below) where Han Solo holds up Chewbacca like Link holds up his sword. It is goofy as Hell but it is true to a point. Han needs the wookie. Chewbacca has always had Han's back and fans could argue that Han wouldn't last solo.

Alone Take This. Screen Shot.

As for the artwork, it is very simple and pixelated in the same style as the original NES game. The colors are good for what it is. Although choosing a contrasting background that shows both the characters and the font well without losing body parts into obscurity is a bit daunting. Some scenery would had improved this some, to be more like the Legend of Zelda screen shot.

The Flying Solo is for all Link and Han fans regardless of age. It doesn't get any more old school than this.

Flying Solo Tee Design by oakenspirit.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts, Posters and Dog T-shirts. Many fabric colors are available (But no Black). The review breakdown is as follows: Dark Chocolate, Black and White are the only fabric color choices, more options would had been nice. The review breakdown is as follows:

Museum of Geeks Tee Design by Vinsse.

Museum of Geeks Tee Design Review.

The Museum of Geeks tee design is for the video game enthusiasts, especially the Super Mario Bros. fans.

The concept for the Museum of Geek History tee is that Yoshi's fossilized skeleton is on display at a history museum labeled as the "Yoshisorus". This is not the first tee to play on the dinosaur aspects of the character. For example, there is one archaeological based tee where Yoshi's remains were unearthed. But this presentation conveys the idea in a more detailed manner.

As for the artwork, The simple isolated layout works ideally for this piece. The coloring is great with bright hues (Green and Red) for the subject matter and muted tones for the background for some added depth. The textures such as on the bones, the wood grain on the floor panels and the frosted half-tones on the glass are superb. It looks like a lot of time was put into this design.

This is an awesome Super Mario Bros. reference tee that can be worn at any casual event. Comic-Con and E3 are to places where this tee would shine.

Museum of Geeks Tee Design by Vinsse.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops and Crewnecks. Many fabric colors are available (not Black). The review breakdown is as follows:

Castle Lovers Tee Design Naolito.

Castle Lovers Tee Design Review.

The Castle Lovers tee design is for the Super Mario Bros. fans that want more drama in the franchise.

The concept for the Castle Lovers tee design is that there is a love triangle involving Mario, Princess Peach and Luigi. That in itself is not original as it has been done numerous times before.At any rate, here Mario has no idea that Princess Peach is seeing his brother but he suspects that something is going on with someone. So Luigi is hiding to keep their secret by dangling outside the castle window. Princess Peach has a worried and guilty expression on her face. Overall, it is funny and a bit sad at the same time.

As for the artwork, the colors are Super Mario Bros. appropriate and are purposely muted to set a mood. The splotches in random places and in the dark areas has little to be desired however but it still makes a damn good shirt.

You can almost hear some cheesy soap opera theme music.

This Castle Lovers tee is for the adult gamers. Where it to Comic-Con, E3 etc.

Castle Lovers Tee Design Naolito.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Long Sleeves, Posters, Sweatshirts and Dog T-shirts. Black colored fabric is mandatory and really the best option. The review breakdown is as follows:

The Plumber's Closet Tee Design by glenbrogan.

The Plumber’s Closet Tee Design Review.

The Plumber's closet tee design is for the Mario fans who have trouble figuring out what to wear.

The concept for the Plumber's Closet tee is to show all of Mario's known costumes and suits and have him stand before them all indecisive like a woman on a date night. It makes sense that Mario would have a closet this big since he was originally a carpenter. I just want to yell at this shirt "You're a plumber man pick the damn overalls." This character and wardrobe concept has been done with other franchises and at this point in time I am not sure which one was first. If I had to guess I'd say this one was.

As for the artwork, it is illustrated well. Lots of colors and consistent soft shading make this eye catching.The layout is ideal for the gag.

The Plumber's Closet tee will make a nice gift for any Nintendo fan.

This is a good gamer's shirt that fits in anywhere.

The Plumber's Closet Tee Design by glenbrogan.

Is available on T-shirts, Hoodies, Tank tops and Crewnecks. A few light fabric colors are available depending on the style. The review breakdown is as follows: