Design By Humans is looking for several artistic Humans to design epic t-shirts, inspired by the upcoming, highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

This is YOUR chance as a designer to design for the biggest client of your life. Here are the prizes:

Prizes
1st Place
$3,500 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
2nd Place
$3,000 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
3rd Place
$2,500 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
4th Place
$2,000 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
5th Place
$1,500 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
6th - 10th Place
Option to sell artwork to DBH

Read all the Rules of the contest and submit your art here:

  • Kyle Crawford

    eh
    if i wasnt so butt hurt with how this process works with you guys i'd do it. but its rigged
  • wotto

    Kyle, I can tell you 100% that this contest is not rigged in anyway, not on my shift buddy. Honestly you should be one of the guys entering this, you have the skills.
  • atomicchild

    that is a very cool contest will give it a go
  • Kyle Crawford

    like I said, butt hurt.
    I had a shitload of votes for the halloweek and i had 2 friends get approvals, before the contest was even over. telling them what place they got and all that shit. kind of bogus.
    Im sure that you guys are more than covered and awesome designs will win
  • jonas art

    Sounds interesting...when is the contest deadline?
  • wotto

    Sorry to hear that Kyle, was before my time.

    All details are in the links above, read carefully. All submissions will be screened by DBH and Warner Bros before they can be voted on.
  • heat.

    Maybe I'll try something but everytime it's the same thing, if you don't have a "fanbase" you got nothing, even if your design is good (I don't speak for mines of course ahah).
  • jchristopher

    Ohhhh, such an awesome inspiration for a contest. My competition appeal isn't great to say the least but I can't resist; it's like being an addict, really.

    Thanks for the heads-up, wotto.
  • Jupit

    "From the top 10 finalists selected, the top 3 winners will be chosen by The Dark Knight Rises Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan..."
    and who chooses the top 10 finalists? the community?
  • Rico

    Jupit said:"From the top 10 finalists selected, the top 3 winners will be chosen by The Dark Knight Rises Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan..."
    and who chooses the top 10 finalists? the community?

    I'm surprised Nolan's even bothering with the merchandise. Then again, it's a nice draw, and it'll probably just be him browsing through them on an iPad.
  • DrewGliever



    Entering this, I'll probably knock out a bunch more in my spare time
  • PitchGrim

    I'm a bit apprehensive as well about the way the site works but it's kind of hard not to do something. There's a bit more to do but here's a snippet
  • vad_ns

    wip copy
    i'll give it a try
  • Bedlam77

    These are looking sick, I thought only the official bat logo though.
  • wotto

    Oh man these look great. We are looking for interpretations of the characters, be aware that manipulating existing photographs will not get approval from WB.

    The community will vote on all the designs once screened by DBH and WB. Votes will be taken into consideration as always but between the partners we will decide what is put forward to Chris. He has a very big interest in this from a creative stand point which is very cool. We want the very best in illustration and design, I honestly believe people here have the skills to take a place in this. Good luck everyone.
  • DrewGliever

    Got it, thanks Wotto! I'll try to put something new together.
  • Shrimp Sauce

    Pretty siked on this
  • Shrimp Sauce

    wotto said:Oh man these look great. We are looking for interpretations of the characters, be aware that manipulating existing photographs will not get approval from WB.

    The community will vote on all the designs once screened by DBH and WB. Votes will be taken into consideration as always but between the partners we will decide what is put forward to Chris. He has a very big interest in this from a creative stand point which is very cool. We want the very best in illustration and design, I honestly believe people here have the skills to take a place in this. Good luck everyone.

    As far as the logo goes I'm a bit confused. Can we add texture to the bat logo, as long as the dimensions stay the same?
  • wotto

    Shrimp Sauce said:
    wotto said:Oh man these look great. We are looking for interpretations of the characters, be aware that manipulating existing photographs will not get approval from WB.

    The community will vote on all the designs once screened by DBH and WB. Votes will be taken into consideration as always but between the partners we will decide what is put forward to Chris. He has a very big interest in this from a creative stand point which is very cool. We want the very best in illustration and design, I honestly believe people here have the skills to take a place in this. Good luck everyone.

    As far as the logo goes I'm a bit confused. Can we add texture to the bat logo, as long as the dimensions stay the same?

    yes
  • wotto

    First round of designs are in after WB approvals. Next week we'll drop more.
  • wotto

    closes in 2 days
  • atomicchild

    I am wondering about the manipulating photos thing because I see alot of that now
  • Jupit

    what kind of a role do the votes play, when it comes to choosing? just curious, since there are a whole bunch of mediocre designs with mad numbers of votes.
  • Mattfacce

    atomicchild said:I am wondering about the manipulating photos thing because I see alot of that now

    Was thinking the same thing.
  • lazyeye

    Wow, there are some heavy hitters in the contest too. I had fun with it. Good luck guys!
  • atomicchild

    Jupit said:what kind of a role do the votes play, when it comes to choosing? just curious, since there are a whole bunch of mediocre designs with mad numbers of votes.

    with all voting sites.....votes are just sorta a guide and just away of driving traffic to the site and hopefully getting the site new customers.
  • Matt Borchert

    lazyeye said:Wow, there are some heavy hitters in the contest too. I had fun with it. Good luck guys!

    I think that this is a pretty amazing interpretation.
  • Matt Borchert

    atomicchild said:
    Jupit said:what kind of a role do the votes play, when it comes to choosing? just curious, since there are a whole bunch of mediocre designs with mad numbers of votes.

    with all voting sites.....votes are just sorta a guide and just away of driving traffic to the site and hopefully getting the site new customers.

    Yeah I don't believe that votes will play a major role in the Batman contest, at least not in my opinion.
  • PitchGrim

    lazyeye said:Wow, there are some heavy hitters in the contest too. I had fun with it. Good luck guys!

    This is great.

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