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Not Real. Design by AVEandLIA. Check out this artist’s DBH shop here: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/AVEandLIA/. Save 10% sitewide with coupon code: WINTER10.

Every garment DesignByHumans.com sells is hand-selected and guaranteed to be sweatshop and child labor-free, and the inks we use are water-based and phthalate-free.

Andy: Can’t say that I’m a particularly big fan of this.

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Apparel for Barbell Rocker

by Andy on January 7, 2016



Far away from crappy shirts with ridiculous claims, Barbell Rocker designs products that last, showing their love for this awesome sport and community of like-minded people. Are you a Barbell Rocker? Check out their new shop: https://www.barbell-rocker.com/

Andy: Pretty cool design, will be interesting to see what they come up with next since one design is a hard thing to build a brand around.

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TheOrigin. Design by Jun087. Check out this artist’s DBH shop here: http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/jun087/. Save 10% sitewide with coupon code: WINTER10.

Every garment DesignByHumans.com sells is hand-selected and guaranteed to be sweatshop and child labor-free, and the inks we use are water-based and phthalate-free.

Andy: Pretty neat! No guarantees that code will still work as this was sent in during my Christmas break.

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Brand New Tees from Absolution Apparel

by Andy on January 7, 2016



Absolution Apparel is back at again. They have just released two new t-shirts and few other products on there site. Lets talk about these two new tees though. These next tees were really designed using a minimal look and really tells a story behind the these two designs. They are printed on some fitted soft tees and our still maintaining there quality to there prints. By using water base inks the prints are no feel to the touch and last along side the garment.

Here’s to my past
We have all got a past. Lets face it right, everyone has something in there past they would change. Our choices in life don’t dictate our entire lives. Always keep moving forward, and learn from the failures life sometimes throws at you. This design is dedicated to those that will not let there past destroy them. Here’s to our past

Find what makes you happy
Finding what makes you happy is a little hard now days. We all have so many things to do in our everyday life. It could be to our jobs, family or friends. We have so many things that we feel obligated to do. Which makes us forget about ourselves in this crazy thing called life. Sometimes we need to take a moment for ourselves. Really MAGNIFY the things in life that makes you happy :) Don’t ever lose your happy

Andy: Not my personal style (you must know by now how a British person feels about positive sayings on t-shirts), but there’s certainly nothing wrong with them, they look well done.

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Retro Resurgence from Pixel Pop Tees

by Andy on January 7, 2016


If you’re like me you had your formative years during the birth of console gaming. Video games were no longer limited to dark arcades or cramped pizza shops, but instead could be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Saturday morning cartoons gave way to marathon endeavors against boss after boss, chip tunes chirping gleefully in the background as morning turned to afternoon and parents were forced to shoehorn children outdoors to break the trance of systems like Atari, Calecovision and the juggernaut that was Nintendo.

Video games became not just a past time or a form of entertainment, they became part of a generation’s personality. What games you were playing had a large impact on the social circle you traveled in and quicker game production meant an avalanche of newer and better games with cooler and shinier graphics. Of course we look back and have to laugh a bit (or 8) at the fact that those graphics we were so amazed by pale in comparison to the graphics produced by the super gaming machines of 2015, but there’s one thing the graphics of games past have in spades; staying power.

The sprites and bit characters of that era are emerging once again, shrouded in nostalgia, but given new life. Designers have taken the 8 bit style and applied it to today’s pop culture, transforming everything from Star Wars and Game of Thrones to Halo and Fallout 4, creating works of art that bring that nostalgia into the present day. Everything from t-shirts and art posters to desktop wallpapers and mobile games don the classic 8 bit shimmer of yesterday all while referencing some of modern days biggest intelectual properties.

Part of the allure of this new design trend is the unique skill it takes to create art using only tiny blocks of color. One might posit that since pixel art is comprised of simple shapes it must then be simple to make, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Any designer who takes a stab at pixel art quickly realizes that its limitations are one of its most endearing (and frustrating) qualities. The act of doing something as seemingly simple as forming a curved line becomes exceedingly difficult when you’re limited to only square units, but it is this imperfect nature that gives pixel art so much of its charm.

In today’s art world where hyperrealistic drawings are so lifelike they look like photographs, pixel art takes viewers back to a time when content triumphed over visual stimuli. The best games on home consoles weren’t necessarily perfect in their graphics, but they always pushed the boundaries of gaming itself. Better level design, cooler game dynamics, more in-depth stories, all these things weighed heavily when it came to choosing which new game to buy and that mentality of quality became synonymous with early console gaming.

Which may shed light as to why so many consumers look fondly upon such a retro style. In the current landscape where broken games are shipped out time after time in order to fit marketing timelines and hit Q4 sale benchmarks, 8 bit art hearkens back to a time where game developers put their best foot forward and truly loved the content that they delivered. That’s not to say today’s gamer landscape is completely desolate (aside from maybe the toxic wasteland outside the vault), but the sheer amount of trendsetting and legitiately unique games that came out in the 8 bit era is truly staggering.

Although pixel art may have gotten its start when it crawled out of the arcade and into the living room, 8 bit is a style that has transcended video games and made its way through all facets of pop culture. Nostalgia may have given this trend legs, but it’s pixel art’s cheeky swagger that is endearing itself with a new generation and cementing its place in modern design. Once again video game culture’s epitomic calling card reigns supreme, giving a new era of geeks a truly unique way to express their personality and show the world that retro can still be new.

If you’re interested in unique 8-bit and pixel art style shirts inspired by gaming and pop culture check out pixelpoptees.com

Andy: Wow, that is a really long submission!

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Cold War Bros

by Andy on January 4, 2016



In the 80’s, Ronny & Mikhail totally had a secret group that only performed for aliens, the illuminati & the shadow government.

Andy: I’m sure that making Cold War one word on the shirt is a conscious choice, I just don’t know what would be the reason for it…

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Rumble Bros. : Hustle and Flow

by Andy on January 4, 2016



Fitness brand Rumble Bros. celebrates the love of boxing in t-shirts with vintage styled graphics and typography. Rumble Bros. offers a line of training apparel and equipment meant to instill greatness in athletes of all levels. The lookbook features a collection of t-shirts that pay homage to the great Rocky Marciano, Imports from the Japanese Artist Akira Yonekawa and an exclusive line for the female heavy hitters; the Bombshell Division. Photographer Jason Falasco brings out the intensity and passion of the sport in dramatic visuals.

Andy: Y’know, in the almost 10 years of posting on HYA I don’t think that I’ve ever had a submission from a boxing company. Really like the photography style, shows off the gear well.

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What the..? Wishi-Woshi

by Andy on January 4, 2016



Hastings, UK based Wishi-Woshi traveled to India to find inspiration for part of their first collection of tees. The ‘Maze’ and ‘WW Kolam’ designs reinterpret ancient sand drawings while the ‘Garland’ design references ‘Lei’ greeting necklaces found in Hawaii and Polynesia. All tees hand printed on 100% organic cotton.

Andy: Quite a nice idea for the design inspiration there.

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Machine Forms T-Shirts

by Andy on January 4, 2016



Machine Forms creates bold, unique and intricate designs using algorithms. We have just launched in December. Printed in California on Premium Next Level T-Shirts. Thanks!

Shop: www.machineforms.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/machineforms
Instagram: www.instagram.com/machineforms/

Andy: Loads of cool shirts in this new shop, definitely worth checking out.

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New “Shelf Elf” by Vardagen

by Andy on December 16, 2015



Know anyone that could use some supervision? It’s your favorite Christmas Creep, the winter whistleblower, here to watch your every move, to jot down your every slip-up… Merry Christmas?

20% OFF at Vardagen with code: ELF20 (ends Dec 16th)

Andy: This one has been in the queue for a few days but I didn’t know it was time sensitive, sorry guys! Also, where’s a guy got to go to get a pair of those slippers?

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I have released many new designs on tees, sweaters, baseball tees, and more! These are just a few highlights. I have chosen my PALE, booty worship, and MAKE AMERICA PUNK AGAIN designs for this post. Be sure to check out www.dylanmurphycreations.com to see them all!

Andy: Why does booty worship make me laugh so much? Maybe it’s the notion of someone like me that is fairly normal walking around in a shirt with “booty worship” emblazoned on it. As ever, design is all about context. I like the Pale design too, surprising that no one has done that before (that I know of), might be quite fun to see that design as a faded grey print on a heather grey tri-blend.

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New Shirts from Seventh.Ink

by Andy on December 16, 2015



Seventh.Ink has been releasing a steady stream of new items over the past few months including shirts, prints, patches, and pins. Here are a few of the newest shirt designs: The Eighth Anniversary Tiger, Imperial Stout Re-Inked, and The Norseman in a new gray color way. All shirts are limited edition and are available at www.seventhink.com.

Andy: Look at me posting something about Star Wars today, I’m keeping up with a trend!

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Announcing the DBH Collector’s Box

by Andy on December 16, 2015



The DBH Collector’s Box is a t-shirt subscription box that contains 2 unique, curated, and themed tees for a recurring monthly fee of $29.99.

Andy: Neat idea!

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New T Shirts from Dan Stiles

by Andy on December 11, 2015



Portland designer and illustrator Dan Stiles has some new shirts up on his site. High quality Bella+Canvas T’s with multi-color prints.

Andy: I love Stiles…. errr, style (sorry!), these really are some cute designs.

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There are a few of of the shirts that I think would make a great birthday or Christmas gift!

Andy: Just go ahead and imagine me pulling a hand up to my forehead as I sigh and shake my head, because these shirts are just not for me.

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Fashion and tech now illuminated
NEO LUX is launching their next generation of the worlds most advanced EL wire light up jackets now with optional built in “E” cigarette.

11/26/2015 Dayton, Ohio
Neo Lux CEO, Sheldon Williamson, is launching his next line of Electroluminescent Wire (EL Wire) jackets with not only further advanced tech and unmatched designs but with an optional hidden E cig for the incognito Vap user . The product line will be available worldwide on thanks giving day (11-26-15). The Ohio based company has not only redefined quality and design in the EL Wire industry but they are still unchallenged for the rights of the worlds most advanced EL wire jacket. With features like practically infallible electronics and multiple light styles with curves, swirls, and even sharp edges they are truly ahead of the curve.

It is also a Product actually “Designed” and “built” right here in Ohio unlike other brands, NEO LUX is helping to reinvigorate manufacturing in the USA. With locally trained contractors working from the comfort of their own home Sheldon is improving the lives of everyday people. His uniquely designed light up hoodies promise to bring safety and style to all of your favorite night time/ early morning activities.

Five years in and the company is still strong and growing. With dreams of advancing their tech to the level seen in Disney’s hit movie “Tron Legacy” CEO Sheldon Williamson says “ its not if but when” and says It may even come soon. Rolling out their new line with an industry leading three month warranty on all NEO LUX constructed electronics you can rest assured you’re in for a completely different light up jacket buying experience. What’s even more impressive is the company is not just out there to make a buck but also to create social change.

With the launch of their program “Equality Matters” right alongside the new jacket line they intend to pursue real problems facing our communities. With the launch of the program they will be setting aside $5 from every jacket purchase to tackle local issues of inequality, issues like racism and sexism. The first target in their sights is racism. The funds will go to programs to educate local suburban communities.“We start by creating change in our own back yard then spread it into the world. “ Sheldon Williamson

Andy: I don’t smoke in any way so this isn’t for me, but I do have to admire that innovation and I’ve always thought EL wire on clothing was kinda neat.

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Free T-Shirt Mockups Tool

by Andy on December 11, 2015



Placeit Apparel is a service that allows you to create photorealistic apparel mockups to display your designs within context. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of tshirt mockups, tank top mockups and more to showcase your latest clothing line to your clients.

Using apparel mockups from Placeit is super easy since you don’t even need to use Photoshop or any other editing software, all you need to do is add your image to the mockup and Placeit will make it fit on the fabric perfectly, considering all the creases and foldings. You can actually select the color of the garment as well, so forget about plain while tshirts with a flat image over it, with these apparel mockups your design will really adapt to the fabric for a photorealistic look.

There are tons of different settings, characters, and environments for you to select the right mockup that enhances your clothing line the best, but feel free to email us at hi@placeit.net if you don’t find the stage that you’ve been looking for.


Andy: Considering that I have spent the past decade telling people that good product images sell more t-shirts, it’s great to find a company that are making that easier for the people that can’t do that with the real t-shirt. Obviously a service like this will never be perfect, but it certainly does look good.

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CAStylz Unique T-shirt

by Andy on December 1, 2015



My name is Sean Harriott and I study animation for three years, which was an amazing experience, I learnt so much and had the opportunity to enhance my artistic skills. Since graduating from university, securing employment or work experience in animation has been difficult. The birth of CAStylz was created out of this experience and has become a real passion for me.

CAStylz is an urban apparel business, which specialises in T-shirt design. Attracting customers of Male and female. Each designs carry the essence of tribal design branding which is my trade mark thought out all of my designs. Standing out from the crowd is what my designs do with my unique design style.

https://www.facebook.com/CA-Stylz-T-shirt-430465387146265/

https://www.instagram.com/theodore_the_artist/

Andy: Thanks for the submission!

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Lab Rats Apparel Winter line 2016

by Andy on December 1, 2015



Tis the Season of giving!! Pick up one of our new winter line t-shirts this season for a loved one.

Andy: I like those designs, thanks for the submission!

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Colter Co. t-shirt launch

by Andy on November 26, 2015


Driven by a love of all things outdoors, Colter Co. is launching a line of t-shirts. Show off your mountain man inner child, even if you’re stuck in the office. Printed in Portland Oregon on premium quality Bella + Canvas tees. Discharge printing is used to keep the shirts super soft.

Andy: I think this is the first time that I’ve had a submission from a primarily fishing based brand! Not really for me personally, but it is cool to see something different and I can see them being popular with fishermen (and people that buy them gifts) who are after something a bit more tastefully designed than I’d usually expect from a fishing t-shirt.

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