Diablo III T-Shirt Design Contest Winners
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Diablo III T-shirt Design Contest

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Design by Humans is looking for some heroic Humans – or perhaps Demon Hunters or Monks – to design truly worthy T-shirts inspired by Blizzard's Action RPG masterpiece, Diablo III. Design By Humans and its community are a force to be reckoned with in the t-shirt design world, so we're thrilled to be partnering with Blizzard Entertainment, an absolute juggernaut in the video game design world. Combine these two forces, and we expect to see some truly extraordinary shirt designs.

This Is Your Canvas, Create An Epic Diablo III T-Shirt

This Is Your Canvas, Create An Epic Diablo III T-Shirt

By entering, you're giving yourself the chance to have your work seen by the creative minds at Blizzard Entertainment, the very people behind some of the greatest video game titles of the last 20 years. Not to mention reviewed by Design By Humans and it's global community.

Together, we're sending you on a quest: design a t-shirt using characters from Diablo III, and then pit them against each other in a massive art contest for a combined $12,500 in cash and additional prizes. Your quest is somewhat less dangerous than defeating the Prime Evils. No need to fight Mephisto – but feel free to incorporate him into your design.

In fact, you can incorporate any of fifteen character designs from the Diablo Universe listed below.

Submit Your Art »
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Grand Prizes

  • 1st Place
    $3,500 + Framed Diablo 3 Artwork autographed by artists Bernie Kang and Glenn Rane + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  • 2nd Place
    $3,000 + A set of Diablo 3 Peripherals. (Headset, Mouse and Mousepad) + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  • 3rd Place
    $2,500 + Diablo 3 Wardrobe (5 t-shirts, 2 hoodies, Hat) + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  • 4th Place
    $2,000 Cash + Exclusive BlizzCon 2011 Diablo Poker Set - signed by the artist on the development team + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  • 5th Place
    $1,500 Cash + Diablo 3 standard edition game + All 5 Grand Prize Winners Collection Tee Set
  • 6th through 20th Place
    Opportunity to sell artwork to Design By Humans


  • August 12, 2013
    The Official Diablo III Contest begins
  • September 13, 2013
    Art submissions end at 11:59PST
  • September 27, 2013
    Online voting ends at 11:59PST
  • October 21, 2013
    Top 5 Winners Countdown Begins

Contest Rules

  • All Interpretations of the Diablo III character elements listed below are allowed.
  • Your artwork cannot contain Blizzard logos, Diablo III logos, or personal signatures. They will be rejected.
  • All submissions are reviewed by Design By Humans & Blizzard Entertainment prior to appearing on the voting page.
Terms & Rules »

T-Shirt Contest Submissions

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NeonTiger NeonTiger Artist from Portugal

Good contest. The standard is high.

AnhLe819 AnhLe819 Artist from United States

All the Diablo’s designs are so awesome, But I hope 1 of each character wins, because I want to buy 1 of each.

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@Luneder – the thumbnails don’t give them an advantage, the artists featured there just happen to be the last 6 to be approved. We track voting and the votes on those guys come form their followers, they are 6 of the best illustrators out there. You are right though votes alone do not decide.

Luneder Luneder Artist from Idaho, United States

thanx, had to be sure that the voting everyone is doing wouldn’t decide the winner since some people might already have a large number of followers plus the six illustrations above here have an advantage that already shows.

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@Luneder Blizzard’s Art Team, the Diablo Team and Design By Humans team will collectively select the top 20 designs, from there we will collectively select the winners. With Blizzard’s knowledge of the characters and artwork and our knowledge of T-shirt production and techniques we will be making a very well informed, yet difficult decision. Should be fun :) Good luck to all.

Luneder Luneder Artist from Idaho, United States

tried asking this before but are the main winners picked by blizzard?

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

Hello. These are the recommended sizes of high res art for printing:
Standard 17.5” x 19”
Oversized 19” x 25”
All-over 40” x 35”

cj50500 cj50500 Artist from Kentucky, United States

@wotto Out of curiosity, how large would you need it for printing, as the minimum size I mean?

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@shemhazai You can make 4 separate layers and yes you can use half-toned shades of those colors to create layered color effects. For instance if you had a red and yellow layer, you could use halftoned red under yellow to create the illusion of orange. There would be no orange ink, obviously.

You can do a two sided print but we only print those if the art is exceptional. They are limited to 4 colors each side.

You need to submit jpegs for voting at 640×480 and 320×240 for the thumbnail. If your art wins and is chosen for print we would need a high resolution psd or ai. file to print from. I hope this helps you to understand the process. Good luck with your submission.

Shemhazai Shemhazai Human from Poland

I think i understand. So, by making color separation (4 layers) and adding halftone effect to each color (layer) i can create as many colors i want? I think i understand. Sorry for noob question but i never did graphic for printing so it was black magic for me. One more thing, can i create graphic on both sides on the shirt? I saw something like that in submitted work in this contest. What would be limitation for something like this? 2 separate images with 640×480 resolution, 72ppi? Or if it should be only one 640×480 but with 2 separate images on it (for example 320×480+320×480)?

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@shemhazai – grays can be made with halftones and that is something artists should be doing. Our separator will make halftones if they are required but it may alter the ‘look’ of the art when printed. It’s always better to do them as part of the submission. I’m not sure what you mean by the colors changing when you resize.

antissa92 antissa92 Artist from Croatia


FZDAkurt FZDAkurt Artist from Cebu City, Philippines

Spot Similar with my concept.. :(

Shemhazai Shemhazai Human from Poland

Hi, i have question about color restriction. Is the color tones counts? I mean, when i have for examples black & white picture drawn in photoshop, there are some gray shades in lines (some gray pixels), is this counts as a color? Is it strictly 10 color restriction? What about resizing? It will allways make some new colors (shades) after resizing.

kenoneworks kenoneworks Artist from Philippines

@shihamanji Wow! I can see patience, hardwork and passion in this picture.

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

Hello, You can post the design to DA and your social media outlets too Luneder and be sure to post a link back to your submission to get votes :)

ADAMLAWLESS ADAMLAWLESS Artist from Johor Bahru, Malaysia

@Luneder – I DONT THINK THERE IS, you can promote for voting, I gez nothing wrong with that. For portfoilio: unless u win you might want to ask DBH coz its a different story. Goodluck :-)

Luneder Luneder Artist from Idaho, United States

is there any rules we saying we cannot post the submitted artwork online somewhere like DA (personal portfolio)? Asking before I do that.

cj50500 cj50500 Artist from Kentucky, United States

@ADAMLAWLESS Alrighty then man, I’ll take your word for it lol

ADAMLAWLESS ADAMLAWLESS Artist from Johor Bahru, Malaysia

@daletheskater – somehow you did bring the design to another level, I like it…may I suggest you balance up both shoulder/arm.
@cj50500 – no, blood not necessary, I ever read Wotto’s opinion about one design with the same question.

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