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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RicoMambo RicoMambo Artist from Croatia

Agree, great example wotto, hahahahahaha

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@silviu13 Personally, I’d lose the frame, put this on a charcoal heather tee and have the art run off the bottom of the tee. Removing the background or fading the edges cleverly would also add to this tee. Maybe like this:

jshoemake15 jshoemake15 Artist from United States

Don’t know why my images weren’t showing, but hopefully this one does. Its my diablo WIP still a lot of work to go though

RicoMambo RicoMambo Artist from Croatia

Silviu, great work!!!!!

JeffDBH JeffDBH Staff: Head Geek In Charge from Florida, United States

@hectorivera: yes, it’s open to all international artists. Yes, you can use more then on character in your design, just make sure you mark it.

hectorivera hectorivera Human from Mexico

guys im form mexico, can i participate in this contest?
and can i use more than 1 character in my design?

Silviu13 Silviu13 Artist from Romania

Cool one Rico
Here’s an update on mine and it’s placement on the tee. Hope it’s alright.

RicoMambo RicoMambo Artist from Croatia

showing you just this first one:)

TrappedInFlesh TrappedInFlesh Human from

@wotto Thank you. I will create my own version and do my best to make him identifiable.

7sixes 7sixes Artist from Minnesota, United States

@silv WOW...print for sure.

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@TrappedInFlesh It means you can interoperate the characters to create a tee design. So you should be drawing your own version of the character, staying true to their characteristics but putting your style or spin on them. Next week when entries are posted for voting you will see more examples. Best of luck everyone!

TrappedInFlesh TrappedInFlesh Human from

I’m going to give it a try, I’m in. But to make sure I understand this I have a question. ‘Craft your t-shirt design entries based on one of the following characters.’ Does this mean we create our own take/design based on a character from the list, or does it mean use the existing character designs for the t-shirt design?

Silviu13 Silviu13 Artist from Romania

Ok, Thanks for clearing that up wotto
Good luck to you all, I’m curious what everybody comes up with.

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

@silviu13 I recognized him as a Barbarian. Yes the values will be converted to halftones by our separator. I don’t see any issues with this art going to print on a tee, we have printed paintings before. As long as the basic colors are 10 we can halftone the rest. In a contest like this, if the art is amazing we will work on making it an equally amazing printed tee even if that means we have to go an extra mile.

Silviu13 Silviu13 Artist from Romania

Thanks for the answer wotto. But I guess the kind of rendering technique I’m talking about isn’t supported. Like I’m still not sure about those colors restrictions. I mean I have like the 6 colors in the image and the rest is just color value.

@jshoemake15: He’s the Barbarian character, I guess it’ll be more recognisable when it’s finshed

jshoemake15 jshoemake15 Artist from United States

Also @silviu13
make sure that your design is recognizable as one of the characters that they have listed above… your character must represent one of “the characters listed” and cannot be any other character created by blizzard.

N9NE N9NE Artist from United States

Definitely joining, October 7th is my birthday!

wotto wotto Artist from CA, United States

Hi Silviu13, That looks great! You may have to fade the art around the edges a little so it remains in the ‘body’ part of the shirt. You are restricted to ten colors but looking at this I think this could be broken down to ten with some halftones. So far so good. Hopefully you’ll be submitting more than one too!

RicoMambo RicoMambo Artist from Croatia

great illo, just dont know what about number of colors here Silviu?

Silviu13 Silviu13 Artist from Romania

Hey guys, cool stuff so far
Here’s my wip. Not sure though if this is going to be permited in the contest. Can anyone tell me if this is contradicting with any design rules?

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