With all the buzz about the “impending” earthly apocalypse, many artists have been fascinated with creating their own idea of how the world might end. This featured group of artwork highlights apocalyptic times from the walking dead to nuclear war. Every apocalypse deserves a shirt so here is the collection of the survivors from the best pre and post apocalypse shirt designs.
1. Last Goodbye by buko
Our last day on Earth might just look like this. Bright yellows and oranges depict a hectic apocalypse scene as the final blast goes off. Detailed elements make the pilot’s mask realistic and the butterfly adds a touch of hope to the scene. This piece of art is brilliantly simple, but the message is huge – take care of the environment or Earth will self-destruct.
2. Limited Edition Last Goodbye by buko
Last Goodbye was so popular, we had to bring it back in Limited Edition. The neon purples, oranges and yellow makes this updated design pop on the blue background. Will you survive the final blast?
3. The Dark Officer by roncabardz
The Dark Officer is here and he’s not happy about it. This dark art apocalyptic design is filled with detailed lines and shading that give this guy a realistic look. Simple details like a bright pink rose and floating elements give this officer a bit less “doom and gloom” feel.
The apocalypse may be over, but how will you survive? These two birds are sporting gas masks, and may be the only survivors after the global meltdown. This design carries a strong environmental message about saving the Earth and our wildlife. Finely detailed illustration makes these birds and scene look very realistic and raise strong questions about how we’re taking care of our planet.
5. Apocalypse by fathi_dhia
This dark, apocalyptic design suggests the industry has finally taken over and killed off the human race – even those with gas masks couldn’t survive! The realistic skeletal remains are created with sketchy lines and details that give off a creepy, horror look. Is this the final demise of the human race?
This steampunk illustration suggests humans have lived through the apocalypse, but survive only in a deadly gas-filled world. The nice suit and pipe make us think this guy is pretty rich – did only upper class society make it through? We’ll let you decide. The cool color palette gives this design an overall creepy feeling while highlights and shadows give the design more depth.
7. Survive by luismtz
Survive the drive of your life! Will the world end in a zombie apocalypse?! This zombie tee is perfect for any fans of the walking dead and lovers of all things comic. This highly stylized design gives off a retro feel with cool neon typography that looks straight out of the 80s. There is also a homage to the cult movie “Drive” with that neon pink type.
8. Toxic Air by vad_ns
Where will we be when we have nothing left? This unique, edgy design gives the apocalypse a softer look with watercolor effects. This girl looks out into the grimy distance of the world before it was destroyed. Toxic Air makes a strong environmental statement with illustrated beauty instead of the typical morbid way it’s portrayed.
9. Robopocalypse by CoryFreeman
What happens when evil robots take over the world? This grungy design reveals three huge alien robot spaceships with glowing red eyes. The textured nature of the art along with the faded black edges make the design look like its glowing.
10. Lost In The Space by carbine
This design reminds of the new movie Gravity that just got released. What if the world self-destructed while you were in space, or the sun exploded? Lost in Space incorporates bright, neon colors that complement the cool colors of the astronaut’s suit for a stand out, bold design. The apocalypse has begun!
These DBH artists used styles from neon colors and vectors to detail illustrations and grunge textures to portray the end of the world and these mind-blowing apocalypse designs are real eye openers for our environment. All we know is that the most disastrous endings make room for the best new beginnings. Stay Alive & Thrive!