As the Creative Director here at Design by Humans I am blessed with the job of seeking, approving and supporting awesome artists. We have many awesome stores here in the DBHCollective but I wanted to showcase some of the newer and more unique stores that you may have overlooked. These great artists should be seen, heard, and of course worn on all of your favorite DBH products.
I am very excited to have Matthew Dunn as a collective artist. This Australian-based artist has been catching my eye for a few years now. His graphic style and narrative focused characters are a real refreshing take on T-shirt design.
Matthew has had many successes including published comics, solo exhibitions worldwide, he has worked on film production and music album art. Many of his designs feature his trademark character “Leroy”, a gas-masked individual who originally appeared in the graphic novel Lonely Monsters.
You should support this artist because he is a true graphic artist with a skill set that only few have. His comics are atmospheric and dark and his art leads you down an alternative path. Stand out from the crowd and own this guys amazingly cool art.
I love the work of Alvaro Cubero. He is an artist you should all check out. His work has depth and detail, he often takes natural surroundings and gives them a surreal twist. An illustrator hailing from Spain, this artist is redefining the unique t-shirt. The traditional and the digital collide to make beautifully crafted pieces.
You should own this guys work because frankly he offers a level of illustration skill that is difficult to find in the apparel design world. Buying his art is like experiencing high-end fine art but without the price tag. I am a big fan and you should be too.
It is no secret that I am a fan of Kdeuce. His work immediately caught my eye when we began building the Collective. He was invited to the beta stage and has been a firm favorite ever since. A consistent style and the master of brush stroke based art this guy is worth a second and third look.
Our Hawaiian based friend has a flare for the natural and his simple brush stroke designs are top sellers, he has also recently been commissioned by me to paint portraits of the Alliance team. Invest in this great artist and I know he’ll continue to deliver.
Aeoll aka Nick Taylor is a relatively new artist to Design By Humans but he is certainly making an impact. He specializes in abstract art that has an instant appeal. Creating something abstract is no easy feat and this guy does it seamlessly. Mixing complimenting colors with unique compositions this type of art will be this summers trend, I am sure of it.
Support this UK artist on his rise to a certain top sellers’ spot. Own a piece of abstract art and get lost in the many different symbolic messages it may hold or just look at it and admire its weirdly natural beauty.
Louis Roskosch has a very popular store full of illustrated character gems. His whimsical illustration style captures something a lot of parody artists cannot. He re-utilizes well-known icons of film, comics and pop culture in his own signature style. His t-shirt Yodeling literally had me spitting coffee laughing when I approved it.
Support this artist because his art is truly something new to the pop parody world. Wear his tees with pride and make your fellowman smile. I can’t get enough of this guy and you should feel the same. Your wardrobe needs his art in it.
Moutchy aka Yannick Bouchard is an artist who caught my eye back in 2012 when his art appeared as a submission in The Dark Knight Rises contest. His unique style and liking for darker, more intriguing art makes him stand out from the crowd. Cool execution, dark themes and a slight tongue in cheek undertones have made Moutchy a favorite at Design By Humans.Support this painter, master of the digital brush and a cool guy. Hailing from Quebec, Canada you should check out his dark arts of awesomeness.
Megan Lara is a whirlwind of talent currently sweeping through Chicago. Megan exploded onto the T-shirt design scene with her Mucha-esque parody tees. Not content with being awesome at that she is also designing comic covers, giving tips to others and making 3D creatures. She is an all round talent explosion.
Support her because she is one of the most helpful and encouraging artists I know. Humble and massively talented this lady is going to go very, very far. Keep an eye on her and grab her products now.
Yoaz is a digital illustrator residing in the beautiful city of Paris, France. His work is so detailed it will knock your socks right off your feet. He uses geometric shapes to make up super colorful portraits that pop right off their surface. Working with big names like Nike this guy is a well-established artist but pretty new to the collective scene.
Support Yoaz as one of our newest artists at Design By Humans. Invest in his art and make him feel welcome. Bask in the fine detail of his work and discover something new every time you look at it.
One of my personal favorite artists here at Design By Humans Rafahu has a magical skill set for developing killer illustrations. Slightly menacing and a bit weird at times his work has a surreal uniqueness that cannot be overlooked. Delve into a world of creatures and odd scenes and get lost in the mayhem.
Check out his store and support this Mexico based genius because if you don’t I’ll have to buy everything he makes 4 times over. Go browse his store and buy one of his nightmares. You know it makes sense.
If I was writing a who’s who of T-shirt designers Tom Burns would be up there with the design gurus of this art genre. He has designed some classic tees that will stand the test of time for many moons to come. He has a knack of taking a great concept and rendering it perfectly to become an instant classic.
Support Tom and take a gander at his store, his work is well known worldwide. A veteran of the design world and someone you should not really need an introduction to. Go see why Tom Burns is the long term trend you should already know about.
WinterArtwork hails from Barbados and has been on the T-shirt design circuit about the same amount of time as me. We have evolved and grown together. When I see his work I feel a great sense of pride because he has really blossomed into an exceptional illustrator. He makes vector based graphics that really stand out from the other parody makers out there.
You should support this guy because firstly he is a good fella and secondly his illustration style in unique yet also appealing to the masses. He has captured that hard to reach market because his tees look great and his work is consistent and well crafted.
MedusaDollMakers’ name suggests this artist has snake for hair and makes dolls! Having seen photos I can confirm that she is a talented artists with normal hair. I do however wonder if in fact she makes dolls. Anyway this lady has talent in bucket loads. She takes beautifully rendered pencil drawings, digitizes them with a sprinkle of magic and hey presto she has a very popular set of designs.
Support Miss DollMaker because she is ridiculously talented, she is very humble and her artwork looks incredible on pretty much anything. Her love for pop culture icons and her technical wizardry should be seen by all.
There are many DBHCollective stores here and Design by Humans and of course I cannot list them all because we just have too much talent here. The above stores are the tip of a very talented iceberg of design that you should be constantly checking out. Do you want to keep up with the latest releases? Check out our New section.
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