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The Dark Knight Rises T Shirt winners

The winners for the Dark Knight T Shirts are here. Some of the best drawings and digital renderings Design By Humans has ever seen. From Bane's angry face, to the stealth actions of Batman; each new Dark Knight Rises shirt has story of their own.

The Rising Shadow introduces a large portrait of Bane with Batman running toward the foreground. The ink and brush stokes give this tee energy and texture.

The Bane Shirt, by Mr. Nicolo is known for his intense shirts like Sasquatch and Dino Frenzy. He captures Bane building intensity in his hands, with a brilliant use of blues, accented by orange eyes and energy. The sure grip of Bane comes alive in this T Shirt.

When the bat signal is called the Dark Knight Arises. This Dark Knight Shirt is a sure portrayal of Batman, Gotham and the bat signal.

Once the signal is called the Dark Knight will Come From the Dark. Batman drops to the ground with a storm, accented with the cape flowing from above. This symmetrical balance frames the leading lines so you stare right into Batman's dominance.

The final fight between Batman and Bane under the depths of the bat signal put this design at the top of Christopher Nolan's list. Hello, Mr. Wayne features many fantastic design elements. This tee captures contrast, shadows and highlights to create an intense fight scene. Action, leading lines, and brilliant contrast make a t shirt worth a thousand words.

All 5 Dark Knight Rises tees are for sale for a limited time. You can purchase a piece of the Dark Knight legacy or for the big time fans you can collect the entire series at a discount. The designs are printed on soft cotton shirts for comfort and quality. The movie releases July 20th, but the shirt are available now. Thanks for all the submitted, voted and purchased shirts.

With limited print runs, get your order in as soon as you can.

It is an honor to present to you, the top 5 designs, from the most amazing talent pool of t shirt designers that Design By Humans has ever witnessed.

Contest Stats

  • 84 Countries
  • 1727 Artists
  • 3305 Submissions
  • 26,644 Voters
  • 51,800 Votes

The Dark Knight T Shirt designs are being released on Monday, April 30 with the grand prize winner to be announced on Friday, May 4th. Each day, we will reveal a new t shirt design and starting on Wednesday, Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan and Producer Emma Thomas' selections will be revealed. The Dark Knight Rises designs came in from all over the globe in one of the largest t shirt competitions Design By Humans has ever hosted.

The epic journey has concluded with 5 world class Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt designs that are simply amazing. With uniquely designed t-shirt art from 84 countries, producing more then 3,000 submissions, it was no small task for Design By Humans and Warner Bros. to select our finalist. Weekly meetings between Warner Bros., DC Comics, and Design By Humans yielded hours of conversation on the artwork to approve and select winners.

The winning t shirt designs are printed on a premium blend cotton shirt for maximum comfort and quality. The t shirts are screen printed on a specialized allover press at our state of the art printing facility.

We look forward to hosting more epic t shirt design contests in the near future. In the meantime, feel free to browse our winning Dark Knight Rises shirts, and hundred of other graphic tees available on our website.

Who Will Rise? Over $13,000 incash and prizes. Every artist has a journey, every journey has an end.

The Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt Design Contest

Design By Humans is looking for several artistic Humans to design epic t-shirts, inspired by the upcoming, highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.

The top 3 winners will be chosen
by Director/Writer/Producer
Christopher Nolan!

This exclusive contest is your rare opportunity to produce artwork for one of the most renowned movie entities on the planet and have a chance to get your design seen by the Art Department at Warner Bros. and The Dark Knight Rises filmmakers.

From the top 10 finalists selected, the top 3 winners will be chosen by The Dark Knight Rises Director/Writer/Producer Christopher Nolan and Producer Emma Thomas. Collectively, finalists will have the opportunity to win up to $12,500 in prize money for their winning t-shirt design, with the top prize being $3,500. The contest starts now and we will be accepting submissions until April 11th at midnight. The contest is free to enter, but you must follow the guidelines and accept the terms below.

Contest Guidelines

  1. If the logo is to be used, artist must use the official Bat emblem from The Dark Knight Rises as provided in this link.
  2. Interpretations of The Dark Knight Rises versions of Batman, Catwoman, Bane and other Batman elements are allowed.
  3. Two-Face, The Joker or Scarecrow are not allowed and will be rejected.
  4. All submissions are reviewed by Design By Humans and Warner Bros.
  5. Read the DBH submission Terms of Service.
Final Rules and Regulations »


  1. 1st Place
    $3,500 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
  2. 2nd Place
    $3,000 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
  3. 3rd Place
    $2,500 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
  4. 4th Place
    $2,000 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
  5. 5th Place
    $1,500 plus 12 shirts of artist choice
  6. 6th - 10th Place
    Option to sell artwork to DBH

Contest Deadlines

  • March 19, 2012
    Official The Dark Knight Rises contest begins
  • April 11, 2012 - Midnight PST
    Submission ends
  • April 22, 2012 - Midnight PST
    Online voting ends
  • April 30, 2012
    Top 5 Winners Countdown Begins

The Dark Knight Rises contest consists of 4 different phases: creating a design, submitting artwork for approval, voting for the best designs, and announcing the winners. As an artist you can submit conceptual t-shirt designs, as an community member you can vote for your favorites, and the top 5 winning designs will be available for purchase at the end of the contest.

Design By Humans features 100's of premium cotton T Shirts with creative design concepts. Browse the shop section with a gallery of iconic design, check out the vote section to support other winning designs or become a member of the forum. Thank you for participating in the Dark Knight Rises Contest and leaving your mark on this epic legend.


Lifescan Lifescan Artist from Germany
paco16 paco16 Artist from United Kingdom

Hey Guys! Please give a sec of your time and VOTE for my Tee Design if you like it!
Really appreciate your support! And Good Luck to everyone!

dontheodoric dontheodoric Artist from Philippines

please vote

please vote if you like, thanks!

MatcHua MatcHua Artist from Singapore

C&C welcome.

Artemple Artemple Artist from Bucharest, Romania

Here is my entry. Please vote guys! Thank you

jrsasamoto jrsasamoto Artist from United States

here’s my design and it been approved!!! Votes would be greatly appreciated!!! Good luck to everyone as well!!

dontheodoric dontheodoric Artist from Philippines

Hope you like this×480.jpg×480.jpg

please please vote:)

details and hires can be found on

mahmoudb mahmoudb Artist from Select a State/Province, Lebanon

hey guys let me know what you think of my tshirt

Rocceaux Rocceaux Artist from United States

I just wanted to say that it is an honor to have my design nominated among such great other designs, and to be in the company of such amazing artist (nominated and not nominated). Please check-out my work. It is one of the few designs to feature the “Bat” vehicle. I look forward to hearing your feedback, and if you like it enough to vote that would be awesome. Thanks and good luck to everyone.

mindsquid mindsquid Artist from United States

Hello everyone! Here’s my accepted design:
Any votes, comments, or both are appreciated. :)
Good Luck to everyone!

alexperri7 alexperri7 Artist from Canada

After many revisions and attempts, my second design kept getting rejected by WB. I thought my second design was better. Oh well, I guess you guys will just have to VOTE HERE for my first design :)

This is my first, accepted design:

This is my second, rejected design:

jrsasamoto jrsasamoto Artist from United States

Vote For jrsasamoto (Total Chaos) and I will vote for you!!!

DYOKER DYOKER Artist from Spain

THOSE USERS WHO VOTE ME THE VOTE NUMBER 50 AND THE 100 WILL WIN A CARTOON DRAWING OF THEIRSELVES like the Bane of this shirt! ( Hope you like this initiative ; )...we will talk if I arrive 150-200 votes, it’s hard)



CorLeonis CorLeonis Human from Canada

@cait2188 Very cool illustration! I think it’s sad too that rules not precise enough disqualify some of the best entries for being too creative, because that’s what it is here. This is the downside of dealing with big corporations.

@jrsasamoto upload your picture online (you can use a free service such as
then post the url between exlamation points as shown below the message box

jrsasamoto jrsasamoto Artist from United States

Can Anyone tell me how to attach the art on this page? Anyone?

KosAllinvain KosAllinvain Artist from Minsk, Belarus

if you like this one, vote for me :) it will be very gratefully, guys)

Sorool Sorool Artist from United States Votes and Comments are appreciated.

mrbrownie mrbrownie Artist from Mexico
AaronCorbin AaronCorbin Artist from California, United States
PaulSoFresh PaulSoFresh Human from IL, United States

@Conzeit – Really. What kind of reply is this.??! Pretty shady thing to say… Its not hurt. Its freedom of speech and I just wanted to raise some very interesting points with fellow artists. This isn’t the only design competition out here. We are all intelligent people here, and people are smart enough to know what is a good design and what is not. I’m done and moved on. Good luck in the competition though. :/

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