8 Bit Design Contest presented by Design By Humans

L.A. Gear, Vicki the robot, walkmans, shoulder pads, and radical 8 bit video games on the Sony color TV! Remember those pixilated invaders who taunted you from behind your Gameboy screen all night? SIKE! 8-bit started a generation of games and screens which now pretty much run the world. Inspired by the advanced designs of Atari, Nintendo, and green screens everywhere. This contest is a tribute to the old school digital world. The world that started a revolution of information, and screens everywhere, is ready for its legendary contest. How would you depict an 8 bit world?

Oversized and Old School

Now is your chance to take it back old school to 8-bit of color and oversized pixels and design a t-shirt that embraces the technique of 8-bit.


The contest begins today Friday June 1, and submissions end June 22 at 11:59pm. Top three winners will be announced the week of July 9.


  1. 1st Place
  2. 2nd Place
  3. 3rd Place
    $850 + a DBH goodiebag

What is 8 bit?

In the digital world there is color, bit and pixel depths. When computers and games first started, they needed a low file size to process the information quickly. 8-bit channels introduced 256 bits of color back in 1987. As technology has past we are up to 32-bit and super high-resolution screens. But our roots still are the same with square by square representation.

8 bit t shirts are a growing trend, always have been and always will be. Pixel art is the way of the digital world and now the t shirt world. From the days of Atari, to Nintendo, to Sega and computer gaming, the goal of higher resolution to augmented reality develops within the digital world. 8 bit and pixel art is a revolution of new world design. 8 bit t shirt design is the celebration of the evolution of digital design. So submit designs, vote for your favorites and buy an 8 bit t shirt designs. Winners will be announced beginning July 9th.

Contest Guidelines

  1. Participants can submit as many designs as they want, no limit.
  2. This design must be 100% your own work, please do not submit art that is produced by someone else.
  3. DO NOT use images directly taken from a third party/ use protected symbols/logos or characters that may have copyright protection.
  4. DO get creative; but remember your design MUST contain pixel art.
  5. All submissions will be approved/rejected at DBH’s discretion. If your design is rejected you will be given a reason why.
  6. Maximum use of colors for oversized prints is eight and three for all over prints.


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wotto wotto Artist from United States

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godlygorgeous godlygorgeous Human from Canada

Holy flying tiger bomb….I found out about this contest on the 23rd…..when I have an entire library of pixxy bitty artwork….its all I do….ouch.

bladerunner bladerunner Artist from Qld, Australia

I might be able to fit my design by deadline time!

Sushilove Sushilove Artist from Spain

I have an 8-bit design on the works… what a nice coincidence!

bladerunner bladerunner Artist from Qld, Australia

I might be too late to apply with my own set of things on my mind! But I wish everyone good luck on it!

graphicanjelo graphicanjelo Human from Maharashtra, India

Can anybody tell me the size of the final artwork?

japdraft japdraft Artist from Philippines

Exciting. :)

maxlovegods maxlovegods Artist from Italy

I hope that my t-shirt will be in contest :)

7sixes 7sixes Artist from Minnesota, United States

There are some sweet designs up! I’m kinda bummed cus I don’t think mine will make it! wah

sabilamalik sabilamalik Human from Pakistan

thank you

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