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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.


tylerbramer tylerbramer Artist from Wisconsin, United States

So many great designs everyone.

Jackoozy Jackoozy Artist from Ukraine

And the oscar goes to… the Philippines!

aiar aiar Human

@Jackoozy haha u got that right :p

johnsonflores johnsonflores Artist from Philippines


roberto78212 roberto78212 Artist from Texas, United States

I think the issue is that the contest did have some incredible artwork and concepts but they may not have translated into an applicable screen printing process this company is capable of recreating. Unfortunate to not recognize some very good concepts and techniques. I think the slant isn’t Indonesian it is creating an easily reproduced image hence the single color images winning. I do wish to recognize the incredible art that did not win. Some entered this competition with little to no experience with this company and I can speak for myself when I say some lessons you have to learn the hard way unfortunately. It was fun while it lasted.

jun087 jun087 Artist from Ipoh, Malaysia

agreed Alchemy !

Alchemy Alchemy Artist from Cebu, Philippines

@andydg U mad bro? Ain’t our fault if Warner Bros. chose their artworks. Plus they’re really good compared to others. Can’t blame them…

I still think 5th and 3rd place got a higher place though… XD

mosprvlng12 mosprvlng12 Artist from Egypt

Vote please

spadeworkers spadeworkers Staff from United States

What a fun contest

jun087 jun087 Artist from Ipoh, Malaysia

No doubt, there are many talented designers from Phillipines. I think the 1st place also fall to Philipino.

Jackoozy Jackoozy Artist from Ukraine

Yeah, sure, they all just HAPPEN to be from Phillipines. From one artshool, I guess…

free_agent08 free_agent08 Artist from Philippines

AndyDG is new here that’s why He doesn’t the Top Caliber Designers here..

iamrobman iamrobman Artist from Batangas CIty, Philippines

@AndyDG,dude the thing is DBH is From US as I know,correct me if I’m wrong.Also check the top designers here.Top 3 is also from Philippines. It’s nothing about racial slant, look at their works and I think DBH got respect and trust on this guys.Proud pinoy.FOtah congrats!

andydg andydg Human from United Kingdom

Additionally, I can’t but help notice the racial slant in the 5th, 4th and 3rd place winners. Is theis website perchance run out of the Philipines??????
Double disgusted.

moysche moysche Artist from North Carolina, United States

Anyone else know that they’re definitely not winning now?

7sixes 7sixes Artist from Minnesota, United States

^^ I’m curious too but I’m sure they won’t say…

iamrobman iamrobman Artist from Batangas CIty, Philippines

Were wining designs got email that they were selected and just waiting for the countdown or the winners will be revealed next week and then ask for the high resolution file?just wondering :)

moutchy moutchy Artist from Quebec, Canada

Dude, voting period is over.

roguestudios roguestudios Artist from Australia

Hope you like my design and please vote for it…

zsyd zsyd Artist from Cebu, Philippines


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