My Design By Humans t-shirt order arrived and the packaging was like no other I have received when ordering a t-shirt. It was a silver lined on one side and a logo on the other side with areas that you can see through and actually see the t-shirts and stickers inside the package.
I didn’t realize at the time but both the shirts I bought were by the same artist Steven. The first was called Chaos came from the Ocean. The print is has areas that are shine and sparkle (in the hands).
The second shirt is called Citylife and is printed using specialty inks. The print is called by Design by Humans as “suede puff lines and foil highlights”. It really has quite a puffy texture.
The shirts themselves were soft, very thin and had kind of a tight fit. The soft/light feeling is pretty good but I found the neck to be wider than normal and not very tight. Personally I can’t stand it when the necks are all loose and show off my farmer tan neck. It feels like someone already pulled on the neck and its been worn a number of times. I am hoping the neck will tighten up with a wash.
Inside the shirt are printed labels with the following text:
“Designbyhumans – Large – Thank you for buying this unbelievably soft t-shirt from DesignByHumans.com. It was hand crafted from some of the finest cotton available to mankind. The artwork was created by one of our brilliant designers: Steven HUman #000201. Please take care of it. Take a picture in it. Wear it well & be a good human. Machine wash cold…..Shirt Made in Pakistan. Designbyhumans.com.”
It is great they highlight the artist and give them credit and give washing instructions but there are a few things that get on my nerves. First, a thank you is OK but don’t tell me your shirt is soft and wonderful. I am the customer, let me make up my own mind. You can say that on the web site but not on the shirt, that’s just stupid. Second, I haven’t seen the factory in Pakistan but I don’t think using the term “hand crafted” is the most accurate way to describe the creation of a t-shirt from cotton to t-shirt. Also, how many times do you need to print your company name/logo in the label? Three times seems excessive to me.
Also in the package were three Design by Humans logo stickers.
The order processing was really quick (makes me happy!). I ordered on 10/29/07 and received the shirts on 11/1/07. There are plenty of great designs to choose over at DesignByHumans and I encourage you to head over and find yourself a t-shirt or submit a design for the chance to win cash and fame.