The Tee Quest – One Color Only and My Collection from Design By Humans

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The quest for my perfect tee collection continues! Yes, I did it again… I ordered two more t-shirts, this time from Design By Humans, a creative community based in Chico, California.

I had browsed their tee shop a few times but I found that at $20, they were quite expensive. Fortunately, the two designs I liked finally went on sale and I decided to give the company a try.

The first tee that caught my eye is “My Collection”, by neontiger, a Portuguese designer. I’m a child of the 1980s and I do remember using tapes a lot… in fact, I “only” bought a MP3 in 2005! This grey t-shirt is a celebration of all those cool mix tapes you had as a kid, combined on one cool neon tee. It is kind of a retro funky tee, and I loved the colours. Ordered for $12!

The second tee was designed by helvebula, from Canada (yay!). “One Colour Only” reminded me of the Dark Side of the Moon album cover—yes, I love Pink Floyd… remember, “Floyd” is baby Mark’s middle name! This homage to the album shows colours filtered through an exploding prism. The light band emanating from the prism shows a rainbow of color—did the light break the prism or is it fixed in a state of explosion? That’s a very Pink Floyd-ish question! Ordered for $15.

I ordered both 100% Cotton DBH Premium Teetees in “Woman size S”. I found a 10% discount coupon online and shipping and handling was $9.55, brining my total to $38.05 for two t-shirts. I paid with Paypal and placed the order on April 24.

The package was received on May 8, exactly two weeks later. It came in a black plastic pouch branded with the logo of Design By Humans. The two tees were neatly folded inside, along with a receipt and a small sticker of the brand, with a 5% discount code for future purchase.

Both t-shirt were size S but “My Collection” has a closer fit, and the fabric feels thicker than “One Colour Only”, which is thinner and a bit looser. The designs printed well and the colours are pretty awesome.

I’m happy with my purchase and will consider buying again from Design By Humans!

My Collection

My Collection

One Colour Only

One Colour Only

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

6 Comments

  1. Salut Zhu,

    What a GREAT idea! I like your designs.
    You are still with “le noir basique” even in Canada 🙂
    I am looking forward to your next selections.
    Bises.

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