The Dark Night rises is one of the most anticipated films of 2012. Christopher Nolan’s first two films in the franchise are widely regarded as masterpieces in the superhero genre. The third and final intended chapter in this phase of the Batman mythology has huge expectations to live up to, and fans are eagerly awaiting what will be Christian Bale’s final silver screen appearance as the masked vigilante.
To mark the occasion, the filmmakers have partnered with Design By Humans to design a t-shirt to mark the occasion. Design By Humans, if you didn’t know, runs contests to design various t-shirts. Artists and fans are welcomed to submit new shirts for consideration. The community votes on the submissions and the winning designs are offered for sale via their website.
The Dark Night Rises contest began this past week and runs through the end of April. Artists may sue the famous bat logo, but they must download and use the official version permitted for the contest. Designs featuring major characters in this new installment such as Batman, Catwoman and Bane are allowed, but characters from previous Nolan movies such as the Joker, the Scarecrow, and Two-Face are not permitted.
There are over $13,000 in prizes up for grabs. Some submissions are already up on Design By Humans’ website, and they reflect the dark tone of the comics and movies. Director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas will determine the winner from ten finalists selected by fans. The first prize is $3500 plus twelve shirts of the artist’s choice.