Audio Issues got their new t-shirt by running a design contest:
Folk Rock Group from the American Southwest Needs a Band T-shirt!
Check out Audio Issues's T-shirt contest…
We are a folk rock group from the American southwest. We play a style of music that's akin to Fleetwood Mac if they were a little more country or pop. We want a style of t-shirt that's not too loud (definitely avoid anything that's similar to typical metal t-shirts that have way too much design on them). We also don't want it to be too "westerny" we'd like a more general design that anybody could wear. We're looking for something simple that people would wear just for the design even if they didn't know that it was a band t-shirt. We want it to represent the band but also make it so that people would buy it (for themselves or others) just because it's a cool t-shirt. However, it would be cool to have some sort of subtle music related designs. Our band name is The Long Wait and it would be interesting to see a design with some sort of play on those words, one thought we had was a dog patiently waiting at the door for instance(a long wait....pun intended), but that might be too involved of a design. We're not looking for things that are too photographic, more of an illustration, cartoon or abstract design. Even something that relates to where the band is from (Arizona, Tucson, saguaro cactus, coyotes, mountains etc...) Our website is www.thelongwait.com and we definitely keep to earthy colors, browns and oranges but that doesn't mean the design has to be that way. If a design works we could always put them on whatever color t-shirt we wanted as long as those colors complement each other I suppose. It would be good to have the band name in the middle of the design, in nicely designed fonts or with subtle design elements in the name with the design around it. Almost as if the band name could stand alone if we decided to make shirts without the surrounding design. The design will be made on a t-shirt as well as tank tops. I'm not sure if it will help your design but our website http://thelongwait.com/ has some imagery that could spark some inspiration.
Just the band name: The Long Wait We want to keep printing costs down so please try to limit the design to two colors (or at least make it work monochromatically)
What to avoid
Really loud designs that are prevalent in heavy metal t-shirts. Designs that take up the whole t-shirt. Please make the designs limited to sort of the torso area. Imagine if someone was sitting down in it and you could always see the design, it wouldn't be hidden by sombodys shoulders or arms. We're not huge on big Wild West style fonts, subtlety is key there if you want to incorporate that. Try to keep the design to just the front unless it's absolutely crucial to have it wrap around the t-shirt for some reason. We probably won't print on black t-shirts so show us your designs on other colors. We will also be requiring the PSD/AI files after the completion of the project so we can give to screen printers and have for our records.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. T-shirt starts at $199.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their t-shirt.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Audio Issues collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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