Tuesday, January 20, 2009

T-shirts design for January

I have not posted for a while and I am glad to say that I finally have something to show for it. I was recently commissioned by a previous employer to create some t-shirt designs for the band Widespread Panic. I was told to be influenced by Grateful Dead art. I was also told that we were going to try and use a printing technique were the ink is thin and washed out; hence the slightly faded colors in the designs. The following illustrations and designs are the best ideas that I came up with.






People who have previously been to my blog may recognize the last design. It was a design I did for Iron and Wine that was rejected. I thought it was strong, so I updated it and put Widespread's name in there.

I would be delighted to know which one is your favorite.

5 comments:

Michael said...

I dig the gold lion and red elephant one...

Ken Chandler said...

I'm prone to the blue skull and flowers illustration. I think it bespeaks 'Panic' better than the other images. Great work all around!

Sorry about your femur bone, that hurts just thinking about it. Hope you're recovered.

Brian B said...

I'm torn between the skull and the elephant on the lion...I like the text use in that one (elephant) and it seems a bit riskier...Sharp stuff.

I must say I like the character design, especially the yellow fellow on the top...

FrankenBarry said...

Wow, cool gig... congrats! I like 'em all, I really dig the dancing creatures, but the layout on the elephant taxi is awesome. Guess I'll take one of each.

Thanks for stopping by again... I threw a link your way,

kim said...

Josh, this is Kim, Mollie's friend. Iron and Wine missed out - the lion and elephant design is outstanding.