I am looking for unique and clever designs. Use of typography is welcome. I am a fan of retro so if you've got something that fits this style, that's encouraged. Beyond that I just really want something that's one of a kind.
I am looking for a unique t-shirt design that will appeal to dancers of all ages. It can incorporate as many styles of dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, pointe) as you like. It does NOT have to include all styles, but you are certainly welcome to include as many styles as you feel your design supports. Likewise, you can focus on just one genre, if you have a compelling idea. I'd like something bright and catchy. You can include a phrase or words if it complements your design.
Another angle you could take is something to represent the famous ballet "The Nutcracker." I'd like something that's really clever and creative and embodies the essence of the ballet.
Please note that I am interested in awarding more than one winner so I look forward to receiving a variety of designs.
**UPDATE:** To give a bit more guidance, I would love to see the shirt incorporate words/messages. There's a list of ballet terminology that can be found here http://www.abt.org/education/dictionary/ Feel free to incorporate words (or a series of words) into your design.
As I mentioned I also love retro designs. I will attach a couple of images below. Please feel free to use these as inspiration. Perhaps create a retro sign for "The Studio" or some other fictional dance-inspired space.
I've also included a shot of subway signs. Be creative. If there's a way to incorporate something like this where the stops on the subway are dance-inspired, that would be fantastic and fun.
NOTE: I do not own the images I've attached. They are simply for reference.