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Three total designs, Affliction style, for use in screen printing.
About the company commissioning the art:
Existing well known bodybuilding brand is looking to bring a new
series of shirts to market. This company has commissioned over 40
designs, all of which have been a commercial success because they weed
out bad designs before they go to market. Their client base has become
accustomed to professional level design and mall/boutique quality
apparel and printing. Phoning in a design using salvaged clipart or
readily available vector elements will not cut it.
About the designs:
We need three designs to start. The theme is "813 Muscle", this line
is looking to promote the body building sport, the parent company
which sells sports nutrition products, and give local body builders a
sense of pride and regional identity. Old English style font would be
preferred. We need the 813 Muscle font and it's layout to be iconic
and persistent across all three designs, independent of where or how
it is incorporated into the individual overall designs.
In simplest terms Affliction style design is what we are going for.
That means a hand drawn and intricate look similar to high end tattoo
design. These designs can and should incorporate several elements that
bring the image to life using 2-3 total spot colors, we have the
ability to halftone gradients however submitting raster elements that
have not been prepared for screen printing will not work.
Clutter, disjointed, scattered or otherwise low quality designs will
be rejected. A central icon that ties into the theme of bodybuilding
and tactful use of design elements that build upon that theme are what
we are looking for.
Elements that can be incorporated into the overall design;
Tampa and Ybor, their histories, geographic or references to them,
elements relating to Florida, palm trees, the sun, the beach,
bodybuilding elements and themes. Scrollwork, crest style layouts.
This is simply a list of options, not a requirement to incorporate any
or all of these elements.
Neutral: (update 9/20)
Weapons and blades as a minor element, I would recommend against them
unless used in a very tactful way to highlight the primary theme of
Tampa, FL, body building, competition, beach life etc.
Elements that would not likely make the cut,
skulls, bones, pinup girls, overtly sexual themes, foul language,
floral or effeminate designs.
We would like to have at least one of the shirt designs showcase and
highlight 813 Muscle. The other two should have designs that are
attractive and incorporate but do not necessarily focus on 813 Muscle
directly, instead they build upon and begin to create cohesion as a
line of shirts with a unified theme.
What will these be used on:
I would like to have two of the designs built for t-shirts. These
designs can be up to 16" wide and 18" tall, the third design - ideally
the one showcasing 813 Muscle must be designed for use on both
T-shirts and Tank Tops, around or just under 12" wide and no more than