White Vector Design for Black T-Shirt

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 22
  • Winner: blackblot

Contest Brief

I've placed a few contests here over the past few months and I'm on a deadline this time, so I'll keep it brief.

The t-shirts are needed for a free promotion we're doing at one of our events next Friday and because of the last minute agenda, I'll be stuck with using vinyl as our usual vendor can't supply screenprinted shirts, that fast (at least not fitting our budget). I have a surplus of white vinyl and black t-shirts so why not keep it simple, eh?

USUALLY, I supply artwork we already have to give a feel of our "taste" but this time I'm leaving it up to the designers to illustrate what the business names mean to them (you can choose whichever one you can illustrate more efficiently).

If you've missed my previous contests, the business names are "The Usual Suspectz Music" and "Tee's: Nutz". Having the actual words in the design would be cool BUT we're really looking for an illustrated representation, so words alone will not fly this round.

Use your own discretion on where you want to go with this! May the best (wo)man win!

PS. NO STOCK ART WHATSOEVER! We've had a few people throw together stock images in the past, NOT COOL.

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Employer Feedback

“I take great pride in my brand(s) and because of this, I scrutinize 3rd party work just as harshly as my own. blackblot came up with an exceptional design, in minimal time. Looking forward to next! ”

Profile image theusualsuspectz, United States.

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Public Clarification Board

  • KaimShaw
    KaimShaw
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #33 Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • kmuir7
    kmuir7
    • 3 years ago

    Hi there, please see entry #15 . Hope you like!

    • 3 years ago
    1. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      It's extremely modern in the minimalist sense, yet the story is powerful and easy to read. Way cool!

      • 3 years ago
    2. kmuir7
      kmuir7
      • 3 years ago

      I have really appreciated your feedback!

      • 3 years ago
  • fahadhyd2
    fahadhyd2
    • 3 years ago

    Checked #27 #28 #29

    • 3 years ago
  • DarinaVasileva
    DarinaVasileva
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, I would like to join your contest, but I am not sure if I have enough time...

    • 3 years ago
    1. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Hi Darina, sorry the event is Friday and I'll need the 2 days to size, cut and apply the designs so the deadline for this particular contest is Tuesday. I'm always looking for fresh, original designs though for all different types of apparel, with multiple applications in mind (screen printing, vinyl and even embroidery). If for whatever reason you can't meet the deadline but can create an original design, that'd appeal to our target market, you could always send a low res watermarked version to me directly w/ pricing if you'd like? cj@theusualsuspectzmusic.com

      • 3 years ago
    2. DarinaVasileva
      DarinaVasileva
      • 3 years ago

      Hi, thank you. Yes, I understand, I am saving your e-mail and will do my best to meet the deadline of course. All best

      • 3 years ago
  • theusualsuspectz
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Robin, I like the design as a whole but it's extremely generic, in the sense that it could relate to dozens upon dozens of topics yet not relate directly to anything. I'm looking for a promotional design, so I want followers and potential followers alike to look at the image and think to themselves "I get it". There has to be some level of connection, directly to one of the brands and I'm not seeing it there.

    • 3 years ago
    1. Rob124
      Rob124
      • 3 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback. I am not familiar with your brand. Do you have a website or something I can see to get a better idea of where to take the design?

      • 3 years ago
    2. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Our website is in the process of being rebuilt so it's missing a lot of our content but it should have enough material to get a feeling of who we are and what we represent. Most of what is there now is for SEO purposes so if there aren't enough visuals, you can check out our Facebook page from top as well, which has much more in that area: https://www.theusualsuspectzmusic.com

      • 3 years ago
  • kmuir7
    kmuir7
    • 3 years ago

    The project sounds great! I would like to participate on it. I've been sketching so please see the artwork very soon.

    • 3 years ago
    1. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Looking forward to it!

      • 3 years ago
  • elvisrozarioefr
    elvisrozarioefr
    • 3 years ago

    do u like the designs i'm making ?

    • 3 years ago
    1. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I actually have a nerdcore artist on my roster, so it might actually appeal to his liking. He's out of town on business for the weekend so I can't consult with him until he's back but I'd hold onto it just in case :)

      • 3 years ago
    2. elvisrozarioefr
      elvisrozarioefr
      • 3 years ago

      ok

      • 3 years ago
  • tmmo
    tmmo
    • 3 years ago

    Pls explain this "Tee's: Nutz" coinage. thanx

    • 3 years ago
    1. elvisrozarioefr
      elvisrozarioefr
      • 3 years ago

      and do u only need illustrations or u need text as well ?

      • 3 years ago
    2. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I'm leaving it up to the designers discretion. If you wanna illustrate me/us, that's cool, if not that's cool too. Example: For "The Usual Suspectz Music" we have an extremely realistic illustration of a man in plain clothes, with his hands behind his back, in handcuffs holding a microphone. To me, that is POWERFUL.We're all innocent until proven guilty, until then we're simply suspects. "Tee's: Nutz:" is much less political/much more playful. I couldn't see it getting too much more detailed than a squirrels face smiling with the words on his grill/chain. The art behind both company's is that they're up to the consumers perspective, so I'm leaving it up to the designer to depict the names as they see fit.

      • 3 years ago
  • elvisrozarioefr
    elvisrozarioefr
    • 3 years ago

    do u need 2 designs or any one of them ?

    • 3 years ago
    1. theusualsuspectz
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I may potentially pay for multiple designs, assuming I like and would use them all. I'm paying $100 for each design, only one is necessary though.

      • 3 years ago

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