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Typography focused t-shirt for record label
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I want the style to be bold and fun. A "tough", rather than "cute" aesthetic. The design should just be text with a couple of star-like shapes around it but have fun with the typeface. I want the text to take up the entire t-shirt and be the focus of the design. The text needs to say "Rack Off Records". The words can be repeated down the t-shirt if that looks good too. I've included an example mockup of my idea (in the brief doc attached) but want the font to be much more creative as that's the element i really need designed. Different fonts throughout would be great or text that melts down into the text below it. Just some ideas but get creative, I'm excited to see what you come up with. I like bold lettering, lots of curves and distorted fonts. I also really like the use of stars as an extra design element. Some examples of these can be seen in the brief i have attached. These could be placed sparingly around the text design or even inside the a's and the o's in the letters. I want to avoid it looking psychadelic as we don't put out psych bands. It'd be good if it had a sleeker feel like the typefaces in my examples.
I just want the name of my brand "Rack Off Records" on the shirt. It can be repeated as many times as looks good. Maybe repeat the words horizontally down the shirt. I've included a little mockup sketch I did where it says Rack Off 5 times and Records once below that. Something like this would be great with some of the lines of text just outlines and one filled with colour, in the same style as the word "records". Please see my mockup at the top of my brief document if this is unclear. I'd also like a couple of star-like shapes placed around or incorporated into the design. Examples of these are included in my brief document too.
What to avoid
Avoid barber shop looking fonts, avoid making the shirt look patriotic with the stars. Avoid generic fonts that have just been distorted a bit or put through a wave tool. Avoid really cutesy, curly designs. Avoid fonts where the text is disintegrating into the background - I want the design to be bold. Try and avoid going for really psychedelic - 60s/70s fonts. I like bold fonts and curves but don't want to go too far down that kind of style as I think it makes the record label look like we release psych bands and we don't. Thanks!
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Great to work with, was open to feedback and all the little changes I wanted to try. Stunning work will definitely be working with again when another design is needed.
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