Right now we are thinking mainly of T-Shirts...Our band is called Xanthan. We are just getting started. We would like to have a way to write the name "Xanthan" and use it on T-shirts and things--and maybe even on a bass drum head. A simple one-color or two color "Xanthan" that would be suitable for silk screening and even hand stenciling.
In addition, we have some events coming up and could include some text on the t-shirt commemorating these.
We'd like to end up with some imagery and lettering that we can use and combine in different ways - to create several different T-shirts, for instance--even two different versions of "Xanthan" would be great - to use both, perhaps eventually settling on one.
So--coming away with a COLLECTION of illustrations/images would be great, more so than one actual T-shirt,( though if something emerges, that is great.) Perhaps some lettering would go on front, some on back.
As far as rock band genres...not sure what to call ours...but
I know we DON'T want SPIKEY lettering, DON'T want "80's style metal" (aka Metallica.)
Also: Don't want illegible, spidery lettering.
We would like to end up with a graphic of "Xanthan" we can resize as needed and take to a Copy Center to make the transparency for DIY silk screening, as well as use on printed material, and maybe on our facebook banner. A format versatile for different uses.
We are not savvy yet to the different ways of having a graphic -- jpeg, TIFF--etc. -- but it would be important to be able to use the design the ways I've tried to describe above.
ADDED IDEA: One of the band's songs is called "PTSD Cat". What if we had a T-shirt with the words "Xanthan" and "ptsd" cat - with a funny/weird cat depicted?