Erik Shewmaker got their new t-shirt by running a design contest:
Create the next t-shirt design for BlackStone
Check out Erik Shewmaker's T-shirt contest…
We are a restaurant & bar in Iowa City, IA that serves stylish American cuisine and has a great selection of martinis and craft beer. We have won numerous awards, including the best restaurant in the area for the last two years. Here is our website address: www.blackstone-ic.com Our comfortable ambiance lets guests feel comfortable in work clothes or suits. We get the whole range of people: out for just martinis, to people proposing.
What's your vision?
We would like a cool shirt designed to give away and sell to our staff and guests. BlackStone (yes, the name is one word with a capital "S") has a cool, classy, and contemporary ambiance. Feel free to create a cool design that incorporates our name or logo. Anything that we have done in the past has been on black shirts, but we are open to new ideas (we have been boring until now!). We like the looks of vintage graphic tees (not too heavy on the Affliction style) http://www.express.com/graphic-tee-chevron-panel-40548-53/control/page/34/show/3/index.pro http://www.palmercash.com/p-4282-mens-grateful-dead-telluride-1987-t-shirt.aspx Website and phone information that could, but doesn't have to be included: www.blackstone-ic.com 319-338-1770
We have an annoying but catchy jingle that emphasizes that we bring more to the table. It isn't terribly important to include this in the design. Further warning, the jingle makes us sound like a BBQ place, which we are not. Here is a link to our old commercial: http://youtu.be/Qrx7eZJITQY Our restaurant features three fireplaces and a lot of stone work. One of our most popular appetizers is Saganaki (flaming cheese that we light table side), which helps explain the flame in the logo. Our most popular entree is the mac & cheese. Our demographics are for people 21-55 in a college town setting. We get a good mix of young professionals, University of Iowa staff, and high school parents. It would be great, but not necessary, to have both a male and female version of the shirt.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. T-shirt starts at $269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their t-shirt.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Erik Shewmaker collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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