Little bit about us first:
We are a clothing brand, that gives the viewer the opportunity to go deeper below the surface of seeing just a print on a shirt. We give them the opportunity to find the deeper meaning by using their own thinking. Our designs circle areas such as philosophical concepts, issues of society and individuals. For example pressure from society and how that individual might handle it. Self-reflection such as biases are naturally things people don't even realize which is why they're not talked about. We think it's also important to discuss urgent problems regarding the whole humanity, controversial issues and topics that get swept under the rug too often.
A new design that will be printed on a T-Shirt, or a back of a denim jacket.
We already have the "issue" at hand that we want to convey, which is inflated egos, pretentiousness or seek of status. People walk around, carrying a burden just to impress people. Some people have a bigger ego, some have a smaller one. And the bigger the ego, the bigger nuance it is for others and a heavier toll on the holder of that ego. If everyone would let go of their seek of status, their life could become much easier. Our suggestion to how we want to address this issue is like this:
- Pedestrians crossing a street on a crosswalk looking very busy, everyone walking.
- Each one of them is holding a balloon, some have bigger and some have smaller, and the bigger it is, the heavier it looks like, some are physically in strain carrying or dragging their own balloon.
- One little girl is the only one standing, in the middle of the frame holding a balloon on a string that is floating in the air.
If you have some ideas yourself on how to convey "inflated egos" in a simple and stylistic way, we'll gladly take them to consideration so don't hesitate throw them out.
The style we are looking for this is a bit surrealistic, in greytones, no colors. Simplistic, not too many details. We haven't decided on if we want a graphite drawing or a digital painting, I think both of them can achieve this surrealistic and simplistic monochrome look very well, so if you have a portfolio to show, we'll take a look at what you can do. The people should be female and male both, but apart from the girl, not very distinctive looking from each other (homogenous) to create a lack of individualism among people attached to their egos. For example suited men and women with average body types.
The perspective should be from birds view and on an abnormal angle (check pictures down below). The background should be dark, like asphalt with the crosswalk lines in contrast against it. And the people could be greyish in tone to create contrast as well.
What we don't want it to be like:
- Cartoonish or comedic
- Bright or colorful
- Too detailed
Alright enough with the words, here's some inspiration and styles we like.
Inspiration images link:
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I’m confident enough that i do understand what you are asking for and i can give my best to present you my ideas. I have some ideas regarding this, let me asap if you want to hear about my ideas and hire me