Twenty One Tshirts

Here's the newest idea! Over the last few days I've found out it's harder than I thought it would be to draw sound waves in Illustrator. Or perhaps there's a super simple way, but alas, I don't know it yet. So a bunch of trial and error and I finally came out with something I'm happy with. For texture I had to do a few different things because I don't have Photoshop. For the waves, I used an opacity mask with a b/w scan of a texture that I made using a dry paintbrush. For the center shape I made a gradient and then added a grain texture.  

This second image doesn't have texture yet but the main shape has white around it instead of black. I think I like the black better but not quite sure...

Here's another idea, not quite sure what I think about it. A problem I'm running into is that since I am still learning Illustrator it takes me forever to put together an idea, then after I've been staring and tweaking it for hours by the end of it I have no idea if I love it or hate it, lol So, I'm uploading it here, and will look at it again with fresh eyes tmrw. 

UPDATE.....I've spiffed up the tv idea a lot. I don't know if this is too far in left field compared to the other designs/merch but hey, it's an idea! I'm going to go ahead and try some other ideas out in the next few days. 

Here it is!

First things first- I'm in no way a pro designer and I'm a super beginner with illustrator so please feel free to give feedback to help me out! 

Now that that's out of the way, I'm actually a fan of this band and have seen them live. They opened for Silversun Pickups last year and what impressed me the most was how they commanded the audience's attention and had so much power for only 2 people, not to mention the show involves standing backflips off of a piano. (In my book anyone who can pull that off deserves a serious high five) 

The following is one of the first ideas that popped into my head, I thought the logo with the 3 bars reminded me of a tv antenna so I put this illustration together. There's not a lot too it but it seems like for this project simplicity is key. Thoughts?

One thing I'm not quite sure is if the antenna would be more towards the middle of the tv or if it's more interesting to have it on the side? Above I have it towards the side and below more in the middle. 

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