Our Target Audience:
Hard-core anglers. Borderline fanatics. Age 25-55. Mostly male, but some female. Largely coastal US, but we have fans all over North America. They fish and work hard. They like fast boats, big fish, sunrise/sunset over the ocean and a cold beer every now and then.
Single color. Black or gray on white/reversible. Shades of gray would be OK as well.
If you just HAVE to do something four-color, go for it. Our printer can do anything for a price. If we like the design enough we'll pay. Same with gradients.
Our Ideas and Additional Information:
THIS IS A TEE SHIRT DESIGN SPECIFICALLY. It should fit nice on the back of a tee shirt and have elements we can pull and use on the front, sleeves, etc.
Here's our website: www.flatsclass.com. You can see our logo all over it, but the shirt design need not use the actual logo. We know the logo is nothing special.
Likes: Von Dutch, flames, pin-striping, gothic, tattoos, Bettie Paige, Rat Fink, Heavy Metal (the movie and the music), Skeletons/Skulls, Linkin Park, Johnny Cash, Aerosmith.
Ramblings: Helicopter view of a flats boat turning the water to fire. Images of fish in the wake... An elegant full-back tattoo with lots of pin-striping illustrating a bouquet of fish species... Angry fish vs. angry angler... Pretty much anything cool will have a shot.
Fish examples to emulate if you see fit: Snook, redfsih, tarpon, permit, cobia, sea trout.
Boat examples: see http://www.rangerboats.com/seriesSaltwater.cfm. Skiffs and Bay Boats. Stylized technical drawings of these boats would be cool.
I will be happy to provide any elements that I can. Please ask if you need something.
Winner gets a free shirt as well!