Merchandise Printing

For project two, we were given the task of designing two pieces of merchandise for our favorite band, artist, or group. 3-D prints, stickers, posters, shirts, and CD covers were some of the choices available. It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do, but after some thought, I realized how much of a fan of Maverick City I am.

Maverick City is a multi-award-winning Christian band best known for their hit single ” Jireh.” I’d like to recreate their merchandise now that I’ve gotten a sense of their style. My original plan for the shirts was to have a white print on a black shirt with bleach sprayed on it. I was going for a graphic rockstar look with this shirt. I had a few issues while trying to make the shirt, such as running out of white paint, messing up on three shirts and having to go out and buy three more, and then realizing they had front pockets when I got home.

The shirts were overpowering, and if I had more time, I’d recreate them exactly as I imagined them. I’m going to do it anyway just to be comfortable.

The stickers, on the other hand, were a lot easier. I had never used Curcit before and made some rookie mistakes, but after getting the hang of it, I was printing in less than 5 minutes. Youtube was really helpful in making these stickers.

Overall, I’m proud of my project, but I think I’d be even happier if the shirt turned out properly. The shirt I made or imagined was inspired by Maverick City and their singer’s clothing style.

Joe Barnes, one of the singers in Maverick City. Used his asthetic as inspiration.

Published by Katara Willis

Katara D. Willis attends Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Currently Katara is studying Digital Media Arts and also entrepreneurship. Aside from being casted in plays across Buffalo, Katara enjoys learning about film history and film-making while also working at the YMCA as a lifegurad. In the future, you will find Katara being being the owner and manager of real-estate while also trying create a multi-media company but always focusing her career around film.