I want a design that can be worn by our performers and that audience members will want to buy. The kids at our shows range in age from toddlers to teens. I need a design that is appropriate for all ages and is cost effective to reproduce. I would like to see a design that could be run as a series with variations on a central theme.
It has to be CUTE, but not cutesy or syrupy sweet. We don't do Barney or Elmo style entertainment. We take more of a Disney approach: children's entertainment with whimsy, class and a lot of humor that's just for the grown-ups.
I like the phrase "I AM the cutest show on earth!" -- design with attitude.
Series idea #1: We currently have four different shows that tour separately: Circus, Wild West, Pirate and Farm. With a different design for each show that is a variation on a central theme audience members could collect all four shirts as our shows change.
Series idea #2: A series of designs with quotes about imagination from famous people, particularly scientists.There is such a huge focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) but people forget that without the arts there is no innovation. Einstein has a wealth of quotes. One of my favs is: "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." This kind of design would be particularly great for us to wear at our school shows.
I am incredibly open to creative ideas.