I got commissioned for Killswitch by a merchandise company called Bravado, if I'd claim untrue stuff, I'd surely be digging my own hole here. There's no reason for me to make up stuff like that since I'm doing quite some band work anyway and there's no reason for you to paste stuff like that under my work. And if you don't believe me:
Killswitch Engage have been putting their stamp on the music world and inspiring bands for years. Bassist Mike D'Antonio is also a graphic artist, designing album covers, t-shirts and logos for bands, including All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Chimaira, Cannibal Corpse, and others. Singer Howard Jones manages a few up-and-coming bands such as 12 Tribes, Bury Your Dead and August Burns Red. Dutkiewicz's " other " job is that of a record producer. In addition to producing all four of KsE's albums, he recently produced Underoath's Define the Great Line as well as albums from the likes of Unearth and Every Time I Die. "I definitely see these side gigs as a situation where we're all sharing ideas," Dutkiewicz explains. "Personally, I get inspired by a lot of the bands I work with, and they get inspired by me barking orders at them." He laughs. "Seriously, though, I'm influenced by anything I hear as musical - to me, a broken car muffler can be as inspirational as a great band, as long as it's got a sick rhythm."
Great design man!
One of my +fav bands too.
Did you have boundaries regarding color depth or resolution or something, since the design doen't seem to have the usual visual quality that I am used to in your stuff. It looks kinda rough.
it looks that way because it's a low res post, it's pretty sharp, the texture makes it look more cluttered in a way, but the band wanted a texture like that over it. You can see a cleaner version here: [link] click on 3
yeah some of the merch companies pay us for the designs, but we are never notified if they're in stores yet. We did find one of the ICP shirts we did in the mall, which was cool. But it wasn't a design we were proud of, it was mostly just logos and stuff.