Illustration for Band Tees | Normaltown Station

Illustration for Band Tees

These new Magic Missile t-shirts feature an illustration developed to communicate the more mystical side of Magic Missile’s new sounds. I approached the concept of actually depicting the titular magic missile (inspired by conspiratorial claims of a missile-like ancient Egyptian hieroglyph).

An entire sci-fi story behind the missile’s appearance in ancient Egypt was developed. The Egyptian, Phoenician, Proto-Indo-European, Alchemical, Christian & modern imagery fuse together in an epic pictorial.

The illustration’s message is opaque and designed to be somewhere between intriguing and off-putting to the viewer.

My favorite part was converting the Phoenician take on the band’s name to a Eurostile Extended inspired hybrid font.

Below are some details of the design printed on a few more shirt colors.

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