I'm really excited I got to design these new shirts to accompany the release of Gates new EP, You Are All You Have Left To Fear, on Pure Noise Records. The shirts are a 2 color print on American Apparel Cranberry shirts.
The design started as a hand drawn script that is layered with a texture I made from a dense drawing of nasty parasites and other weird stuff (see gallery for process pics). The whole thing is on top of some partial icosahedron illustrations I created to match the geometric elements in their album artwork.
These shirts (along with the rest of Gates' shirts) were printed at VGKids. I included a picture of some of the print run rolling off the dryers at the shop. The shirts aren't available yet, but they will have them for sale on their upcoming tour with The Gaslight Anthem.