I’m currently working on a couple new shirts for tour. We’ll probably do a design or 2 in between tours and then planning on having more for our late summer tour as well.
Oddly enough, I actually came up with the concept of our logo before Pianos had released theirs, so I can’t say that they have anything to do with the influence of the logo.
I will say that the concept of a line based, vector logo was very minutely influenced by the concept of Touche’s logo. I have been a fan of Nick Steinhardt’s work for a while now and his direction has definitely helped influence my own. You have to have people to look up to when starting off, right?
We have no intention of sounding like either band and our newer material reflects that, but I will not deny that we didn’t come up with the logo idea in order to sell or market, that’s a huge part of why we did it, because we want to expand our fan base and brand ourselves and thought this would be a good idea.
So far, you’re the first critic and we appreciate the feedback, but it’s proved to be just that; a good idea. We’re sorry if you don’t like it, but we do and so do many others, so it’s gonna stay.