2013-09-12 08:25:37 - Go with a company that actually designs and does not copy the works of others. They do exist.
The creation of military designs comes from years of painstaking commercial illustration development, schooling and education into a variety of artists techniques matched with a passion for the military. It is not often that these combinations come together resulting in a higher art form being applied to military design.
There are many very talented people when it comes to creating designs for aircraft, ships and even tanks and these creatives as they are referred to within the artistic community provide a wide ranging collective of their artistic military skills when displayed on posters, painted on tapestry or even glass when the desire arises. When military design and commercial illustration meets apparel an entirely new level of talent and skill sets
come to the forefront. To understand fabric, printing, the design process, film separation, pantone colors, possesses more than a single style of artistic looks and feels, the nature of design and philosophy, understand the use of modern technology when it comes to design and overall simply have the talent needed to do the work assigned is what is needed at a minimum today to develop military graphics and designs for apparel.
Once you have developed these skills then one must understand the military and not just one branch of service but all branches of service from the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. It is not enough to simply hunt for images but you have to know how the military elements come together to maximize their presentation and create multiple layers of design and elements. Forefront, background, text, font and so much more must be presented so the overall image and story can display the message and not be clouded with too little or too much detail while still demonstrating the importance of the entire piece. Then comes the design for a front of a shirt or hoodie or some other apparel item. Its not about whipping out something. All elements must fit and just because the two sides of a shirt for example are not seen at the same time they must work together. One complements the other.
So when you are seeking military designs for your unit, squadron, command, association or other such group then you really should turn to the experts in the field and not the first guy to throw you a price and you get fooled into thinking they will actually draw and illustrate your design. You might find much to late that your ideas and great ideas wind up nothing more than someone throwing together some cut and paste images or worse still ripping off some other companies hard work and possibly even worse still the hard work and commercial illustration experience of a military designer from another company. The most copied military design company in the world Vision-Strike-Wear.Com ( www.vision-strike-wear.com
) has had its designs copied by more people than any other design company in the world. Why? Because they are at the pinnacle of design and to reach those heights without the effort and hard work that got them there is often done by copying their designs and not taking the time to doing it themselves. The companies out there like Vision-Strike-Wear.Com should be studied as the type of company that produces only the very best in military artwork and a level of expertise others should work hard to achieve. Good military designs take a while. Great military designs take a little longer.