I already shared my process and my inspiration - read all about it here. In summary, I was tasked with rethinking creative messaging for an established music band and with designing promotional items (e.g., tote, t-shirt, pin) for their tour. I decided to work on creative for a Czech band named Kabat.
The second option eliminates the typography - I used the sound waves to rebuild the logo but to stick to its overall shape and feel. There is definite energy in both options.
Let me know what you think! Would you wear the t-shirt or carry the tote?