I am senior in the Graphic Design program at KU, and my project for the semester is to design something for a niche audience. I chose up and coming bands as my audience. I am interested in designing a service that would take the band's artwork and apply it to anything they could possibly dream of at a low price. This would include custom guitars, drums, sticks, bags, amps, cords, picks, and more.

I was wondering how you promote your band? Do you use posters, graffiti, flyers, the internet? How are these made? Do you use a service? Would you be interested in buying advertising through the company you bought your band equipment through? Would it make you trust the products and services you were purchasing more than sending it off to a stand alone company?

What are your thoughts or suggestions? I am open to anything.