Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

A Fun Little Fleet

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by grafixemporium, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. grafixemporium

    grafixemporium Very Active Member

    1,020
    1
    38
    Feb 5, 2008
    Houston, TX
    This project was particularly fun because the owner of the company pretty much gave us total creative freedom and loved everything we came up with. The creative strategy was a little unique because their business is sort of two-in-one. They recruit, train and supply lifeguards to community and commercial pools. In fact, they have over 600 employees at their peak in the summer months. They also run a small commercial/residential pool maintenance fleet. So, in a nutshell, the wraps had to refect both sides of their business without being a total mess and while still turning heads.

    They were - by far - the easiest to please customer we've had yet. I really wanted to personalize their fleet... so we used their actual lifeguards as models! We had to stage an impromptu photo shoot at the shop because there was no way I was going to find stock photography of lifeguards from all the different angles I needed to do both sides of the trucks.

    Here's the finished product...
     

    Attached Files:

    Tags:
  2. grafixemporium

    grafixemporium Very Active Member

    1,020
    1
    38
    Feb 5, 2008
    Houston, TX
    a few more...
     

    Attached Files:

  3. WB

    WB Active Member

    843
    2
    18
    Feb 9, 2006
    Canada
    Awsome Jobs!!
     
  4. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    14,457
    18
    38
    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I like how you used the white line as a clean transition between the two businesses.
    So many people would have just blurred it.
    You did a good job, and I am glad the client let you do it.
    That's the best kind of work.
    Love.....Jill
     
  5. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    All in all, nice job. The only thing I would fault is the huge, gigantic phone number. Just not necessary to be that big in my opinion. Otherwise it's an attention getting job.
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,304
    2,326
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Very-very nice !!
     
  7. Adam Bennett

    Adam Bennett Member

    345
    0
    0
    May 10, 2007
    thats slick. nice design work and clean installs!
     
  8. DOGraphics

    DOGraphics Very Active Member

    2,351
    2
    0
    Aug 9, 2007
    Looks goos to me.
     
  9. Patrick46

    Patrick46 Member

    Great job on a difficult job. Nice way to multi-task a sign/graphic!
     
  10. Sites&Signs

    Sites&Signs Member

    186
    0
    0
    Feb 12, 2006
    Nice work!
     
  11. rambo555

    rambo555 Member

    209
    0
    16
    Sep 3, 2008
    Chicago
    I like the bright and clean look. Nice job!
     
  12. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Nice looking fleet!

    Sorry to be a thread pirate, but tell me a bit more about the photo backdrop in the first photo. We're getting ready to set up a permanent backdrop / photo area here so we can quickly and easily set up every project we make and get a professional looking photo of it, if that's what that is I'd love to know a bit more about your setup.
     
  13. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

    5,438
    8
    38
    Dec 30, 2003
    NJ
    Nice Work! :thumb:
     
  14. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

    3,943
    1
    0
    Dec 2, 2008
    Liking it!
     
  15. grafixemporium

    grafixemporium Very Active Member

    1,020
    1
    38
    Feb 5, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I'd like to tell you it was some elobarate studio setup... but we just used a sheet of 4x8 white foam core as a backdrop. With some quality lighting and an amazing photographer, it worked perfectly for what we needed. The lifeguards were cropped out in Photoshop and dropped into the wraps with minimal editing.
     
  16. grafixemporium

    grafixemporium Very Active Member

    1,020
    1
    38
    Feb 5, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Fault? Geesh... I wouldn't go that far. It's what the client wanted.
     
  17. grafixemporium

    grafixemporium Very Active Member

    1,020
    1
    38
    Feb 5, 2008
    Houston, TX
    I guess this is as good a place as any to ask...

    We want to include a "visual aid" on these trucks. We thought it would be great to mount a red lifeguard rescue tube to the top of the bed rails to make the back half of the truck look even more like an authentic lifeguard truck (that's where the color scheme came from). The client loves the idea but doesn't want to use actual rescue tubes because they won't last very long... they say the foam material will break down too fast.

    So, anyone have any ideas on how to fabricate 3 rescue tubes that will stand the test of time to be mounted on top of the bed rails? F
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Designer Wraps

    Designer Wraps Member

    364
    0
    16
    Aug 28, 2007
    NJ
    They look great. Well done!
     
  19. American & Proud

    American & Proud Member

    144
    0
    0
    Dec 10, 2009
    You could use some PVC pipe with 2 end caps glued on. won't be an exact replica but wrapped in red vinyl and the white "guard" letters on it should look close enough. Drill holes in the end caps before glueing them on and run some flat nylon straps through the hole and tie a knot inside so it cant be pulled out.
    Might work as a visual and should last a long time.

    I see work vans with large pvc pipe mounted on the roof to hold other long items inside with a threaded end cap on one end.

    Or you could Shape a 2X4 and wrap it and letter it.

    Nice looking fleet you did.:thumb:
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  20. parkedcar

    parkedcar Member

    403
    0
    16
    Dec 11, 2007
    NJ
    Love em! Definitely eye catching without being too busy at all. great work!
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...