Okay students ... it's been a while, but we have a new assignment and design contest for you. What we have is a new enterprise being started by the Shagnasty brothers, Billy Bob and Bubba. They will be marketing their exclusive line of gourmet meats and snacks. The scope will be international, utilizing mail order, ecommerce, retail stores, shopping mall kiosks, and home delivery. Operations will be both company owned and franchised. Once established, their plans are to go public. Billy Bob, Bubba and their cousin JR (who is a recent recipient of an MBA and is the CFO) are, apparently very well funded ... having just sold the family farm left to them by their grandma. It was about 2,000 acres just east of Atlanta, GA. The new enterprise at this point is nameless. Signs 101 has received an ample retainer (some of it still living) to develop their corporate identity from scratch including the name of the enterprise. We will be looking for logos, slogans, graphics for both print and signage branding. This is your starting point: Designs are to be posted back to this thread no later than midnight, Friday, December 1st, 2006. Beginning Saturday, December 2nd a poll will be posted and all registered members may vote for their favorite design. Voting will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, December 16th, 2006. The winning designs will each receive their choice of a number of very nice prizes being donated by Signs 101 Merchant Members with 1st place getting first choice etc. on down the line until we run out of prizes. Prizes will be announced at a later time. Entries are limited to registered Signs 101 members. Multiple entries are permitted, however, consideration should be given to the possible dillution of your outcome. Withdrawal of an entry, at the request of the designer, is permitted. There is no cost to enter ... just upload directly to this thread. Should there be more than one design but related to the same design entry, it should be uploaded to the same entry post. Multiple entries should each be contained in their own entry post. Newer members, please do not be confused. This is a contest with prizes that should be a lot of fun. The "client" is fictious and no use of the designs is intended. It is an exercise in creativity ... nothing more.