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Extreme Makeover Submissions - Vote Now

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Fred Weiss, Mar 29, 2007.

Extreme Makeover Design Contest - Vote Now

Poll closed Apr 22, 2007.
  1. Post 2 - GraphiXtreme

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Post 3 - iSign

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  3. Post 4 - Replicator

    13 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. Post 5 - Gino #1

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Post 5 - Gino #2

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  6. Post 6 - mladams7259

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  7. Post 7 - Marlene

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  8. Post 8 - Marlene

    15 vote(s)
    19.0%
  9. Post 9 - Steve C. #1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Post 9 - Steve C. #2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Post 9 - Steve C. #3

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  12. Post 9 - Steve C. #4

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  13. Post 10 - Gino

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Post 11 - Jillbeans #1

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  15. Post 11 - Jillbeans #2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Post 11 - Jillbeans #3

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  17. Post 11 - Jillbeans #4

    16 vote(s)
    20.3%
  18. Post 11 - Jillbeans #5

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  19. Post 12 - Air Art Girl

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Post 13 - Marlene

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  21. Post 14 - Sign-Man Signs

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  22. Post 15 - slapakiss

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Hello students. Here are your candidates for the Extreme makeover.

    You may have until midnight EDT, Saturday April 21, 2007 to vote.

    The second part will be the actual makeover. Dates, prizes and rules to be announced.
     
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  2. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    When I saw this thread, I knew I had a really good candidate for this. I've been eyeing this thing for a while now...I took this picture just over 2 years ago...just waiting to get a chance to redo it.
     

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  3. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    ok... here is a submission of a clients sign.
    I just did a banner for these folks & they were very pleased with the service, & now they want a quote on refurbishing this sign. I think dismantling & repainting each letter & re-installing it is going to be pretty expensive, so I will probably offer them a flat sign with all new material, as well as a refurbish of this one. I will also offer to put the refurbished letters back up differently... but anyway, they need a makover, so I figured I'd throw their hat in the ring.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Pride and joy of the Valley . . . Old non-working light box.

    Both sides same . . . Screwed on cardboard drawn with Sharpies !

    It's a real eye catcher around here !

    I know I've shown this on another thread, but it's my pick for

    Extreme Sign MakeOver ! ! !

    ? ? ? Do you know the name of the establishment ? ? ?
     

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  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    ??????

    Well, no one mentioned what the subject matter had to be.

    This guy advertises doing whole trucks for $100.00....

    I wonder how he can do that ????


    Only in :unclesam:
     

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  6. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    This one will be pretty hard to beat
     

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  7. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    Here's two of the signs I'd love to re-do. The American Legion I'm sure was done by a member with sign painting "talent". I just love the use of space on the arc. The next one is a diner. The picture is makes it look like there's more contrast between the blue and burgundy then there really is. The two colors blend together in real life. They did huge letters on diner to, I guess, make it stand out, then put it on a background with the same color value so that it doesn't show up at all, clever. The whole layout of of the sign, color choices the palcement of the oval and KJ's, it's all so pretty.
     

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  8. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    Here's the Legion photothat I forgot to attach
     

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  9. Steve C.

    Steve C. Very Active Member

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    I guess it's ok to submit more than one?
     

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  10. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Must it be a sign ??

    This could use some attention...... or less..........

    Nothing really wrong, just needs some 'Oomph!!'
     

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  11. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    OK, here are some local "gems" and even one that everyone gushes over but I think is mediocre.
    Love....Jill
     

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  12. Air Art Girl

    Air Art Girl Very Active Member

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    Wonder if the word "Bad" in their name has any meaning, ha!!
     

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  13. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    I like the idea of the van Gino as it isn't horrid, but there's something really wrong about it. The Bad Girls is also good as it looks like some one tried to make it look good but just didn't have any clue how to. I wouldn't submit the winner's design to the owner of any of these beauties as we all know from working with customers that some of the worst looking crap is something that they are really proud of. Take a look at these two "logos" that I was forced to make signs from. They are about the worst looking things that I've seen in a long time. The thing is that both of these customers love their logos and would be really mad if some one came up with a re-design of either of them. We could do it here and no one's feeling would be hurt.
     

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  14. Good news, Bad News

    Good News, we did sign on either side of the one in the middle. Bad news, well just take a look at what a store owner put between them. Great work huh?
     
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  15. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

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    NOT MINE!
     
  16. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Submissions are closed. Pick your favorite candidate.
     
  17. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

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    While I agree that all of the signs are horrific, most of them are that way because the customer was a cheap SOB. I personally voted for Marlene's post number 8. These people deserve a new sign that represents the legion and it's members with some dignity.

    I'm not sure how legions work or if they have a budget for improvements, but I feel those who serve our country knowing they could possibly pay the "ultimate price" deserve something to better represent them (or at least that doesn't look like a drunk made it while on a bender)... JMHO

    will this just be an exercise in design, or will the creation of the sign come to fruition?

    Gene
     
  18. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    must admit they are all bad ... but my vote was based on what type of business vs readablity all you could read when close enough like across st so went for the one that should have looked alot better for what the public sees and views
    got so many of bad looking signs in this town I'd fill up the website lol
    thank you n enjoy life
     
  19. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    I was going to vote for mine... 'cause using this site to get out of doing my own work always seems to generate some interesting discussions :wink:

    ...but instead, I voted for Jillbeans first one. It seems as though someone really wanted a nicer design then the usual & therefore it lends itself to suggestions with a greater deal of embellishment.

    I still don't think there was ever any intention of showing the makeover results to any owners of the original sign... but fixing up some of those layouts would feel like casting pearls before swine.

    I liked njsigns reasoning for his vote though, & would change my vote if I could, based on his post. I also think that they may be receptive to an offer of a free design upgrade, where a commercial operation may be offended.
     
  20. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Well just looking through the submissions I also thought the Legion sign should be the "winner". Then I read the last two posts and that clinches it for me. I suggest that if it is the Legion sign for a re-make we all pony up a couple of bucks and present them with the real thing. (After asking them, of course.)
    Ken
     
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