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first wrap

Discussion in 'Vehicle Wraps' started by Hog Wild graphics, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Hog Wild graphics

    Hog Wild graphics Member

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    Looking at doing my first wrap on my own vehicle. Wondering what everyones opinion is on layout. I expect a lot of bashing since other post thats pretty much all I got. But the only way to learn is to do it in my opinion.

    HWG
     

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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Unskew the name. Lettering in white. Black on black and flames on flames doesn't stand out at all.
    Un-stretch the stuff on the bed, maybe just keep it straight and white too.
    Unslant phone number.
    Fix your Gr spacing on graphics.
    A cartoon of an insane looking pink pig might be nice.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Jill put it best.

    . But to not get the bashing in the future buy and read ...Mike Stevens Mastering layout ... after you have read that a few times and well understand and in practice. Then read... Dan Antonelli 2 books... and you will understand advertising layout design a great deal better and it will be more natural in doing.
     
  4. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    :flamey:,Jill put it best.

    . But to not get the bashing in the future buy and read ...Mike Stevens Mastering layout ... after you have read that a few times and well understand and in practice. Then read... Dan Antonelli 2 books... and you will understand advertising layout design a great deal better and it will be more natural in doing.
     
  5. petepaz

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    the flames don't flow down the truck, just my opinion but i like that look better. also like pat said hard to read the text, shouldn't use the same fill, doesn't stand out enough
     
  6. petepaz

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    wow i type slow three other responses came in while i was typing mine...haha
     
  7. HulkSmash

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    http://signs101.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79491


    can you honestly blame anyone? Take what was said in that thread, and apply it to this one. same stuff
     
  8. John Butto

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    Maybe you ought to look into becoming a fireman, after looking at your other thread and this one you are into all kinds of blue, orange, green flames. On the other hand, it does get your attention.
     
  9. HulkSmash

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    I'm not sure it'll get positive attention.
     
  10. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Maybe from the authorities if suspicious fires stat to break out.
     
  11. Hog Wild graphics

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    A friend on mine that was in my shop over the holidays actually posted that one. He enlarged our temp sign over building.

    The post were I was discussing outsourcing logo/sign designs I got blasted on publicly but also receive many private message interest that I appreciate.

    I know I'm not an expert but when I change the lettering to white it looks like cheap vinyl lettering on a black truck. Guessing I should look at a fill that completely covers vehicle then add the lettering so you can tell its fully wrapped.

    Again thanks for the opinions
     
  12. Custom_Grafx

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    Being your first wrap, how about you do it with something like a matte black? That way you don't have to worry about patterns and matching panels etc.

    Then, say on the doors, you can put your logo in a nice green, using cut vinyl. Simple, effective, and proves you can wrap a car.

    As a first wrap, you may have some issues matching flames up, and making this look 'right'.
     
  13. Jillbeans

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    It would still stand out and look better than what you did, and adding a translucent natural drop shadow would help to make it look even more realistic.
     
  14. Hog Wild graphics

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    Changed wording to white and rearranged text on back. Easier to read but I like orginal color of text better. I just don't like white letters.
     

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  15. Jillbeans

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    Try using the same font for your laundry list (Impact?) as you used for Hog Wild. Staggering them like that ruins their flow.
    If you hate white, by all means use an inline shade to make the letters look set in to the truck.
    I'd try that on the name and a white to slime green fade on the Graphics.
    Phone number would look better in Impact too, unslanted, moved up and to the right.
    Again, a natural drop shadow would look cool.
     
  16. GRAFIKWORX

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    Oh Boy ... nothing like going from bad to worse. post #15 is not getting it..!
    no balance , nothing Flows. its not appealing at all. it might get attention but a nice flowing design will get better attention..

    you should work on your layout in Black and white before even trying in color.
     
  17. Jillbeans

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    Here's a real quick-n-dirty suggestion.
     

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  18. Pat Whatley

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    What Jill posted is a major improvement. The way you posted the logo is going to run steeply downhill on the passengers side which is rarely a good thing.

    Before you start thinking about wrapping your truck through you really need to spend some serious time working on your logo and your brand identity. Just sticking some letters on a flame background isn't an image, it's a weak crutch. I'm sure your friends will look at it and tell you it's badassed but you might want to get more realistic opinions.
     
  19. GRAFIKWORX

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    Just messin Around
     

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  20. petesign

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    Don't forget the environment this is going to be working for you... going down the road or parked by the side of a road.... people have a very limited amount of time to get your message. Your turck might look "cool" to you the way you have your text - but the white letters on that busy background JUMP off the side of the truck, you can't miss them. Black letters on black and green, well they get lost. Same thing on your gradient filled letters on the back, they just bleed into the background.

    If I went to a shop to talk about getting my vehicle wrapped, and I couldn't read what their own vehicle said - do you think I would buy one?
     
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