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He called me for help with his sign

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    The guy admitted this sign doesn't work and wants it more simple... On the plus side though, he said it already has lights. (And yes, this was originally an illuminated cabinet.. you can still see the changeable copy tracks under the banner) This is two doors up from the permit office... someone is not doing their job.

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  2. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    That sign is so horrible I am surprised it is in ingles/english.
    I look forward to seeing what you replace with it - you should have no fear of it doing any worse than what they approved last time.
     
  3. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

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    When someone chooses the default Arial sign design look there's nothing like taking the theme all the way by squeezing and stretching the ugly default type. Extra points for doing additional squeezing and stretching after the multiple outline effects are added. That way nothing is uniform in appearance. I guess that bullet list of services is sort of left justified. Sort of. Red type on a blue background with white outlines around the lettering? That's a master example on how to make some lettering not legible -especially when the color combination is back-lit at night.
     
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  4. Boudica

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    argh, it hurts my eyes. Please make him a better sign :supersmilie:
     
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  5. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    My predecessor always used the default Myriad Pro that is auto for adobe and refused or didn't know how to eliminate hyphenating.

    I regularly fluxing the **** our of kerning and type width when I have to deal with the font, due to a Dunning -Kruger marking manger I try to give respect, though I don't work for her.
     
  6. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    When you redo it, change it from "30 minute repairs" to " fixed by the time you finish 3 darts"
     
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  7. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    Your COVID plan and advice to our current US President has been u helpful.

    I would like my money back.
     
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  8. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    ? Wtf are you on about?
     
  9. Boudica

    Boudica Active Member

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    What?! o_O
     
  10. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    8 posts to go from a joke post about sign design to a political thread, I wish I could say I thought that was a new record but I know it's not.

    In the words of Donald Trump SAD!
     
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  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Raymond has not contributed much in the way of quality to these fourms since "he's" been here. I suspect its a banned member who has come back undercover... or maybe Decalman under a new name. Either way his behavior is pretty odd
     
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  12. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    With a product /service range from 30-minute repairs to snuffs this should be an easy one for you to hit out of the park Tex.
     
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  13. signbrad

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    A retrofitted flex face. Cool.
     
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  14. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    The light is blocking their "Semen Repairs" service.

    And I don't care what anybody says...there's still not going to be enough room to list the free rectal / pelvic exams....


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  15. Notarealsignguy

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    Thats no problem, tex doesnt like working for free
     
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  16. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Dang...you caught me during an edit to my post. I also added the fact that there's a problem with the first line of text!


    JB
     
  17. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    Well, I couldn't let someone beat me to it!
     
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  18. Gino

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    No matter how ya look at it, this is gonna end with a happy ending.
     
  19. visual800

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    I can only hope when the sign co that originaly did this fought tooth and nail and tried to explain to this ingrate that saying everything you offer is not a good thing. Also since customer said "it has lights" also means ballast and wiring is shot to hell and most bulb sockets dont work, lol....just get ready to install another banner on it
     
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  20. jimbug72

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    What does he need you to do besides fix that piece bent out of place in the top right corner? Other than that I don't see anything wrong with that sign!

    Kudos to the sign company that said, "Yes, I can do all of these things for you." Followed by, "Permits? We don't need no stinking permits!!!"
     
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