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.

It just wont gel together

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Des6139, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

    170
    0
    0
    Aug 7, 2009
    Any ideas welcome
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 24, 2013
    Tags:
  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    34,451
    2,626
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA

    Would you like to elaborate a little further ??
     
  3. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Well at least you have a blank canvas to start with...
     
  4. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

    170
    0
    0
    Aug 7, 2009
    yas are quick

    :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    14,457
    20
    38
    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    Must you use that font?
    If you have to, can you unsquish it?
    I'd stack it on the sides like you did on the back.
    But I would abandon that font altogether if possible.
    All-caps can be hard to read.
    Try Allied in a script on to then WHEEL (all caps) on top of refinishing.
    Make the giant wheel smaller.
    Is the truck white, grey or chrome color?
    I'd make the lettering in a color with more contrast.
    Love....Jill
     
  6. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

    170
    0
    0
    Aug 7, 2009
    Thanks for the reply jillbeans
    I am still tweeking things
    The van is silver
    i like the non all caps idea.
    Cheers Des :toasting:
     
  7. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    34,451
    2,626
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Nothing needs to gel with that........ sorry, but all of those layouts are rather bad.

    Also, I never saw a number start with 'eighteen hundred' before.

    This is really a good example of how important a good layout/design really is. All the effects, pictures and doo-dads won't help poor execution of elements. Get rid of all that and place things for a nice clean flow and insert whatever effects for where it could be used at the end. If a ginormous picture is required, then make that your focal point, but don't annihilate the name in doing so.
     
  8. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Quick take...
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    10,970
    264
    83
    Jun 8, 2004
    Vermont
    your balance is way off. the letters looks squished like you ran out of room, the wheel way off to the side and then a big blank empty space with nothing going on. see SignManica's layout as he balanced it out nicely.
     
  10. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    2,310
    3
    38
    Jan 9, 2007
    I think he is trying to have alloywheelrefurbishment.ie all in one word, (has the .ie jammed on the end). That is why he is having the gel problem. So he should break it up as Maniac did and put that long wording some other place.
     
  11. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

    170
    0
    0
    Aug 7, 2009
    Thanks guys
    That is my main problem (alloywheelrefurbishment.ie) customer wants it
    The 1800 number is an Irish freephone number:banghead:
     
  12. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    2,310
    3
    38
    Jan 9, 2007
    You could find a better fonts than I have, took this wheel pic off their website
     
  13. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    10,970
    264
    83
    Jun 8, 2004
    Vermont
    also like what John did. if you do none of suggestions, please look at why the re-done layouts work and your layout doesn't. that big hole where there is nothing but a phone number floating and with all the rest crammed up against the edges like the copy and graphic are afraid of what it in the empty space doesn't work. keep trying as we've seen blaa layouts go to great layouts around here.
     
  14. rjpjr

    rjpjr Member

    484
    2
    18
    Apr 21, 2008
    Indianapolis
    Not a big fan of the tireless rim. Consider following the lead of their web site... see attached photo...and show a clipped portion of a NICE car along with a nice mounted rim. Let the whole package help sell the idea of quality.
     

    Attached Files:

    • x2.jpg
      x2.jpg
      File size:
      54.9 KB
      Views:
      27
    • x1.jpg
      x1.jpg
      File size:
      52.5 KB
      Views:
      32
  15. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

    170
    0
    0
    Aug 7, 2009
    RJ you are an inspiration
     
  16. rjpjr

    rjpjr Member

    484
    2
    18
    Apr 21, 2008
    Indianapolis
    Thanks :smile:
     
  17. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

    170
    0
    0
    Aug 7, 2009
    Got it done & the customer is delighted with it
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    34,451
    2,626
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    :thumb:
     
  19. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    10,970
    264
    83
    Jun 8, 2004
    Vermont
    nice looking!
     
  20. neil_se

    neil_se Member

    291
    2
    18
    Jan 21, 2012
    Qld, Australia
    A much better result, well done.
     
Loading...

 


Loading...