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.

Looking for opinions...............................

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Gino, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

    30,069
    1,230
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    I know there are quite a few members here, both big and small who are doing wraps and partial wraps, so this is kinda directed towards those who create and design... to the people installing wraps designed by someone else.

    We recently got two new trucks. Not new/new, but new to us. They are both white.

    That being said, we're putting ideas together and racking our brains over doing work for ourselves. We've had ideas and thumbnails of high impact pictures to just plain lettering to colorful stuff to just a one layer of vinyl just applied instead of a wrap.

    Came up with an idea that we like, but one of the guys here took it a little beyond what we're used to doing. He removed all the color and it's become basically a black & white with all the in-between grey tones. I really like it and so does everyone else.

    My main concern is.... how many of you think being a digital printing company and advertising pictures, colors and all kinds of that stuff.... should we go colorless ??

    I'm a firm believer in advertising what you do and show it through your own wares. We don't have anything in place other than the image we're using and placement of our name. We haven't figured out what type style to use yet and we're all over the place with that one. One wants serif and another wants sans-serif, while one doesn't want any effects and I was thinking of a beveled letter to give some relief.

    Any ideas or opinions, please jot them down here.


    Oh yeah..... here's along the lines we're thinking so far.
    van b&w.jpg
    van colored.jpg
     
    Tags:
  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    6,711
    363
    83
    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    I like both.
    How about one of each, one drivers side, one pass side?
     
  3. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

    1,795
    1
    0
    Jan 8, 2007
    Sign Up Graphics

    I like the full-color van. :thumb:
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    27
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I'd lean towards "some" color. Lettering "really" needs some work. But I agree, you have to show it if you want to sell it!
     
  5. signage

    signage Major Contributor

    9,185
    18
    38
    Oct 5, 2005
    Penn
    Full color one is hard to read "& DIGITAL GRAPHICS", either fix it or go with the gray tone one!
     
  6. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

    7,889
    30
    48
    Sep 10, 2010
    Denver.
    So gino...
    What if i dislike both of them?
     
  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    4,217
    181
    63
    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Color is always better. Lettering needs to "push" off the background for legibility. Otherwise I like it.
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    15,549
    15
    0
    Sep 24, 2004
    start with color at the bottom, after about 18" fade to b&w up
     
  9. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

    10,941
    245
    63
    Jun 8, 2004
    Vermont
    I think the gray toned owl works better than the colored one as you want it to be seen but not be all they see as you don't sell birds. the gray toned one is there but not so much in your face. the problem is with the copy. you have an interesting graphic and really boring lettering. I'd re-work the gray version with a better font for your name and put the color into the copy. leave the bird poop streaks off (whatever that rusty looking stuff is all over the colored version) as it looks like a rusty van instead of a graphic element to me.
     
  10. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

    3,927
    3
    38
    May 31, 2005
    Earth
    liking the grey/silver/white version. pops very nice.

    brown version looks like you went muddin or offroading or something
     
  11. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

    1,509
    0
    0
    Dec 10, 2009
    I think the full color is harder to read, but I wouldnt go with the black and white version either. It kind of looks like you ran out of ink. I would also consider going with a vector based owl icon and design for maximum effectiveness.
     
  12. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

    7,889
    30
    48
    Sep 10, 2010
    Denver.
    a really quick simple mock up..I feel like something like this would be more effective.
    looks like you want something simple.. so why not something that pops?
    Colors taken from your site.
     

    Attached Files:

  13. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

    2,180
    0
    36
    Apr 15, 2008
    Get some van art! A big airbrushed owl with a wizard
     
  14. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

    4,861
    9
    38
    Jun 16, 2005
    PA
    I thought that was Owl poop?

    I like the full color.....but not the brown streaks. Different font also.
     
  15. slipperyfrog

    slipperyfrog Active Member

    547
    0
    16
    Jul 18, 2007
    Las Vegas
    Put some hooters on there and call it a day.
     
  16. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

    1,217
    1
    0
    Oct 4, 2009
    I like the brown version and would notice that on the road. I would move the number and Graphics down a bit so it is more ledgible.
     
  17. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

    3,927
    3
    38
    May 31, 2005
    Earth


    Oh... that's must be what that is! I forgot Gino has all those trees behind the shop:ROFLMAO:
     
  18. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

    2,875
    2
    38
    Oct 16, 2008
    VA
    I think they both suck. If that's the best you can do, leave it white and move on, and you say you've been in the sign business for how long?

    (only kidding, I'm practicing some of that "tough love" I keep hearing about on here :tongue: )
     
  19. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

    3,927
    3
    38
    May 31, 2005
    Earth
    snap* snap* snap*

    lol
     
  20. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    27
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I'm picturing in my mind a big owl like graphic logo in the style of Dan Antonelli. All vector and forget photographs. I don't think a photo is necessary to get digital graphics across whether you're talking vehicles wraps or any other kind of full color work.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...