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Nail Spa Sign

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by aandrews19, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. aandrews19

    aandrews19 Member

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    How do you guys feel about this layout?

    Business is called "Strasburg Nail Spa", and they want their number on the sign. They want an illuminated sign cabinet (3' x 5') on the facade of the building.

    I kept it super simple, since there aren't too many elements to add.
     

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  2. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    Second one for sure. The black text is way too hard to read on the red.
     
  3. aandrews19

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    Yeah, that was my first thought too. Was wondering if maybe I should change "Strasburg" and the phone number to black...??
     
  4. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Make the bars on the top and bottom black, with white lettering maybe?
    Nail Spa in white, fix the kerning on the S
    (move it a bit to the left and remove the connector from the side of of the p)
    and make Nail and Spa closer together.
    Kerning on Strasburg is a bit wonky also.
    Love....Jill
     
  5. 2B

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    the phone # is two narrow, needs to be thicker.
     
  6. Sign Up Graphics

    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    I like the sign layout with the white text Nail Spa. :thumb:
     
  7. aandrews19

    aandrews19 Member

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    Made some of the suggested adjustments.
     

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  8. 2B

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    The black strips white letting. Winner winner chicken dinner
     
  9. aandrews19

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    If anyone has any suggestions as to where to go for an illuminated sign cabinet, please share. This is the first illuminated cabinet I'll be doing... and I could use any tips you guys have.
     
  10. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    I like the second one still but am not digging that nail font. The second one is a lighter look and not so bold as the one with the black stripes, whch is appealing to me as a nail spa.

    As far as a cabinet I dont know who to get it from close to you but I would have the cabinet painted red or white with a flat face, it should be fine with a 3x5 size
     
  11. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Thanks for listening. I think it looks a lot better, but you still need to diddle with U R G's spacing. Maybe a black outline on Nail Spa? But that may make it too ballsy.
     
  12. bob

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    All of the criticisms to date notwithstanding and the fact that both versions are dreck, the second one, with the white 'Nail Spa', provides a great demonstration of the violation of a minor design principle.

    That being the red outline of the area of the text that falls outside of the red rectangle. Given the color and type of the other design elements this outline should be at least as heavy as the heaviest part of the other red text elements.

    As noted, a minor principle, but in this case it tends to bring additional weight and emphasis to the other copy and, at the same time, relegate the main line of copy to secondary status. This can generate some degree of visual confusion and conflict.
     
  13. aandrews19

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    Tried it with a black outline...

    Jill... I'm having trouble seeing what you are trying to point out in "Strasburg"... as far as letters U, R, and G... too close? too far?
     

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  14. Gino

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    For an electric sign... all of your copy is too dainty. You need to beef up the letters or they'll be lost at night.

    On another note.... are you installing this ?? Or just supplying the box and decorated face ??

    According to where it's going, it probably has to be U/L stamped. Then installed by a licensed electrician.... or at least hooked in by one.

    Things to consider before you purchase the wrong box or kit.

    If you do it by the book, I have some suggestions for your box.... you're not far from us.
     
  15. 2B

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    +1
     
  16. DKgrafix

    DKgrafix Very Active Member

    Loose the outline and make letters a bit thicker (Change outline to white :) )

    It kind off made sense with white bars, but since you changed the bars to black, there is no need for it.
     
  17. aandrews19

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    hm.. I do think it looks better with thicker letters.
     

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  18. Gino

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    Your secondary copy needs some fat on them, too.

    If that's your final design, then the beefed up NAIL SALON is fine, but beef up the other stuff and try it in a very light grey to tone it down and push it back while still being legible and not wasted space.
     
  19. TammieH

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    Check your scale, you first said 3' x 5'...your sign scales to 3' x 6'
     
  20. Craig Sjoquist

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    Well to me it does not look like a nail salon

    Although you do have a decent looking layout for a sign ..something is not right the image just does not fit, maybe it is just me...Excuse
     
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