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Newbie, Critique Please

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by NitroTech, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. NitroTech

    NitroTech New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    This is my first time posting a sign layout and I've really hit a wall, so I'm looking to get some brutally honest advice.

    The sign is 6'x8', and will be located in a small rural town. The customer wants to see the snowmobile, boat and quad included in the design. All the text that's already on the sign is by my customers request.

    I need the :design: desparately! Thanks.
     

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  2. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    I don't like to put "Call" on a sign. Wasted space, IMO. I also prefer the phone number be in a much more-readable font. I like the rest of it OK.
     
  3. "Deposit Please"

    "Deposit Please" Active Member

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    Space Available way too small. I would put it on bottom and center align above ph#. The font style for ph# needs to go. It looks off balance, maybe it's the images. I do like the woodridge storage tho.
     
  4. Woodridge storage is good but the phone number needs to be clear and like "deposit please" said put the space available above the number, I always use the "less is more" when designing, some times you can combine all the photos and feather them all at once, if that makes any scene. Good luck
     
  5. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I would work on re-arranging things a bit. Get your message into one line. "Woodridge Storage" could use a bit more breathing space.
     

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  6. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I would use isolated images, no background. It looks more like an ad for an outdoor sports store than a storage facility.
     
  7. NitroTech

    NitroTech New Member

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    I really appreciate the input. I'm gonna put all the suggestions to good use. It drives me nuts how some sign layouts can bog a person down and nothing feels like its working.

    I'm so glad I found this forum. :thumb:
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    It is your job (the sign expert) to direct the customer (the non sign expert) to a design that works. This is a disaster. Put one together for him with ONE or NO photo image. Drop the words "Call Dennis".
     
  9. ForgeInc

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    this.
     
  10. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    What does that mean?
     
  11. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    He's agreeing with you.
     
  12. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    I must be getting old. How does the word "this" communicate that?
     
  13. iSign

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    that
     
  14. Colin

    Colin Major Contributor

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    What about the other?
     
  15. ForgeInc

    ForgeInc Active Member

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    yup!
     
  16. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    I prefer the alternate "r" in the Woodbridge font.
    The one you use has a hole in it.
    On your bottom line, I can see that you are individually outlining script letters which should be welded.
    Script should flow as if it had been actually handpainted.
    I see people who do not handletter make this mistake quite often, as they simply don't know any better.
    Love.....Jill
     
  17. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

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    I like what signmeup did. and all of your photos have a big X going threw them I don't think that looks good. ;-}

    JR
     
  18. signmeup

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    Thanks JR. It was a quick and dirty hack job to give the OP an idea of a different direction to go. I would rather see a picture of the storage facility instead of the sport vehicles shown and the top sign needs a lot of work to make it nice.... it needs negative space most of all.

    "Storage Space Available" might be a better message. Then tell them where and how much.
     
  19. signswi

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    If you are forced to use images find a way not to feather the edges, feathered edges look terrible and old.
     
  20. NitroTech

    NitroTech New Member

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    A redesign. Maybe this is worse, hopefully I'm moving in a better direction and not a disaster.
     

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