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Pet Spa/daycare sign layout. Left or right?

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by signmeup, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    The text would be carved/gilded and tha animals just painted. Anyone have a preference....(or sage advice.) I like the right but is it too weird having the cats paw over the rule line?
    Looking at the thumbnail....maybe I should emphasize "pet resort"?
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    first one just "feels more correct" to me...
     
  3. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Humm thats a hard one, I think they both look fine. Lol probably not what you wanted to hear but oh well.
     
  4. Marlene

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    I like the right hand side version best. I love the cat's paw on the rule as it gives some action to the graphic. I'd even go so far as to change the do dad to a ball so that it looks like the cat is going after that
     
  5. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Marlene. I hate carving rounded dodads into a sign face....too hard to get it perfect but I could glue a gilded wooden ball in place instead. Nice idea.
     
  6. Jillbeans

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    I prefer the right, and I think Marlene's idea is a good one.
    Love.....Jill
     
  7. TheSellOut

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    I like the right as well! You and Marlene both beat me to my suggestions: ball or ball of yarn and the put more emphasis on the "Pet Resort"
     
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    right.
     
  9. bob

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    If you have to pick one of these, the right one. But the silhouette animals aren't working with the dimensional copy and just what is that bird doing to that dog?
     
  10. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I sent it out for the customer to take a look at. This was sent back with the following note,"what you you think of this design? I really don't need the bird. I can't seem to get rid of the box around the cat and the dog doesn't need to be as detailed. As much as I love weiners-they do not represent the "activness" of my resort which is what sets me apart from other boarding facilities."

    I'm gobb smacked! My jaw literally dropped open. The dog thinks something's wrong with me because I keep cracking up for brief moments followed by stunned silence....

    Maybe she's blind?

    Now WTF do I do?
     

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  11. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Definitely the right (with the ball as Marlene suggested)!!:thumb:
     
  12. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    :omg::omg::omg: I think I just went blind!!
     
  13. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Sweet Jesus....you didn't look directly at it did you?
     
  14. Marlene

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    OMG!!!!! I love it when the customer "helps". I'd do it just as she laid it out and then, you can use the nice design on the new owner's sign when she goes bell:biggrin:y up
     
  15. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Kind of contradicts the bottom line she added, doesn't it? I like the bird on the dog, even if she doesn't like the particular dog you picked... but it is her sign... :rolleyes:

    :ROFLMAO: Could have been worse... I thought for a minute I was gonna turn to stone! :covereyes:

    I think you'll need a bigger sign to fit all her info...
     
  16. signmeup

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    It's just that it's so far away from where I thought we were. It's not on the same page....it's not even on the same planet. She's all set to send me the deposit for producing the sign. I'm at a complete loss. She said the sign was "perfect" except for the weiner dog....then sent me that. Stumped, I am. Stumped.
     
  17. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Oh yeah....the viewing distance.....wait for it.....300 feet! I sh*t you not! T h r e e H u n d r e d FeeeeeeeeeT!
    I dispair.....
     
  18. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Now the dogs hiding...
     
  19. rjpjr

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    Yea know...this thread has provided entertainment all afternoon!

    My first frolic into uncontrollable laughter was what happened in my pathetic little mind when I saw your original layouts. My mind went to a really bad place! Bad Kitty!!

    Then came your response to your valuable customer's critique!

    :ROFLMAO:

    STOP... :ROFLMAO:
     

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  20. SignManiac

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    You need to be honest with her and tell her that her design sucks and you swore a Hippocratic oath to never create such shyte. Educate her.
     
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