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Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Texas_Signmaker, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Below is the artwork the customer supplied and then below that is a layout that I drew that I thought made it look better. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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  2. SignProsEast

    SignProsEast New Member

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    I like it.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    I think it needs a few little tweaks...
     

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  4. Johnny Best

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    a few more tweaks texassign.jpg
     
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  5. Gino

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    What is the reason for 2 separate panels ?? By their measurments, it's basically a 4'×5' sign. So, why not treat it as that size ??
     
  6. Johnny Best

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    Because the guy who originally designed it had two drops that size.
     
  7. Gino

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    :roflmao: yeah, you're probably right. You can tell the supplied drawing was from another hack shop and that sounds like a trick they'd pull. Then, ya don't hafta buy a new sheet.
     
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  8. Johnny Best

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    Yep, emphasis on the "another hack shop".
     
  9. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I dont think a sign shop made the first design... at least i hope not. Thank you Rick and Johnny for the ideas.

    Their current sign has two panels on it now, so I'm guessing they like that. That would be a lot of copy to digest on one panel no? Readability is key here because they are just after a curve on a one-way street up on a hill. Right past the sign is their shared driveway and you have to act quickly if you are looking for them the first time. I passed them because their old sign was not readable and is a royal pain to turn around and try again...whoever designed the streets in that part of town was on acid.
     
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  10. Johnny Best

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    That is what 85% of sign shops design. Your doing purple double dome if you think otherwise.
    Also Rick gave you good points to adhere to.
     
  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Dang, have I made it to the top 15%?
     
  12. Johnny Best

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  13. readability is the key here....LOL

    nobody is going to read any of that. people look for names and addresses on signs, the rest is crap...yes, even the phone number is useless.....
     
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  14. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    I agree... now hire someone to pick off the old sign and put an appropriate lawyer sign... she can afford it...
     

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  15. Moze

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    Honestly curious here....how do you office out of the Burleson area and do these relatively small jobs in the Tyler area? Tyler would be a little over a 4 hour round-trip for you.
     
  16. Johnny Best

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    I'm just going to jump on the Stupid Truck with ddarlak & Rick. texassign2.jpg
     
  17. BIG EASY DOES IT

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    I don't have much other then to say that I don't like the upper and lower signs having the same shape. I feel like the top should have the special shape and the bottom should be more like runners or strips.
     
  18. missing the obvious point that this used to be a sign for two different places now one knuckle head wants it all for themselves but the sign guy isn't telling him what he needs....

    In a trillion years I would never do this. this customer needs to be told that the signs have to be removed and one sign goes back up.

    it's not worth the money to make crap.....and breaking up this sign into two signs cuz thats whats there is CRAP

    Johnny best - we should hook up one day.....






    nah just kidding.....
     
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  19. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I moved to Burleson AFTER starting the sign business in Tyler. Been trying to establish here but its much more difficult, what with the 5,000,000 sign companies in DFW. Yes, the commute is lame..I do it several times a week but I've gotten use to shooting down I-20. Once I clear Arlington it's just a quiet ride, gives some time to decompress. I usually have set days I know I go there so I fit everything in those days. Helps that my help lives there too.
     
  20. Gino

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    ................. the just kidding part. :roflmao:
     
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