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

  1. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Yea, we will ride around in the Stupid Truck running over CRAP signs and mailboxes all afternoon. Just throw the empty beer cans and chicken wing bones in the bed of the pickup without even slowing down. Yelling "CRAP" at everyone, cuz we can. Buffalo/Niagara fun for sure with the ddarlakster.
     
  2. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    Forget legibility! It's all about conspicuity!

    Now you can have both and a marketing plan with well laid out type, the lawyer, website, ads and social media can say 'Just look for the chicken' and the happy hen can hurl hot wings at potential clients...

    >This is not an endorsement for KFC Hot Wings<
     

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  3. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Well, the customer wanted all that info for when traffic gets backed up and people are sitting there. I tried to make the name bold and clear so your eye could easily pick it out first and everything else thin.
     
  4. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    That's no excuse for a poorly layed out sign.

    You need to learn your trade better and the rights & wrongs of layout, color and balance. Try having your ducks in a row, before you give into customer's stupid requests. Know how to talk them into what's good for them, not what's easy for you. You were saying somewhere earlier that you get 60% of your quotes. That's good, but this is the reason..... why.

    There is no craftsmanship or dignity due anyone who helps litter the countryside with ugly frickin signs...... and then blames it on the cusometers. They don't know any better, that's why they come to you.... for professional advice and workmanship. The rest of the morons go out, buy a printer, then come on s101 and ask how to make their own signs........ or haven't ya noticed ??
     
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  5. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Well Rick it’s about time you showed us something other than a spec sign that was cloroxed before posting. Good job.
     
  6. WOW....


    you really do know me......
     
  7. neato

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    Throwing one more in the mix. I like the look of 6" posts, they look more substantial and permanent to my eye.
     

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  8. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    Cripes! the bottom panel...

    The first line of bullet points has stretched and normal fonts on the same line....
    the second line normal and condensed!!
    the third line is condensed even more when it does not need to be condensed

    Lets just toss the old design rules

    I suggest picking up a copy of this book

    Mastering Layout: Mike Stevens on the Art of Eye Appeal
     
  9. GAC05

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    I think the placement of the flower bed and flood lights is perfect.

    Heindel.jpg
     
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  10. MichaelWilson

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    You should keep the same size for the both..
     
  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Thanks for the suggestion on 6" posts. When using 4's I always thought they looked like toothpicks. I'll give it a shot one this one.
     
  12. burgmurk

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    Nailed it!
     
  13. Patentagosse

    Patentagosse Active Member

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    I really like what NEATO is bringing. Nice & Clean.
     
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