Okay, I am obsessed, like need medication obsessed. I heard my fence issued a stalking complaint about me, so before the law steps in with a protective order, I will pick at this some more. And here is the conundrum. Restore Railway to former simple glory. Making it all feel like its just captured in time.
OR..OR, OR? Add in some Woodyboater stuff to make it our own. An evolution of use? Its such a fine line, I can slip off so quickly. And yet need to pull back, a-lot. Part of the artististic process is trial and error, and take away anything that distracts from the clear vision. And so as many of you pointed out, its a complicated branding message. AND can be way to overboard with any one brand. Railway or Woodyboater.
Mix in this gate, and the Gate seems to be a tipping point, it feels too fancy for the space. Or? Gives it some artistic fun factor. After all we have the love sign, and will be bringing in some other fun boat related art. Prop plants, etc.
So the real other debate is being calm, just number with black bottom to bring the fence together, or more WB branding. BTW the number is railway branding, we have a huge sign with that logo on it on the Office/Studio building.
This is part of the process I go through. Its agonizing, and lots of work is thrown away after its done. For example, the Transom gate may just be too clever for this space, and a simple gate might be just right. Not too much, and let it all be the cool part.