While We Are Living In A Weather Armageddon, I Have More Pressing Issues.

The traditional look.

In my quest to get more familiar with the vinyl plotter. I have now started on the 1958 Chevy Truck. I am conflicted between two directions. One more traditional, the other that follows a sort of design rule. An argument could be made for both directions. And of course because this is the internet, no real conclusion will be made. But, your options are to go outside and clean up whatever hell was dumped or blew on you. Or this? I choose this? YIKES, 70mph winds last night here.

Logo Door, Drop us a line vs Just Call.

AND below are some of the endless design options. And trust me, I have tried more. Variations are endless.

A more branded look

Color with wheels red

White wheels

The variations are endless. Here are the two arguments.

  1. The first traditional design is how it would have been done by a sign painter back in the 1950’s, thats it.
  2. The Other options are as if the logo had been done back in the 1900’s and just carried on and so on. And fits all the other design rules of the logo mark. See? Not so easy is it. I sure love me some graphic standards. UGH.


18 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Since when have you ever worried about rules and standards. #4, it’s got the right look and old boats, old parts and old farts is epic!

  2. Wayne Bomb
    Wayne Bomb says:

    Matt, sorry the weather is so rainy and cold you can’t work in a cold drafty and unheated railway shop. Can’t wait until you graduate to a 3D printer to see what havoc you can unleash on the WB universe. Or maybe the entire universe.

  3. MO Whaler
    MO Whaler says:

    Me thinks we’re watching both an Antique And a Billboard – –
    Enjoy the blending process – –

  4. Art
    Art says:

    I like the red accents.
    However even though I like the “old Farts” comment it sure in NOT going to attract the young’uns that you are always referring to.

    May I also suggest, in the your future endless design option requests, that you add a number or letter to each design photo. So the jury can say…..I like # 4, or # 3 sucks.

  5. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    I’m with Art here – lose the “Old Farts” – not attractive to women or the younger generation. I like the more elaborate door graphics but would keep the rest of the truck pretty clean. Door graphics, white wheels and that’s it to my eye… 🙂

  6. Ron in Seattle
    Ron in Seattle says:

    Red wheels are OK, just the door sign please. Keep it simple like it was in the ’50s. Drop the line after the phone number, if we can’t read it here, no one else can ether. Interesting, the GL is probably short for Glencourt, that I had growing up in Bellevue, WA.

  7. Old Salt
    Old Salt says:

    I like “Drop us a Line” Since you are a fishing community and the railway services fishing boats. With that said, you could draw an accent line (as an underline) with a hook on the end of it.

  8. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    #1 traditional. If you can’t read it all when you are driving by, you are putting too much information on there. The K.I.S.S. method applies here.

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