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Post Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:05 pm

can anyone help with layout for van please?

I have a customer who has a brand new Ford Transit Connect.
He wanted it liveried up like his existing vehicle, but after looking at it (and pukeing) I have persuaded him to let me try and improve the design but without loosing the feel of the original.

This is what I have come up with so far. The customer is happy to a point but would love some imput from you guys.

The grey stripe is purely to fill a big hole, but it needs something to give the lettering a bit of a lift, It can symbolise a sheet of wall paper, or a painted stripe but without actually being "anything"

I hope the files work ok as I always have problems in this area. Rob I am sure you will re juggle if I hash up :oops: :D
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:11 pm

OK try again

:roll:

This should be my effort....
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:00 pm

Just need the van outline now

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Post Sat Jun 14, 2003 6:54 pm

One van outline for the use of.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:11 pm

I don't want to rush you guys but the van has been booked in for WEDNESDAY :roll:
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:28 pm

Could I suggest running the grey stripe right through just leaving a 5mm or so gap around the lettering?
It looks a bit lost stopping at the outside green lines.
Not a lot of help I’m afraid Mike but I made the effort. :-?
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:45 pm

I do like the way that the absence of the stripe behind the lettering actually lifts the lettering off the side of the van to create a feeling of depth.
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Post Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:58 pm

OK fair enough, but would it be possible to loose the centre green line because I think it spoils the illusion of the lettering being on a separate white panel above the grey.

The three stripes just look like three stripes, where as two look like a boarder to a panel.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2003 7:06 am

Nice Mike, I confess that I'm not a great fan of lettering on the diagonal, it makes me feel like I need to turn my head sideways to look at it.

Very tidy, catchy, easy on the eyes design.
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Post Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:43 am

Thanks guys.

Mike great layout but as I stressed earlier he wants to retain the sloping lettering as in the picture because "everyone knows his van" I know I am onto a loser design wise but I am trying to keep the customer happy.

I will try to sway him when he comes in :roll:

Again the green stripes are to echo what has gone before, but I do agree with losing the middle green stripe.

Will check back later.
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2003 10:56 pm

Well one tries your best to make the customer happy with his requests even though you hate what he wants. So just to show him something a bit different, I stuck Mikes layout under his nose.

Well talk about a change of tune, without even taking a breath he said "I like that one go for it! " (hot) (:) Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrggh!

Don't that just make you mad :-?

So here is the finished article, way over budget artwork wise because of the time trying to make him happy with HIS instructions, but one happy customer in the end which is what it is all about.

Many thanks Mike for letting me steal your artwork :D
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:02 pm

Ooooops sorry Rob for that wide screen pic, it was only little on my puter :oops:

If you can crunch it smaller be my guest.
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2003 11:42 pm

I usually find that customers are happy with what they know...(thats there comfy zone)...but show 'em something different ( & more modern) they often go for it...espescially as the design 'mike' did was far more eye catching than there original van

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