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Post Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:41 am

My first car

Now I've been at this game for 12 years now but a lot of our stuff is mail order and you wouldnt believe the trouble I've had getting a courier to deliver a car.

We've not done many, if any vehicles but I did this one on Friday and am pretty chuffed...... be gentle :wink:

Incidentally how do you do designs for the bonnet using the vehicle outlines??


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Post Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:01 am

nothin' wrong with that Andy. Nice and clean :)

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Post Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:51 pm

That's fine Andy.

I like the way you have kept everything parallel to the bottom of the door/sill line, although you might want to consider what effect that would have if doing a lighter coloured car next time, when the angled black rubbing strip would be a more prominent feature and draw your eyes towards it.

If I was to make any comment it would be to bring the bonnet graphic down a bit, more towards the middle/front of the bonnet.

Designing for bonnets is more of an art than a science. I try to avoid long thin logos or lines of text because the wider the graphic the more the curvature of the bonnet is going to make it frown. Sure, you can get around that by shaping the text to compensate, but that's a lot of work for a one off and more suited to bulk jobs. Also, if a logo, the customer isn't going to let you distort that.

You also need a rough idea of the angle of the bonnet so that you can gauge by how much the graphic is going to look reduced in height, compared to it's width, when viewed from the sort of height that an oncoming driver will see it. Will it look silly/unreadable?

I've not really found a cast-iron answer that works in all cases, and only experience gets me out of trouble a lot of the time. :D

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Post Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:29 pm

Andy that looks fine but on the front I would have brought the strap line and the main closer together made it smaller so it went under the window washer thingy's,(technical term) on the back I would have centraled the strap line between the main logo and phone number, I would have made the phone number smaller that is the first thing that hits you. but having said that it is quite pleasing


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