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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2007, 11:10:01 pm »
Soz Kilroy - only got online now... but have just asked the wife to have a looksee... her business - owned by Brits comprises some serious design & marketing teams/people ...

http://www.thebusiness.co.za

have a look at their client base....  ;)

Will see whether she can think from a different angle
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2007, 11:12:24 pm »
please dont let us look like a bike club,

most of us are not into the whole club, colours, badges thing
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2007, 11:36:54 pm »
please dont let us look like a bike club,

most of us are not into the whole club, colours, badges thing

I fully agree with  :iamwithstupid: ........... we're talking a "Lifestyle" here....  and it must not be confused with the club syndrome or willie-riders either.
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #63 on: September 13, 2007, 07:16:02 am »
Wow much talented guys here on the forum.

I will go for something simple and keep the main focus on the paw. The paw brand and logo will anyway become famous real soon... ;D
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #64 on: September 13, 2007, 08:26:26 am »
Here goes: Ignore red background (unless you ride a red KLR O0)

It's simple and easily recognisable.

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #65 on: September 13, 2007, 08:34:17 am »
Guys we need less colours. Not more. If we start designing stickers with different colours, I for one, will not stick something "bont" on my bike. I have spent lots of money to make it look purdy and I am very choosy about anything extra (colourwise) I am prepared to add to it.

Go for someting in black/white. Even white on transparent as an option for those with dark bikes.

A good logo does not need to be self-explanatory. Let me give you an example. For those who have some military knowledge: the Special Forces Operator badge is the pinacle of simplicity - just a commando dagger circled with a laurel wreath.

According so some logic I have noted here, the Special Forcers Operator badge should have included a parachute, some cammos, a dagger, a garrote, an RPG7, a closed circuit breathing apparatus, a bottle of Red Heart and a cigar (for after a successful ops).  :P

Logos or badges come to signify something. Another good example: The Swastika. It's origin is actually Sanskrit, meaning "well being". The Germans then hijacked it, but it has become a very powerfull symbol of many bad things. Look at a blooming swastika - it is meaningless in itself! Like many very successful logos. But one look at it and... bam! you know what it stands for.

The paw IS the logo. Let's not dilute it as part of some technicolour beginner's excercise in whatever software we've got. I am going to speak to one of my generous designers and make the necessary corrections. Once again, sorry for the mistake in the first one Kilroy! Mea culpa ;D

PS apologies for those who are easily offended, blah-blah-blah. I am sincere in my opinion and I hope you all appreciate it for that.

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #66 on: September 13, 2007, 08:37:14 am »
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Here goes: Ignore red background (unless you ride a red KLR Afro)

Jabu, you're a Freudian analyst's wet dream...
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2007, 08:41:08 am »
So far this one gets my vote - of F sorry we're not supposed to vote :-X

PS I'm just glad the current 1 is finally to be replaced - with all due respect the current one's layout and quality looks very kak
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #68 on: September 13, 2007, 08:45:04 am »

PS apologies for those who are easily offended, blah-blah-blah. I am sincere in my opinion and I hope you all appreciate it for that.

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #69 on: September 13, 2007, 08:48:45 am »
Why not just keep the symbol as is(top left on page). Trailrider posted some pics of a home made sticker of just the logo & it looks good. I understand we need to make a connection to adventure riding, but that's what we're here for, to premote it to others & people will quickly pick up from there. Like the "ADV" sticker, it's own members premoted the "sysmbol" & what it stands for.

Don't loose the original logo as it currently is.

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #70 on: September 13, 2007, 08:52:25 am »
I agree
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #71 on: September 13, 2007, 08:54:03 am »


I also like this. Maybe the paw could be big with the writing over it.

My first choice is still Eisbein's creation. You could even have your forum name printed underneath if you wanted. You'd have to have such a sticker printed yourself though.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2007, 08:56:09 am by Trailrider »
 

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #72 on: September 13, 2007, 09:00:45 am »
So far this one gets my vote - of F sorry we're not supposed to vote :-X


i'd stick this on my bike, i like the natural earthy colours

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #73 on: September 13, 2007, 09:01:14 am »
I also like the LGF one (the main font can maybe be changed).

My two cents: You want a reference to adventure riding ?

How about the bike it is stuck onto ?

I mean if I have a sticker on a bike that has the paw and says: Wild dog adventure riding, I'm pretty sure someone wouldn't think that Wild Dogs is a skydiving group...


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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2007, 09:05:36 am »
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I also like the LGF one (the main font can maybe be changed).

My two cents: You want a reference to adventure riding ?

How about the bike it is stuck onto ?

I mean if I have a sticker on a bike that has the paw and says: Wild dog adventure riding, I'm pretty sure someone wouldn't think that Wild Dogs is a skydiving group...

My punt ook. Well said.
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #75 on: September 13, 2007, 09:14:04 am »
my 2c? i like te simplicity of this, but i think there are too many fonts, colours and bevels, i particularly don't like the Wild Dog font, I find it a little juvenile. hope i didn't offend anyone
 

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2007, 09:17:45 am »
Wild dog uniform:


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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #77 on: September 13, 2007, 09:18:11 am »
Thanks !

Just want to add two comments:

1 - The paw (seeing that it is also kind of the emblem you see on road signs depicting 'wilderness areas') already has an 'offroad' and nature connotation to it, so it should be apparent that it stand for something 'off the beaten track'.

2 - The Wild Dog 'brand' does belong to Hein (Kilroy) and as such he can ultimately decide what he wants to do with it, so this needn't be a democracy about it. I will not be offended if he goes a complete  other direction with it. (But then I'll also keep my own printed stickers on the bike instead of the new ones).

I like the simplicity of LGF's designs.
It would be cool (as Jacko mentioned) if it could be in two versions - one with colour and one black&white...

Ok - so that was more than two things...

 

btw - Wes - I also feel the design is 'lekker' but the font could be a little more 'normal'.

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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #78 on: September 13, 2007, 09:19:15 am »



This design is not bad, but.....

It sure gives the feeling of some commercial travelling company ( overland trucks comes to mind ).
Something else to remember is that colours do fade.... some more than others.
That is what is so nice about the design of Jacko..........it is simple and would look fresh for a looong time.
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Re: Help with the design of the offical WD sticker
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2007, 09:21:50 am »
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my 2c? i like te simplicity of this, but i think there are too many fonts, colours and bevels, i particularly don't like the Wild Dog font, I find it a little juvenile. hope i didn't offend anyone

Bru, next thing, they're gonna sell The_Wes voodoo dolls on the site!! ;D But I agree 100% with you.

Okay, this is what Owen Willoughby Esq. did. For Jabu: Ignore the background colour. Just to make sure you're not confused any further, I've changed it to grey. SS Grey  ;D

Something like this:



It will look good on a green bike, a white bike, a black bike, a red bike, a silver bike,a yellow bike a blue bike and especially a virgin pussy white 1200GS  >:D
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