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I'm just looking from input to see what you think makes a good logo, I have yet to create one and am just looking for some input. I'm trying to stay away from the basic lightning bolt and light bulb design.
 

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I think the best thing for a logo is to make it not too busy. Often people have only a fleeting glimpse and if it's too busy they won't be able to tell what it is. 2 cents
 

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That is a nice van wrap, but pros don't get shocked.
 

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Areas for logo

99 designs, is a website that you can choose what you want to pay for a logo and then numerous designers submit designs over a week ten days then you narrow down to top three and they can refine or totally change designs, you can add input on basic design wants & dislikes and colors you might like.

If you don't want a lightbulb design you put that out in your list. Give them the vehicle it will be going on and they can place it on you type vehicle.

I think I paid about 400.00 for this design you get several types of files after payment that work for using in websites, business cards, newspaper etc, etc, can save lots of time and money in long run and everything has one common look, I used the file to have silk screened work shirts, it was a breeze.

Good luck
 

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1) Keep it simple
2) It needs to look good in color and B&W
 

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Van is not wrapped just lettered by a local sign shop, checked into wraps and long term endurance is not very good for cost. Although they are a good option if vehicle is in need of a paint job.

I am in no way saying my logo is the best ever, each individual has personal taste that dictate their likes & dislikes as well as viewers. I simply offered some ideas.
 

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Try different Fonts also, when you come up with a concept.

Additional styles are also available to be imported into all various
types of software platforms, Word, Presentation, (office) and if
tryed in other Cad softwares. The font have a file extension of .Tiff

Fonts can make a design as much as the message. :eek:
 

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Look how simple the McDonald's logo is, it's recognized around the world too. Consider that when you try to come up with one good for a 20-30 mile radius. My opinion is colors matter and yellow is a GREAT marketing color so do with that what you wish.
 

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When it came time for a logo.. I went to a commercial artist with my ideas and had him draw up (3) different designs..

It worked out well.. the design I picked has been on (2) trucks so far...

Not a wrap.. but airbrushed with clear coat over it.....

Cost me triple what a "basic" paint job would of cost.. but it was the only one at the time out there... :thumbsup:
 

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There are logo auction website where you post what you want and how much you'll pay and graphic artist will submit designs and you pick the one you like and they get paid.
 

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Does anyone know of a website where you can try different images as a wrap? Templates for a particular type of truck, for example a Sprinter in my case, would be cool. I have been trying to come up with something forever to differentiate between every other white van with a ladder rack.
 

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Your time $ vs paying a pro

If you are charging 100.00 & up per hr, would it not make more sense to spend 300-500 which is 3-5 hrs of your time and get it done by true designers?

The 99 designs website I used ended up with 17 designers with 43 unique designs for me to choose from. Narrowed designers down to three for best & final with my suggestions, likes, dislikes. Settled on final designer and then reworked it a bit. I could have gotten out for 299.00 but gave the designer a bonus.

It may not show up in my photos but colors are gradiated, fading dark green into lighter green into yellow. That is a tad hard for the average Joe to do tinkering around with a computer program they use once every 6 months. Time is $$. And knowing which files to create for different areas, the files I got have worked for the actual van lettering, business cards, newspaper ads, and web design, but each one required a different type of file that was already provided to me.

I agree with previous post about yellow, one thing no one thinks about is how long did it take McDonalds to get the recognition of the big M, IBM did not start out with three initials nor did AT&T, GE, GM, folks like us need instant name recognition and can't wait 10-30 yrs for some initials to catch on.
 

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When it came time for a logo.. I went to a commercial artist with my ideas and had him draw up (3) different designs..

It worked out well.. the design I picked has been on (2) trucks so far...

Not a wrap.. but airbrushed with clear coat over it.....

Cost me triple what a "basic" paint job would of cost.. but it was the only one at the time out there... :thumbsup:
Give us a pic so we can stop imagining you running around in that uhaul you used to have for your avatar! :thumbup:
 
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