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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #135 on: 20.05. 2016 19:40 »
regarding stickers saw a tatty b31 with a sticker WHICH SAID IF ITS NOT BLEEDING ITS NOT RUNNING *smile*

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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #136 on: 24.05. 2016 11:25 »
FWIW here's my take on it. This design is (obviously) based on 'our' most distinctive image, the A series timing cover.
This is THE ONE visual image that makes us distinctive. (Note that I resisted the temptation to place a black oval beneath the image).
I've transmogrified* the 'piled arms' motif so that it now resembles a road disappearing into the distance, relevant of course - and It also adds a nice visual 'dynamic'.

This is intended to be a LOGO. Specifically designed to be highly functional for all media and all sizes, It would work for everything from a patch or small key-fob, to a tee shirt or poster.
Like any good logo, it can also be used as a smaller part of a larger design. For example we might want to have a tee-shirt with the cutaway engine illustration, but we'd include the logo as a smaller 'key' image that identifies us.

I've used the red white and blue colours that are the trad Brit colours, -relevant for our Brit machines, but there are many other colour schemes that could work. (A simple black and white version is included).

(*Blimey, I've finally found somewhere I can use that word!)

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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #137 on: 24.05. 2016 11:55 »
Bloody hell Jools you've done it again, I didn't think anyone but me would use " transmogrified"  ,what other wonderful words are you going to throw at us , Morris and I still getting over  " rambunctious "from the other .
Getting back to business I've already voted but your design is extremely eyecatching ,cheers Bob
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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #138 on: 24.05. 2016 13:44 »
YYYEEESSS I like this - well done
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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #139 on: 24.05. 2016 15:11 »
...I didn't think anyone but me would use " transmogrified"...
Reminded me of this: http://calvinandhobbes.wikia.com/wiki/Transmogrifier

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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #140 on: 24.05. 2016 16:45 »
FWIW here's my take on it...

These images certainly have a zing! My personal taste is for a more nostalgic feel, more appropriate for my 1955 motorcycle. These designs remind me of a later period. However, we now need another poll and the members can indicate their preference.

I agree that the forum should have a distinctive logo.

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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #141 on: 24.05. 2016 21:05 »
Nice work Jools, very distinctive. *yeah*
I have to agree with Gb, it's got a 60's-70's A50 A65 feel to it using our T/cover.
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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #142 on: 25.05. 2016 00:31 »
I think it's a fair point that something more 'nostalgic' looking might also work.
I have another idea in mind based on the 'pear-shaped' plastic star tank badge that would look pretty nice, and it would have that very cool classic 50's look.
But I need a good original to work from in order to develop the design. Does anyone have an illustrated version, or even better, a spare original badge I could use?

If you can imagine this badge rendered with 'our' wording...
(Bsa would have also used this badge on A50 & A65 models, maybe singles too, so it isn't as specific to the A7 & A10, maybe though that's not such a problem).


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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #143 on: 25.05. 2016 09:11 »
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Bsa would have also used this badge on A50 & A65 models, maybe singles too, so it isn't as specific to the A7 & A10, maybe though that's not such a problem).

To my mind that badge never looked as good as it's forerunners - below A10, RGS and the badge I think I like best although don't think it ever graced an A,  sorry files are a bit small
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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #144 on: 25.05. 2016 10:10 »
I think it's a fair point that something more 'nostalgic' looking might also work.

Personally, am a vintage-style fan. The 3 rifles logo (see badge3 in bsa-bill's post above) is something I highly appreciate.

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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #145 on: 25.05. 2016 18:54 »
Bloody hell Jools you've done it again, I didn't think anyone but me would use " transmogrified"  ,what other wonderful words are you going to throw at us , Morris and I still getting over  " rambunctious "from the other .
Getting back to business I've already voted but your design is extremely eyecatching ,cheers Bob
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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #146 on: 26.05. 2016 04:44 »
Oright! here's anotherie...
I've always loved this Rocket design. It's the 'Super Rocket' decal. (I always meant to put this one on my Lyta but unfortunately my transfer cracked up before I could apply it, anyway it's come in handy finally for reference for this logo)

So evocative of those oil-seeping 1950's. That super Dan Dare / Flash Gordon rocket imagery. It's pretty well specific to BSA pre-unit twins, which works. Obviously I've done a fair bit of err.. transmogrification as you can see. (There may be rambunctios argument over this eh?  *pull hair out*)

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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #147 on: 26.05. 2016 05:54 »
Tee-shirt?


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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #148 on: 26.05. 2016 08:05 »
Love the Super Rocket decal version for Tee-shirt, has everything.
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Re: Ideas for graphics for the forum/tee-shirts/patches etc
« Reply #149 on: 26.05. 2016 08:46 »
Mine is in cast aluminium, but I have one of these mounted up on the front mudguard of my iron head:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-E2djA8mumKE/TZey2HuoVKI/AAAAAAAAASY/C0q0k2Gmlds/s1600/Road+Rocket+Fender+Ornament+%25231.jpg
 
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