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Working on a design idea that suddenly dawned on me when I was being silly earlier.

Whovian based on the Hoover logo



This is a rough draft, I'm gonna give it a more polish, maybe a shiny edge.

Anyone like the idea? thoughts and feedback welcomed.
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    154 weeks ago
    nah, this one is a solid concept and will sell itself! i agree though about a little more polish, kinda like this: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=hoover+logo&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=2000&bih=1009&tbm=isch&tbnid=a7aziddRwhTMeM:&imgrefurl=http://daveibsen.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451db4269e201538df9460d970b-popup&docid=i0Yp-uG__7K9sM&w=300&h=300&ei=3Zs5ToGkK-TXiALv6pndDg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=449&vpy=108&dur=3236&hovh=225&hovw=225&tx=145&ty=136&page=1&tbnh=127&tbnw=127&start=0&ndsp=66&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0
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    154 weeks ago
    dakin_costello said: nah, this one is a solid concept and will sell itself! i agree though about a little more polish, kinda like this: link


    As it turns out, this is the one I was using as a point of reference just before I noticed you posted. Great minds eh?
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    154 weeks ago
    :::air high five:::
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    154 weeks ago
    Oh! Like this, and agree with a little more polish (like the shine)...

    But I would LOVE to see it in Tardis blue!
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    154 weeks ago
    theatre_nerd said: Oh! Like this, and agree with a little more polish (like the shine)...


    But I would LOVE to see it in Tardis blue!


    Thanks. I'm considering blue, but for the time being I'm using blue as a the T-shirt color.


    whovianv2.jpg

    The letter W is not final, the other lettering needs a slight tweak. I only popped in one highlight to see how it works, it's not quite right yet but when it is I'll add others. The white detail has a small black drop shadow.

    whovianv2detail.jpg
    Detail
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    154 weeks ago
    i would like to see it with the secondary light cast on the right side. this is a perfect example of a less-is-more concept. simple, clever, relevant. nice job.
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    154 weeks ago
    Thanks. I need to perfect the highlight method. At the moment I'm using a simple gradient then halftoning it. It's a little too precise though. In the same way that I reverted to creating the letters in vectors rather than using a font.

    I'm gonna sleep on this. If anyone has a suggestion on a different technique for the highlights, I'd appreciate another method to try.
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    154 weeks ago
    Have you tried using a gradient map in Illustrator? It gives tones of control and versatility. I've used for product mockups for various clients of the years. It's a little resource intensive, especially or the RIP side, but well worth it. Also, re dakin's comment, putting more light on the right means moving the shadow the other way. Otherwise, I love it.
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    154 weeks ago
    Thanks for help. :) As a direct result of the feedback and suggestions from dakin_costello, theatre_nerd and chewietoo I have managed to finish my design. Well, 2 designs. :)

    Both versions have been submitted to Teefury and I invite the most loyal and dedicated Dr Who fans... sorry, Whovians to pick their favorite.

    whovianred.jpg
    Whovian (Hoover Red)

    whovianblue.jpg
    Whovian (Tardis Blue)
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    154 weeks ago
    Though I like the Hoover Red because it's more recognizable as a Hoover parody, I would have to go for the Tardis Blue because, well it's Tardis Blue and that's awesome :)
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    154 weeks ago
    I have to admit, I have yet to watch Dr. Who. *dodges eggs* It's on my very long list. However, I still think this design is pretty awesome. I really dig the red one. Old school logos are the bee's knees.
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    154 weeks ago
    As much as I love the TARDIS blue, you lose the whole Hoover effect....
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    154 weeks ago
    Love it. Great idea.
    Hmmm...choosing between TARDIS blue and Hoover red is a tough one. I like the blue because it's fun when Dr. Who references change non-blue things to TARDIS blue, simply because I definitely associate the color blue with Dr. Who. But the red makes it more recognizable as a Hoover parody...Yes, I have decided. I definitely wish I could have both. :D Hope it gets printed.
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    154 weeks ago
    secondary highlight is win. do love. as for colors, this is going to be a win/lose situation. in all reality, are you appealing to fans of dr who or fans of hoover vacuums? i think you will win more people with blue.
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    154 weeks ago
    GHIPaul said: As much as I love the TARDIS blue, you lose the whole Hoover effect....

    It's a difficult choice. I wouldn't have submitted the Tardis Blue version, only it looks so nice. Ultimately, for a parody to work there has to be recognition.
    Is the reference obvious enough to work in Blue?
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    154 weeks ago
    dakin_costello said: secondary highlight is win. do love. as for colors, this is going to be a win/lose situation. in all reality, are you appealing to fans of dr who or fans of hoover vacuums? i think you will win more people with blue.

    As popular as Dr Who is, T-shirts of well known household appliance brands are likely to sell far more on Teefury... errr, wait a second... you may have a point dakin. ;)
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    153 weeks ago
    ok so this smurfs. Where'd the pics go? Can anyone else see them? I'm getting nothing but text. aaaarrrggghhhh!
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    153 weeks ago
    never mind. It's working now. Headquarters, disregard my last transmission.
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    153 weeks ago
    Chuffy said: .
    Is the reference obvious enough to work in Blue?


    Honestly, the reference isn't obvious enough to *me* to work in red. I seriously couldn't have told you what the Hoover logo looked like, I don't think I've ever seen it before. On that note alone, I think it's better in blue. (Also, dakin's right about appealing to Whovians vs... Hooverans?)
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    153 weeks ago
    I've decided to give up designing T-shirts.

    Instead I'm starting an appliance customizing service called "Pimp my Hoover". I'm running with the tag line "We give you more smurf", catchy don't you think? ;)

    But seriously, I think Blue is winning judging by page views and favoritings on redbubble. It gives the Who flavor far better and as Dakin said, the design is for Who fans.
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    153 weeks ago
    Apparently, the word related to Suction is a dirty word :)

    Smurfy word filter smurfs.
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    153 weeks ago
    I really like the blue one. :) I think it looks swell. Clever reference, Chuffy!
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    153 weeks ago
    Dude, WTS. But I digress.
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    153 weeks ago
    Red makes for the better Hoover Spoof. Tardis bule as the T color would be balanced. Perhaps a caption like : "Best for finishing before you started", or "Choice of Timelords everywhen" ?
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    153 weeks ago
    The TARDIS blue is the best! The color makes the design extra special but the background T-shirt color should be grey not more blue.
    Over all, Love it! I want this shirt!


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