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I'm paying to have a custom skin made by a professional. It will be tailored to however we want it to look. Everything from color scheme to a unique logo and the actual layout of the content.

Right now I'm thinking it would be cool to have some sort of skull in the logo because I like badass shit. I also intend to feature everyone's trucks next to the logo that will rotate each time you refresh the page. In addition to the trucks, I'd like to have rotating slogans under the logo that add some sarcasm/comic relief. This is something we can always add to and eventually use inside jokes we create. Some that I've thought of for now:

  • 3rd gen burritos are better.
  • "I should've bought a jeep", said no one on this forum.
  • tacoma3g.com - the best 3rd gen Taco forum. (This is by process of elimination, and we're the only one...)
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  • Someone should enlighten Tyler on the importance of rock sliders.
  • What is the point of rock sliders? Seriously.
  • Did 35" tires effect anyone else's gas mileage?
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  • Just picked up my roof top tent. Do you even overland, bro?
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  • Sick quicksand Taco, dude! I never really see those.
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  • Just rolled off the lot with my new 3rd gen. Quick! -- gotta make an overlanding Instagram.
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As for the color scheme, I'm thinking something earthy. Perhaps loosely based off the quicksand color with subtle red accents?
 

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I agree with the color scheme, going with sand colors and maybe some olive colors as well.
 

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Me personally, I would avoid the skull. In my opinon, something simplistic and sleek would work. Have you seen some of the designs throughout the communities?
 

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Me personally, I would avoid the skull. In my opinon, something simplistic and sleek would work. Have you seen some of the designs throughout the communities?
Those are clean. I understand how the skull can be hit or miss. I like it the way it's used by my favorite gym, Barbell Brigade, but that doesn't mean we need to do that here.
 

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Yeah, every company had skulls on their unit t-shirts from my first deployment, which was cool. Second deployment they tried doing the samething and I was burnt out on the idea, was the same stuff just re-designed again.

The simplier the better imo.

Also I agree the earth tone colors could be good, something that is easy on the eyes for sure. Especially when being viewed on Mobile.
 

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Yeah, every company had skulls on their unit t-shirts from my first deployment, which was cool. Second deployment they tried doing the samething and I was burnt out on the idea, was the same stuff just re-designed again.

The simplier the better imo.

Also I agree the earth tone colors could be good, something that is easy on the eyes for sure. Especially when being viewed on Mobile.
I really, really like clean and modern minimalist designs. We'll scrap the skull and see what the graphic artist can do.
 

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I really dig that Tacoma Nation logo.
 

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I agree with Porter707, I too am a fan of simplicity. What I like even more are logos that don't make obvious what they stand for. Only those "in the know" would know what the logo means.
 

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I agree with Porter707, I too am a fan of simplicity. What I like even more are logos that don't make obvious what they stand for. Only those "in the know" would know what the logo means.
I can dig that.
 

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I agree with Porter707, I too am a fan of simplicity. What I like even more are logos that don't make obvious what they stand for. Only those "in the know" would know what the logo means.


I second this. Clean is everything.
 

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You guys think the rotating slogans should be scrapped then? Just have one sophisticated slogan?
 

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My opinion is just one, this is only my opinion though.
 

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I like the rotating slogan idea. Btw your examples are funny!

I should clarify that my opinions about simplicity and "in the know" apply mostly to decals I would put on the taco.

Decals... I know I'm getting ahead of myself
 

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I dig the Tacoma nation style. Would put the silhouette of a 3rd gen on the top instead of mountains and ditch the stars. Can’t think of anything better to put there then the stars at the moment but something else unique there
 

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The designer hasn’t responded in about 24 hours, presumably because it’s the weekend. But the anticipation is killing me!
 
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