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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:

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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 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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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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You going to get a few designs? You should do a poll thread on the design. :cool:
 

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You going to get a few designs? You should do a poll thread on the design. :cool:
It’s a possibility. I need them to respond to me. This is the major thing holding me back from opening to the public now.
 

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I agree on a simple logo and what mendo707za said "logos that aren't obvious as to what they represent except those in the know."
 

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Sorry I’m late to the party here. Punisher skulls and Grimm reapers have been overdone recently imo. I like the idea of a simple design with the 3rd gen silhouette. I also like the ideas of the “in the know” slogans and inside jokes. As for colors, you have my vote for the sand color and maybe add some OD Green to it as well.
 

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