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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:22 pm 
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Yo Good&Bad Illustrators!

The Shop is looking for a new crazy-funky-fancy representative logo!!
So the competition is OPEN!!

It will give a £25 worth of merchandise to the lucky winner!

If you are interested in the SHOP NEW LOGO COMPETITION
*send your creation to the shop e-mail :
shop@theforest.org.uk
*or ask in the Action Room for the Shop Logo Competition Folder to put your design in.

DEADLINE : 18th of JUNE, be quick and great..or not, but BE!

For any other informations ask for X.abina or write an e-mail.

LET'S DRAW!!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:15 pm 
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Sorry Xabina, i didnt put in the last program..
In the next will be there..


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:43 pm 
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Here is the first proposal, I quite like it, nice colors!
what about you?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:45 pm 
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if someone knows how I can put images in the BB that people can see, could you show me how to do it please!
thank you very much!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:21 pm 
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Yeah, I think it's a fair effort.
I applaud the Forest logo rendered further incomprehensible.
I do have a problem with the blurb though
'A shop for artists, crafts people, not for profit organisations, to sell things and promote their work'.
It doesn't ring terribly exciting, enticing or seductive with dead, inert, generic bland phrasing such as 'to sell things'
I dunno maybe someone's gone after a deadpan, detached, cool and aloof thang and suceeded too well.
Also 'not for profit' I find a tad tired and a little bit dispiriting and likely detracts worth.
I would take it more down the route of something like Honest Ed's
http://honesteds.sites.toronto.com/
there's good reason a business still blooms after sixty years.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:23 pm 
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If you upload a JPEG or PNG file, then it gets displayed in the page. PDFs and other formats are displayed as a file to download.

Here is the PDF above converted to a JPEG.


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Dai: I think the language issue is because it was done by non-native english speakers. Care to try your hand at it?


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Oh, okay.
Though the non-native aspect should actually improve matters of curious copy.
Reminds me of this story.
A rural Indian family who own a hardware store, that has passed through generations of ownership, finally realise enough profit so that they may send their youngest child to school.
The boy eagerly knuckles down to his education.
When summer comes round, the proud boy returns to the family.
Back at the store, he can now clearly see that everything from the sign out front to the labels on the shelves all contain errors in their English, in both spelling and punctuation.
The proud boy feels it is time to pay back his family for their sacrifices that allowed him an education.
He speaks with the Grandfather and says for a small fee he will re-paint and correct the sign out front and also fix each label.
The grandfather, although uneducated, is by no means anyone's fool.
He declines the boy's offer, explaining to him that each error is actually purposeful as this endears them to english-speaking tourists.
The boy learns a new lesson.

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Care to try your hand at it?

Yeah, I'll have a think.

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In the meantime, some examples of bygone cheese from the great man...
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"Welcome, don’t faint at our low prices, there’s no place to lie down."
"Dangerous – Beware of falling prices."
"Butter him up, Ed's the toast of the town!"

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There's a place near my house in Newcastle that tries to imitate the honest ed's signage approach but with a geordie twist to it, and let me tell you its fucking horrible. They sell carpets. Honest Ed may be responsible for spawning thousands of awful copy cats.

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I fancy I would find it wonderful but I'm a sucker for that mix of old moxie plus a gimmick, however crap.
Speaking of Newcastle - did you ever go to Rupali Curry House?
Abdul Latif, the owner, knew his onions concerning gimmicks.
He claimed to offer the world's hottest curry ('Curry Hell') which he made free to any customer who could finish it.
He scored a place in the Guinness Book Of Records for the longest delivery - Newcastle to Sidney.
Offered free meals for five years to all British servicemen and women who served in Iraq.
Free curries for life to England rugby star Jonny Wilkinson and former Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness.

Sadly the man passed away earlier this year.
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Swithun tried curry hell and had to pay for it.
His arsehole did fall out the bottom of his trousers leg.


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I got halfway through, but it was too much even for me. When he died, I read stories from people who had been there. The only person who finished Curry Hell had a genetic immunity to chilies.


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Excellent behaviour.
That's great.

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Honest Ed's...Canada's greatest landmark.


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