Below, some art I was screwing with.
, do we have any commercial printer graphics source-people onboard? Or does anyone know of someone they work with like that?
I only went a year in Graphic Design, and do not have any commercial contacts, and a couple people I have checked with for short-run printing projects just are not interested in making low numbers or sample runs of things.
I de-badged my Versys the day I got it home, as I did with my former beloved KLR. I just don't care for Kawasaki's stickers, or for those riders that want to repaint a bike, they get an arm and a leg to replace those things. Or we could have a club sticker for the back of a pannier, I dunno. I could mock it up.
I thought it would be fun to have some "options"
It would be nice if someone knew of someone that could produce some other options, and offer them at a reasonable cost. That would NOT be me, as I have no source or capability, but I am glad to help with some design options if we had a commercial printer that could offer a high quality, reflective product
I can check with Gadget Boy from ADV, as he is the source of the infamous "ADV" reflective ovals, he is not located in the states though.
Just some stuff I mess with over coffee. I'm heck bent on new graphics for my bike after (soon) repainting. Figure others might have an interest, or could help with sources or talent?
I had once seen the use of a simple Kawasaki "K
" as a roundel, and thought it was kind of simple design for the side of a fairing, back of a pannier, etc. It might have been Kawi's logo at one time, I dunno. I Googled around and could not find an example, so I started messin around with my own simple concepts:
I wrote them as 'png' files, so technically the background is transparent for effect, I kind of like the gritty looking ones...
Stuff can/would have to be scaled as well for size.
, a SLIGHT DIFFERENCE, look at the 'Kawasaki'
Or, a more conventional look with a white background, any of them could be done like this:
Which lead to this, which is incomplete and needs cleaning up, sort of a spinning lawnmower blade theme, I dunno!
Just trying to cook up something to fit the side of the fairing in that curved area, this one would intentionally lop over the flat part and spill onto the curves.
After several Corona's, this started to look like a map perimeter of Michigan's Upper Peninsula...
has a kind of spider web theme that fans out in the background, that's where I got that I think.. ). I thought the gritty look fit the personality of our bikes..
Which morphed into this:
And/or... to fit the curve on the fairing side
And, last but not least....my favorite - a spin on the "Fox Hound"
Thanks for viewing
Try to avoid hitting "quote" so the next inmate does not have to scroll through 5 vertical feet of imagery to read a comment...
You guys rock, just trying to do something for the group if there is any interest.