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Old 04-18-2010, 01:06 PM
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Well still stuck in Alaska until next summer but using this season to build up equipment and get everything ready. Getting my truck lettered and bought a 6.5'x16' open trailer. Think I will wait to get my Toro 36" Walk behind and 60" zero turn when I get back to the lower 48. Prices are way too high up here.

What do you think of the lettering?



This is what I have come up with for logos.


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The goal is to get the mowing side up and going next season and by the 3 year mark I would like to get a landscaping crew together.
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That looks really good! Is that a photoshop version or are the signs actually on the truck now?
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That looks really good! Is that a photoshop version or are the signs actually on the truck now?
Photoshop version. Still trying to improve my logo. Got another version.



I think I like this one the best.
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I wouldn't put the list of offered services on the truck. You never know if you want to remove one, or add one.

It's also a lot of text, I'm trying to visualize it from a potential customers perspective.

Having a list of services on your truck stops people from calling you (give or take).

I just have, "BREEZE LAWN SERVICE" on my truck, people will call to see what I have to offer, rather than not calling,

Which means I do not have the opportunity to feel out the potential customer & perhaps sell them on another service I offer that they might be interested in.

The minimum I would put is probably, "Lawn Care & Landscapes"

Does this help?
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Stuck in Alaska? If I could only be so lucky! No pity here..... LOL Summers are Beautiful there. I spent 9 years there and loved every minute of it. What's wrong with $5-$6 for a gallon of milk or $3 for a loaf of bread?

I agree with the lettering less is much much more. Get some take a card holders from Artie also. Phone number needs to be bigger and use a different font. Arial or times new roman or veranda are the best for readability and make them bold.

On the logo I would drop the lettering until the phone number is in the grass and change the number to white in color and make it bigger.
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What about the number on the front fender? Would that leave more room to make the company name bigger on the door?
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What about the number on the front fender? Would that leave more room to make the company name bigger on the door?
Not a big fan of the front fender but it might look good on the rear above the wheel. Plus put the logo and phone number on the back window. I think that will work out perfectly.
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Oh yea that would look great!
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