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JiveTurkey
07-31-2010, 10:47 PM
Hey everybody, a friend of mine has been working on a logo for my comp team and we're stuck on what to put as the two words to fill the left and right space for the team banner. I thought "California BarBQue" would work but "Bang A Drum BBQ - California BarBQue" is just too much "bbq" know what I mean. We have writers block over here so I'm throwing it to the Brethren for help. Any ideas out there?

Be gentle please....

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp2.jpg

Sledneck
07-31-2010, 11:05 PM
i would help but im still dizzy after staring at it. i think it hypnotized me

JiveTurkey
07-31-2010, 11:18 PM
Great it worked!

Crash
07-31-2010, 11:26 PM
Beat It!

Captain P.J.
07-31-2010, 11:45 PM
I have worked in the printing industry (also have a BS in graphic comm managment)for at least 10 years and I will tell you that what you have, in my humble opinion, is busy! Maybe try...instead of Cali.. put "Bang-a-drum". But the question is, what are you selling? your team or where your from?? I do like the skull, color combo and team name! Hope this helps!!

JiveTurkey
07-31-2010, 11:47 PM
How about a non-hypnotic version....

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp3.jpg

You're right, kinda busy... we're throwing everything at it right now and seeing what sticks.

We're not selling anything really, just having fun competing and if we can score a catering gig every once in a while then we're happy. We're just starting out so bear with me as I throw ideas at all you Brethren!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp4.jpg

Captain P.J.
07-31-2010, 11:53 PM
MUCH BETTER!!! I like how the San Jose "completes" the circle! What about a version of swapping California and Band a drum bbq? just for comparisons sakes??

Midnight Smoke
07-31-2010, 11:55 PM
For one, I would not use letters in the Phone number, I just have never liked that. The 2nd banner is easier on the eyes but would look better with a non white back drop. You already have California at the bottom so maybe something like Real Pit Bar-B-Que or something that reflects your cooking style.

JiveTurkey
08-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Real Pitt has potential...


http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp7.jpg

JiveTurkey
08-01-2010, 12:36 AM
I know the edges need work but this is mostly just for text and color.

Thanks for all of the input already everybody, I do appreciate it!

Captain P.J.
08-01-2010, 12:36 AM
I like that! But still would like to see "bang a drum" to the left.. and maybe lose the yellow around the letters on top of the logo... Just pressing so you can flush out all ideas.. again..just my $.02.

JiveTurkey
08-01-2010, 01:01 AM
Thanks PJ. I'm not diggin the text though, I already have the team name in the logo, why repeat it?

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp8.jpg


Also, here is the inspiration for the name:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLYRdWxJ7zY

butt head
08-01-2010, 09:35 AM
try real pit bbq up were the yellow bang a drum is

rookiedad
08-01-2010, 09:40 AM
i would just put bang a drum over the logo and no bbq then put california on one side and barbeque on the other. i guess the team name would then be "Bang A Drum California Barbeque".

ModelMaker
08-01-2010, 02:41 PM
We did "Competition" on the left and "BBQ Team" on the right.
Some day I'll change "Competition" to "Championship" but not till we earn it!!
Ed

JiveTurkey
08-01-2010, 03:52 PM
I'm a little hesitant to go with "California Bar-B-Que" because authentic Ca BBQ is cooked on Santa Maria pits over red oak wood, typically used to cook tri tip. IMHO CA BBQ is just like regular bbq only it's taxed at the second highest rate in the nation, so maybe it's qualified. Heck I dunno, i'm just having fun over here!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp11.jpg

JiveTurkey
08-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Now we're getting somewhere:


http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/trailerComp1.jpg

Contracted Cookers
08-01-2010, 05:20 PM
just go with bang a drummer

Anchors Smokeshop
08-01-2010, 06:21 PM
I'm with ModelMaker. Go with COMPETITION on the left and BBQ or BAR-B-Q TEAM on the right.

rookiedad
08-01-2010, 07:39 PM
I'm a little hesitant to go with "California Bar-B-Que" because authentic Ca BBQ is cooked on Santa Maria pits over red oak wood, typically used to cook tri tip. IMHO CA BBQ is just like regular bbq only it's taxed at the second highest rate in the nation, so maybe it's qualified. Heck I dunno, i'm just having fun over here!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp11.jpg

what if you put bang a drum on top and barbeque on the bottom and forget about the words on the side. it will fit better in square areas and be better on t-shirts.

JiveTurkey
08-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks Phil, I didn't think about shirts and aprons. Yah Mhon, good tinkin!

The Pickled Pig
08-01-2010, 11:32 PM
Real Pitt has potential...


http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r298/jbone1200/BangADrum/BannerComp7.jpg


Unless there's some reference I am missing, "pit" only has one "t". And you're not really saving any space with your spelling of barbeque so you might consider dropping the hyphens and spelling it out.

C Rocke
08-02-2010, 12:05 AM
Lotsa room for a Spicewine there...

JiveTurkey
08-02-2010, 11:50 AM
Hey Chris, I emailed you last week and didnt hear back from ya. I got a reply but it was blank. I think I have your # somewhere in my emails. We need to chat!

Half Smoked
08-02-2010, 11:56 AM
The guy that designed our banner put the logo on the one side and all the pertinent information on the other side and then kind of tied them together with the ghost flames. We thought that it turned out pretty cool anyway. Just a thought. My $0.02.