ZoneOne Locating

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MNCK

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Winning design #31 by Smiridon, Car Wrap Design for ZoneOne Locating Contest
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designed by Smiridon

Project description

Utility marking company seeks eye-catching truck graphics.

We are a company that marks underground utility lines prior to excavation.  You can learn more by visiting our website at http://www.zoneonelocating.com .  I've attached a stock photo to illustrate what we do.  I don't expect it to actually be used in the design.

 I'm looking for a partial wrap for my 2013 Toyota Tacoma four door short bed truck.  The areas I want to cover are both sides between the wheel arches (basically the cab), and the tailgate. I want to avoid the back and side windows if possible, although if you have a strong design that needs the space, feel free to break that rule.  

The winning design should feature the logo and phone number ( 763.682.0206 ) on the sides.  The tailgate should feature all of that as well as the tag "We mark what the One-Call doesn't".  

Thanks!


NOTES: 3/9/15 --


I'm looking for bold graphic elements.  The logo should be left as is.  Feel free though to use modern or off-beat fonts for the tagline and phone number.  The website doesn't need to be in the design at all, or prominently featured.  My industry uses spray paint to mark the lines, so if you can include a graphic that has an overspray look or effect, that's great, as is really any texturizing that looks gritty or industrial.  The rear of the bed features factory "TRD" logos from Toyota.  I'l like to leave them in place, so if designs could avoid that area, it would be helpful.  Again, if the design is really strong, this can be more of a suggestion than a rule.  


NOTES: 3/13/15


My sincere apologies to all designers who I have thought removed the word "Locating" from my logo.  It is not in the source files I originally attached.  It must have been added somewhere along the way.  Please see the two newly uploaded JPEG files containing the full logo.  I apologize that I don't have them in the same format as the originals.  Best regards, MNCK.


Thanks in advance for your help.

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Comments

  • I really appreciate the effort you put into placing your design realistically onto a photo image. That really helps a person visualize what it will look like. Other designers could take a page from your book on that one. #35
    • About #35, @MNCK apparently this is not enough... ;) I tried to provide you with clean, simple and professionally looking design. Thanks.

  • This one just got a little too busy looking for me. #38
  • About #35, @MNCK Hello, please check out this clean and simple wrap design. BTW, the top part of the circle logo could be printed on a mesh film to preserve a certain transparency.
  • modified to a larger graphic details. #33
  • modified based on your latest comments. #32
  • About #31, @MNCK

    Dear CH,

    I made some changes. I hope You like it.
  • This is very strong and simple. I see what you mean with your original comments. Could you change it to include the word "locating" beneath and on the right side of the words "ZoneOne" as shown on the recently uploaded JPEG.s? Thanks! #23
    • About #23, @MNCK the locating part won't fit there to be in sync with the arrows ((

    • About #23, @eximius

      I see that and was worried about it too. It's so clean. Could you get it on the tailgate? I'm still looking to see what you'll do there anyway.

      Thanks!

  • I like this tailgate if it could be attached to the rest of #9.

    Also, I apologize. The logo files I originally uploaded were missing the word "locating". I have just uploaded fresh JPEG's that include it. #19
  • About #18, @Smiridon

    Wow! Much more in line with what I envisioned. Well played. As good as this looks - and it looks GOOD - it needs a couple of things. The tailgate needs to have the tag line "we mark what the one call doesn't", and the word "locating" needs to find its way back into the logo or as a substitute you can use "utility locating" or "private utilitiy locating service" somewhere in the design (maybe where you have currently placed the email address).

    Thanks!
    • Dear CH,

      Thank you for Your reply and instructions. All changes will be made during the day.

    • About #29, @Smiridon

      Another really sharp design. You have your finger on the feeling I'm looking for. Could I see this with the phone number in a different font-- something very masculine like an old school stencil, or athletic jersey style numbers, etc., (more like your first design) -- and also without the telephone icon next to it? I'd also like the orange ring around the Z1 element to be a little smaller. If it had a little splash of wet paint or ink, like your previous designs that would be fine too.

  • This is a good looking simple design. Please make the following changes: Move the tagline "we mark..." To the tailgate and include your tailgate design. Raise the "ZoneOne" on the side to make room for the word "locating" underneath as included in the original logo. Mine the phone number to the bedside. #26
    • @MNCK there is no "locating" part in the logo source you provided (AI file). Am I missing something?

    • @eximius

    • @MNCK

      Possibly but that would explain why it hasn't been showing up in any of the designs. I'm away from my office right now but I'll double check in the morning. My logo usually has the word "locating" attached to it like it is on my website. Thanks for the clarification.

    • @MNCK

  • Apologies for my previous comment. I was trying to use an iphone at the airport.

    I think this is my favorite among your submitted designs. My eye jumps up and down taking it in. Is there some way it could be made more linear?

    Thanks.
  • This is a nice looking simple graphic. It's missing some of the information I need on the vehicle. (See brief). It's nice how you used an actual photo and laid your design on top skillfully. Really gives you an idea of how it would look. You didn't provide a view of the tailgate. Thanks. #23
    • About #23, @MNCK I believe #28 is better, with the simplified logo to look like a pro. These shiny/glossy things aren' good

  • This is a nice looking design. I don't like the cursive font used for the tag line and the text on the bedside appears added on and not an integral part of the design. Thanks. #25
  • From a design perspective, the reR and sides of this concept are not tied together. Also, it doesn't really relate to what I do and from the side without the word, "locating" (which is part if my logo) on there, it's not apparent what we do. Thanks though. #24
  • I believe it should be simple and clean #23
  • About #21, @radou1

    The design on the tailgate does not contain the "We mark what the one call doesn't" tagline. That's where it should be. I would prefer it to be on the back, and not necessarily on the sides.

    Thanks.
  • The text on the bedside looks stark and unconnected to this interesting and bold design. Also the repetition of the Z1 logo element so close together on the front door is distracting for me. I wonder if doing something to change the Z1 element in the middle of the orange graphic would help... changing the color to a charcoal or slate maybe. Also, this design would require the removal of the factory "TRD" logos from Toyota, which I would prefer not to do.

    Thanks!
  • The text on the bedside looks stark and unconnected to this interesting and bold design. Also the repetition of the Z1 logo element so close together on the front door is distracting for me. I wonder if doing something to change the Z1 element in the middle of the orange graphic would help... changing the color to a charcoal or slate maybe. Also, this design would require the removal of the factory "TRD" logos from Toyota, which I would prefer not to do.

    Thanks!
  • modified based on your latest comments. Thank you and looking forward. #19
  • About #15, @ideasstudio

    This design is bold and eye catching but the letter placement is too uniform - as though it just came off the printer in a paragraph.