MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 8:16 pm
Apparently this looks like a sex shop. What do you think?
Looking forward to many hilarious comments from all! :lol1: 😮
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 8:24 pm
your the pimp of Almany Street……
Peter stingfellow – watch ya back !!!!!
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 8:39 pm
i think your doing a rare old job at getting a presence karl, 😀 but i think you may have used too many faces/people in your designs… i think this sort of thing happens allot when you design each sign individually as opposed to designing them all to work with each other.
quick fix for now, i would loose the word SEX on the projecting banners. a bit of white vinyl over that will do the trick 😉
on a side note… from what i can see, planning doesn’t seem to be an issue for you. could you do something with the "shop front" as opposed to the signage? that is what actually needs the work… just a good paint job and maybe a more welcoming door. the door you have now sort of makes the shop look closed.
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 8:43 pm
only my opinion,
seeing as you asked,
I hope the signage works,
but if I was driving by, my first thought would be that it looks like a sex shop, windows covered, door shut and the pole banners with SEX prominent on the girls tee shirts. The first thing that grabs the eye is the girls!
I could be wrong, just my thoughts,
once again hope it works for you
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 8:46 pm
"Pimp Daddy and his Ho’s" TM
Serious note, the front does need to be ‘opened up a bit’ & appear a bit more welcoming / comfortable.
Maybe in danger of losing the shop entrance in amongst such a heavy advertising…and entirely ‘male orientated’.
Just my thoughts
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 8:57 pm
I will agree, the front door has been a problem. Many have said the shop looks closed so yes i’ll take your advice and change this.
Rob. The word sex didn’t really hit me until the banners, if you’ll pardon the pun, were erected. These will be covered very quickly 😳
Peter, I think you’re going a bit over the top mate, but you have made me laugh.
As for painting the building I think a chat with the landlord may be a good idea on that one. The landord at the other shop basically gave me a free reign on that to do as I please. 😉
Thanks for all the comments chaps!
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:07 pm
is it a sex shop and you’ve just thrown in the name ‘Signpoint’ to confuse people? Maybe you are a pimp ……..
Or maybe you’re just extremely frustrated ? 😉
It’s a wee bit intimidating …… I agree you have to open up your doorway ……… make it more inviting. 😀 Then you might get some ……. sign work! 😀
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:12 pm
Hello Marcie! Long time no speak!
Getting work aint a problem. Intimidating sounds a little harsh but yes I understand your point. 😉
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:18 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
I know ………… I’m such a quiet soul. 😉
Intimidating because you can’t see in ……. I’d be worried about going in …….. just in case you were sitting there in your raincoat looking harassed! 😀
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:21 pm
You make me howl!!!! :rofl: Im going home now.
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:22 pmquote Marcella:
:lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:26 pmquote Marcella:
😀 😀 😀
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:29 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
…………. and that’s a good thing?
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:47 pm
Dave that reminds me of someone can’t recall who 😕
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 9:58 pmquote Dave Rowland:
im lost dave………i know it doesnt take much 😮
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 11:07 pm
It okays Nik… remember Robocop? need I say more
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 11:13 pmquote Dave Rowland:
was that the one with the big boooobies or the wee booooobies 😉
MemberJuly 3, 2007 at 11:22 pm
Great looking signage ! – how on earth have you managed to avoid the
council jobsworths !! I can’t put an A frame outside without some plank
saying "it has to go"……….good luck with your sex shop re branding scheme !
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 8:01 am
Can’t add much more than Dave, Peter and Marcella. Trust Rob to see the word SEX on the Tshirt :lol1: :lol1: I didn’t look that close 🙂
You do good work tho mate, must be a wizz on photoshop..
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 8:38 am
I can see why you’ve used them but I think the general theme would work just aswell without the girls in the picture….they look good but if they are sending out the wrong impression probably better to bite the bullet
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:34 am
Thanks for all the comments everyone! 😕
As stated already, the sex thing on the t-shirt will go. I must admit I printed these without noticing how much this stood out, but like I said these will be covered up very soon.
Shane. Regarding Photoshop. Not bragging here, but I taught myself how to use this. Many late nights over a long period of time but I think i’ve just about cracked it! Thanks for the comments buddy.
As for biting the bullet on using the girls, I can’t take on board your comment. These work, so where does bite the bullet come from?
Thanks again chaps and chappetes! 😉
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:36 am
Marcie. How would you like to be the next Signpoint Girl? 😉
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:38 am
Karl ……….. you ain’t got a big enough wall to squeeze me in! 😀
Want to kill your business stone dead?
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:40 am
Marcie, I have never had an issue with a tight squeeze! 😉
I think you have the right assets my dear. 😉
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:43 amquote KARL WILLIAMS:
Just responding to your original question….someone must think it looks like a sex shop or you wouldn’t have asked the question
If it works leave it…I thought you were after opinions
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:47 am
I think the design work looks great.
I have to agree with Dave though, very male orientated. Depending on your customers maybe this isn’t a problem for you. We have women of all ages coming round here and I would not be happy with that kind of theme… horses for courses though.
In fact… before we got the printer and were deciding and testing we had some sample and one was of a ‘hotty’ on the beach. The boys were delighted when they got to go and fit it in the car park but not so delighted when they had to turn it round – don’t want to offend the grannies!
This is entirely based on our situation and customer base.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:48 am
They were referring to the word sex on the banner. The girls don’t make it look like a sex shop, they draw peoples attention which is the intention.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:54 am
I realise that….. but if that is the impression people have of the shop do you really think that removing the word "sex" will totally change their opinions.
Surely the fact you have pretty girls in the signs has added to the confusion..
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 11:02 amquote glenn:
Yeah ……… that’s what I think. Whilst the design work is well done ……. the girlies make it look suspect ……. 😀
And as for the dodgy geezer ……….. well he’s even more suspect! 😉
They make it look like a chatline advert!
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 12:47 pm
Quite apart from the ‘sex’ on t-shirts bit, the signs immediately remind me of the adverts in the back pages of the Sun or Daily Sport, ‘Call this number for sleazy sex talk’ and such like!
Sorry Karl, you did ask!
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 12:53 pm
Are they the daily editorials you read then Lorraine? :lol1:
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 1:06 pm
Yes I did ask.
I think referring to them as the daily sport is a bit harsh, but maybe I am starting to see your point on that one.
Well it’s either back to the drawing board or burn the shop down! 😳
I’ll sort some more artwork out and see what response I get then. 😳
God I’m depressed now! *drink* (drown) :hung: :headbang2:
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 1:16 pmquote George Elsmore:
Hmm, don’t you like the odd ‘Daily Sport’ then George! :lol1:
Karl, it’s how the signs are laid out, with the text within banners etc. The banners you have on the other post are good-what happened to that idea?
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 1:29 pm
The Beano is my choice of literature Lorraine 😉
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 1:59 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
so are we ……….. (puppy-eyes)
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 2:10 pm
…all you need are giant dildos as brackets for those hanging signs to top it off!
It IS attention getting…but you might end up with a lot of weirdos tyre-kicking for signs and lots of sticky napkins laying about on the pavement outside in the mornings.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 2:28 pm
:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
……….. and Jill just takes another step closer to the gutter!!!!!
worst thing is – she’s right!!!!!! :lol1:
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 2:59 pm
Obviously a pretty face helps to sell & will get you noticed….you’ve just got to flick through the sign magazines to see that….I just think that if you had used the girls images within an A board or an image of a banner with the girls faces on it would be a lot more subtle
If a picture paints a thousand words….I just don’t think what you have says signs
Have I cheered you up mate 😉
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 3:08 pm
:worry: :baby: No.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm
would a packet of Spangles do the trick ?? 😀
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MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 8:05 pm
and you said my comments were bad in your other post!!!!!
she beats me hands down……………..i didn’t mean it like that before you say!! 😀
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 8:18 pm
To be honest Lee and joking apart I think this topic has been ripped apart mate. I take the comments on the chin and listen to what people say and try to draw a positive outlook on them. Yes there is justification in most of the responses but I think this has deliberately been dragged into the gutter because of a mistake on the ladies t-shirt. It’s not gritty advertising. It’s effective advertising and it works. Since the last post i have decided to keep with it and see how it goes. The sex on the t-shirt will be covered though.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 8:27 pm
well if it works and you’re getting more work from it then it’s done it’s job, it shows others what skills you have and what you can do for them.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 8:30 pm
Thanks for that Lee. 😉
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:29 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
Seen this Karl…and ‘thought of you’!
FOR SALE: One raincoat, slightly used,
best offer secures.
Contact: Harrassed, 0133 4445556
only joking mate, I’ll get me ‘coat’!!!!! 😀 😀 😀
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:31 pmquote Harry Cleary:
you selling your good coat Harry?
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:40 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
Karl ………… have you spat your dummy out? 😮
you’ve taken your ball back………?
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 9:58 pm
I would loose the telephone numbers from both light boxes and replace them with your logo. I’ve always had the opinion that why would someone ring you when they are standing outside?
Other than that, very attention grabbing.
Just one question, why didn’t you run the banners down to the bottom of the windows?
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:01 pmquote Marcella:
make me an offer Marcella!…make me an offer!
“I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat”
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:07 pm
No Marcie. Had a very bad day. Trying to give up smoking. Tried the patches last night. Been boffin all day and the headaches from them are killing me. I’m still bad from the car accident the other week when I smacked my head on the door and by rights I should be at home off sick.
Still at work now invoicing and trying to catch up with work.
Chris, the banners were done in a rush mate.I don’t get much time to do my own stuff and didn’t take into consideration the whole window.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:11 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
nicorette patches are excellent for giving up smoking!
put two patches, one over each eye and you cant find your fags… job done… 😉
quote: Lee Evans
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:15 pm
I’ll give it a whirl! 🙂
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:19 pm
:lol1: OK Karl ……………. if you act all weird (or more weird than normal) we will make allowances for the lack of nicotine and pain you are suffering!
Good for you for giving it a go………. I’ve never been a smoker but I have family members who are and one who has not long given up. I know how difficult it is.
I can only imagine it’s like someone trying to remove my brandy bottle!!!!!! 😮
but word of warning ………… if you get too weird or too huffy with me …….. I’ll come down there and smack you in the mouth!!!! 😀
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:23 pmquote Marcella:
KARL, she said mouth, not ar$e so pull your keggs back up mate. 😉 :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
see, lack of nicotine makes you hear things! :lol1:
have to say "well done" karl… anyone trying to give up deserves a pat on the back mate.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:28 pm
Smack me anywhere right now Marcie. It’ll divert the pain from my head.
Anyway I’m not getting a*sy with you me duck.
But I’ll smack the tw*t that keeps drilling me head.
Think I’m gonna boff again. 😳
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:32 pm
deep breaths Karl ……….. go have a stick of chewing gum!
you’re doing fine …………. deep breaths ………… !
………. sounds like I’m talking you through labour eh? 😕
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:35 pm
Yeah, and the little tw*t feels like he’s coming out me tab hole. 👿
I did say tab hole!
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:38 pm
Yep gonna be sick again. Back in a bit.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 10:42 pm
tabs? 😮 you speak like "sid the sexist" from VIZ :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 11:03 pm
Seriously…if you got rid of the sex it would be OK.
On the t-shirt I mean.
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 11:48 pm
Back again. Yes, The sex is going to be covered up. My life story that. 😕
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 11:52 pm
f*ck Karl …………. I’m not even gonna ask what you’re up to whilst you’re gone!!!!!!!! :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
As long as you didn’t have a f a g! …………. and by that I meant a cigarette! 😮
MemberJuly 4, 2007 at 11:55 pm
Dear oh dear Marcie. I stuck my head down the bog and chucked up, then went for a walk to get some air. Now I’m back at work. 😉
Anyway, I don’t do that. I’m married. :lol1: 😛
You’ve changed your post. I thought you meant plank! 😳
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:03 am
:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :rofl:
no the word f a g comes up as fag without the spaces put in!!!!!
I didn’t think you were up to anything else
But now that you’ve planted the seed of doubt!
Oh you bad boy!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOL
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:06 am
This is better than phone sex. 😛 😛 😛 😛
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:09 am
don’t you mean signsex?
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:11 am
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:11 am
Whatever. It sounds good to me! 😛 😛 😮
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:12 am
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:13 am
B*stards. 👿 🙁 🙁
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:18 am
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:20 am
I think you can say we’ve gone off the thread now! 😮
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 8:37 am
Some interesting fonts used on the ‘Prophylaxis’ advert though! :lol1:
Hope your heads better today Karl, and that you are still an ex-smoker!
Good luck. (From another ex-smoker)
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 8:44 am
best of luck with kicking the habit Karl!! Need to do it myself!
how things have changed!
My 6 year ran in the other day and said…’Mammy I just found a condom on the veranda’!
My 3 year old asked ‘Mammy, what’s a veranda? 😀 😀 😀
never let the truth ruin a good story!!
MemberJuly 5, 2007 at 12:45 pm
I’ve never smoked in my life, none of my immediate family either. But my Uncle (my dads little brother) and aunt smoked 60 a day for a long time. (My grandfather was the same. He lost a lung as a result. Died from emphysema.)
My dad was always on their back about giving it up. Ended up spraying a full can of air freshener until the can was empty every time we went around for a visit. They got the message eventually and gave it up cold turkey. 60 to zero overnight. No patches back then either.
Unfortunately he still died of cancer on his 50th birthday, but my aunt is still going strong.
They reckon its never too late to stop Karl (and Harry) My uncle lived long enough to see his son get married, but never saw his grand children.
Don’t want to put a downer on the thread, but with little ones growing up, you’ve got so much to look forward too, don’t ya think?
(just trying to give you some more incentive) Hope you’re feeling better today mate. Hang in there.
MemberJuly 9, 2007 at 6:48 pm
Well, what do you know? I’ve one phone call from a bunch of kids asking for oral, and now the little bast*rds have nicked one of the banners. I should be angry but I can’t stop laughing! 👿 :lol1:
MemberJuly 9, 2007 at 7:04 pm
Karl i cant stop laughing man what a post this was, hope you give up man.
Shane wise story’s m8 I’m gonna give up today Now, your words have done it for me and my kids thanks
MemberJuly 9, 2007 at 10:17 pm
Well I disagree with them all Karl.
It does NOT look like a sex shop!!
It looks like an phone sex chat line advert!!!
MemberJuly 9, 2007 at 11:05 pmquote PHIL ACKO:
Good onya Phil.
Hows it goin’ Karl. Still off the cigs?
Take care friends.
MemberJuly 9, 2007 at 11:44 pm
I wish! 🙁 😳
MemberJuly 10, 2007 at 8:34 am
Well I tried phoning the freephone number (just out of interest) and I can reliably report back that all I heard was heavy breathing…
or more likely …an asthmatic wheeze 😕
MemberJuly 10, 2007 at 9:32 am
MemberJuly 10, 2007 at 12:11 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
look on the bright side, its saved you half a job taking the down!!!! 😛
MemberJuly 10, 2007 at 7:18 pm
The pub landlord across the road came in earlier with the banner. Permanent marker has been used to draw a willy on it! 👿 😳
MemberJuly 10, 2007 at 8:24 pm
Is this him
MemberJuly 10, 2007 at 9:34 pm
Honest professional opinion as you asked.
I think it looks tacky and unprofessional and looks like the shops run by a perv.
You need impact as people go by and the listings of what you do are much to small and can’t be read if your driving past. People are lazy and won’t bother reading if they have to READ it.
Also I think it is totally wrong to blank out the windows on any shop if you need passing trade as people need to look in and it needs to feel welcoming, people are afraid of the unknown and won’t come in. I’ve seen people fail because of this.
Sorry if this is harsh but your business is at stake here !
MemberJuly 11, 2007 at 9:32 am
Ok then everyone, I’ve shown you mine, now you show me yours!
Everyone has different opinions and all have been welcome as yes, I did ask. So come on, roll those pictures in!! 😉
MemberJuly 11, 2007 at 10:06 am
All I can show is a scabby garage door……..not allowed to advertise as the house is not mine, and fortunately it looks nothing like a brothel!!!! 😛 😛
MemberJuly 11, 2007 at 6:41 pm
MemberJuly 11, 2007 at 8:22 pm
🙄 😕 Whatever.
MemberJuly 11, 2007 at 10:24 pmquote KARL WILLIAMS:
I have to say that this has to be the best thread I have read on any forum in a long long time. I just about spit out my drink laughing when I read this post.
MemberJuly 12, 2007 at 9:54 am
Here you go then Karl.
The only sign we have is that vertical one to the right of the roller shutter, but I’m thinking of taking that down because although we are not in a high street location it does attract the wrong sort of customer. The only thing stopping me is that it helps delivery drivers to find us because the council fouled up the house numbering and they are all out of sequence.
MemberJuly 12, 2007 at 9:04 pm
Dare I say it?…..
John has more Virgins at his place……. 😉
MemberJuly 12, 2007 at 9:06 pmquote Peter Normington:
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
MemberJuly 12, 2007 at 9:22 pm
MemberJuly 16, 2007 at 10:57 pm
Sorry I’ve not replied John. For some strange reason I’m not being notified when a new reply is made. Thanks for posting though mate.
Ironic about the branding on the cars though. :lol1:
MemberJuly 16, 2007 at 11:27 pm
Well, they weren’t Virgins when they came in, but they were when they went out.
How does that work ????
MemberJuly 16, 2007 at 11:28 pm
You must have been a very busy boy John! :lol1: 😉
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