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Competition: Design a sign for the Man Creche

Discussion in 'Dave Budd' started by Dave Budd, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Dave Budd

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    I have been meaning to run this comp all through the last winter, but you know me :rolleyes:

    The Man Creche, or my stall, has for a long time been a meeting place for men folk and on occasion their lovely ladies. People bring their chairs and beers, some even pull up a brasier and bring their dinner with them! Since I am there anyway and I have fire I tend to cook my dinner on the forge, so I often don't move from dawn til dusk. Suits me fine, I like having my friends round to visit :You_Rock_


    I've been thinking for a long time that the Man Creche needs a pub-like sign, that can be unfurled after the forging is done. So I want YOU to design the sign for me and I shall get it made up before the Moot (hopefully) and if not then certainly before the Wilderness Gathering.

    The sign will be made to approx 120x75cm and can hang vertically or horizontally. Since I'm away most of the time right now, you will need to do all the artwork and provide me with a jpeg (etc, nice and big to ensure quality) of the design, but that's fine because I want to see all competition entries in this thread (and/or on my facebook page).


    The competition element. Obviously the goal is for you to submit what you think I should go for as a sign. The incentive, apart from beign the designer of the Man Creche, will be a handmade shiny that I will produce in the coming week (i'll put some pics up asap). I had hoped to get them made before opening the comp, but time is running out!

    Ideas of what to offer as a prize:

    Pattern Welded (damascus) spork
    Friction folder pocket knife
    Fancy patternwelded and bronze firesteel
    Small axe head

    All of them will be of a value exceeding £60 and will be posted to the winner or presented to them at the Creche at one of the above events.

    The deadline for getting entries is midnight tuesday 23rd of July, so basically ONE WEEK from now. I will select my favourite and order the banner from there.


    good luck and I can't wait to see you you artistic lot come up with :)

    thanks
     
    #1 Dave Budd, Jul 15, 2013
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  2. maddave

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    Here's one to get ya all thinkin'



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  3. georann

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    Here's another entry to throw in the mix. It can obviously be changed if anyone has any improvement ideas.
    I tried to keep it like a traditional pub sign (to be hung from the top) and reasonably simple in colours. Nearly called it The Blacksmith's Creche or The Blacksmith's Arms, but I decided that was too clichéd.
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    Full size image is 100x75cm
    Full size link http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7528/5l7a.jpg
     
  4. Chris the Cat

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    The Man Creche
    Booze drunk,
    Rubbish talked.
    Liquor in the front,
    Poker in the rear.

    The rules of Man Creche.
    No.1 'There is no such thing as 'Man Creche'
    No.2 'What happens at 'Man Creche STAYS at Man Creche'.

    da C.
     
  5. kawasemi

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    ...nice strap line Georann goodjob

    ...if Dave goes into brewing Maddave yours would adapt to make a great label goodjob also

    C da C - keep the rules nice and simple goodjob also, also

    kawasemi
     
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  6. John Fenna

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    You should not have "Mr" and "Esquire" ... it is one or t'other....
     
  7. Dave Budd

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    well said Chris. Some things are better left at the Man Creche ;)

    Keep them coming :)
     
  8. georann

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    Good point Mr Fenna, I'll correct that in the morning!
    Tis a nice entry from Dave (agreed would look great on a beer bottle!)
    look forward to seeing other people's ideas!

    ATB
    Dan
     
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    Good entries!

    Hey Georann, how about the caption "Is licensed to sell you your own beer".

    No, wait, that would be John Fenna. Not Mr Budd, no offense intended. :lmao:
     
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    Bring your Own Salt Lick
     
  12. georann

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    Nice name Duncan
    If Dave likes it I could incorporate it in to my design.
     
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    I don't make beer - merely fine wines and spirits :)
     
  14. Dave Budd

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    yep, Duncans name sounds good :) sounds about right too!

    John, your fine wines and spirits are always welcome mate
     
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    Scrap one prize Dave,
    The best ideas are going to be a team effort!
    Can't see anyone who knows you being unhappy about that!?

    da C.
     
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    How about this then?
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  19. Dave Budd

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    heehee got new improved forge water this time :D
     
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    I'll coat the inside of my mouth with wax then :p
     

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