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Author Topic: 72 CB350 For the Daughter  (Read 17959 times)

Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #70 on: Feb 02, 2017, 08:19:43 »
So I am not 100% satisfied on the wing.  Looking at on just the tank isn't giving me the warm and fuzzy.  So I decided to take some pics from a slight distance with the tank and seat on the frame to hopefully get a better idea.

In my mind I had a thought/vision of the wings being streamed down the side of the tank like the bird is moving fast.  Sort of like how some people like the rear ends lower on old muscle cars because they thought it made them look like they were moving fast.

OK...I put 6 different sizes on and took two pictures of each. The first is me standing with the camera about chest level and the second is me squatting trying to get about as level with the bike as I could.  Let me know what you think.

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #71 on: Feb 02, 2017, 08:47:26 »
I like 3 and maybe 5.
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Offline thrillseeker

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #72 on: Feb 02, 2017, 09:42:16 »
Very nice project. Subscribed.

Of your tank designs, I really like 3. It aligns with the bottom of the tank to keep that signature cafe line going, the front matches with the front curvature of the tank, and the logo isn't squished and bastardized like 4.


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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #73 on: Feb 02, 2017, 11:54:18 »
3 matches the lines best IMO


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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #74 on: Feb 02, 2017, 11:56:14 »
I would go with the 5th. I think if you use the 3rd the end points of the wings will come too close together on top of the tank.

But if you would use the 5th. I would still them a bit closer to the bottom of the tank.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #75 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:01:51 »
I wonder how it would look if you made 3 even larger and just put it on one side. Break up the symmetry a little.


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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #76 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:13:54 »
I would go with something like the modern logo with part of the feathers being tank color for a more stylish interpretation.  something like http://wallpapercave.com/wp/AvMMmXM.jpg

Any of the shapes you came up with work. I think that long is better - so maybe #1 or 2 and maybe higher on the tank to sweep part way across the top.

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #77 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:32:30 »
I wonder how it would look if you made 3 even larger and just put it on one side. Break up the symmetry a little.

This could be cool. Maybe 2x the size, starting on one side and going diagonally across the top to where the fingers end up on the opposite side.
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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #78 on: Feb 02, 2017, 12:39:43 »
I also feel like the wing logo by itself looks strange floating without something to give it a foundation. Honda uses "HONDA" under it or the HM circle to give it a foundation. thats probably why I feel like closer to the bottom looks good. it visually gives the wing an attachment and makes it look like it belongs there instead of just being slapped on as an afterthought.

here are some examples:

http://i2.wp.com/honda400four.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/honda-cm400t-cafe-racer-blue-cb400f-tank.jpg?w%5Cu003d960
http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/honda-cx500-625x417.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O9fay19WNn4/T_jxyfWMwQI/AAAAAAAAOG4/k7U-POsUKGg/s862/honda_cb750_caferacer2.jpg

This is what you get when you ask a graphic designer for ideas. More input than you wanted. :)

But really, we're just trying to get you to waste all your printer paper and ink. ha
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Offline Harsh

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Re: 72 CB350 For the Daughter
« Reply #79 on: Feb 02, 2017, 13:42:31 »
I appreciate all of the suggestions and thoughts.  I don't know what I want to do.  I have a vision in my head, but I just can't seem to get it to translate into something viewable which is frustrating.  Not being very artistically creative probably has a lot to do with my struggle with this.  I don't want it to overpower or dominate the look, but at the same time I want people to look at it and know what it is.  Going too small with it just leaves too much blank space.  The tank is going to be one solid color other than this.  No bottom band or stripes. 

I do kind of like the cm400t in the link above.  The tank on it is a bit taller so it might work a bit better than on mine.  However, I can move what I have printed out forward and down and see how it looks.

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