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Idea Guys (Come up with Sticker Ideas, /o/ club names, etc.)
Anons with artistic talent willing to make decals for free.
Anons with decal production equipment (Specifically Vinyl Printer Equipment)
The current goal moving forward is to create sticker content and an /osg/ club name
If anyone is interested in the above, send an email to email@example.com or post in this thread!
If the artist has left their signature in their drawing, make an effort to contact them. If not, just use it. If the original artist does end up contacting you and claim that you are using their original artwork, message them and offer them compensation.
I think that's the best compromise. Make an effort over just taking it. Getting permission is the best thing so we don't end up with asshurt people on facebook (though I doubt that'll stop all of them)
well they have not posted to deviant art since 2008 and the image is from 2005....
I will either just use their art, or if i get off my ass and put in work this weekend I will use their image to complete a front view of the car.
I would hope he's way too busy for shit like that. Anyway I think he's got like friends and a life and shit. Plus he probably drops stacks of slap money on sloots and crushes pussy like a champ.
I am working on restocking the watracing store
I have some colors that I haven't made thing in yet, does anyone have any requests?
Thank you for the compliment. I'll have my own store going up soon but whether that particular slap will be sold or not remains to be seen.
I personally don't think that most people would like it enough to spend money on it so I'm currently considering printing a few out and throwing it in for free when someone orders 3 stickers or more at once.
Regardless, the feedback I received from people was very helpful. Good learning experience!
>tfw have no spare cash right now and Notori has the DETERMINATION vinyl I want up.
Tried a couple variants of "Admiral's Finest". Top was the original.
for any anons wishing to preview color options this might help you. I was messing a bit with color balance in PS but it should look very close to this.
I had a print shop do them for me. I'm looking into my own setup.
They should be UV resistant and they are laminated. I gave specific instructions that they were for outdoor use on cars.
Ah okay, I was curious since I am considering some PRINTING equipment, stuffs insanely expensive for a decent setup.
A lot of my custom work would benefit from one.
I never left!
I just didn't post much
It is. That's why I've been hesitant to buy it but I'm checking out my options. The print shop's stickers are REALLY nice, probably the nicest I've seen so far in terms of print quality and feel. They feel like legit vinyl instead of like stiff wax paper/vinyl mashup like most of the stickers I've seen.
Submit them firstname.lastname@example.org
I want more since I love Okayado.
also worst girl is rachnee :^)
I'm turning this into a sticker and nobody can stop me.
bird slime snek trifecta my man.
Teal is the color I would choose.
Im placing my order as we speak. But how the hell can you be sold of of so nice stickers when its been less than 3 hours. How many did you have. Thats one of the ones I wanted.
If the anon that wanted the Asuna Round slap from the last thread still wants It I will sell it to you for whatever it cost plus 50 cent for the stamp and envelope provided you are in the us. I like it but I was gonna throw it on the tool box so if you are gonna throw it on your car its all yours.
I can't believe how popular the SO NICE sticker is. I will see to ordering more.
Did someone say slime girls?
Damn, glad I bought one right away.
sexy. It will match my wheels.
i'm only buying one. just placed an order. expect an email for color of cut vinyl soon. I know you busy but you should totally get that option on your website. It can probably wait until the slaps are sold out though. at this rate it will take like 2 days tops.
like 4 of the people posting about them are me. I just got off of working a 55 hour work week so I'm being impatient to spend my hard earned money. Hard earned because I get paid 40 hours salary. Being the only maintenance guy sucks.
I whipped this up quickly because the idea interested me.
What do you guys think? What improvements can I make?
Small, quick edit to make the large heart line up with the smaller hearts.
It was bothering me tremendously.
got teal WAT logo done
I am now working on the Twingo and a few others
The biggest delay is I need to edit the entire store front to support the extra color options I did not have before
This is one last version. The text in this one has no fill to give it a more uniform appearance with the main "Midnight Seduction" text. The smaller hearts also have no fill to keep it uniform with the large heart.
Apologies for three different posts of the same sticker with only minor edits. Next time I'll keep them in the same post.
Its a bit plain. What about making the background look like velvet to go along with the text?
I think it would look good
Will you pay for them with apples?
I made two versions. One using a slightly modified version of the image you posted (bottom) and the other using actual satin bed sheets (top).
>The current goal moving forward is to create sticker content and an /osg/ club name
Can't you just take this out of the OP? Isn't Good Luck Club enough? We already had WAT as it is. Good Luck Club or WAT both work.
Speaking of custom stuff. I'm considering "opening a speed shop named WAT Racing Development"* and would want to do custom liveries for my cars. Kind of like that guy from Texas had on his Mustang but more "professional race team" looking. Would you do that in vinyl or would that be more along the lines of a plastidipping?
* - hanging a sign above my garage where I work on my friends car that he races
this is getting out of hand, please stop for the love of all that is sacred, this faggotry has to stop.
You are the stancefags now, rows of stickers like the obnoxious cunts that you are.
You dont need to do this and get the approval of anonymous people on the internet, spread your wings and be free.
Can someone designs slaps around these dank memes?
It's just a random anime from google with some random jap words. Text isn't interesting, nor does it look good the way it's layed out. Colors for the image are not interesting at all too.
Midnight Seduction makes me think of Golden Earrings Radar Love. Anyway messed around with the design made it look more like the "standard" slap design, still don't really like the background though.
>taking some Anon fuckboy's dismissive criticism seriously.
why indeed. On a serious note though you bring up Denlin and I think a huge part of his success is clean designs with vivid, bright colors. I get that this slap is not that kind of thing which is why it's wrong to compare the two styles.
Change the red border, heart, and runes to white. For "Midnight Seduction" don't italicize and use a chunky white sans-serif font.
Alternatively do all of that except keep the heart outline red.
Anyone else not want to get any slaps because it feels like you're being cucked by other clubs by having them on your car? Like, I love some of these designs but having club names on them or things that could be perceived as club names makes me feel like if I had it on my car they must have beaten me at some point.
I know, i said that.
>bad color choice
It was just a mock-up because he asked for ideas. So i used his original color scheme.
>stop using cheap drop shadows
>learn to make text without pixels
It's just a mock-up.
>Change the red border, heart, and runes to white. For "Midnight Seduction" don't italicize and use a chunky white sans-serif font.
I'm awful at picking fonts.
Standard white background. Directly in the middle a red, filled in design of Ohio. Then the words "GOOD" and "MORNING" on either side of the design in thick, black sans-serif script. So it's reminiscent of the Japanese flag, it's simple and clean, but also has a little bit of a secret nod to the weebs.
Nigga I said not italicized. And a good rule of thumb is that if you can't read the text clearly from the thumbnail without expanding then u goofed. Get thick block lettering. I think it's on its way though. The border definitely looks better. Try changing the heart back to red and the runes to black. Too much white and the runes don't show up well against the street light at the bottom.
I think this would be a really cool background for a vertical slap but it's watermarked. I found his pixiv account if anyone wants to try contacting him and asking permission. Or you could just edit out the watermark but that's not my thing.
Just picked this up from CD.
I think my last slap count from CD that I've bought, including the last 2 orders I placed yesterday is up to like 30 slaps from him I think. Full on fanboy status now, might as well just send my paychecks straight to Denlin
Where can i obtain this?
I would but there's no easy way to add in color options with my current setup. I'll look into it further. I already thought that it was kind of a roundabout solution and something more permanent should come up soon.
My latest count is 27 from CD alone, only 5 of which I actually have. I've got like something like $120 in undelivered slaps floating around the US Postal Service somewhere. Feels bad man.
I've talked to Denlin about it and he's given me a deadline to wait and offered a refund or replacement since half my shit is limited editions, layered, or final run slaps none of which he can reprint. Still holding out hope that everything will show up okay.
Bro, learn to use fucking vectors. That heart and the jap text look like complete fucking shit. Especially the fucking heart. Learn to make your own shapes and make it the same thickness as the border. The font being italic is no problem at all, don't listen to the other retard.
Man, fuck asymmetrical Ohio. And asymmetrical word lengths.
nozomi bros, who would be interested in some nozomi slaps and/or vinyls?
Now that I have actually read your readme, I noticed that your sample pic is off-coloured in terms of whitebalance. I adjusted it here using lightroom and an ips monitor blah blah blah
Can someone make me just the smiling Flowey and Annoying Dog? $9 is too jewish for me when I only want to put 2 of the 16 stickers on anything.
Not this one. It's a largely broken appliance. The wiring is literally melting inside the frame of the car causing all kinds of electrical malfunctions. It's an autotragic because I inherited it from my mom who doesn't drive manual. FWD on top of all that. It's literally the embodiment of everything I hate in a car. I have never even seen one fixed up and tuned go over 225 HP and mine currently is putting down I'd estimate 110-125. Even if I bothered swapping out for newer spark plugs and some fuel cleaner I'd only recover 10Hp at best.
That's a good visual representation of my idea. You could tackle the spacing in a few ways.
-Making Ohio smaller and centering it.
-Keeping Ohio the same size, centering it, and accepting that "morning" is going to be asymmetrical and closer to the edge.
-Kanji (you could still do the English either smaller inside the Ohio design or smaller under the Kanji in parenthesis) although that kind of ruins the subtlety.
I guess the whole thing is whether it's more important for it to look like the flag or to have symmetry. To me the flag part kind of makes or breaks the whole design.
Changed the font again and add a black outline. This is my last edit, I'm not trying to finalize a design i just wanted to make a edit with a few ideas for the original designer to work with.
>Bro, learn to use fucking vectors.
I agree. I was wrong. I think the runes look good in black (although it does need some kind of outline, but the red heart was a bad suggestion on my part. Also liked the other font. Sorry Anon-kun.
This was an mock-up I was messing around with until I realized it looked like a drunk driving PSA.
this is the real pic if you want to correct the shitty white balance I did. I was playing around with dials to see what would look alright but you could probably do a better job.
Putting aside the moonrunes option, here are three options where Ohio is dead centre.
1. Words equidistant from the edges
2. Words equidistant from Ohio
3. Words overlapping Ohio
It'd probably be easiest and best looking to have the text curved on top and on bottom of ohio to make it more circular. That way it might be a little more clear what it's trying to convey while still being subtle and keeping the text better looking
Maybe it's the font then. Or it needs a subtle drop shadow or thin border or something around Ohio. Somehow it doesn't look quite ready, but it's fucking close. The layout is perfect.
Looks like it's been through a filter. I had an incandescent light on top of it and that looks a bit too red.
I wonder if it'll look better with the hiragana or not? As a minimal sticker it looks pretty good.
Well the beauty of it is that it's simple enough for several variants. It honestly looks way better than I envisioned already. I'd be interested to see the same layout, but with the hiragana.
I haven't calibrated any of my monitors, I really wanted to pick up a spyder and do that on my monitors but I figured they were too shit to do it with forgot about that years ago. I'm actually using a broken monitor for my workstation computer (the one I'm sitting at right now) since it was lying around and all I'm supposed to be doing is cutting/printing from it. My main monitor on my desktop is more for video games/refresh rate than color, especially since I have lightboost on.
Really like these two.
I called him out on his IG and he deleted my comment.
$45 for three vinyls is ridiculous. And $9 of that is going into shipping, when I live in the same fucking state, what the shit
I can't blame people like this, because you need to consider that they may be talentless NEETs and this could be their only source of income. Inexcusable if you're on /o/, but for a normalfag it's to be expected.
I guess... I'm not a huge fan of his stickers because they seem too minimalist and plain. He says he spends a lot of time making them and I look at it and go "Where?" I'm not trying to shit on the guy, it's just two different approaches I guess.
Let me see what I can do.
Fuck, I tried. It looks like shit. But it's a starting point, maybe? Track map of Nagao, moonrunes are "Racing Team Katagiri Street Version" (orange), and "Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu Region, Japan" (white). Orange is the shade from Nagano Prefecture flag, teal from Nagano City flag.
In this threaed >>14201769 there's some Mid Night cars with stickers on the bumpers. Some include "move" in a kind of cursive, another one is "Air Breathing Research". Can anyone make those?
You're just jelly his stickers are better than yours and no matter what you do you'll never make one as good as his. It's ok though, you can always fall back to the /osg/ hugbox. Just don't be surprised when people lie to you how good your stickers are and then proceed to not buy them.
Well as the Ohio slap demonstrated even simple, minimalist designs take fine tuning to look just right. The spacing, the font, shading, shadowing, color choice. All that shit that a normie would barely notice, but as a total package it ties everything off. It's the difference between getting a professional outcome and getting like 90% of the OC that comes out of /osg/. He's got an ANAL level of attention to detail and it shows. You're right though, different design philosophies. Not for better or worse, just different.
What about a die-cut approach?
How did you even spot the "Air Breathing Research"?
Oh, you got me good anon. Better burn my stickers and kill myself.
True enough, I can't argue that.
Done. Still don't like it.
Yeah, I know. The Ohio is from one of the previous designs. It's not final at all, just a mockup to see if it would work.
>Better burn my stickers and kill myself.
No, just learn to take criticism and get good taste so you can make better stickers. Don't listen to lying losers all the time, just because they're being nice to you.
>Done. Still don't like it.
All the pieces are there, they're just not in the right order yet. I think it's the colors. The background should either be the orange or teal (to make it more interesting), the course should be white, and the text should be black. Keep the border as is.
It's not the colors.
It's the blue shit at the back being done with a round brush. Looks like shit. It's the ugly font at the bottom looking different for no reason. And the border being done wrong, look at those ugly corners.
Too bad there isn't really many jap puns you can do with the rest of the states. I think there was one more but I can't remember it.
The tracks I have are all done with a brush like that. I think reducing the thickness will make it look better, since it's course dependent.
I'd love to rock that one but everyone is just going to think I like ohio/ohio state instead of a pun when I don't really care for the state or for sports rivalries. Pretty good decal though.
Probably thinking of Yuuta, and yeah it really is a shame. A good pun isn't forced after all.
Well and just to pile on a little bit more to Denlin blowfest, when he did a similar design for the Impact Blue slap he set the course up so that it would seamlessly blend into a border of the same color so you knew you weren't looking at some kind of retarded snake. Again, tiny little detail that made a huge difference in the result.
Made a version like you suggested. Made the track thinner like Notori said, but then it looks worse because the track outline I made was really rough.
By all means, anon, please make a design how you would do it.
yeah but one autistic detail that he didn't do was instead of tracing a path by it looks like he took the map image, did a live trace for usui, then after editing it to fit together the parts that didn't connect he called it a day. I'd know because I tried that first lmao.
I can only speak for myself, but I think that's a big improvement. Shame there's not a way to incorporate that orange as well because I do think that the two colors play off of each other in an interesting way.
>What are complimentary colors
>What is color theory
Oy u avin a giggle er m8? But yeah I actually learned about complimentary colors (and that combination in particular) from fucking Sequelitis when he compared Castlevania 1 and 2.
Fixed the track, used the same font for all the runes. No idea what to do for a border.
Fuck it, I'm going to watch ADGQ 2016 and pass out.
For what it's worth I think it's getting better. I think changing font proportions might help. Make the team name the focal point by centering it vertically and then decreasing the font size of the runes on the next line. And switch the colors of the text and track. White pops better off the teal and we want the text to pop.
inb4 Backyard Tuners found dead at computer from apparent self-inflicted injury.
This is what I started with, bro. Cleaned it up the best I could, and it came out bad. Ran it through VM, and I thought it was a lot better. What do you suggest?
also the fuck is wrong with the border corners?
This has to be hand traced. You can't try vectoring it otherwise it looks bad. I tried the same thing with the Initial D togue tracks and it looked horrible.
The machine-vectored version does have some sharp corners.
No design in the manga or anime, just a name unfortunately. I'd love if there was, would be nice to have a simple die cut for my mr2. I don't feel like replacing my old akina speed stars sticker since I've actually beaten quite a few people on the touge now
Vinyl decals are more labor intensive than materials cost. They are annoying to make but the end result looks the nicest if there are simple colors since the lines are perfect in comparison to print.
Durability is dependent on a few factors, where you stick it and the size of weeded (the process of removing excess vinyl from a cut) objects is a big factor. Small stuff like tiny text or the holes in lettering will come off first. The more surface area an object has to stick the longer it'll stay.
Nigga, thats practically a cobalt or g5 with a bodykit. Plenty of people mod and tune cobalts so you should have lots of aftermarket support. Quit crying and make that car into something badass or trade it in for a lifetime bus pass.
But the gummy bear one is fucking awful. CarDrugs has plenty of good designs, but that is not one of them.
I know what you mean. Not that there's much of a scene where I'm at, and I won't be plastering slaps all over my truck, but some people take it very seriously. Bar a few exceptions, I tend to lean towards ones that don't have the shops' names on them.
At the risk of looking like the /osg/ noob I am, is Good Luck Club an /osg/ thing? I've assumed it is but I don't know.
I was thinking there wouldn't be, since you're limited to whatever bigcartel offers. Is there an option to add a comments/suggestion box to the order at any point? That would be more direct than email.
Yeah I've heard of Bad Luck Club. I figured it was, in some offbeat way, related but not affiliated.
You can still bully me. I'm not immune to anything.
>not autistic, just too new
Oh duh, I see this every time. Never gave it much thought. Gotta see if it'll work from the vendor's POV.
>the 'who are you quoting' meme
I'm new to /osg/, not 4chan. Fuck off.
The only people who think greentext is for quoting only are those who just found this site and read the rules. There are multiple understood uses for greentext. I know you know this.
Your bait is mediocre. I still like it, though. Shitposting isn't all that bad.