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    CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Woohoo, CoffeeSnobs just bought a new van. *

    Ferrari don’t make vans so we settled on the next manufacturer alphabetically, Fiat. *For those that care about details, its a June 2007 “Fiat Ducato 2.3JTB Maxi”. *

    So now we own a big white box on wheels that needs some creative input to make it look a little more interesting and get some marketing value out of it.

    Announcing the CoffeeSnobs design a van competition. *

    The rules are simple, the images below are of the van from front, back and both sides. *Colour them in using Photoshop and if your design is the one I like the most them you will win something. *Not sure what yet, maybe 5kg of coffee or similar. * There is no guarantee that the winning design will be used, and there is every chance that only parts of the winning design will be used but you will sure get a kick out of seeing your design around the traps.

    The business name is coffeesnobs.com.au so that needs to be on the van (preferably on all 4 sides and no www) but anything else is fair game.

    Right-click and save image as to get the bare van shots.

    I look forward to more creative entries than my initial scribble...

    [s]Entries close Jan 31st[/s]

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Great little Van Andy,

    And your "scribbles" look pretty darn good too.....

    Mal.

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    Congrats Andy- looks great!

    CS keeps going from strength to strength...

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    I am not much into designing, but what about the coffee snobs logo, with "Our name says it all" written in there somewhere in some fancy scrolling?

    Although what you have done on the top Andy looks pretty good too!

    Congrats on the purchase of the new wheels! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    -Linda

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    Should write "Powered by Caffeine" on the back of the van.:P
    Have Coffeesnobs.com.au in green at the top of the windscreen.
    Just 2 ideas as I saw it.

    Looks like it can hold a few kg of beans:)

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    ::laments the loss of the Zed car...::

    IMHO, it needs more colour. Good ideas so far but it needs more standout colour...just my second crack worth. I have the imagination of a rock other than that...

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    I have to tell you, its a big change from a little 2 door, black sports car... this diesel monster drives like a bus so I have to stop "hooking" into my fav corners and think about braking a whole lot earlier. I turned over 150km in it today in 35 degree heat and it ran like a dream (phew!)
    ;)

    Few kilos of beans? 1500 of em in fact! (Thats a fair few popper roasts)

    Ideas are great if you dont have art skills (or software), keep em coming.

    I was wondering if latte art or a good pour would work on the van too, although joe-blow on the street might not "get it".

    PS: have ordered a set of vanity plates for it too, SNOBS. Black background, white text.


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    Great vanity plates, Andy! ;D

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Im not a graphic artist by any stretch of the imagination, but for your consideration, you could maximise the appearance / focus on the CoffeeSnobs brand name and lessen the dot com dot au bit - my rationale is that to the average Joe Consumer, while its nice to know there is a WWW site, in this day and age, its almost a given.

    Therefore, perhaps you could use large letters for the Coffee Snobs bit, and smaller (less significant) letters for the ".com.au" after it. *Kinda like CoffeeSnobs.com.au if you get my drift.

    Anyhoo, thats my $0.02. *Great Van BTW! *Should run on the smell of an oily rag!

    Cheers,

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    Very cool Andy,

    Now you have given me a reason to WANT to go back to work next week - photoshop is calling ;D

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    Thats funny Shannon. I offer advance apologies to your boss. :)

    Im not sure of what the actual "wrap" designs will cost to do, Im expecting it to be fairly expensive but if the design is good enough then I might be able to justify breaking the piggy bank.

    It will be interesting to see just how good a reproduction the sign guys can do too, I found with the CS member cards that reproducing brown bean colours is pretty tricky to get right.

    I should mention too... I dont mind if the back windows are filled-in, you cannot see anything useful out of them anyway.
    ;)

    Attached is the CS font, Papyrus.



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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    I dont know if my graphics "skills" are up to it, maybe they are and the ideas department is lacking.

    However, one thought just popped in.

    Coffeesnobs.com.au on the roof.

    Give those traffic reporters in their helicopters something different to look at.
    You never know, it might get a mention and the occasional TV exposure from those eye in the skyl shots.

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    ...and the next google earth photo shoot.
    :)


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Actually, any street facing window from the second floor up will be an advertising opportunity.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    One idea I reckon is to have a large coffeesnobs bit on the front, backwards, so you can see it right way round in your mirror.

    Something else about "urgent coffee delivery" on there as well.

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    *snap* nunu.
    Beat me to the first one.


    I had a laugh - love the second one!

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    I figured it would be dodgy to dress it up like an ambulance.

    However, it does need to look different than your run of the mill coffee van.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    "Caution caffeine addicts on board"

    "Coffee junkies on board"

    "Espresso express"

    Grouse looking wheels mate, unreal vanity plate on the way too.

    "no babies on board"

    Ray....

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    great van, Andy; not quite the right shape for a spot of draggin tho..... ;D

    i am absolutely no good with pic-manipulation software, unfortunately, but...

    you know the "baby on board" signs, the yellow diamonds?

    make it so big it only just fits on the side & back of the van and make the slogan " coffee beans on board"... either on a plain white van, or put it on a background of the beans you photo-shopped on your own example...

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    To go along with the yellow diamond idea, put it on the side of the van, with the CS logo inside, and Xing underneath.

    When you go through an intersection, the people stopped watch the sign go by, "coffee crossing"

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Here is my version. I have based it on the CS Membership Roasting Card.
    Still need to play around with the front and rear




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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    VERSION 2


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    great stuff, Goodies!!

    wish i had your skills.... :(

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Here are some other Alternatives to my Design


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    CS Van Front


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    Another Rear Shot with Baby Beans on Board ;D


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    And the last one for this design (The left hand side) basically a mirror image of the right


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    I like the PF on the roof.

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    This design will make it look like Andy is sitting in the Portafilter *;D

    So if you choose this one Andy, your Uniform will have to be all Brown. So It looks like a mound of coffee in the PF before tamping. ;D


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    Wicked idea to use the CS card Goodies, it would certainly become a talking point at the lights! I like it.

    The group handle looks great but Im already worried about the van becoming a chop-top on the first underground carpark I drive into.
    ;)


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    (snap on the posting)

    So if you choose this one Andy, your Uniform will have to be all Brown. So It looks like a mound of coffee in the PF before tamping
    Love it, but maybe I need an alloy top-hat so I look lilke a tamp.

    :)

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    CAUTION! Van Frequesntly Extracting

    I have also added the Wheel Spinners to it to pimp it up a bit. These are often seen on Taxi wheels for advertising. They are in two versions Either they are stationary whilst the car is moving or they keep spinning when the car stops.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1198825152/30#31 date=1198995887
    (snap on the posting)

    So if you choose this one Andy, your Uniform will have to be all Brown. *So It looks like a mound of coffee in the PF before tamping
    Love it, but maybe I need an alloy top-hat so I look lilke a tamp.

    :)
    Or maybe something like this (still the problem of height) Funny though ;D



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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Still sticking with the CS Member card theme but with a Rosetta


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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Andy,

    I would like to thank you for this thread, my wife would like to curse you as I have spent most of the day having fun designing a van I will probably never see. But this is so much fun.

    Where are all the other designs??????

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    Some of my favourite paint jobs can be seen half way down the page on the following blog.

    http://www.bigmattress.com/mt-archives/2003_08.html

    Might be some inspiration there for the more artistically gifted.

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    Got one for the rear, really rough. Just an idea :)


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    Pimp my wheel spinners!
    It must be a Perth thing as I must say I have never seen advertising wheel spinners on Taxis here in Vic... I guess its just a matter of time now.

    The rosetta looks stunning against the translucent bean background Goodies, and Im sure if we use one if will have to be one of Coffee Kids pours (sorry Dennis).

    :)

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeman link=1198825152/30#38 date=1199009955
    Pimp my wheel spinners! *
    It must be a Perth thing as I must say I have never seen advertising wheel spinners on Taxis here in Vic... I guess its just a matter of time now.

    I have only seen them a couple of times but here is an example below.


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    Andy what sort of Pimping Action are you going to do on the inside?

    Maybe A sample roasting Station, A full on automatic bean dispensory system. Select your Bean, the amount required and insert your Visa Card or Notes and Coins and out pops your beans bagged and labelled (The CS Mobile Vending Machine).

    Maybe line the inside with Coffee Bags.

    Up front will be a coffee machine wtih Espresso Cup Holders in the dash. ;D


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    errr.... yes we can do all that but only on someone elses credit card.
    Anyone offering? im happy to drive it around!

    Coffee bag lining I could do... not quite the red crush velvet of the 70s vans but for more suited to CS.


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    You could also have a loud speaker like the icecream vans. But instead of playing Greensleaves, you could have the Greenbeans playing ;D or just have the sounds of First and Second Crack playing over and over. :)

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    I saw a plumbers van with a dunny on the drivers door so it looked like the driver was in it, quite affective, I thought.
    Maybe a coffee cup on the drivers door could also work. Ray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1198825152/30#42 date=1199022852
    You could also have a loud speaker like the icecream vans. *But instead of playing Greensleaves, you could have the Greenbeans playing *;D or just have the sounds of First and Second Crack playing over and over. *:)
    The Coffee Song - Frank Sinatra 1960
    Writer(s): lyrics: bob hilliard/music: dick miles

    Way down among brazilians
    Coffee beans grow by the billions
    So theyve got to find those extra cups to fill
    Theyve got an awful lot of coffee in brazil

    You cant get cherry soda
    cause theyve got to fill that quota
    And the way things are Ill bet they never will
    Theyve got a zillion tons of coffee in brazil

    No tea or tomato juice
    Youll see no potato juice
    The planters down in santos all say no no no

    The politicians daughter
    Was accused of drinking water
    And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill
    Theyve got an awful lot of coffee in brazil

    You date a girl and find out later
    She smells just like a percolator
    Her perfume was made right on the grill
    Why they could percolate the ocean in brazil

    And when their ham and eggs need savor
    Coffee ketchup gives em flavor
    Coffee pickles way outsell the dill
    Why they put coffee in the coffee in brazil

    So your lead to the local color
    Serving coffee with a cruller
    Dunking doesnt take a lot of skill
    Theyve got an awful lot of coffee in brazil

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    I have that song at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Goodies link=1198825152/30#32 date=1198997238
    I have also added the Wheel Spinners to it to pimp it up a bit.
    If you really wanted to pimp it up you could take out another mortgage on your house and grab a set of these: http://www.customwheel.com/custom_wheels/product_info.php/products_id/1687 ;D


    Java "Look at all the purty colors!!" phile

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    WoW trick wheels

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    Re: CoffeeSnobs design a van competition

    Another idea for signage:

    Coffeesnobs..Whats in your cup today?

    -Linda

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    Those wheels would be a bit of fun but at $15k I would need an armed guard.

    Hey, there is an idea, I should have just bought an armoured van to carry the coffee.



    Coffeesnobs..Whats in your cup today?
    Nice... I like that!



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