Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 50 of 76

Thread: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

  1. #1
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I have a couple of cafe customers that would really like some CoffeeSnob branded cups so we are going to get some printed but we need a cool design.

    This is where you come in!

    Below are 2 templates, one for the 8oz cup and the other for the 12oz.
    The yellow line is the visible area when the cup is assembled.

    Dont worry if your art work isnt perfect, Im after ideas as much as anything as the art will have to be done in high res and colour separation in special formats for the printer at a later date anyway.

    What do you win?

    At a minimum lots of peer kudos for being the winner but if we use enough of your design Ill send you enough cups and lids to drink one on the way to work for a year. (If we use just a small part of your design we will still send you cups, just not as big a pile.)

    So get cracking, post your entry in this thread.

    8-)





  2. #2
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    How about a member card colour scale?


  3. #3
    Super Moderator Javaphile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Earth!
    Posts
    15,579

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    How about our logo, printing one or two on the cup? Simple, elegant, ties in brand recognition, and is inexpensive as its a single color print job. :)

    You can print the background or the logo and even do it in different colors if so desired to differentiate between cups that contain different drinks or to tie a color to a customers color palette. :)


    Java "Designs R Us" phile

  4. #4
    A_M
    A_M is offline
    Guest
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,381

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 446F786F7E6667626B0E0 link=1276874369/2#2 date=1276885867
    How about our logo, printing one or two on the cup? Simple, elegant, ties in brand recognition, and is inexpensive as its a single color print job.
    I tend to agree.. You have my vote...

    Look at the best and you will always fine elegant and clean lines...

    Lots of bling just makes me think some one spent too much $$$ on marketing.. Save teh marketing $$$ and make teh product cheaper.


    1: A member card mug for Roasters maybe ;)

    2: CS logo on some standard fine baked [s]china[/s] clay cups YES..

    3: The CS logo and web address on the take a ways


    PS. Ya forgot the 16, 18 and 20oz buckets ;D

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    106

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4C677067766E6F6A63060 link=1276874369/2#2 date=1276885867
    How about our logo, printing one or two on the cup? Simple, elegant, ties in brand recognition, and is inexpensive as its a single color print job.
    I agree with this too. Was my first thought and I dont think any more detail would be necessary.

    If these were available in a porcelain travel mug, Id definately buy a couple too.

    Saying that, Ill be having a think about some other design ideas.....

  6. #6
    Super Moderator scoota_gal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    4,126

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Andy...some thoughts re takeaways from our business perspective (which Im sure youve thought of already too.)

    I think keep it simple is the go...too much on the cup and it makes it seem messy and busy. Our suppliers keep dudding us in our cups and theyve actually changed to their own branded ones which at first came out with some cartoony print on it which we really hated as it seemed so childish. We have always liked the detpak brown t/as, it was a simple design and stood out as our "own" here in our town.

    We dont like all black or white cups...theyre what everyone else has and sometimes theyre from places that do lava coffee on instant only!

    Whilst generally I dont think that customers really care what is printed on their cups but Im often proved wrong when people notice when our cup pattern keeps changing. As in "Oh, youve got new cups?" but I never bother to ask if they like them or not. So, if there was a CS cup, wed probably also purchase them and use them unashamedly! People do often notice when Im wearing my CS shirt and will comment on being a coffee snob, so Im sure that theyd love to have a cup with it written on there!

    Whilst the logo for CS is good, I dont think it has the punch needed to be on the side of a cup as a stand alone thing. Whilst I say this, the striking thing about the Campos (as an example) logo is the lettering and the smallish rosetta only catches my eye occassionally. So, maybe if the CoffeeSnobs word is made to be the focus and the logo of the cup not so much...just tossing ideas out here and Im happy to be proved wrong too...

    Make sure that the "Our Name Says it All" is also included on it somewhere!

    And I know you like the font youre using but I think that it really needs to be a bit bolder. The font for CS on the computer screen looks a bit fuzzy and not very clearly defined. If it can be made more solid and bolder it might be better in print?

    Anyway, I hope that doesnt sound too harsh...I was just trying to give some thoughts from the perspective of someone who uses t/as. In our business, they would account for more than 50 percent of coffee sales...so they are well used.


  7. #7
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    I like to offer this design and catch line

    4 X equal size 3D diamonds around the cup
    The reason I chose this style is
    1] It can be used as a 2 colour
    2] Other colours can be added at a later time if wanted
    3] Distinctive but simply elegant

    The catch phrase I have come up with is
    "Coffee Snobs <> Diamonds in the Rough"

    Can I claim my cups now <><><><> :D

    KK


  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    107

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    ..






  9. #9
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    I like the last one with the lightning.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    107

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    no...arent they the roots of the coffee plant?

  11. #11
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4B776A717B7A6D78707B1F0 link=1276874369/8#8 date=1276927438
    I like the last one with the lightning. *
    Quote Originally Posted by 6B70717A7A1F0 link=1276874369/9#9 date=1276928835
    no...arent they the roots of the coffee plant? *
    ;D


    Quote Originally Posted by 6C7C70706B7E40787E731F0 link=1276874369/5#5 date=1276910241
    Anyway, I hope that doesnt sound too harsh..
    All vaild opinions and some I agree with
    ;)

    The reason I have thrown this up without much discussion is to find the best design without me steering it in a direction. *Maybe the best design is a new logo, a new font and different colour, single colour or lots of colours.

    Im happy for the CS community to make designs they think are good and we might pick the best of them for the end product or maybe just compose a new design using bits of a few.

    By the way, the cup selection process has already happened, high quality triple wall cups that test really well (lots of thermal tests and usage tests so far have all come up trumps).

    Also on the volume we are printing we have haggled the printing price to be the same for single colour or full colour (6 colour) process.

    A creative think tank is what I hope this thread will become. *There are no bad designs, just some that we might not go for.

    8-)

  12. #12
    Senior Member fatboy_1999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,124

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    I prefer a simpler design.

    I think it would look good on a white cup with various colours for the logo/text.
    Or a balck cup with white text/logo.

    Im also rather attached to the current font(s) and logo, but perhaps Im just a creature of habit.


  13. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Just an idea for the design. The dark green is from the CS website.

    Sorry the graphics are poor quality.


  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    107

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    ..




  15. #15
    Senior Member fatboy_1999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    2,124

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Or if we want to tweak the fonts, I vote for Comic Sans for
    COFFEE SNOBS

    And Lucida Calligraphy for the tag.

    Perhaps there could be a range of tag lines on the cups.

    EG:
    Our name says it all
    Life is too short for bad coffee
    Come on in, the coffees great
    But not so snobby we wont share!
    Changing the world, one cup at a time

    And...



  16. #16
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    We will have one design per size... maybe they will be the same or maybe not.

    So sadly we cannot get too creative with different slogans.

  17. #17
    Senior Groupie LindaD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    450

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Maybe something similiar to this?

    Im not a very good graphic designer with pretty things, so maybe the wording and someone can design something to go with it?

    -Linda


  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,520

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    ?



  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Newcastle
    Posts
    230

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    ??


  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    107

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    nice 1
    ;)

  21. #21
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Here is another design

    KK



  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Toronto, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    305

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!



    My "drawing with the ol mouse" skills are not great but the idea was a nice line drawing of the coffee tree and, if 2 colours isnt blowing the budget, red for the berries.

    Maheel ftw.

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sri Lanka
    Posts
    486

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    As a sucker for any competition, Im so there! When do you expect this will close Andy?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6F404A572E0 link=1276874369/0#0 date=1276874369
    What do you win?
    Not to mention you get to give back to CS community that have helped us all on our coffee journey!


  24. #24
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 333B32373D37312B2D5E0 link=1276874369/21#21 date=1276989160
    if 2 colours isnt blowing the budget
    Same price for 1 colour as full colour 6 so could even do a photo of the coffee branches in theory.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2A3F2D36373B5E0 link=1276874369/22#22 date=1276998425
    When do you expect this will close Andy?
    Dunno, prob a couple of weeks, not a couple of days. Seeing that we might be paying part prizes for part design ideas I would recommend getting your rough ideas posted early to stake your claim on the idea... we can make em pretty later.


  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    From a branding perspective, you really shouldnt change the font or the look of the CS logo...and if you do, then it should be changed completely, even on the website.
    The CS logo is something I recognise striaght away when I see it, an example is in bean Scene the second I see the CS logo and font I know it is Andys brand..So its important to keep it that way..

    Other food for thought... I think the cup should have a reference to Fair Crack, as its a great cause and should attract people to the website.

  26. #26
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Just a thought... :)




  27. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    132

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Oh this is fun ..... entry #1




  28. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    132

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Entry #2 ..... Entry #1 above should also have the .com.au at the end of the Coffee Snobs to create a link back to the site.



  29. #29
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Another Idea
    Thought about adding a little colour

    KK


  30. #30
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Doodle Cup Idea

    KK


  31. #31
    A_M
    A_M is offline
    Guest
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    6,381

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7D5950505353697D59455B59360 link=1276874369/29#29 date=1277032360
    Doodle Cup Idea

    KK
    Now if I could only doodle with out pouring coffee dregs all over me OR if I could rip/remove my important notes without making a mess..

    Love it..


    Opps... For those old enough to remember / understand..



    Can you even imaging what sort of a floppy disk we would have got if this was teh order of teh day back then.. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)



  32. #32
    Senior Member Koffee_Kosmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5,113

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 7F50595B4C735F505F595B535B504A3E0 link=1276874369/30#30 date=1277079911
    Now if I could only doodle with out pouring coffee dregs all over me OR if I could rip/remove my important notes without making a mess..

    Love it..
    One would doodle after drinking the contents
    or - While waiting for others to finish

    Good for budding artists :o

    KK

  33. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    323

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    For the litigious North American market * *;)




  34. #34
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 487D646E3A3B0D0 link=1276874369/32#32 date=1277107920
    For the litigious North American market
    I hope we never have to print that one
    (funny though)

  35. #35
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Whattabout a PF on a cup, pic for reference to idea - Im definately no GDer.


  36. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    301

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    OK something quick and simple to start - Im going with the CS design as other have, but I think that one on each side would get the message across better.

    As an aside Andy, in the brief you said cafe owners wanted CS cups, does that mean that somewhere in the design we should refer to coffeesnobs? This is what I took it to mean but clarification would be good for all.

    Cheers
    Shannon.


  37. #37
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    367

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 393E2B3D3026006E6666665F0 link=1276874369/11#11 date=1276932636
    Or a balck cup with white text/logo.

    Im also rather attached to the current font(s) and logo, but perhaps Im just a creature of habit.
    +1
    i personally agree, theres nothing wrong with the current logo, its simple but elegant and most importantly, it says EVERYTHING IT NEEDS TO.

    Shannons idea above is great, black cup with white logo, 2 logos on opposite sides of the cup, possibly with a small .com.au after or under coffee snobs so that someone sitting in their office or cafe trawling the interwebs with their laptop will go, "oh lets see what this is all about."
    other than that, its an already recognisable logo, its simple, it gets the cs name out there on something more tangible to people who otherwise wouldnt have any contact.

    1. simple
    2. elegant
    3. effective


    Theres my $0.02 haha. ;D

    Kotaro

  38. #38
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    132

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Something simple with the logo repeating in the background.


  39. #39
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    132

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    The idea here is to list a number of coffee types in the background. The word "Coffee Snobs" is spelt out by using a single letter in the coffee type name and giving it a contrasting colour and perhaps an increase font size. I dont think I got it 100% but it gives you the idea.

    At first glance the cup would reveal a number all the coffee types and then it would take a while to encrypt the secrete message, Da Vinci Code Style, which is that all red letters spell out "Coffee Snobs".



  40. #40
    Mal Dimal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Warwick, QLD
    Posts
    16,771

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    I agree with the "Keep it simple." concept.

    Id go for a similar layout to Kohees at Reply #12 but a slight change to the colour scheme. Rather than have "Coffee Snobs" in White, why not make it Gold... Green and Gold has got to be a winner ;)

    Mal.

  41. #41
    Senior Member Coffee2Di4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ipswich, QLD
    Posts
    1,472

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Okay, heres my effort - as you can see, Im not a graphic artist!

    Ive changed the CS Font to stand out a bit more, used coffee beans (taken with my camera and cut, paste and fiddled around a heck of a lot to get it to have a reasonably smooth green background) as the Os and inserted the cup logo on each side.

    Personally, I wouldnt have liked to see the little stylised cup logo as a smaller repeated pattern all the way around the whole of the cup from top to bottom, but just couldnt be fagged, sorry! It took me about 3 hours to get this far...!)

    Cheers
    Di

    PS - Mal, great minds and all of that...I hadnt seen your comment until after I posted my artistic impression and had adopted gold for the non-background just purely on the basis that it looked good!


  42. #42
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    12

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    How about this:




  43. #43
    Sleep is overrated Thundergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,496

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Quote Originally Posted by 6D4B584D584B5C4B58582A0 link=1276874369/41#41 date=1277662658
    How about this:
    :-? :-? :-?

  44. #44
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    301

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Design 2 from me

    Gargravarrs design is very funny!!!!


  45. #45
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    301

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Another lunchtime spent in front of the PC - like I need to spend any more time sitting on my backside in front of a little box!!!
    Ah well, it is fun to play like this.


  46. #46
    moo
    moo is offline
    Junior Member moo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    4

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    All of you creative people have inspired me to have a go.
    It looks like fun *:)


  47. #47
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    301

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Another lunch another design idea


  48. #48
    CoffeeSnobs Owner Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    16,767
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Im sure its lunchtime somewhere now...


    PS: I had another two but lost em. Will redraw them sometime.
    One with a torn bag instead of the zip and one with just beans in the bottom third of a white cup.








  49. #49
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    132

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    Just finished lunch!


  50. #50
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    367

    Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!

    I really like those ideas Andy and Stinkalot.

    ;D :)



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Re: CoffeeSnobs Coffee Cups - Design and Win!
    By Bruiser in forum General Coffee Related...
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th October 2010, 08:12 AM
  2. CoffeeSnobs design a van competition
    By Andy in forum General News
    Replies: 259
    Last Post: 4th February 2008, 11:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •