How about a member card colour scale?
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.
How about a member card colour scale?
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
I tend to agree.. You have my vote...Originally Posted by 446F786F7E6667626B0E0 link=1276874369/2#2 date=1276885867
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
I agree with this too. Was my first thought and I dont think any more detail would be necessary.Originally Posted by 4C677067766E6F6A63060 link=1276874369/2#2 date=1276885867
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.....
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.
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
I like the last one with the lightning.
no...arent they the roots of the coffee plant?
Originally Posted by 4B776A717B7A6D78707B1F0 link=1276874369/8#8 date=1276927438;DOriginally Posted by 6B70717A7A1F0 link=1276874369/9#9 date=1276928835
All vaild opinions and some I agree withOriginally Posted by 6C7C70706B7E40787E731F0 link=1276874369/5#5 date=1276910241
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.
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.
Just an idea for the design. The dark green is from the CS website.
Sorry the graphics are poor quality.
Or if we want to tweak the fonts, I vote for Comic Sans for
And Lucida Calligraphy for the tag.
Perhaps there could be a range of tag lines on the cups.
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
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.
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?
Here is another design
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.
As a sucker for any competition, Im so there! When do you expect this will close Andy?
Not to mention you get to give back to CS community that have helped us all on our coffee journey!Originally Posted by 6F404A572E0 link=1276874369/0#0 date=1276874369
Same price for 1 colour as full colour 6 so could even do a photo of the coffee branches in theory.Originally Posted by 333B32373D37312B2D5E0 link=1276874369/21#21 date=1276989160
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.Originally Posted by 2A3F2D36373B5E0 link=1276874369/22#22 date=1276998425
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.
Just a thought... :)
Oh this is fun ..... entry #1
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.
Thought about adding a little colour
Doodle Cup Idea
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..Originally Posted by 7D5950505353697D59455B59360 link=1276874369/29#29 date=1277032360
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-)
One would doodle after drinking the contentsOriginally Posted by 7F50595B4C735F505F595B535B504A3E0 link=1276874369/30#30 date=1277079911
or - While waiting for others to finish
Good for budding artists :o
For the litigious North American market * *;)
I hope we never have to print that oneOriginally Posted by 487D646E3A3B0D0 link=1276874369/32#32 date=1277107920
Whattabout a PF on a cup, pic for reference to idea - Im definately no GDer.
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.
+1Originally Posted by 393E2B3D3026006E6666665F0 link=1276874369/11#11 date=1276932636
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.
Theres my $0.02 haha. ;D
Something simple with the logo repeating in the background.
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".
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 ;)
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...!)
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!
How about this:
:-? :-? :-?Originally Posted by 6D4B584D584B5C4B58582A0 link=1276874369/41#41 date=1277662658
Design 2 from me
Gargravarrs design is very funny!!!!
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.
All of you creative people have inspired me to have a go.
It looks like fun *:)
Another lunch another design idea
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.
Just finished lunch!
I really like those ideas Andy and Stinkalot.