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Des

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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #15 on: 14 November 2007, 01:48 AM »
What about something like this?

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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #16 on: 14 November 2007, 02:38 AM »
I would have that, with say a copy of the grille badge on each side of the web address.
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #17 on: 14 November 2007, 11:41 AM »
I would love to run a sticker! How about something like the benzworld.org sticker? or something like the website logo?
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #18 on: 14 November 2007, 06:10 PM »
I'm not at all big on stickering my cars.

That said, something with the legible and elegant simplicity of the benzworld.org sticker would find a place on my car/s.   Anything that is not immediately legible at a reasonable distance is a waste of glass area IMO.

I back Michel's suggestion.

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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #19 on: 18 November 2007, 02:15 PM »
If ADMIN are able to give a go-ahead, I can have some stickers printed up ready for handout at the Christmas shindig..  8)
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #20 on: 25 November 2007, 09:30 PM »
Ok...

Whadya reckon bout this? ???



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Styria, can you make sure the wording is correct.  Eg. Right sentence structure etc...

Everyone else, jump on free translation.com to translate.  I'm pretty sure you'll like it!  ;D  ;)


Feedback.........   :)
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #21 on: 25 November 2007, 10:42 PM »
I also like! ;D

Has anyone heard from Admin yet? ???
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #22 on: 25 November 2007, 11:20 PM »
Could there be a spelling mistake or typo here?
Could it be Klassiker nicht Plastik - I hasten to add that I don't know....
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #23 on: 25 November 2007, 11:25 PM »
Do you mean 'nicht'?

It translated for me as "S-Class: Classical author not plastic"

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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #24 on: 25 November 2007, 11:30 PM »
It means "Classic not Plastic". Whether it should be "Plastik" rather than kunststoff however is another question !

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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #25 on: 26 November 2007, 01:39 AM »
I like the kunststoff part....you can make it sound dirty!!   ;D
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #26 on: 26 November 2007, 02:57 AM »
Cam:  I like the wording, but three matters:

1.  The tag line is too small to read from much farther away than the rear bumper - it could be enlarged enough to fill the width of the sticker and that would make it far more reader-friendly. (Don't want other motorists running up our bumpers trying to read it, do we?   :D  )

2.  I think the stencil typeface is more appropriate to something "butch" or country'n'western; it doesn't - to my eye - say "German quality" or "good taste".  This is, of course, an utterly subjective observation. The cleaner, clearer, less "busy" the typeface the more instantly readable it would be.

3.  Whilst I appreciate the German tag line (including the possibility of its making people look twice when when they think they've spied a "dirty" word), would enough people get it to compensate for its cleverness, or would an English tag give greater utility?

Perhaps



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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #27 on: 26 November 2007, 03:07 AM »
It was difficult enough for those here to translate it, so how is the GP going to figure it out ?

I don't think you need the "S-Class" either. Just makes it un-needlessly "busy".

would enough people get it to compensate for its cleverness, or would an English tag give greater utility?



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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #28 on: 27 November 2007, 02:08 AM »
Ok.....

Feedback taken on board.

I'm leaning towards "S-Klasse: Klassiker nicht Plastik"

Remember, we're not aiming towards the general public.  You see the stickers in english on other cars that say "Classic not Plastic".  If someone can't figure out that Klassiker nicht Plastik means that then they're definately not observant enough to appreciate the vehicle.

Tell ya what.   If we can vote on 2 different prints (being that Klassiker nicht Plastik is already one of them  ;D ) then i'll get them both made up and y'all can see what comes out better.

Gordon, great call on the font - I just thought i'd throw it out there with something different.  But it should definitely be printed in a plain-ish font so it's easier to read.

 :)
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Re: ------==== W116.Org STICKERS ====-------
« Reply #29 on: 27 November 2007, 02:59 AM »
[...] Gordon, great call on the font - I just thought i'd throw it out there with something different.  But it should definitely be printed in a plain-ish font so it's easier to read.
 :)

I'm just a font freak - have more than 11,000 of them on the Mac last time I checked. They are the basic tools of my living.

Here's another variant.