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    Hi GDF!

    I have a local restaurant that wants the artwork on their plates to be their logo and I'm having no success reproducing the impression on the plates.

    I've tried blending two circles, drawing with the pen tool, and even live tracing the picture. Nothing is working out for me. I've looked all over for a brush that might have been used and tried to create a brush that would do this in a single stroke.

    Does anyone have insight as to how I can create this line effect just like the sample. Any and all help is very appreciated.



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    • #3
      It looks to me like 2 Blends overlain, with select lines subsequently deleted or shortened/lengthened.

      More importantly, what makes the restaurateur (and you) think it's okay to just commandeer and re-purpose the serviceware maker's pattern? Has anyone checked into whether it's protected? What would happen if it became a widely recognizable identity, and 3 or 4 years down the road, the place got shut down for health code violations? Would that damage the original owner of the artwork, who is also in the foodservice business?

      A brand's originality is its cornerstone. The opposite constitutes a legal concept known as "exposure."

      Of course, you make your own business decisions. But I wouldn't do it.
      Last edited by HotButton; 01-12-2017, 06:38 AM.
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      • #4
        Honestly, I work in the print industry and my boss has little regard for copyrights or trademarks. I've tried giving them variations of the artwork but they haven't accepted any of them, they want it very specific.

        To answer your question, no, no one has looked into the protection of the plates. At first I thought they did the art on the plates themselves until I got a higher res image of the plates.

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        • #5
          I agree with Hot Button

          I would proceed with caution in taking someone else's design and using it as a logo.


          I would aslo caution against using a graphic like that as a logo to begin with--too many really thin lines. Will look awful on a business card.
          Keep Saturn in Saturnalia.

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          • #6
            Time to find a new boss.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dmattingly View Post
              ...they want it very specific.
              I suspect it won't make a difference, but maybe you could mention how they're insisting you commit a crime...ya know, in addition to designing...err...copying...an unsustainable brand identity.
              Which Right? The old Right that was often right, or the new Right that's so so Wrong?

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