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post #1 of 16 Old 08-01-2009, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Simple decal ideas?

I pulled the VSTROM stickers off of my flat black wee and now I want to customized it a little with some self-designed stickers.

I am not looking for anything fancy or highly stylized. I want the stickers to be made out of fairly simple shapes of all one highly reflective color. I would put these stickers on the side of the tank and maybe also on my GIVI bags.

Depending on the complexity of the sticker., I might just get a sheet of Vinyl and cut it myself or have it cut professionally.

I thought of some simple themes and I have some examples here, which I made with ms Powerpoint. They are all drawn with a black background to get a feel of what they would look like on my flat black bike.

I kind of like the Alien theme, because it goes with the shape of the bike:










I saw this rhino on an image in this forum and blatantly hand-copied it and pasted it here cause I thinks it looks cool:



Also I saw a few bumble bees and created this one:


As you can tell I am not an artist, but that’s ok because I want the sticker to have a home-made cartoonish-look anyhow.

I am looking for other ideas. I have seen plenty of web sites that sell stickers but nothing that catches my eye. Anybody out there have any graphic ideas?

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http://www.decalzone.com/ is a good place to start even if you want to design your own. They even offered to cut me one from reflective material if the pattern wasn't too complex.

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http://www.decalzone.com/ is a good place to start even if you want to design your own. They even offered to cut me one from reflective material if the pattern wasn't too complex.
Thanks, yeah I have been to that site and a many others. I may use them to build my custom decal. Looking for some fresh ideas.

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Here is a military decal site with numerous decals, many of which arent recognizable as military, so would be suitable for any use.

http://www.military-graphics.com/army_unit5.html

Check out the 66th ID "jumping cat" on p 5 (or 6) of the Army unit page.

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Or....how 'bout the square "STROMTROOPER" decal sold here (?).

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Thanks, yeah I have been to that site and a many others. I may use them to build my custom decal. Looking for some fresh ideas.
Hmmmm I know there is a guy around here that does all kinds of stuff, but I forget his name......:rolleyes:

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Here is a military decal site with numerous decals, many of which arent recognizable as military, so would be suitable for any use.

http://www.military-graphics.com/army_unit5.html

Check out the 66th ID "jumping cat" on p 5 (or 6) of the Army unit page.

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Thanks for this link, I didn't know this existed. Unfortunately they don't have my old unit's patch (A-10's without the frickin shark's teeth). I love the nose art decals, gives me more ideas for this winter's paint project.

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Here is a preview of a little something I've been working on
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I'm also thinking of replacing the R with DL but in the same style.

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Here is a preview of a little something I've been working on
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I'm also thinking of replacing the R with DL but in the same style.
That is freakin' AWESOME!!! I want to see a 1000 version... maybe 996, since that's the actual displacement. What about making the first letter "S" for Suzuki?
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Hey, that last one there is pretty cool! Lemme know when you finish...I might want one!
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