Back in June, we posted an article entitled ‘When should a Graphic Designer stop designing?‘ in which we explored when a graphic designer should just say ‘NO!’ and stop adding designs to everything in sight.
In the article we pondered whether to add vehicle graphics to our beloved VW Camper Van (something we are still undecided on). We have had a few comments from people with their thoughts on what we should do. One of the most interesting was from Amanda at Truly Ace Design who made us see that even in choosing the badges, colour scheme and tyres, we were still designing.
Anyway, as a follow up to this post I thought I would post some photos from a VW Event that is held on Paignton seafront every August in which people bring their vans from all over the country to show them off.
I thought it was interesting to see that a lot of the VW Campers have had logo designs added to the side.
Some of the designs were really good and this got us re-thinking about our our beloved VW and whether we should create a design to go on the van somewhere. However, after a lot of discussion (or arguments!) we have come to the conclusion that we should stop designing. The van has a simpleness about it (which is our style anyway) and we do not want to ruin that. It is hard as a graphic designer to know when to stop designing, but I think this is definitely the time.
What do you think about the designs? Too much? I am curious to know where these designs come from and who designs them? Have you ever been commissioned to create some artwork for a VW Camper Van?
Posted by Steve