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Offline djm195

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Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« on: January 05, 2010, 09:26:48 AM »

First off, let me say that everytime I log onto the DBL site I'm still really taken with the logo. I think it is an awesome design and beautifully executed.

That said, it has been a while since this topic has been brought up. (Actually, it was in 2007)...so after three years,  I'm going to bring it to the forefront for discussion again. 

I would love to see black T-shirts or Black Polo shirts with the DBL Logo for sale on the site. If it was good quality and high end, I don't think there would be a problem with selling out stock. There are some vendors that do small quantities with embroidery. Anywho, I think they would be great conversation starters...don't you guys?

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 10:30:43 AM »
Can we get some where the diamonds morph into different diamond shapes and colors, like on the website?  >:D

(just kidding... really, only an OLD person, with absolutely no common sense, would ask such a stupid question... right, DJM)?  ::)


Seriously, it is a very viable idea. AND, these would make great prizes for CDI CONTEST winners, don't you think? Definitely, we need little kid sizes to fit all the little CDI babies...

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 03:07:34 PM »
Definitely, we need little kid sizes to fit all the little CDI babies...

How about maternity sizes for those who have quickly expanding bellies?   ;)

Really though, I would wear one once I could fit into it.  I think there would have to be ladies style t-shirts though, instead of the standard boxy (is that word?) ones.
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 04:56:02 PM »
For personal reasons I would not want to wear a shirt with the words "Diamonds by".  Yes, as I see the world becoming more evil and evil becoming the norm, I am growing more paranoid.  Laugh if you must, but I would feel as though I was wearing a flashing neon sign "Follow me for a successful home invasion". :xyxnervous: I know some of you think I have totally lost it :tard:, but I think twice about where I wear my DBL pieces.

I think a black polo shirt with the logo embroidered would be attractive, but I would not want to win one and I would not buy or wear one.

Sorry djm, I am certain that is not what you wanted to hear, but that is my very personal opinion.
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 05:21:00 PM »
Sorry DJM I wouldn`t wear one either. Partly because of the same reasons OMC talked about and also partly because I don`t like logos or labels on my clothes. I`ve even been known to cut them off the inside of things !
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 06:38:21 PM »
No worries S-OCD and awestruck, I appreciate your candidness...that's what I love about this forum.

Anywho, maybe we can have the logo redesigned with DBL instead of the entire name spelled out. After all, everyone knows what D&G stands for...and CC for that matter.

Personally, I like labels...lol.

« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 06:40:06 PM by djm195 »

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 08:54:25 PM »


Above is the official logo. And I think we never got to this because David is swamped and I am swamped and so as a priority, it just did not happen. But it's a neat idea for those who wear logo apparel.

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 09:33:23 PM »
I totally understand the considerations.
I lived for years having to exercise extreme security measures traveling around with a million bucks in a little suitcase.
BUT- I love the idea.
It could be taken further.
Coffee mugs. Pens ( although that one's been done to death) or maybe some other personal items - along with high quality T's.
Sounds like a GREAT idea - thank you djm!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2010, 04:03:34 AM »
It is an excellent idea!

A small range of high quality merchandise would be cool. Some people will like t-shirts, some will prefer coffee mugs, pens, key rings, notepads etc. How about a mousemat?

A fair few people have asked where I got things (usually my hoops, they're been admired a lot) and when I tell them about the website, eyes tend to glaze over. Having something to show with the details would be useful. A notepad with the logo and website address on each page would be really good.

I'd love some nice coffee mugs. When I graduate and (hopefully) start work, I can set out my desk with my DBL mug, mousemat, notepad and pen so I feel at home straight away.  >:D At the moment, all of these items advertise security services and CCTV system components, from a project I did for a police force. Time to update with shiny stuff! ;D
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2010, 06:27:15 AM »
I love the idea of having a couple of promotional items available!  

Speaking of suitcases, check this out David...a travel clock in rose gold. Doesn't it scream DBL?  LOL!



I still want a polo...



and for jen...





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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2010, 07:04:17 AM »
Cool stuff!

I would like a black coffee mug with a pink diamond on it too.  ;)

Thinking about this, I know of one vendor who has his actual logo available to buy as a piece of jewellery so maybe a polo shirt isn't too weird.

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2010, 07:37:37 AM »
Yes, the coffee mug is a great idea!  I would definitely go for that.  You know it'll be used, probably more than a logo shirt.

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2010, 08:07:36 AM »
HA! 

Hey--I'd even volunteer to crazy glue a swarovski crystal where the "O" is in the logo. How cool would that be?

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2010, 09:41:51 AM »
HA! 

Hey--I'd even volunteer to crazy glue a swarovski crystal where the "O" is in the logo. How cool would that be?

OK! If djm promises to glue on the swarovski crystal, I'll take a coffee mug.  ;D
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2010, 12:57:06 PM »
I`d love to see a DBL calender with a photo of a beautiful piece of jewellery or a stunning loose diamond on every month. What better to cheer a person and the logo could be loud and clear on every page.
Too late for this year but something I`d love to have on my office wall for next year.
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2010, 03:13:04 PM »
I'd buy one of them!
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2010, 03:31:05 PM »
I`d love to see a DBL calender with a photo of a beautiful piece of jewellery or a stunning loose diamond on every month. What better to cheer a person and the logo could be loud and clear on every page.
Too late for this year but something I`d love to have on my office wall for next year.
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Can I just say that this is the best idea ever?
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2010, 03:36:13 PM »
YES! YES! YES!
CALENDAR! CALENDAR! CALENDAR!
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2010, 07:27:56 PM »
and...it shouldn't be too hard to execute. (Narrowing it down to only 12 photos will be the hardest part of the entire project...lol).


 

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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2010, 07:48:21 PM »
 :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:  Outstanding Idea, Annie!  I could go for that!

and if David just can't decide on 12, well, there are always a space or two at the start and/or end of the month for little ones deserving honerable mentions. >:D
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2010, 08:54:45 PM »
I think a black coffee cup is doable. I'm wondering about an item that will fit in the box, though.

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2010, 09:41:55 PM »
What do you mean by that, WM?  An item that will fit in the box?   ???

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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2010, 10:01:34 PM »
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:  Outstanding Idea, Annie!  I could go for that!

and if David just can't decide on 12, well, there are always a space or two at the start and/or end of the month for little ones deserving honerable mentions. >:D

Thanks, but the praise has to go to Lynne on this one!   ;)


What do you mean by that, WM?  An item that will fit in the box?   ???

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I'm guessing WM is thinking about something that could be added to the UPS box with a jewelry purchase, but I'm not sure.
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2010, 10:24:59 PM »
Koozie? :5160
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Re: Expanding DBL logo recognition.
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2010, 05:56:03 PM »
Annie is right. I was thinking a coffee cup would not fit in the boxes DBL uses to send. But a black koozie would.