Thursday, March 13, 2008

moolah

While buying up inventory for the shop I've been both amazed and thankful at the number of deals I've been able to make. People have been way more than fair when it comes to wholesale pricing and I've been able to buy a lot more than I ever thought I could with the start-up money I have. I know I've made purchases from people who read this blog, so let me just take this second to thank you all for making this whole experience an extremely pleasant one. You're all lovely, really.

Now comes the serious spending. As part of my lease agreement, I am required to work with a specific sign company and have them build me a specific sign based on the other signs being used by the businesses in the building I'm moving into. The landlord wants everything to be uniform outside of the building and I understand that. So, I contacted the company a few days ago and talked with them in great detail about what I'm looking for and what colors I want to go with (black and white, please). They are very sweet and helpful people, and now I know why. They make a LOT of money. It's going to cost me a whopping $762.05 to have the sign made and installed (with a permit from the city, mind you) the right way. Ouch. I'm going through with it, of course. I'm not going to argue about another thing before this shop opens. I'm so excited about it and I want this to be a positive experience.

Wanna see the logo? My wonderful husband designed it for me (he remembered my extreme fascination with spirals) and I chose the font.

Here's the basic logo for advertising, business cards, mailers, etc.:



And here's the sign:


I chose the larger font for the sign because it'll be hung waaaaay up high on the building and the little font wouldn't be legible from way down on the sidewalk, especially to shorties like me.

What do you think?

13 comments:

Persimmons Gal said...

I love it! Wait until the day it goes up it is so exciting!

Caroline said...

Great logo! Very descriptive. I also love that font.

Kate said...

Thanks, Ladies! I have a bit of a headache over the permits but we'll see.

Banana-head Pancake said...

it looks great! I think the larger font is wise, especially if people are driving by or walking and don't have time to stop, they'll get remember the name more easily.

How exciting! Well, not the $700+ part, but you know what I mean!

Kate said...

Definitely! And I'm starting not to mind the $700 part. I mean, it sucks but I figured something like this would happen eventually. Oh well!

Murray said...

Super exciting, I love it! $700 is a lot, but it'll be sooo worth it. I may have to plan a trip just to pop in!

letitiah said...

i love it! so cute. at least your 700 bucks is getting you a good sign!

Kate said...

You guys are great! And Murray, it would be so cool to meet you in person. If you're ever in this neck of the woods, stop in.

Kimberly Monaco said...

How exciting! ...and VERY cool logo.. YAY!

Kimberly Monaco said...

How exciting! ...and VERY cool logo.. YAY!

Jaimee McClellan said...

I love it - Simple, yet, effective and Oh So Cute! Good luck with the biz!

sewserious said...

The sign looks fantastic, and I love the logo. You must be soo geeked. :) If only I lived a bit closer...

Valerie said...

That is a darling sign.