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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009 06:01:18 AM »

I definitely got the faces, looking at the thumb my fiance asked if it was Ringo Starr though. I think they're adorable without faces, I fear they'd make the bag too busy looking. Maybe only on the pink face?

I also like the hand-done look of the words, and them being there. If the letters were all exactly perfect and alike, they'd be...not standing out and unique?

I'd buy it exactly as is.
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2009 06:48:53 AM »

I love it I got that they were faces/heads. Not necesarily dolls, but faces.  I agree with giving the pink one a face.  I'm either way on the message.    I agree with making the website addy less obtrusive, yet still noticable enough... you  might need to do a few tests on paper to find out how big/small your font propotions should be.  No point in "wasting" a good bag (and it wouldn't really be wasting, as such as you want to make alot of them, corect?.  And if there were alot then you would want each one  to be unique as well, to go along with your stand out message)

ANyway I dig it, its cute!
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2009 08:40:54 AM »

i really like the dolls without faces! maybe if just the pink one had a face though.
i also like the way stand out looks how it is, but i was thinking your logo might look better on the reverse side of the tote. i feel like it interferes a bit with the design, but if you had the logo with a doll face next to it or under it it would tie it in well without interfering and still be noticeable enough to get people to check out your website.

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2009 03:04:28 PM »

I think the dolls would look better with faces, the fact that it says "Dolly Mix" is enough for me to get that they're dolls, but from the thumbnail I thought they were mushrooms.
I think it'd reinforce the "stand out" if you put plain, non-emotional faces on all the black ones like: '_'   
Then on the pink one have a happy face such as: ^_^ (except with the mouth more smiley and maybe open)
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2009 04:51:15 PM »

I really like it just as it is without the faces! Looks like doll heads to me, esp with dollymixx.com under them.
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2009 06:10:43 PM »

i like it as it is i think it is perfect .. maybe just the black bow on the pink doll , i think the hand painted words are great i love it as it is =]
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2009 07:27:12 PM »

I love the general idea. I think pin dot eyes on all of them plus a black bow on the pink one would look great. I could go either way on the words, but if you keep them, I would consider making STAND OUT bolder/thicker. Also, I would make the url shorter and squatty - but keeping each line the same width as the dolls.
All in all, nice job.
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2009 09:23:28 PM »

The dolls need at least eye dots, and maybe a tiny little mouth line. The pink one could also have tiny little eyelashes and blush spots like the doll on your webpage, unless it just looks too busy to stand out.


Keep the 'stand out' as it is.

For the url, make a stamp that is the same font as in your banner on your site. Maybe make it pink, and outline it in black, as your logo is white outlined in pink. Also, move it away from 'stand out' a bit. You could even run it up one side.
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009 07:32:10 AM »

Thank you so mcuh for you ideas everyone, I am definately taking them all on board. So far I have added a face to the pink doll, which I feel works well.



Will def post pics of the finished items when I make the final decision. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009 09:31:12 AM »

I like it alot! The addition of 1 face adds to the concept of standing out in a sea of drones! Keep posting.
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