> Chuck Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
While some on the list
> would call this pretty superficial, I would have to disagree,
> as the decals are just a reflection of the lengths to which
> a builder is willing to go to get the details right. In fact for me
> it becomes pretty easy to judge the level of maturity of
> the builder's taste, by the paint schemes and decal design."
Chuck is right. The real trick is when the graphic design is so right for the particular frame - when it is a true reflection of the builder / brand. Examples: Rivendell head badge - it is perfect, yes? What other bike could wear it? RS logo - the perfect symmetry thing, just like the frames. BTW, a real evolution when comparing the older bikes graphics IMHO. DeRosa - with the heart in the "O". Italian romance at its best. Perfection gone awry of late, proving Chucks point... The "Seven" headbadge - absolute precision. I really like the graphics "package" on a Weigle too. Sort of genteel? Many others exist, but you get the idea. Oh yeah, the "Spectrum" logo is swell too. Good goods. Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)