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Old 21 May 2013, 17:59   #121
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Yes - that sort of thing, that's quite cool. I think I had the notion that the actual triangle could be fashioned from a "graphic" killcord. That would leave space for big font "Kill Cord". I'd consider looping one end of the cord over part of the text, maybe the "d" - like it was being worn.
"Kill cord" Clip to cord through the D then form the triangle and use a smarter font for kill cord. A brand or range with D rings to clip them to for existing sailing companies? Who knows.

I like it. A brand though definitely.

I see this as educating and raising awareness to those that would listen/ask what it is. Not to scare idiots who would ignore everything.
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Is that with reference to mine? If yes I can get to work. Give me an idea of what you think smarter fonts are.
Triangle from coil no problem.
Is this the base you want to start from? ( not for everything, just for this idea )
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Old 21 May 2013, 18:16   #123
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Not to scare idiots who would ignore everything.
Why not? They are the biggest, most visible problem.


Branding is all very well, but it doesn't spread a message unless the target understands the brand image.

While I'm quite happy to explain to someone who asks, people 'don't like to ask' or think it doesnt apply to them.


I like Mr P's triangle image as a brand logo on the left breast.

Something else is needed for the back though, where it's visible and unobstructed as you walk down the street and is mostly unobstructed by a lifejacket if you're just wearing a t-shirt on the water
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Not 100% sure about the Cobra connoitations though.
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Old 22 May 2013, 11:27   #125
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Not 100% sure about the Cobra connoitations though.
I quite like the Cobra style. Hints at ignore at your peril!
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I quite like the Cobra style. Hints at ignore at your peril!
I do too, I was just wondering if someone might make the wrong connection/get the wrong idea.
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Let's keep in plain and obvious in a warning sign style. Snakes and stuff just confuse the issue.
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Personally not sure on the Cobra idea. It has made me sit up and think. New kill cord has been fitted to our Cobra this week. So very sad for all involved. Lets hope some good comes out of this tragedy. I for one will be happy to support any ideas that are put forward. Ribnet cruise on Sunday round IOW. I for one will take a moment to remember a fellow RIB skipper and his family that paid the ultimate price whether he was at fault or not.
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Kill cord not Kids
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Re the cobra thing, initially meant to represent coiled cord. Then the clip/head thing kicked in. Finally, let's not forget what bow this whole thing started...... no harm with that, even a little respect methinks.
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