Top 5 Branding Pet Peeves

So sometimes I’m a little crazy when it comes to branding standards. If you do not know what that is, just think of it as the rule book of your branded self image. There are some things that just frustrate me to death!! So now it’s time to confess:

  • Squished logos-If the logo looks like a truck ran over it then something is wrong, can’t you tell?!

  • Logo Colors-So changing the logo to gold doesn’t make it look classy, don’t change the original colors.

  • Embossed-The 80’s called, don’t do it.

  • Too Detailed-Too much detail in a logo can kill it instantly making it very forgettable.

  •  Inappropriate-Do get your mind out of the gutter.

Keep away from these downfalls and I think you will have a great brand worthy of showing off.


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  • ibjammin44

    Hey I am bored today and just wanted to see who considers themselves a fashionista? Give your qualifications and what type of style you wear, what brands you like, your age, etc.

    July 2, 2013 Reply
  • clntvrrt


    August 9, 2013 Reply
  • Brian

    Hi my name is Peter. I live in Victoria B.C. 23 Y/O. There are a couple woodsball fields 20 mins away from me which I just started going to recently. There is a brand new proper 7 vs 7 speed ball field in Nanaimo B.C where I’m from and am their at least 1 weekend a month. I’m asking for advice on if I should keep my old gun or upgrade to a new setup and if so which setup would you recommend for 750-800$ Mask/hopper/gun/barrel/maybe new tank.

    I have my set up still thats been collecting dust for 4 years.Its a 2004 Indian Creek Bushmaster with gladiator regulator, long shot barrel 12”(not sure of the caliber), broken Halo hopper and a 48/3000 HPA tank.

    The gun had a leak but after lubing it and replacing O rings it was fine. It shot ok but I remember it being better; although cuz of my broken hopper I had to us a rental gravity fed hopper. Im going to try in the near future to join a speedball team. Off course it would be just a intermediate team.

    My questions:

    1) With good maintenance and a good hopper is my gun/set up good enough or is it now a relic?

    2) Is a 1200$ gun that much better then a 500$ gun? OR is it like everything else in the world where some brands charge allot more just for their name. E.G a Dye DM12 for 1200$ over a Proto Rail Reflex 2012 for 500$ on ebay.

    3) I for sure need a hopper. I’m thinking the halo too; they are apparently hard to clean tho. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

    4) Thinking about getting a carbon fiber 68/4500 tank, but not sure if its needed.

    5) As for a the barrel, I figure if im paying 400-500$ on a gun that the stock barrel should be world class, although this is not always the case. I could probably use a upgrade on my long shot 12” tho if my bushmasters holds up. Suggestions on good barrels would be great!

    6) Last but not least a mask is needed. My mask fogs up allot now and thats my biggest pet peeve. This is the last item I want to cheap out on. Best mask for for breathing, visibility and anti-fog. Dye masks look the best I think but have always been very expensive.

    Its allot to ask for but Iv been out of the game for a long time and many things have changed. I’m in serious need of advice. I will post some guns that I was thinking of getting below. If you can, please post something below about my above questions or your thoughts on the guns below.

    Thanks allot!

    Proto Reflex Rail 2012 – 400-500$ NEW
    Empire Invert Mini 2012- 325$ NEW
    Empire Axe 2012 – 500$ NEW
    Planet Eclipse Etha 2012- 400$ NEW
    Planet Eclipse Etek4 2012 -500$ NEW
    I also started this topic on a paintball forum. Check it out.

    September 1, 2013 Reply
  • SKATEskum

    1. Graphic T’s with skinny jeans and Converse. …So generic and overused. Come up with something new already!

    2. Muffin tops (AKA pants so tight that the skin (and fat, I suppose) hangs over the top of your pants.)

    3. Whale tails. I haaaate it when underwear peaks over the tops of of pants, especially thongs. I lovvve my thong underwear, but it never is visible for the world to see.

    4. VPLs in general. …Ew.

    5. Denim mini-skirts in general. Very few people can pull of a miniskirt look. Most of them just have weird-looking knees and look a little off in them.

    6. Knock-off anything. I haaaate the Payless version of Converse or Vans, or the knock-off bags like Coach or Chanel or D&G. I have a Coach bag and I worked hard to buy it, so I don’t want people thinking it’s fake!

    7. Tube tops. You have to have a really defined collar bone to pull that look off or else you just look puffy and/or fat. Simple as that.

    8. Running shoes worn anywhere besides athletic areas.

    9. A skimpy cami with short shorts. Or anything low cut and short at the same time. Showing some skin is hot, but baring it all is in no way cute.

    10. This is a HUGE one: Wearing A&F, AE, or HCO just for the label. I hateee it when you’ve bought a shirt that says HOLLISTER CALIFORNIA all over it and that’s all. It’s not cute, it’s just showing the brand you bought off. I wear a tonnnn of AE, but NONE of it has the name on it. Just the cute little eagle. :]

    11. Aeropostale in general. I don’t know why, but I hate that brand with a passion. It’s not a “cool” label, it’s just cheap 7th-grader style. Blahhhhhh.

    So there’s my biggest fashion pet peeves? And now, dear readers, what are yours? And do you agree with me or not?

    I’m a pretty fashionable person, but I definitely have my opinions on certain things. So if any of my pet peeves can be related to you, don’t take it personally. I’m typing what I’ve noticed in general, and what I dislike about it. :]
    First of all, I seriously doubt that the girl who dissed my Coach bag has anything more expensive then that. I bought it myself– and it was expensive. Coach is quality and very cute. I’d buy it over something Prada any day.

    Second, to the “senior in high school”, I’m in college, love. If you’re going to throw your grade around, I’ll throw mine around, and I win. And yes, Aeropostale IS a middle school brand. If you think otherwise, you have another think coming. It’s cheap, trashy, and not even cute. If you wear Aero, you are in no way stylish. You just follow the crowds, because very few things come out of Aeropostale that are uniquely cute. And then everyone else has them.

    But seriously love. Do you really want to be seen wearing the same shirt as a 7th grade cliche? I don’t know about you, but I know that I definitely don’t. End of rant.

    September 2, 2013 Reply
  • Lachlan

    I’m African american with really thick hair. Please help!!!

    September 2, 2013 Reply
  • Goe122

    A little respect is thrown in to those who influenced the genre, and the originators etc., but I haven’t included any albums that aren’t at all my thing, regardless of how original they were, how much influence they had etc. The order may be a little out of whack, and I may have left some out, but I’d like to hear what you’ve got to say, and I did take a long time making this list.

    Without further ado, here is my list. I hope you like it.

    1. Nas – Illmatic
    2. The Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    3. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    4. Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full
    5. The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die
    6. A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
    7. 2Pac – Me Against the World
    8. OutKast – Aquemini
    9. Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
    10. Main Source – Breaking Atoms
    11. Ultramagnetic MCs – Critical Beatdown
    12. Prince Paul – A Prince Among Thieves
    13. A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
    14. Big Daddy Kane – Long Live the Kane
    15. 2Pac – The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
    16. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    17. Scarface – The Diary
    18. Dead Prez – Let’s Get Fre
    19. The Fugees – The Score
    20. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
    21. Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
    22. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – Mecca and the Soul Brother
    23. Black Star – Most Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star
    24. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
    25. GZA – Liquid Swords
    26. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Road to Riches
    27. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    28. Redman – Whut? Thee Album
    29. GangStarr – Step in the Arena
    30. Organized Konfusion – Stress: The Extinction Agenda
    31. The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death
    32. Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
    33. Common – Resurrection
    34. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
    35. De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
    36. Pharoahe Monch – Internal Affairs
    37. The Roots – Iladelph Halflife
    38. Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
    39. Scarface – The Fix
    40. The Roots – Do You Want More?!?!
    41. OutKast – ATLiens
    42. Big Pun – Capital Punishment
    43. Brand Nubian – One For All
    44. D.O.C. – No One Can Do It Better
    45. Nas – It Was Written
    46. Kool Keith – Dr Octagonecologyst
    47. The Coup – Genocide and Juice
    48. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    49. Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow
    50. LL Cool J – Radio
    @Trylemma: That it is.
    @B-Roy: I thought it was a great album personally.
    @Jorge: The f*ck? I don’t even know how to answer that, other than ‘No.’

    And about the Pac albums: Fair enough, that’s your opinion.

    @Edwin: Thanks.
    @Fear K-Dot: I know you’re feeling a bit depressed about that kind of thing, but man it doesn’t matter at all. You’re a really nice guy, and everyone here appreciates you being on the site.
    @Z Dub: I understand what you’re saying about some of the classic albums, but what do you mean by:

    “I’d rather see you do a top 50 favorite albums list.”

    That’s basically what this is, isn’t it?
    @Z Dub: Ah I see what you mean. It’s sort of a weird mix. I mean, if I were to go with the ‘best’ all out, the list would probably change. But if it were to be completely subjective, I’d have stuff like Funcrusher Plus etc., and maybe even stuff I personally vibe to like Random Axe.

    Maybe I’ll do a list more like that next time. But this is what it is. I like listening to lots of these albums, but as you said, there’s a bit of a difference there.

    You should do a list like the one you described, just albums you love the most. I’d be interested.

    Thanks for responding Dubstep.
    Oh yeah…

    @Trylemma: Any thoughts on the list, other than being very sure that it is indeed my list?
    Those are all great albums, I wouldn’t have the Skeletah one that high, but you were bang on when you said it’s about personal experiences/emotional ties etc. For example, that record I was talking about before, Random Axe (get it if you haven’t already, it’s Guilty Simpson and Sean Price rip it up over Black Milk beats, Milk himself has some very nice verses, and it has good guest appearances too) was all I had to listen to a little while ago over a space of two weeks, as I’d gone on a beach holiday and forgot my iPod, and accidentally packed that album for some ridiculous reason. Anyway, I must’ve listened to it ten times or something, and now I know practically every lyric to every song lol, so I’ll always like it.
    @Z Dub: I- You- You monster! Crushing my dreams!

    And lmao @Give me BA. I probably will, but I’ve never straight up asked for a BA lol.


    September 2, 2013 Reply

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