THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:43 pm

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:41 pm

All right. Thanksgiving is over. *Now* I can play Christmas music...but probably not at work. :shock:

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:17 pm

Time to get started actually doing something to get ready...

Here are three designs for the signs that will be out front (same size as the Booby Bar's):

Started out with something funky on top and formal on the bottom
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Then tried the same font as I used for the BB, top and bottom
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But the W is too distracting, so tried this
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And I kinda like it.The letters will have a double row of lights (again, like the BB's) but in the last one would have a single row on each of the 'stripes'.

Oh yeah, I guess I should add a pic of the sign I'm talking about, in case you've never seen it...
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So... What do y'all think?

Yes, all y'all... :lol:
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:10 am

It's magnificent, darling!!!
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:01 am

Thank you, darling! :D

Over on the FB version of the Embassy there are some that like the middle version even with the XL 'W'. So here is one more to check out:

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The W reduced and the letters in Embassy enlarged (except for the Y) so that both words are straight across on top.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:25 am

Ugh, that's boring.

This isn't...

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby AntiM » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:59 pm

Dammit, I just spent an hour with Sherry.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:32 pm

The big "w" is horrid, to be honest. Throws the balance of the sign & makes you try to figure out the "inside joke" of why it's bigger (like the "o"'s of the Booby Bar sign). Useless distraction.

This is my favorite of the ones shown:

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edit: I know why the "o"'s in Booby Bar were bigger- I meant to say the "w" isn't serving a similar function here.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nipple » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:40 pm

Ugh, yea. The W does NOT fit the rest of that type face. You can't kern anything into it. I'd turn an M over and use that.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Eric » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:58 pm

Nipple wrote:Ugh, yea. The W does NOT fit the rest of that type face. You can't kern anything into it. I'd turn an M over and use that.


Even on the option I like I can't stand the gap between the bases of the S, W and I. Kerning definitely won't fix anything, though you might be able to round it out with photoshop or an image editor- a rounder base on it would still work with the other letters (however, it would make the "w" really heavily weighted and still overpowering. Wheee.).
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nipple » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:21 pm

Eric wrote:
Nipple wrote:Ugh, yea. The W does NOT fit the rest of that type face. You can't kern anything into it. I'd turn an M over and use that.


Even on the option I like I can't stand the gap between the bases of the S, W and I. Kerning definitely won't fix anything, though you might be able to round it out with photoshop or an image editor- a rounder base on it would still work with the other letters (however, it would make the "w" really heavily weighted and still overpowering. Wheee.).


The one with the 80's ish louvered letters? Maybe turn it into outlines and make it so the upper corners are no wider than the H, while at the same time making the stems REALLY shallow.

(This is making me wistful of my days with fontographer and making typefaces...)
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nick Collide » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:24 pm

I think they make the top part of the W big to offset the white space along the sides - especially lower down - so that it has the same "weight" as the other letters (like the H). But I'm certainly not an expert on font styles - I just tend to look for the heavier ones because of the lights I want to put around them. I found a lot of really nice fonts but thought that they would be too hard to read from a distance...

Thanks for the input guys! I hope you'll stop by and spend some time with us next fall. :D
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:22 pm

AntiM wrote:Dammit, I just spent an hour with Sherry.


LOL - It's so not hard to do, sugar! :D I suppose it helps if you have seen the videos she is doing the parody of, like this one - her take on Lady Gaga's Alejandro



I have to introduce you to another couple of my favorite queens later this week...just as soon as I can find them again. :lol:
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby jkisha » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:39 am

Me likey.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby AntiM » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:58 am

Bravo!

And yes, I am up on my Lady Gaga. Swoon.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:44 pm

Damn...where did the week go? :shock: Anyway, little Miss NSFW is back with another video...

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:53 pm

Who's got a *totally inappropriate* jones going? :shock:

A little something for the one-eyed one...

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:04 am

And in the interest of equal representation:

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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:12 am

Oh - and a Lady Gaga song for my girl AntiM...

Really, it's Lady Gaga!



Have a hot weekend. :D Play nice...
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby AntiM » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:40 am

Yay, three way!
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby nilasnake » Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:01 pm

boo, i can't see any of these while i'm at work. looks like you have some momentum going, nicole.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:50 am

Trying to anyway... :D

Maybe get some subliminal messages embedded before the hibernation starts - so people wake up next spring wanting to be fab-u-lous... :lol:
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:28 pm

Where the hell are all my Divas?

Seriously, I'm doing what I can to hold up my end of the spectrum here but we need that wide, interactive bottom to make *everyone* feel welcome and wanted. C'mon ladies, dressing to kill in sexy high-fashion and over-the-top makeup isn't just a guy thing anymore, is it? Take a chance! Expand your horizons!

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Represent, beeoches! This ain't no one-trick donkey yanno... :lol: :shock: :lol:
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby knowmad » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:20 pm

Nicole Hyde wrote:Where the hell are all my Divas?

Seriously, I'm doing what I can to hold up my end of the spectrum here but we need that wide, interactive bottom to make *everyone* feel welcome and wanted. C'mon ladies, dressing to kill in sexy high-fashion and over-the-top makeup isn't just a guy thing anymore, is it? Take a chance! Expand your horizons!

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Represent, beeoches! This ain't no one-trick donkey yanno... :lol: :shock: :lol:


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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby unjonharley » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:30 pm

knowmad wrote:
Nicole Hyde wrote:Where the hell are all my Divas?

Seriously, I'm doing what I can to hold up my end of the spectrum here but we need that wide, interactive bottom to make *everyone* feel welcome and wanted. C'mon ladies, dressing to kill in sexy high-fashion and over-the-top makeup isn't just a guy thing anymore, is it? Take a chance! Expand your horizons!

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Represent, beeoches! This ain't no one-trick donkey yanno... :lol: :shock: :lol:


would totaly cat claw that chick in the rainbow dress.... for the rainbow dress!


It would take a mighty rice sack for you to fill in the top of that dress
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby knowmad » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:58 pm

unjonharley wrote:
knowmad wrote:
Nicole Hyde wrote:Where the hell are all my Divas?

Seriously, I'm doing what I can to hold up my end of the spectrum here but we need that wide, interactive bottom to make *everyone* feel welcome and wanted. C'mon ladies, dressing to kill in sexy high-fashion and over-the-top makeup isn't just a guy thing anymore, is it? Take a chance! Expand your horizons!

Image

Represent, beeoches! This ain't no one-trick donkey yanno... :lol: :shock: :lol:


would totaly cat claw that chick in the rainbow dress.... for the rainbow dress!


It would take a mighty rice sack for you to fill in the top of that dress


easy peasy! Gona find me a sugar daddy who wants tits on me.
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby unjonharley » Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:16 pm

knowmad wrote:

easy peasy! Gona find me a sugar daddy who wants tits on me.


I belong to the itty bitty titty fan club..
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby EspressoDude » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:58 pm

every one of them looks like a hole lot of trouble and danger!!
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby Nicole Hyde » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:08 am

knowmad wrote:
Nicole Hyde wrote:Where the hell are all my Divas?

Seriously, I'm doing what I can to hold up my end of the spectrum here but we need that wide, interactive bottom to make *everyone* feel welcome and wanted. C'mon ladies, dressing to kill in sexy high-fashion and over-the-top makeup isn't just a guy thing anymore, is it? Take a chance! Expand your horizons!

Image

Represent, beeoches! This ain't no one-trick donkey yanno... :lol: :shock: :lol:


would totaly cat claw that chick in the rainbow dress.... for the rainbow dress!


I'm feelin' ya, sugar - but if I could pull it off I would all over the one on that tall girl on the end... Oh yeah. :D

And if your booby-lovin' sugar daddy turns out to have a brother, send him my way. Nothing worse than rock-hard rice bags coming between me and a good hug...

And I would say two or three holes of trouble and danger, Edude...
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Re: THE SWISH EMBASSY - Divas, Drag Queens, and the Damned

Postby knowmad » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:48 am

Nicole Hyde wrote:
knowmad wrote:
Nicole Hyde wrote:Where the hell are all my Divas?

Seriously, I'm doing what I can to hold up my end of the spectrum here but we need that wide, interactive bottom to make *everyone* feel welcome and wanted. C'mon ladies, dressing to kill in sexy high-fashion and over-the-top makeup isn't just a guy thing anymore, is it? Take a chance! Expand your horizons!

Image

Represent, beeoches! This ain't no one-trick donkey yanno... :lol: :shock: :lol:


would totaly cat claw that chick in the rainbow dress.... for the rainbow dress!


I'm feelin' ya, sugar - but if I could pull it off I would all over the one on that tall girl on the end... Oh yeah. :D

And if your booby-lovin' sugar daddy turns out to have a brother, send him my way. Nothing worse than rock-hard rice bags coming between me and a good hug...

And I would say two or three holes of trouble and danger, Edude...



hha!
and here you are trying to get us to be more open and accepting and bla-bla-
and I talking about clawing a bitch for her dress!!!lol!!!
totally misunderstood your meaning of dressing to kill.... whhhaha.
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