Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Logo Design!

Well here it is..........after much toil, Katie "All-Star" Walker out of Louisville, KY got this design finished for me. She was SO patient with me through this process!!! I am very thankful and blessed to have had her as my graphic artist.....she really is an awsome talent! I am very, very happy with the design, its very exciting! this particular color scheme is what will be on the sign on the road and over the door. I really like the mustard-yellow background but really chose this color combo because of the visibility from the road. It should bring attention to itself. There will be other color combo's for the t-shirts, caps etc.. Will start work this week inside the joint. I will mainly be doing some demo work in there on a partition wall and some other minor stuff. If I can get all that done in time for the contractor to get in there and do what he's going to do that will be great! I am hoping the guy can make time for me week after next. Will be picking the cooker up on the 11th so ive got to get the exterior done by then at least! Had a great time today at the beer festival......ill post about that with a pic later on. I've been fretting about this design for a month so please feel free to post your opinions about the logo, especially the good ones!


NEM said...

That looks freakin good

Ward Boone said...

Big P!!!!!! Can't wait til' I can have your BBQ anytime I want it!!!!
The LOGO looks awesome! Looking' forward to being there every weekend...piggin'...pickin'...partyin'...

See ya Hoss,

Anonymous said...

awesome....cant wait to get the tshirt.

Given all the babies in your extended 'family' have you thought about onesies (sp?) maybe with a slogan clever tag line like Jim & Nicks 'you can smell our butts for miles'.....

King Drew of the Appalachains said...

hey anonymous,

how bout "Martin's BBQ, so good it will make you stab midget in the leg?"

Anonymous said...

sign looks good, very professional but not pretentious, if ya know waht I mean

Jaymes said...

Your name is great...Martin's Dixieland BBQ. Much better and more memorable than just Martin's.

I only heard 'Dixieland BBQ' one time, and I remembered it. Didn't even have to think about it.

Martin's BBQ, I keep having to look up.

Dixieland is a much better name, and would great on the sign and would be easy to design a logo around.

So there's your logo? Where's 'Dixieland'?

Pat Martin said...

"Dixieland" may have to be scratched because the limitations put upon me by the city (codes) on the size of the sign, which dictates the font size and visibility of the sign itself. the max size of the sign they will allow me to have for a commercial business is so small its stupid! For the letters to be large and visible from the road we decided to drop "dixieland" and insert "martins" instead. i agree that "dixieland bar-b-que" and/or "martins dixieland bar-b-que" sounds better but this is the hand i've been dealt and i'm playing it. i DO plan on having dixieland on everything else (t-shirts, caps, etc..) just not the sign on the road.....too many letters to fit in a small space.

What is this Blog???

You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
I learned this craft almost 20 years ago cooking whole hogs on brick & cinder block pits at a couple of little BBQ Joints in Henderson, TN. I learned from old, lifelong career Pit-Masters, working with them as an apprentice during school off and on for four years. Over the course of that time I learned the old, time-honored craft of REAL pit barbecue. At Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint I am trying as hard as I can everyday to bring that time-honored authenticity to my customers.
As you read you'll see I've made some stupid decisions, and I've made some good decisions. If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, especially a BBQ Joint, read this blog! Maybe some of this info can be of use to you. At the very least you will be entertained because I pull no punches.
Now listen, this is my blog to not only help with information but my blog to freely rant about my day to day experiences. There is no real "bad language" on this blog but there might be some things said that are very "tongue in cheek". If you are easily offended and/or cant see the satire in my posts then please just leave the blog. It will save both of us the annoyance of each other. For those of you who do like satire and are looking for good information about this experience, then by all means enjoy!