Marty McGuirk has a nice blog documenting the large HO scale layout he is building. This past week I have been helping him with a new design for his header graphic. Here are a couple designs.
The first design used a B&W image that I lifted from his blog and a clip art CV logo off the web. I colorized the image and applied a Photoshop poster edge filter to it. While it showed some design promise, Marty said the CV logo was incorrect and the the image was probably too tall. He was also concerned that the milk car was too dominant, the hand rails on the gondola were cast-on and not separate add-ons (Marty is a freight car fanatic in case you don't know.) Try again. These pro bono clients can be so demanding!
The next design is the same width but much shorter. He sent me a color image with a steam engine to use. I added smoke, steam and a new sky. I applied the same filter as above. The logo is correct as I drew the it directly from official CV documents.
Stop by Marty's blog and tell him if you like these.