Which pen design looks best?

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  1. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all,
    I am sending a fountain pen of mine to be customized. The pen in the upper left is the pen I am starting with. The other three panels are rough/quick Photoshop representations of designs I am considering having the pen customized with (the gentleman who does this customization has these high-quality materials available. Please tell me which you think looks best. Remember that the pen should look good with the cap on also! Goes without saying -> feel free to tell me if you think they all look terrible.
    Thanks,
    Amin

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  2. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    lower left hand corner not jarring but also interesting
     
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    In order from best to ugly:
    Bottom left
    Bottom right
    Top right
     
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    i like both on the bottom, the top right one is horrible :eek:
     
  7. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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    Bottom left, if I had to pick.

    Not really my style though I prefer a starwalker.
     
  8. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Do I lose points for stating that I like the original the best?

    Perhaps you might consider adding a light to it? I love those pens.

    Sorry not to be terribly constructive.
     
  9. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Certainly not, I wouldn't have bought the original pen if I didn't like it! I'm just a bit bored of it - as a result it hasn't seen much use lately.

    I really appreciate everyone's opinion. Most of you have confirmed what I was leaning towards, the bottom right design.
     
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  12. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    I like the original. Heh. :eek:
    I'm not one for all ornate pens.

    EDIT: Okay, okay, I also like the one with the yellow, I admit. :eek:
     
  13. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    ok ok, I honestly don't like the pens (personal preference!) but of the 4, bottom left.

    I think its because it has a grey base (which is related to blue) and doesn't add the extra color of orange to complicate it. This is a weird way of saying, simple is better, bottom left.
     
  14. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    This is spot-on. The subdued color is key.
     
  15. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the yellow pen would look cool if it was perhaps more transparent. But as they are, I would agree with the consensus, bottom left. :)
     
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    I like the original best as well. All the others look ugly. In fact, all the others make the pen look cheap.
     

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