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Companies with the best art/design/sticker game?

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by tomk, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. tomk

    tomk Member

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    I’m pretty new to this whole thing and currently my favorite kendamas are Krom. I haven’t tried a lot of other brands yet but as a graphic designer i heavily fuck with Krom’s design and art direction and the dope stickers. Would like to know if there are other companies that care about design like that, as well as your favorite companies when it comes to pure aesthetics of the branding.

    Right now i’m playing a Krom Kamo (a few weeks in) and love the shape and the LOL clear paint. Not really looking to buy a new one right now but suggestions are welcome.
     
    Feb 12, 2019
  2. Broc Stauffer

    Broc Stauffer Honed Member

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    Krom has the best stickers I think. Seeets is a close second.
     
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  3. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    Best Stickers goes to Terra by far.
     
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  4. Finn Guillemin

    Finn Guillemin n00b

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    Terra has the prettiest stickers. But coolest looking kendama is either tj kolesnik, or the special terra mods that you cant buy.
     
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  5. Qonnor

    Qonnor Slayer

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    Terra has my favorite aesthetic in the game by far. My background is in media production as well and pretty much everything about the Terra brand is so well executed in my opinion. Just have a look at their site: https://www.terrakendama.com/
     
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  6. Percussivelove

    Percussivelove n00b

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    Deal with it and Terra, hands down.
     
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  7. TerraKendama

    TerraKendama Honed Member

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    Thanks for the love in here!
    Kristin (@Lightrein on insta) is responsible for our branding and web design, I’ll let her know you guys are stoked, I’m sure she’ll appreciate it! Most of her graphic work is hand-drawn, and then later digitized.

    We have a couple new sticker styles in, I snapped a quick pic of them to post here. Bottom three in the right column are diecut vinyl.

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  8. slothymane

    slothymane Slayer

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    The 4 Round ones are just crazy nice
    loving the clean but "comicesqe" style
     
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  9. FDkendama22

    FDkendama22 Member

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    Terra! Although KUSA craft wood stickers are fire.
     
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  10. Qonnor

    Qonnor Slayer

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    These are so sick! I've always loved Terra's photography as well. Terra, GT, and DWI have always felt like the most "adult" companies who aren't courting the youngest kids with their branding as much.
     
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  11. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    The wooden Craft stickers are so rad! Thats the truth
     
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  12. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    Still loving small stickers the most. Alternate seals are dope
     
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  13. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    These are my favorite stickers from my ‘collection’ (hoarding problem).
     

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  14. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    where is the one on the left from?
     
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  15. Sam Strohmyer

    Sam Strohmyer Slayer

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    Those motion activated ones I got from someone in a DS trade, lol I want to put them on things that clearly aren’t voice/motion activated and film people trying to get them to work

    Or did you mean that COTK sticker, not sure where I got that one but children of the ken has pretty dope branding, I wish they’d put out some shirts or something <3
     
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  16. Qonnor

    Qonnor Slayer

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    off topic but I'm pretty cure COTK is rip. :(
     
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  17. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha, I like the motion activated trolling, but I meant the small one next to the destroy all damas. Hadn't seen those before
     
    Feb 18, 2019
  18. Con man

    Con man Member

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    So fire got my first craft in and wtf I love this flex btw
     

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  19. KeeganS

    KeeganS DS Legend

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    Sol Kendamas, hands down ☀️

     
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  20. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    Well, isn't COTK just Stodd, June, Caleb, and Wyatt as a local team, or were they a legit organization? Sure, they all have their own sponsorships now but as long as they don't fall out or anything, COTK is still alive.
     
    Mar 16, 2019