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Q: pumpkin logo ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: pumpkin logo
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: 1121165541123111-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 23 Jul 2006 19:47 PDT
Expires: 22 Aug 2006 19:47 PDT
Question ID: 748884
I am creating a custom wax stamp for a client. (must be cool looking
but also timeless) The client deals with pumpkins so they want the wax
stamp to relate to pumpkins or harvesting in some manner. Just a plain
pumpkin on the stamp may be to plain. My first suggestion was (which I
do not have the answer too)is there a device/knife that a farmer uses
to cut the pumpkin stalk? name and image if possible. any other
suggestions with images would be appreciated.
Subject: Re: pumpkin logo
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 23 Jul 2006 20:33 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello 1121165541123111,

    Pumpkins can be cut from the vine easily, with pruning shears or a
sharp knife, as the vine has already begun to dry up at harvest time.
So, it appears there is no special pumpkin knife.

?Cut pumpkins from the vines carefully, using pruning shears or a
sharp knife and leave 3 to 4 inches of stem attached. Snapping the
stems from the vines results in many broken or missing "handles."
Pumpkins without stems usually do not keep well. Wear gloves when
harvesting fruit because many varieties have sharp prickles on their

?The body of the gourd may still be green, but the dried stem means
that the gourd is not receiving any more nutrients from the vine, is
in the process of being 'hardened off', and may be harvested if you
just feel the need to do so. To harvest, simply 'cut' the stem very
close to the vine away from the gourd using a sharp knife or trimming
shears. Don't just twist it off. Leave as much of the stem on the
gourd as possible.?

Here are images of pruning shears:

Try looking at the images here to get ideas:

There are plenty of logo sites that display examples to give you ideas:

This site will allow you to create your own site online:

Since we don?t know what business you are designing for, you?ll have
to get creative. For example, if it is a bakery/food business, put a
pumpkin face inside a pie pan outline. If it were Pumpkin Jewelry,
make a diamond shaped pumpkin, on a ring, etc.  Have a bird sitting on
a pumpkin, or a flower, such as a daisy, with a carved pumpkin face as
the center.  A bird house in the shape of a pumpkin, or a paper lunch
bag, adorned with a pumpkin. How about a sun-pumpkin, with the sun?s
rays around the pumpkin face? Think of replacing regular items that
are connected to the business with a pumpkin, or vines, etc.  How
about a stylish pumpkin with vines and leaves all around, or a
stylized pair of pruning shears superimposed on a pumpkin? What about
nice basket full of pumpkins, or a simple wagon full of pumpkins -
these symbolize harvesting. Perhaps a barn with pumpkins stacked out
front? Perhaps the first initial of the company name "engraved" onto a
basket of pumpkins would work.

I hope this answer has helped you get creative! Good luck!

Please ask for a Clarification Request, and allow me to respond,
before you rate, if any part of my answer is unclear.

Regards, Crabcakes

Search Terms
Pumpkin logos
Growing harvesting pumpkins

Request for Answer Clarification by 1121165541123111-ga on 24 Jul 2006 11:31 PDT
Thank you for answering the stalk tool portion of the question. here
is additional information for the wax stamp. The stamp will be about
1" diameter and placed on a glass bottle for a pumpkin spiced beverage
such as beer.

Clarification of Answer by crabcakes-ga on 24 Jul 2006 12:04 PDT
Thank you for the clarification.

OK, I am not the most creative person in the world, which is why I
pointed you to logo sites and pumpkin images for ideas. Another idea
might be to a pumpkin alongside a bottle, shaped exactly as the
bottles in which the beverage is contained.

A pumkin shaped glass? A pumpkin with cinnamon sticks, nutmeg pods
along side it? INcorporate a pumpkin into the text of the name, such
as using a pumpkin for an "O" in the name like O'Leary's, using the
pumpkin as the "O" or another letter?. The first initial, sitting off
to the side of a pumpkin and a vine? The outline of the state, with a
pumpkin inside? If the brand name is short, have it carved into the
pumpkin, as a smile. A pumpkin, with a conversation bubble saying the
name of the brand?

Please look through some of the logos sites I posted and let your
imagination run wild! This is a trial and error process. You may draw
dozens, before one "hits" you as just right! When it's right, you'll
know it!

Good luck!
Regards, Crabcakes

Request for Answer Clarification by 1121165541123111-ga on 25 Jul 2006 09:49 PDT
One more question would you think pruning shears were available in the 1800's

Clarification of Answer by crabcakes-ga on 25 Jul 2006 11:20 PDT
Apparently shears were invented in 1815. In the US, I would guess some
sort of sickle was used in the 1800's.

"The first pruning shears were developed by a former minister to Louis
XVI who was exiled during the turmoil of the French revolution. He
used his forced leisure time invent the first garden shears or pruning
shears. They made their first appearance in France on the occasion of
a presentation to the Royal Society of agriculture in 1815. Today, of
course, hundreds of different designs are available."


Sincerely, Crabcakes
1121165541123111-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
I suppose some of my questions were unanswerable

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