Carpe Ventum – Vinyl Boat Lettering – Baltimore

Carpe Ventum Boat Name

In this vinyl boat lettering case study, we explore various positions around the coving stripe.  Traditionally, many sailboat boat names are placed inline, not above or below this stripe.

Each of these graphics is tastefully placed and scaled to work with that line and the overall look of the boat from, say, 50 ft. away.  When designing boat lettering, that’s important – readability.  I think it’s a tough call, they all look great, but I’m biased.  If I had to choose, and I think I am right now…I’m going with the bird for my next sailboat.  I took that with my Nikon one hot summer day on a fuel dock in the South Puget Sound, remember it well.

kärpā ˈventUm/
exclamation and a great name for a sailboat!  Seize the Wind!
Vinyl boat lettering for Carpe Ventum #1
Blue bevel letter face, silver outline and heron Vinyl boat lettering for Carpe Ventum
A play on the popular “Carpe Diem” for “Seize the Day” which has been highlighted recently in popular culture.

In the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society, the English teacher John Keating, played by Robin Williams, famously says: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Later, this line was voted as the 95th greatest movie quote by the American Film Institute.[9] 

The television series Community later satirized the movie with the recurring character of Professor Whitman, a comedically eccentric version of Williams’ character who uses “Carpe diem” as his guiding philosophy.

The American progressive metal band Dream Theater released the 23-minute epic “A Change of Seasons” on their 1995 EP of the same name. The song numerously references the “carpe diem” or “Seize the Day” aphorism as part of its storyline. The song also includes audio samples from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society and quotes from Robert Herrick’s poem, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time”, all of which are conceived surrounding the concept of “carpe diem“.

The American heavy metal band Metallica produced a song called “Carpe Diem Baby” on their 1997 album Reload. The chorus contains the line “Come squeeze and suck the day. Come carpe diem, baby!”

The soundtrack to the 2011 animated film Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension includes a track called “Carpe Diem”.

The American punk rock band, Green Day, produced a song called “Carpe Diem” on their 2012 album ¡Uno!. The chorus is “Carpe Diem, a battle cry, are we all too young to die? Ask for a reason, and no reply, are we all too young to die?”

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