Have you considered a similar shading treatment at the bottom of the V?
Good call Eben. They do fade too quickly
I'll look into that tim.
I agree that the 3-line version looks great.
I was just looking at the reversed ( white on blue ) examples & I think I like the open examples where the end of the ribbon has no line defining it, MUCH better.
here are final revisions.
hmmm. I could go either way on the ends. feels more refined closed, more lively open...
see what the client says.
yo, that final one on the right all by itself can drop-it-like-its-hot ! Uh! Yea!