The Renaissance Casino Series was inspired by ancient World and Continent maps that depicted the globe as the cartographer believed it to be at that time. Some of these original Atlas prints date back to the 1500’s or earlier, hence the reference to Renaissance.
The major portion of the inlay
is a faded hemisphere of an ancient atlas. On one side of the chip is the western hemisphere (the Americas). The other side features the eastern hemisphere (Europe).
To accompany each hemisphere/side, the words “Renaissance Casino Series” are wrapped around the inlay
. On the European side, “Renaissance Casino Series” is in Italian - Serie di casinň di rinascimento.
The globe and Italian language sort of adds instant aire of prestige to the chip, very similar to theJames Bond Casino De Isthmus City chips.
The text of the denomination matches the base color of the chip. A graphic ‘flourish’ is located under the printed denomination to add some depth to the inlay
Additional Info: For examples of some of these ancient atlas works, you can visit the following link:
Copyright should not be an issue. After much research, I was unable to find an actual source for the image that I used. Most of these ancient maps were created as part of an Atlas, intended for use by the general public. Regardless, I have altered the image substantially (via cropping, color tone changing, fading, and removing excess detail). If need be, further research into any copyright concerns can be conducted.
Minor issues than can be tweaked:
I have listed some minor design features that can be changed fairly easily, and should not be an issue when it comes to judging the merits of the design.
Text: The design revolves around the word RENAISSANCE. Since Renaissance needs something to accompany it for depth, I added to it to come up with RENAISSANCE CASINO SERIES. It can be changed to any number of variations involving the word Renaissance; I just didn’t want to get too close to a ‘Fantasy Casino’ theme.
Language: The European Side of the chip features the text serie di casinň di rinascimento
, which is ‘Renaissance Casino Series’ translated to Italian. I believe the translation to be correct, but it will need to be double-checked if the alternate language theme is going to go forward. I have no problem with using a different language on the back (French, Latin, etc.) or simply keep it in English. I'm sure someone in the Chiptalk world can provide a accuarate translation.
opacity: The globe is a bit faded so as not to interfere with the denomination. This can be altered to accommodate printing.
Denomination font/size: I preferred a larger font size in a matching color scheme to make the chip stand out. However, this can be altered if need be.
Dollar Signs: Other than the cent sign for 25-cents, I stayed away from using dollar signs. The dollar sign contradicted the European side of the chip. Depending on the will of the masses, dollar signs can be added if need be (but I don’t think it’s necessary).
: I used shaped inlays
for the 100, 500, 1,000 and 5,000 chip. I really like the pentagon shape, and carried it through from the 500 to 5,000 chip. The hub inlay
looks great on the 100. The 5,000 chip uses the scallop inlay
. All the other inlay
patterns interfered with the text on the inlay
. If shaped inlays
are in fact do-able, then the inlays
can be shuffled around as need be (I’m sure cash game players would like a shaped inlay
in their setups).
NCV Chip – I submitted this design before the final chip was decided upon. It can be finalized later, should I be so lucky.
That’s all I can think of – good luck to all participants.
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