As good as the chip mock up looks with the combined theme I still think that something new needs to be done.
If you were to isolate the shapes that are present in the "Northern Lights" then you end up with the basic shapes used on the Blue Sands inlay.
The Eclipse set is already being worked on so thats kind of raining on their parade by using that idea.
The mixed chip idea is not so hot either since it makes chip handling awkward, thats something I did not like about the Zen's.
The idea is to make something new each time and not just a reincarnation of a previous design isn't i?
Sorry but I'm new here and just trying to become more active within the forums.
Previously I mentioned that something from the 1920's to 1930's would be good and there are so many potential influences.
Another idea I had was an Art Deco city scape. Now the inspiration for this came from a new game called Bio Shock.
Its the Art Deco City in this image which I think would look great on an Inlay:
Ignore the hand on this next one but there are a few shapes in this next image that could be tweaked to look great on and inlay:
I'm not looking for a chip to represent the game because thats just stupid, I just think it raises potential influences from an interesting period that could be used to make something unique.
Hope nobody takes my comments the wrong way