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New Design : Washington Room

Discussion in 'ABCGiftsAndAwards.com Forum' started by Garyon, Mar 27, 2009.

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  1. Garyon

    Garyon Faux Clay Nation

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    Went grocery shopping the other day and was saw something that inspired this new design ... what was it? I will award a sample set to the first person to correctly identify the inspiration piece.

    Since the primary goal is to solicit feedback on the design to improve upon it, in addition to your guess you must identify something that you like and/or dislike about the design.

    EDIT: In the interest of giving everyone a fair shot each person may submit no more than two guesses per day and each guess most be posted in separate posts. So you can't put two answers in one post. This will even the field a little if someone is about to post the same guess as you at the same time ... (a rare coincidence but it DOES happen)

    I am very interested in your thoughts and feedback. This is, like all my designs, personalizable. Text can be changed and of course you can put any denomination on any available color, but it does offer one interesting personalization feature that I think is unique (no pun intended). You could replace the central Washington silhouette with one of your own! Maybe a chip for each member of your family!

    Anyway ... let me know what you think. This is a version 1 prototype so any suggestions are welcome!

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    Thanks again as always to Gene for his remarkable craftsmanship!! :)

    HINTS : The inspiration for this design ...
    1. ... is an EDIBLE item.
    2. ... is NOT refrigerated or frozen
    3. ... is a particular product BRAND
    4. ... is NOT packaged in a bag.
    5. ... is packaged in a TIN.
    6. ... is found in the "baking needs" aisle.
    7. ... is "what little girls are made of"



    Wrong Guesses So Far ...
    1. Washington Quarter
    2. Dolly Madison Snacks
    3. Washington Pancake/Muffin mix
    4. Ugly Cashier
    5. Washington Apples
    6. Coffee*
    7. Whiskey*
    8. Chocolate*
    9. Quaker Oats
    10. Hoe Cakes
    11. American Heritage Chocolate
    12. English Muffins
    13. Washington Chicken Breading
    14. Washington Seafood Breading
    15. Washington Cake Flour
    16. Washington Bran Muffin Mix!
    17. Crab Juice
    18. Grandma Utz's potato chips
    19. Mother's cookies
    20. Copenhagen cookies

    * These are general CATEGORIES ... the answer MAY be a specific brand of product within a category ... may not be either ... that may be cleared up in a later hint :wink:




     
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  2. RussB42

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    Was it the new Washington Quarter?

    I like this simple clear design the way it is.
     
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    Going out on a limb here....Dolly Madison snacks?
     
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    Washington Pancake or muffin mix? I think the company is based out of Ellicott City, MD?
     
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    Gary, I really like the textured background on the chips. For some of them it is more pronounced then others, and I would try to make them all the same stand-out-ness (personally I like the more pronounced ones). Nice chip again!
     
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    That is the first thing that came to my mind as well, as it is (was) right down the street from me.

    I like the antique look of the chips, and the color pallate is great. I am not a fan of the large block lettering of the work "UNIQUE" at the top, as it looks a little plain to me. If it is indeed the Washington Brand of muffins, baking goods, maybe something along the same font (unless that would be a copywright infringement). Same with the denomination.

    Mark
     
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    These are quite nice Gary. A nice, understated design that lends a lot of personalization to them.

    Great work!
     
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    It looks like the dude on the package for porridge.
     
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    No idea for where you got the inspiration, but I love the look of these chips! Did you consider dropping the comma on the 1000 and 5000? It's a small detail, but I think it could help to tighten up the denomination on those two chips. As for color combos and the overall look, these are HAWT! I also like the century gothic font you used.
     
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    +1

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    Very ...uhm....marbley :huh: is that a word?
    I really do like the simple look to them. I also like the marble look.
     
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    No correct answers yet (but I am now feeling oddly hungry for porridge, pancakes and snack cakes) ... If no one has hit the correct answer in a couple of days I will try to come up with a hint.

    I really appreciate the feedback as well. I will try to tweak the marble texture on some of the chips where it doesn't stand out quite as much so that there is more (to quote waffle :wink: ) "stand-out-ness". I will also run a mock up without the comma's on the larger denominations to see how that reads.

    I can't applaud Gene enough on his work on these either ... often the colors on the prototypes are a little off from the colors on the mock-ups and, at least judging by the photos, these prototypes are nearly DEAD-ON with the colors from the digital files. (standing ovation here)


    I will get new mock-ups posted when I get the chance. Hopefully this weekend.
    Thanks,
    Gary
     
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    These are very elegant chips. Congrats Gary on another stunning design!
     
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    I got it! It's not even a food product. Is it the world's ugliest cashier?
     
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    LOL ... George Washington WOULD certainly be ONE of the ugliest ... but I have seen REALLY ugly cashiers before ... :happy:

    Anyway ... I have posted the first hint in the OP.

    Happy Shopping, :wink:
    Gary
     
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    This one is a bit of a reach but could it be Washington Apples?
     
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    Sorry ... wrong answer :sorry:

    I have updated the OP with the following new rule ... In the interest of giving everyone a fair shot each person may submit no more than two guesses per day and each guess most be posted in separate posts. So you can't put two answers in one post. This will even the field a little if someone is about to post the same guess as you at the same time ... (a rare coincidence but it DOES happen)

    Thanks!!
     
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    Since I'm members of both sites (HPT/CT) do I get 4 total guesses?

    :cool:
     
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    You sneaky bum ... yessir ... I suppose you do :wink: ROTFLMAO

    Peace,
    Gary
     
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