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Semi Custom Poker Chips Design Contest: Pug in Chip Entry Feedback Needed

Discussion in 'ABCGiftsAndAwards.com Forum' started by abcgiftsandawards, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. abcgiftsandawards

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    I like them! Edge spots on the 25 could contrast more.
     
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    I like them. I like the design and the color choices. I agree about the 25, a bit more contrast may be good.

    I would assume that the faux mold "Art Deco" is customizable per order? Otherwise I would say that the text "Art Deco" is redundant. They scream Art Deco without being called it.
     
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  4. abby99

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    I like these!

    Agree that the 24 might be better with more color contrast.

    The "1" looks off-center. I realize that it's centered correctly, but my eye wants it moved a little to the left so that the stem of the 1 is centered.

    What will the rolling edges look like? Do you envision an aligned chip?
     
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    These look fantastic!
     
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    oldschool. me like.
    feels like it should be a casino in bioshock. geek alert!
     
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    perhaps changing the "mold?" something else instead of art deco?
    it's a bit akin to having a lamp with the words "this is a lamp" on it. no?
     
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    may i ask what the background in the inlay is? it's naturally art deco:wink:, but my ignorant brain fails to comprehend.
     
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    Thanks for the first feedback. Wonderful if they scream Art Deco, that was the purpose. I can mock up the 25 a little and add more contrast. The faux mold can be removed, it is in a different layer. The one should be in center, it might show that it isn't, b/c of the font characteristics. However it can be moved a little bit to left.

    The chips will be with aligned edges, meaning that the base of the layout must be vice versa (mirror image) on the other side of the chip. They should look awesome in stacks, very asymmetrical. I have tried to select the colors so, that the chips can be recognized easily from each other, when stacked.
    The background is a side photograph of an Art Deco statue I owned.

    Man, do I love bright colours and do I love Art Deco? Frak yeah! :):wink:

    EDIT: Latest version of the chips on post 65 here:
    http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/abcgiftsandawards-com-forum/71453-semi-custom-poker-chips-design-contest-pug-chip-entry-feedback-needed-7.html#post1034391
     
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    Yeah I'd drop the 'art deco' from the faux mold, it really doesn't relate to the chips in any way. Its not the name of a casino or card room or anything so its kind of a non-sequitor. Other than that, very cool original design! (what a refreshing thing that was to type!)
     
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    I like that it says something in the "mold". Maybe try the denom spelt out?
     
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    That's a good idea!
     
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    Thanks JM and riculus. Good ideas. Art Deco can be changed, for instance, to denomination. Another thing, that occurred to me, is that I might have to change the picture to the inlay. Even if I have the statuette in the inlay picture, to avoid any copyright hassle, I might have to change it to more common one. Maybe a photo of Chrysler Building Gargoyle?
     
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    Is it a picture you took of the statue? If it is then I don't think it would be an issue.

    If its someone else's picture, you'd need to get the rights to use it, same as you would for a picture of the gargoyle statue.
     
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    Thanks JM. I think it's better to leave it as it is then. What does Gene think?

    BTW. I will do some changes to the chips according to suggestions this weekend. They second versions should be here latest on Monday.
     
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    The "mold" text might work well as a/the customizable element, but the custom name would have to be relative short if it appears three times. Pug's Place should work, but Pug's Poker Parlor would probably be too long.
     
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    Thanks abby. I try to figure something out.
     
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    I think having the denom spelled out on the 'mold' would be better than making it a customizable element. Maybe remove that from the 'inlay' area and let that space be used for the customizable element?
     
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    That was my idea, to take it out from the inlay, if I put it to the place of faux mold "Art Deco".

    BUT....one change I plan to make is that the picture in the inlay will be a customisable element, in it's own layer. Then everyone who would like to order them chips could just replace the pic in the inlay with their own pic, wish they to do so. A bit of customization easily done. And for Gene, it would be easy to replace the pic, if needed for a special order.
     
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    No customizable text?
     
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