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Pax Prime Forum Lapel Pin - Sold Out.

SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of DestructionRegistered User regular
edited January 2014 in PAX West
UPDATE 7/12/13

Final version of the pin:
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Orders will close today.

UPDATE 5/30/13
Here it is, the We Pay Store:
https://www.wepay.com/stores/pax-forum-pin-and-coin

Coins are $6.25 each, Pins are $4.25 each and shipping is $6 for your whole order.
There is no order limit, order as many as you want. At the end of the order period (should be open for about a month, I will get a firm order deadline once PCC gives me the estimated production timeDeadline is July 5th) I will order the exact number of coins & Pins that we need.
Please make sure to double check your order before submitting it.
Payment is due at the time of your order & items will be shipped out in August.

If you have extenuating circumstances that you can't have your order shipped (like if you live outside the USA) contact me and you will be able to select the WILL CALL which have no shipping.


UPDATE 4/17/13
The clear winner is to have "Welcome Home" on the top banner in either Latin or English.
I think we can move onto the final voting on if we want it to be in English or Latin.

Vote Here

See results here

Voting is due by Monday April 22nd, 10:00am Pacific.

UPDATE 4/16/13
So here is the next poll:
Click Here for Text Category

I have simplified it into two choices:
1. PAX PRIME 2013 / PAX PRIME
2. WELCOME HOME (English or Latin)

Once we decided on which of those categories we want, we will then do one more final voting.
I won't set a due date for voting yet until I we see if the voting is close or not.

Here is a link to the results: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AilPyWyh2FlbdGY1RzVWcjJ4Skc5VjRUZ1VLYjlxb1E&usp=sharing

UPDATE 4/15/13
Voting has closed and we will be keeping the banner (28 vs 17). The current three choices for what the banner will say is:

"PAX PRIME 2013"
"PAX PRIME"
"WELCOME HOME"

If these are the choices we want I will put the voting thread up this afternoon.

UPDATE 4/9/13
Here are the two designs we need to choose from Please click the following link to vote:
Click here to vote by April 15th, 10:00am Pacific
The "Welcome Home" phrase does not have to be final, it is just showing the general look with a banner.

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Old info:
Last year I brought up the idea of possibly creating a lapel pin out of the forum crest and thought I would bring it up again this year since it looks like pin trading is going to be a big thing at Pax now.
We could use the full crest and add "PAX Prime 2013" to it somewhere, or just use the crest itself.

I am organizing the challenge coin as well and Phoenix Challenge Coins also does lapel pins. I figure we could probably get a good deal doing them together. At the very least we might be able to save on shipping.

So let me know if there is interest in doing this. And weather we would want it to have " Pax Prime 2013" on it.

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    CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror They always say "yee haw" but they never ask "haw yee?" Registered User regular
    Pax East had an official Pinny Arcade pin, didn't it? I think Prime would probably be the same...

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    FenrisfangFenrisfang Edmonton, AB, CanadaRegistered User regular
    I think this is a great idea! I vote to add Pax Prime 2013 to it as well.

    Yay for the start of all the fun for Prime!!

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    edited March 2013
    Pax East had an official Pinny Arcade pin, didn't it? I think Prime would probably be the same...

    Yes, I am sure PA will have official pins, but the point is to create a forum pin out of our Forumer Crest:

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    sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I'd buy one and vote for adding the PAX Prime 2013 to it

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    ramen215ramen215 Registered User regular
    I'm in! :) "PAX Prime 2013" sounds good.

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    adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    I'm in too!

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    If we add the "Pax Prime 2013" do we want it part of the pin, or as a stamp on the back like the Pinny Arcade pins do?

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    adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    If we add the "Pax Prime 2013" do we want it part of the pin, or as a stamp on the back like the Pinny Arcade pins do?

    On the front as I hope we do one each year and I can have a collection of them to show. =)

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    sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    If we add the "Pax Prime 2013" do we want it part of the pin, or as a stamp on the back like the Pinny Arcade pins do?

    I'd say front on top of the crest

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    FenrisfangFenrisfang Edmonton, AB, CanadaRegistered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    If we add the "Pax Prime 2013" do we want it part of the pin, or as a stamp on the back like the Pinny Arcade pins do?

    On the front as I hope we do one each year and I can have a collection of them to show. =)

    I agree! I would love to have a row showing each year I have been to Prime.

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    CuvisTheConquerorCuvisTheConqueror They always say "yee haw" but they never ask "haw yee?" Registered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    Pax East had an official Pinny Arcade pin, didn't it? I think Prime would probably be the same...

    Yes, I am sure PA will have official pins, but the point is to create a forum pin out of our Forumer Crest:

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    Ah, I see.

    And I'd totally buy it.

    In fact, depending on the price, I might buy a couple, and try to trade one to Mike or Jerry.

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    bacon_avengerbacon_avenger Defender of Pork Products Pacific NW, USARegistered User regular
    I'd buy one or more of these, sure.

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    KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Myrtle Beach SCRegistered User regular
    Yes! Please! I collect pins/buttons and would /love/ to have this!

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    miker525miker525 New YorkRegistered User regular
    damn thats sweet. Wish we did one for East...hopefully I'll be able to go to Prime this year and get one of these bad boys

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    ClixClix This guy I know Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Totally count me in for a pin.

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    The_SavesThe_Saves Magistrate of Crazy Town KirklandRegistered User regular
    This is a great idea! Was even looking into making a personalized one that I could trade out. I am totes down to get a few of these bad boys if they are produced.

    As for 2013, I like the inclusion of the year.

    Any idea of a place these could get done through?

    Ummm...
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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    Since it looks like there will be enough interest I went ahead and had Phoenix Challenge Coins create a mock up from the full forum crest and here is the first result:
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    And here is the original file

    My take on the first draft is:
    1. The roundness of the pin makes it look too much like a coin, I would like to just have it follow the contours of the crest itself and lose the background rays & stars.
    2. The "Pax Prime 2013" banner is too low and should be moved up so we can see the cookie at the top.
    3. The "Pms 1525c" color looks orange to me, it needs to be red.

    If this image has too much going on color wise, I can submit the crest that was used on the steins last year (the one I posted earlier in this thread).

    Let me know what you think and I will have PCC mock up another draft, unless of course my comments are way off and everyone else loves how it looks right now.


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    adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Yea your are right about it looking too much like a coin. I like the idea of it following the contours of the coin.

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    FenrisfangFenrisfang Edmonton, AB, CanadaRegistered User regular
    I agree with you on the changes that need to be made. Do we know if it is going to cost more if they need to follow the contours of the crest? Or does it matter?

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    sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Agree with your points for the most part. The colors just seem off and too many of them. I'd personally say go with the one above that went on the Steins.

    As for the shape while I don't mind the circle shape I'll agree it's got too much going on and looks a little coin like. If everyone doesn't like a circle for the shape have you/we considered maybe a solid colored(white) 3 or 4 pointed shield? The crest itself is a shield so it would be our crest on the shield, and I can only guess how expensive it would be to cut out every edge. With all the ribbon and small circles.

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    KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Myrtle Beach SCRegistered User regular
    Follow the contours of the crest, and yes, all the ideas you had are good. I think the beer stein design style would probly work best. Unless you can tweak this enough to work better.

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    ClixClix This guy I know Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Echoing others, I'd definitely rather the pin be shaped to the crest.

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    JimmyWildJimmyWild Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Yeah, i agree with all the suggested changes. Red, follow contour, and banner up. I really like having the Prime 2013 banner on it. I prefer my collectible stuff to have dates on them.

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    FenrisfangFenrisfang Edmonton, AB, CanadaRegistered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Agree with your points for the most part. The colors just seem off and too many of them. I'd personally say go with the one above that went on the Steins.

    As for the shape while I don't mind the circle shape I'll agree it's got too much going on and looks a little coin like. If everyone doesn't like a circle for the shape have you/we considered maybe a solid colored(white) 3 or 4 pointed shield? The crest itself is a shield so it would be our crest on the shield, and I can only guess how expensive it would be to cut out every edge. With all the ribbon and small circles.


    I love the idea of it being just the shape of the crest...but I also love the idea of putting it on a shield if that doesn't work out!

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    zeromystzeromyst wat Registered User regular
    Another great idea. In agreement with others, it should be a in the shape of a crest instead of the coin shape. Not sure if that increases the price but I'm sure the manufacturer will let you know.

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    AylaviereAylaviere Overlord Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    This is a great idea. I have to agree on the pin being the shape of the crest, I think it would look nicer and stand out more.

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    Here is the revised mock up:

    V02:
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    Here is the original file.

    And here is a similar example of what the outer scroll work might look like:
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    My take on the redesign:
    I like the overall look, and really the only thing I see that needs addressed is the underside banner colors don't match (The Pax 2013 one is a dark red & the bottom one is black). I think the dark red might look better on both.
    The only other thing is the overall use of color. Do we like the way it is, or do we want to simplify the color scheme?
    Let me know your opinions.

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    adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    I think I would be a bit worried about the scroll work catching on stuff. I guess I was imagining something more flat like the Pinny Arcade pins:

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    I think I would be a bit worried about the scroll work catching on stuff.
    Because of the tiny points & curves, the edge won't be flat like the pinny arcade pins unless we decided to have a border like a shield. The problem I see with a shield is the crest is thicker at the bottom than the top and I don't think it would fit.

    We could have a general outline that followed the general form of the crest, but didn't cut in for every nook & cranny.

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    FenrisfangFenrisfang Edmonton, AB, CanadaRegistered User regular
    The grey on the design makes it look faded. Is that the look we want? I think that black would make it pop more. Similar to the stein design is what I am thinking I guess.

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    sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »
    I think I would be a bit worried about the scroll work catching on stuff.
    Because of the tiny points & curves, the edge won't be flat like the pinny arcade pins unless we decided to have a border like a shield. The problem I see with a shield is the crest is thicker at the bottom than the top and I don't think it would fit.

    We could have a general outline that followed the general form of the crest, but didn't cut in for every nook & cranny.

    I'm googling on my phone at lunch, so I can't post pictures until I get off ,but depending on the shape we wanted I think a shield would be our best bet. It doesn't look like the crest is that much larger at the base than the top. So unless we tried to do like an exact outline and someone looked REALLY close I don't think it would be really obvious.

    I'll post a couple pictures after work

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    ClixClix This guy I know Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I kind of like the idea of the pewter color for the scroll work details. It gives the forum pin a real elegant look, a kind of fancy that will make people do a double take.

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    Imsorad wrote: »
    I kind of like the idea of the pewter color for the scroll work details. It gives the forum pin a real elegant look, a kind of fancy that will make people do a double take.

    The pewter pin shown above is just an example of what the scroll work might look like, not the color though. The color is raised black nickle.

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    KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Myrtle Beach SCRegistered User regular
    Could someone show me what this 'shield' is? I son t know what it is or looks like.

    I like the color scheme, and yes, dark red on the banner, not black. Could we darken the color of the font at the top, the grey gets a little lost, to me.

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    punziepunzie Cookie Pimp Registered User regular
    I like this but I'd really prefer it without the year on it. I imagine once a design in nailed down, it will be the same design each year (much like the mugs) and I think inclusion if the year is more fitting for things that will change each year (like the coins). Unfortunately for me, it seems that point was already decided :(
    Onto points that are still being discussed. I prefer the image with fewer colors. I think this looks busy for a pin and it will be cleaner and classier with fewer colors. I prefer the black under the scroll (instead of the darker red), but not if the other parts that are traditionally black stay gray.

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    sanovahsanovah Nerd of the West San Diego, CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2013
    Finally off so like I was saying for a possible shield back was thinking possibly something like

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    Or

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    We could obviously play with the angles or number of points, but to at least me it seems like it would be the most elegant and easiest thing to do. We could pretty much make it any color or possibly even raise our crest or something

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    SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    Could we darken the color of the font at the top, the grey gets a little lost, to me.

    Keep in mind that the "Grey" is raised Black Nickle which is the finish on the actual metal. If we wanted to change it we would either pick a different metal finish, or redesign the area to use an enamel color.

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    ClixClix This guy I know Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    I agree that the colors might get a little messy when the pin is shrunk, even though 1.75" is a pretty good sized pin. Then again, I don't know how detailed the machining will be, it might surprise me.

    I wouldn't necessarily add a backing shape like the shield, but what would fill the white areas between the crest and the banners? Do we cherry pick a background color?

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    adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    sanovah wrote: »
    Finally off so like I was saying for a possible shield back was thinking possibly something like

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    Or

    blank-shield.svg

    We could obviously play with the angles or number of points, but to at least me it seems like it would be the most elegant and easiest thing to do. We could pretty much make it any color or possibly even raise our crest or something

    You read my mind. That is more like what I was picturing. :)

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    KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Myrtle Beach SCRegistered User regular
    SkeleVader wrote: »

    Keep in mind that the "Grey" is raised Black Nickle which is the finish on the actual metal. If we wanted to change it we would either pick a different metal finish, or redesign the area to use an enamel color.
    Oh, ok. Thanks for the clarification. :) That should work well then.
    I'm not liking the shield back idea, I think it would look too much like a button and not a lapel pin.

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, '12 Enforcer, '13 Enforcer
    East - '12 Attendee, '15 Enforcer
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