Second batch order form is now live: http://bit.ly/PAXAusCoin2017
Order form and production art:
So this should be near the final art for both sides.
The front "gaming" side design is based on a suggestion from @CuZZa
in last years thread
. I've substituted the wombat for an emu as I thought we could try evoking our coat of arms more directly. It was kindly illustrated by Kris Straub of chainsawsuit.com fame.
Colour version should look something like this
. FYI I'm hoping to get a version of the design with outlines separate from the background so it will be easier for the conversion into 3D on the coin.
Back (featuring St Paul’s Cathedral, located across the road from Federation Square):
I have contacted the production company and the order form should be live in a week or so. You'll have the option of ordering one via mail or pickup at PAX.
I'll let everyone know via email when it's ready.
Original OP content here:
Putting this up late (as usual) but we actually have less to do this year so it should be quicker to get going.
Things we worked out last year that we're sticking with this year:
The poll results last year were pretty conclusive
, so we're keeping the Latin phrase as "NULLUS ANXIETAS" and doing a colour version of the coin alongside the standard one. We might revisit this in a few years if enough people ask about it in future threads.
Coins will have reeded edges and be antique gold like last years coins
GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!
Kris Straub has agreed to do the art for the gaming side of the coin this year!
That is not his art, btw.
The design is based on a suggestion from @CuZZa
in last years thread
. I've substituted the wombat for an emu as I thought we could try evoking our coat of arms more directly. Kris is a busy man so there's a small chance something could come up and he won't be able to do the design, but we'll cross that bridge when/if we come to it. Otherwise should have the final art in a week or two.
For the location side I'm suggesting St Paul’s Cathedral.
The sky's a bit gloomy in this pic I took, so I might edit that to be something a bit brighter if we go with it. I think close-up architecture like this works pretty well on these coins, but let me know what you think.
We're a ways from opening orders up obviously (thanks to @akidderz
and his company btw!), but I'm going to start putting the form together in the next day or two on my end. We should have enough time this year to have a mail order option for the first batch of coins, as well as pickup at the show.