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PAX AUS 2017 Challenge Coin -Now with Kris' Art!

fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin ManNewcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
edited August 27 in PAX Australia
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Last year's thread (this OP will be frequently updated with the latest info on design/ordering/etc).

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.

Front:

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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):

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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.


DESIGN:

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!

Kris Straub has agreed to do the art for the gaming side of the coin this year!


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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.

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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.

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  • Capt WasabiCapt Wasabi AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Awesome!
    Thanks for manufacturing this not legal tender

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • PDP11PDP11 Registered User regular
    I agree that the St Paul's sky needs a tweak but I would also remove the large grey building on the right of the cathedral.

    For the other side I would like to suggest the Microbee logo. Should be simple to ask for permission to use their logo. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroBee

    Given I never received two batches of coins I will have to sort out if I have a credit in their system.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    PDP11 wrote: »
    I agree that the St Paul's sky needs a tweak but I would also remove the large grey building on the right of the cathedral.

    I dunno, I kinda like the juxtaposition of the old and the new.

    I can't believe I spelt juxtaposition right on the first try.

  • CryadisCryadis Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User new member
    I dunno, I kinda like the juxtaposition of the old and the new.

    I can't believe I spelt juxtaposition right on the first try.

    However, removing the building might help to frame the cathedral better (stand out more).

    Anyway, super excited for this year's coin :3

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • FitzchivalryFitzchivalry PAXAUS Cookie Brigade Coordinator Orrstrahleeeeah mate!Registered User regular
    I had totally forgotten the Cookie Brigade drop bear art was on last years coin :biggrin:
    But yay more shinees to throw my money at!

  • PDP11PDP11 Registered User regular
    If you ever go with a coat of arms (kangaroo and emu) I would suggest they should be framed or overlayed with a knife and fork. what other country eats their national emblems?

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • SennoSenno AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I agree with removing the grey building. Make the cathedral stand out more.

  • Dark KingDark King Registered User regular
    Maybe the Royal Exhibition Building? Easier to get photos of it without other structures in the background.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited August 21
    Hey guys sorry I've been MIA for a little bit, life stuff etc.

    I've updated the back with a better sky and removed the building (also brightened the cathedral itself, but that probably won't matter for how it will look on the coin):

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    Let me know what you think.


    If Kris can't get the front design completed by the end of this week (as expected he's a busy man, but he said he'd try!) I'm going to move onto my backup artist, as we need to get these going soon if we want a mail-out option included in the first batch.

    While we wait for that I'm going to start putting the order form together in google. I might want to do 2 separate forms this year, but we'll see how complicated it looks once I get started.

    fishfishmonkeyhat on
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  • PDP11PDP11 Registered User regular
    Looking good.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Thanks.

    Other than a few details the order form is pretty much sorted. I've managed to combine the pickup and shipping forms from last year into a single document. Should streamline the ordering process a bit.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Good people of the challenge coin thread, may I present to you:

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    Think they came out great.

    Capt WasabiastroboiSennozerzhullimedragonflyRILMSagentcooper
  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    wow, that's really good!

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    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    RE: what's currently happening.

    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.

    agentcooperRILMS
  • Tangram11Tangram11 Registered User new member
    Looks good.

  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User new member
    This looks really good! Literally only just discovered this so how will ordering take place?

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Art has been sent to the manufacturer so currently waiting on them to get back to me.

    Once everything looks good and they start producing them I'll post the order form link.

    RILMStomandjebinspace
  • helgirlhelgirl Customer Champ Hobart, TasmaniaRegistered User regular
    It looks amazing!

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • PDP11PDP11 Registered User regular
    This year will you be accepting payment for direct mail delivery as well as the option of pickup at PAX Aus?

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    That's the current plan @PDP11.

    Just getting a few corrections to the art sorted now and we should be good to go soonish.

    SutibunRiRILMS
  • InterestingMixInterestingMix A little bit of everything really Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Do we have an order form coming this week @fishfishmonkeyhat ? Can't wait to order another one of these beauties

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    Woosh!
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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Hopefully. Still waiting on the new art.

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