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PAX West 2019 Challenge Coin (Updated June 8th with final designs decided)

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  • BluemeaneBluemeane Registered User regular
    Yes, one is good enough, maybe 6 colors, but only one Orca. The spacing is all over the place I imagine because it is difficult to space, and size. Make it easy on yourself. :)

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  • SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    There is a lot of wasted space there. It should mimic the Seattle manhole covers, where the entire space is filled.
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-R-Ebz4PAiCw/UBdUP2zjbXI/AAAAAAAALPk/ANGLTKYxJFg/s1600/DSC09189.JPG

  • smashilatorsmashilator Registered User regular
    I think this picture might have a better angle on the same thing SkeleVader is trying to show.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/28/55769288_c9fb340f91_b.jpg

  • Nfan10039Nfan10039 Toronto (Seattle bound)Registered User regular
    Thanks guys. Sorry for the lack of pictures lately. I'll try only making one orca with multiple colors. I'll also see if I can implement the manhole cover whale design into something. Thanks again for all the input.

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  • BluemeaneBluemeane Registered User regular
    Nfan10039 wrote: »
    Thanks guys. Sorry for the lack of pictures lately. I'll try only making one orca with multiple colors. I'll also see if I can implement the manhole cover whale design into something. Thanks again for all the input.

    No worries man you are rocking it! For a job that gets very little love, and recognition other than the few of us that own them, we love you for it!

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  • Nfan10039Nfan10039 Toronto (Seattle bound)Registered User regular
    Here's the version with the grate and no changes. I'll see what I can do to make other designs with one whale fit inside(with multiple colors). In my opinion, this one doesn't look too bad either. I love how it says Seattle on the grate and therefore gives context. I've been super busy with getting ready for a technical interview and game development(still wanting to get to Seattle by year's end). Hope you'll be patient as I work to try and make this year's coin for PAX West one of my better designed coins. Thanks again.

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  • BluemeaneBluemeane Registered User regular
    LOVE.
    IT.

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  • Croatian SensationCroatian Sensation Registered User regular
    Honestly I would go with that

  • Captain Ironsides Captain Ironsides Registered User regular
    Yeah, that looks pretty damn good right there. I'm still curious to see what the other version would look like, but this looks to be the likely winner.

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  • BluemeaneBluemeane Registered User regular
    Maybe see if you can color that image above but I love it as is to be honest

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  • SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    I like it, some color would be goo to try and fit in.
    Seattle has a lot of artistic manhole covers that were commissioned in the 70's. They get moved around the city from time to time as needed as far as I know. Right now this one is in front of the Sheraton Hotel, will probably still be there during Pax if anyone wants to see it.
    There are a lot of cool designs that could be used in future coins as well. One of the flower designs in right in front of the convention center as well right now.

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  • S2000GanS2000Gan Bellevue, WARegistered User regular
    Yeah I like the idea of just focusing on one orca.

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  • Nfan10039Nfan10039 Toronto (Seattle bound)Registered User regular
    edited July 6
    Slowly but surely getting this done. Sorry for the lack of progress on my end. Been dealing with a ton of stuff lately (refreshing my memory of MySQL, C#, inheritance, polymorphism, doing this, looking for work, etc.), but I finally put some effort into the colored coin of the whales. If you like the color, please let me know and I'll fill in the rest of the whale. If not, well not too much time wasted. The first draft of the gaming side is also posted below. Thank you for your patience everyone. Gaming side will likely need some revisions as the first draft is usually the weakest. Thanks everyone.

    Whales v6:
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    Gaming Side:
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  • ThornkinThornkin Registered User regular
    What about dropping the Nintendo controller and going with just the switch? It might be more balanced. That section seems a bit cramped right now.

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  • SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    The gaming side looks crowded, also East 2014 already did a similar design, so we might want to try and change up the layout a bit:
    http://wiki.paxcommunity.net/wiki/images/0/0a/East2014Coin2.jpg

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  • BluemeaneBluemeane Registered User regular
    edited July 8
    I would say drop the KB as well. Make it just the XBOX/PS4/JOYCONS/MOUSE.

    I mean you usually only use like 5 keys anyways, why let the whole keyboard take up so much space.

    Would look really clean, and easy to balance out.

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  • Nfan10039Nfan10039 Toronto (Seattle bound)Registered User regular
    edited July 9
    Sup dudes. It's your bro here, once again bringing you a new version of the coin(the gaming side at least). Thank you so much for all of the input. It really helps me out. I took out the Switch Pro and also dropped the keyboard. I also changed up the coin design from East 2014, so that this could be an original idea. I have other ideas if you still don't like this version, but thought I'd share this one too since I think it adds a bit of pizzazz. Let me know what you think.

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  • Cypher3754Cypher3754 Registered User regular
    I'd have to say V4 of whales and V2 of gamer look awesome

  • guyatthecounterguyatthecounter Registered User new member
    I think the whale side shouldn't be so smooshed like the SCL man hole covers. I've always found it hard to see the image since its not colored. So unless you can color it more in the style of native art I'd rather see it changed to something like one of these images, so you can easily see the whale and appreciate what it is.

    https://pinterest.com/pin/162270392798108809/

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/c4/58/11/c458113999d2727b7f3d1902c98ff379--indian-artwork-haida-art.jpg

    https://pixels.com/featured/haida-northwest-coast-native-american-orca-painting-unknown.html

    V2 of the game side is great improvement but I'm worried it won't translate very well to the coin, might be to busy. What if instead of going smaller you went bigger and just showed distinct parts of each of the controllers in V2? Like if all of the controllers were arranged closely next to each other and looking through a camera lens up close, the controllers would fill up the view but you only saw parts of each controller.

  • Aardvark VulgarAardvark Vulgar Registered User regular
    For the gaming side v2, can we remove the screen for the switch and just have the sticks? I feel like the screen grabs a lot of the attention.
    Also for the Seattle side, I think we could get away with just a single whale. The cluster of whales of all PAXes is a really cool idea but I think it gets too smooshed together. Looking at Guys links above, some of the killer whale images look pretty cool solo.

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