Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Card Design Complete

On Monday, I heard from US Games.  They sent me through card images to okay, as they have now finished designing the card layout and elements.  There were a few tweaks needed, which should be fairly quick to do.  And while they have completed editing the companion book, they still have to finalise the packaging and card backs (will update here when I hear about those).  Overall, things are definitely getting closer, though there is still no official publication date. 

One great bit of news is that the cards will be borderless!  I think their designers have done a wonderful job translating my idea of golden torques to hold the Lenormand numbering.  What do you think?

12 comments:

  1. Just one word: YAY!!!!
    (love the Torque)

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    1. Thanks, Ellen :) That's pretty much how I felt all of yesterday!

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    2. beautiful card. I don't care for the frilly part on the toque.It doesn't seem consistent with Druidic lore.

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    3. I agree the frilly part is more like celtic knotwork than druidic torques. On the other hand, I do find it very lovely. I think the torque on it's on might have looked a bit blocky. Still, it's a fair point, AJ :)

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  2. I'm so proud of you and proud you're my friend.

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  3. I like that the little cartouches are unobtrusive and circular--not like having the whole playing card slapped over the graphic. Plus the more I can see of the artwork, the better.

    I like the Torc--reminds me of Australian author Julian May and her book "The Many-Coloured Land" which was the book where I first learned what a torc was, Celtic or otherwise. I like the knotwork design under the torc and circle--gives it a depth of symbolism since this is the Celtic Lenormand after all.

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    1. Glad you like it, woley :) As you say, the more of Will's artwork that's visible, the better! And yes, it is the Celtic Lenormand, so the knotwork fits. I've had a glimpse of the backs, too, and I think they look great... ;)

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  4. it's represents : rise, clannishness, stability, construction, building, the strengh
    I like it

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    1. Interesting, very different keywords to the ones I'd use, but they still work :)

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