Originally Posted by ChicagoTroy
B, I'm also doing a Chicago themed set, and would just suggest that there are lots of Chicago symbols consistent with black. The Army chip seems out of place with your theme. E.g., a stylized representation of the Sears Tower. Double white edge spots for the antennae.
Yeah, I kinda felt the west point thing stuck out too. I think the $25 is good but two army things is a little weighted. I love the idea of the sears tower thing. Here's a couple mockups:
edit... got me thinking some more. Everytime I fly home to Chicago from NY at night, I am absolutely mezmorized by this sight:
My heart slows down and I smile on the inside. I remove myself from the zoo that is my school and realize that I'm back home, where I grew up and have always lived. I would absolutely love to emulate this in a chip. Here's a couple mock-ups:
Took a screenshot rather than uploading each individual chip. Kinda hard to get the right color yellow/red/orangeish but idk, maybe I can find something good. You guys let me know which ones you like. I'm not settled yet but I like the second and the eighth, the eighth because the dayglow yellow makes the chip pop (which, arguably, that's what a hundo should be doing).
Originally Posted by jzpiano
Talk to J5 on chiptalk for design work. Reasonable price and is outstanding to work with. I can email you contact info if you would like.
Also maybe different inlays for each chip? Would cost more but would be super sick. What mold are you thinking about?
Definitely. Send me his e-mail if you wouldn't mind. I wasn't sure if ASM would handle design or if I'd do it with someone else. Wasn't able to get in contact with them today after calling twice.
My buddy and I are toying with the idea of different inlays. I guess the hinging factor is whether or not ASM will print them if they had team logos on them. If they wouldn't, then maybe each inlay could have a drawing of the stadium/field that particular team plays at. I'm thinking I want a modern, sleek-ish style for the inlays. Like maybe a picture/drawing of just the stadium with modern typeface. Idk just throwing things out.
Finally, as far as chip breakdown is concerned, here's what we've got so far:
$5 x 140
$25 x 40
$100 x 20
This gives me a good breakdown to play 25c/50c - 50c/1. That's what we usually play with my college friends at home. However, it's also enough that I can jump up to a 1/2 game if I wanted to. The above is something like ~$4000 in the bank, and a full table of ten buying in for $100 each would leave 3/4 of the bank behind.
The plan is to have the chips at my house the day I drive back from west point after graduating (26 May, 251 days but who's counting
) and then run an all day, 10-handed 1/2 mixed game. I'll be getting in touch with jz once the time comes to make this happen, I've got some ideas that I'll bounce back and forth with him next semester.