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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Please use this Forum thread to post your design ideas for the 2010 WGA Geocoin design contest. This thread is for design ideas to be shared and to allow others to help you finalize or "tweak" your designs by giving constructive feedback.

Please remember that designs submitted for the contest are submitted under a single person for the contest. You can collaborate with others to help you with your design, but it should be your design.

For more information on the 2010 Geocoin Design Contest, time-line, and submission process please see the announcement: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=10624

Once you have fully developed your coin design, you must submit your design via email per the details in the contest announcement.

You do not have to post your design here before submitting. This is just a place to come for help if needed or to discuss the submitted designs.

Please be courteous and respectful to all who post or submit their designs


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The attachment is a template of the Wisconsin State outline that you may use if you would like.



The Extension 'bmp' was deactivated by an board admin, therefore this Attachment is not displayed.

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'll start it out. This is a simple design for just the front that I'm not entirely happy with.

The logo, outline for the compass and lettering would be raised metal. Feel free to comment and make suggestions for the reverse side.

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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hey, Cheezehead! The "WGA" is north of Highway 64 on this one!

OK. Obviously, 2010 is needed somewhere on the coin, front or back.

With the coin in the shape of Wisconsin, will Door County be somehow attached without the sharp point (any chance of breakage)? Right now, it looks like DC could be used to extract logs from nanos.

GC colors or others?

Can we see what previous WGA coins looked like? I've only been around for the cow.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Past Wisconsin geocoins.


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2006(?)
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This is all that I am aware of.
 
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zoesbrother
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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I intend on adding the NE SE SW and NW.

The colors can change so any suggestions would be helpful

The back would have the rest of the requirements:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

Still thinking about the colors, but here a start. Feedback either here or in a PM appreciated.

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*Tip of the hat to smashing ground for the "trails" idea.
From a previous thread...
smashing ground wrote:
how about something with are wisconsin bike trails since they usually are packed with caches.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

FYI - The whitetail deer WGA coin design was 2005. (pictured is the standard edition, the LE has two tone metal finish)

There was also a 2006 Lighthouse coin I believe.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
FYI - The whitetail deer WGA coin design was 2005.

You are correct. I mis-read the date.
I'll see if I can find the lighthouse coin.
 
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Buy_The_Tie
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:

I'll see if I can find the lighthouse coin.


I bought a couple of the Lighthouse coins and donated them to the WGA. I'll bet Auntienae knows where they are.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here is another concept that I like a lot more than the other.

For the front, the base metal background is a relief of Wisconsin's terrain. The county lines are raised and the counties are translucent enamel. In other words, the face of the coin would be flat and the "texture" would be seen through the color. There are four colors for the counties. The compass colors could probably be changed to use those colors to save a little $.

The back shows outdoor activities available in the state. I haven't done a color count, but I'm sure it could be reduced and still look good.

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HeliDood
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I like some of the concepts, but I don't like the coins in the shape of Wisconsin. If our state was shaped like Colorado I'd be OK with it.
I'd prefer a round or square coin with the state superimposed on the front and/or back.

With elaborate designs on both the front & back, I can see some geography challenged cachers (I believe they may exist) mistaking the front for the back and vise versa.

In my travels all around the country, you wouldn't believe how many people I've met that have absolutely no idea where Wisconsin even is! Most of them say something like, "Thats like next to Canada, ain't it?"
 
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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ummmm..what's difference if it's shaped like a cow or the state?
 
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HeliDood
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

cheezehead wrote:
Ummmm..what's difference if it's shaped like a cow or the state?


A real life cow is a 3-Dimensional object that can be viewed from any angle, even underneath or behind if you're brave enough.

Wisconsin, as we recognize it, is a 2-Dimensional shape viewed on a map.
Seeing the shape of Wisconsin reversed 180 degrees makes my head hurt.
 
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zuma
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

HeliDood wrote:
I like some of the concepts, but I don't like the coins in the shape of Wisconsin. If our state was shaped like Colorado I'd be OK with it.
I'd prefer a round or square coin with the state superimposed on the front and/or back.

With elaborate designs on both the front & back, I can see some geography challenged cachers (I believe they may exist) mistaking the front for the back and vise versa.

In my travels all around the country, you wouldn't believe how many people I've met that have absolutely no idea where Wisconsin even is! Most of them say something like, "Thats like next to Canada, ain't it?"


Interesting take on it.

I guess I would have to say that the decision was made by the board for a state shaped coin, in part because of member requests, in part because they will likely sell well, and in part because we have not done that yet.

Anyway, the decision to have it shaped like the state is a done deal at this point, and I look forward to the way that designers work within this limitation.

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