Ship coins are almost done...
I got a stack of ship coin proofs back today. I'm sharing them with you as-is, so you can get a feel for where we are.
These look pretty good, but I had a LOT of changes. Here's one of the proofs after I marked it up requesting changes.
And here's my instruction set (trimmed a bit from the word-bloat I usually send):
1) Move name together on face
2) Add Tagon's Toughs text bracketing Tagon silhouette logo, bulging into the image space.
3) Add lightning bolts
4) Add stars.
5) Move "Ennesby" and HV-6 around to make space.
6) Break the inner ring with Ennesby's, umm... knob.
7) There should now be room for the text on the back of the coin. Let it wrap.
And now you can see what I'm like as an art director!
Note that while this was the most extensive set of changes, ALL of the designs above are being tweaked. Joey is doing bang-up work on these -- my tweaks should not be taken as critique of his work. They're more of an alignment of his supreme craftsmanship with my artistic vision.
Man, that sounded pretentious. Time for humility, yes?
If you see a typo up there EMAIL US at email@example.com. Yes, February has 30 days in 3096, but one of you already caught (and we fixed) a typo in the February that I would have missed.
... and you're almost done, too!
Gary tells me we just passed the three-quarters mark in the Pledge Manager, which means that as soon as I've got finalized designs and money (Amazon hasn't issued the payment yet) I can start ordering coins in the right numbers to fill all your orders.
We had kind of hoped to get this done on April 1st, but that might be pushing it a bit. Sandra and I are taking the kids out of town for Spring Break midday on the 1st, and we won't be back until the 4th or the 5th, which means that unless Amazon issues payment before the 1st, you fine folks have until the 4th to complete checking out.
And now that I've said that, I really ought to give you folks until the fourth. That gives these designs some time to bake, and it gives us time to spitball our above-order-count inventory. Err... I mean, it gives us time to go on vacation.
Thank you again for your patience with us! Getting these last designs right is critical, and apparently taking time off for my family is important too.