by Jackson Robinson
Jul 8, 2016
Something like this is maybe where I would go:
or like this if you wanted to keep the blockiness:
Just a suggestion. I know with special holographic printing what you have done here may just be a mock-up and not show what the actual printing would look like. I think that making it just 1 strip instead of 2, and making it go the full length (rather than half) would make it visually feel more like a strip, rather than random blocks. Keep on keepin' on though, and if you do decide to make any adjustments and they look anything like these mockups I put together, I forfeit any and all rights and copyrights.
(or just doing 1 strip instead of a symmetrical 2 strips may help as well)
I apologize. I just looked at the newest release of the $100 bill and see that the security strip is in big blocky chunks like that rather than the solid strip it used to be, so your design does mimic the bill. In the limited space of a card face though, it still makes it extremely muddled-looking. Perhaps just making it semi-transparent like it is on the bill (rather than a solid color like in your mock-up) would help. Of course, you know better than us about the printing ability of your printer, so if that's not possible, I understand.
I agree that it looks a bit too busy. Having text (the Declaration) in the background underneath text in the foreground makes it busy, coupled with the sporadic holographic-style rectangles and it really feels disjointed.
While I love the idea of the holographic security strips, I think they should only be included if it's a full vertical strip, along the length of the whole card, and more subtle than this is showing it. I may even go so far as to not make it symmetrical, having only 1 strip instead of 2.
I love the idea of the deck, and thus far have loved your execution of it. This card just doesn't quite meet the expectations though, and with those holographic blocks, doesn't really look like the bill it's modeled after either.
OH SNAP I know everybody has their own opinion, but I think this looks amazing. I love the amount of detail and art that went into this card. I am purely in this set of cards for the graphic detail and artistic design and I am LOVING it so far. Keep up the amazing creating, by the way the declaration of independence in the back is genius and fantastic, it just shows that these are no ordinary cards.
Looks a little busy/unbalanced but still great
Wow that's a noisy card, just like real money.
Holy crap on a cracker!