The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Wed May 03, 2017 2:52 pm  

Interesting. Not sure about the dark blue, it doesn't exactly match Mercury in my mind. Perhaps use a more neutral color? Maybe switch the standard to a dark red or something less neutral/more fitting, then make all the LE's black? Just brainstorming here.

I like the idea of the foil on the LE's being consistent across the planets, though.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby NineLives » Wed May 03, 2017 8:40 pm  

Been going through this thread and really like the concept of this deck (series) :)

I agree with @MagikFingerz - blank LE (on all) and then a different colour for the standard editions.

You could choose colour based on astronomy (like: http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/about- ... termediate. ) or... a 'heat' scale based on how close to the sun the planet is - from hot red through to cold blue... or, something entirely different :) - and please ignore if an in-depth discussion on colour has already been covered in the thread and I missed it. :oops:
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby RichK » Thu May 04, 2017 10:53 am  

I like the Black for LE, especially since you have black seals already.

If you changed standard to colored paper I see Mars as red, Earth a blue, Venus green in my mind. Have to think about the others.

Honestly, the LE's surprised me. You worked so long with our feedback to design an exciting standard deck for the planets and now you drop the LE idea. Yes it's your right to do a LE deck but now we backers have to give our opinions on how the LE fit into a fine standard design of 8 decks. I know we'll give you our opinions like I did but again, the LE was a real surprise, not in a good way. Just my thoughts on it.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Thu May 04, 2017 2:41 pm  

Hey guys,

Thanks for the feedback!

A few notes...

The original plan was to have the same tuckbox for LE and standard and the only difference being that LE decks would be sealed (and numbered) and the standard decks are unsealed. The reasoning behind this was that for people who want to open and use the decks, the seal is annoying and unnecessary, but for those who are just collecting, the seal is more important and exciting. I personally prefer unsealed decks because I like to see all the art inside and I don't like having a torn seal on the tuckbox that is now covering part of the box and looks crappy and is sticky.

The decision to swap the tuckbox for the LE decks was to make it a little more special and give a different look to the unopened decks. If there is a strong preference for the original option above, I may reconsider this decision.

We will not be changing the paper colors for each planet, only the foil color. This is to maintain consistency throughout the series and because the options for paper colors are more limited than those for foil.

I've attached the color palette we came up with for the full series. There are holographic foil colors we will use that fit with these print colors pretty well. That's correct...all 8 standard decks will feature holographic foil and white pigment foil while the LE decks will have holographic gold and holographic silver foils. They will look very cool, I promise!

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby RichK » Fri May 05, 2017 9:53 am  

I agree about seals, I like to look at the card art. Stockholm 17 has a numbered "seal" on the bottom of their LE Noctis deck from his Gemini Kickstarter project which is perfect for opening the deck while keeping the number xxxx/1000 "seal" undamaged.

I like the color palette for the 8 planets. If anything, tweak Jupiter so it's not so similar to Mercury, unless it's the CMKY to RGB color change appearance.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby intlgrrl » Wed May 10, 2017 7:35 am  

WOW! I leave for a few weeks to study, and suddenly the deck is just about complete! Excellent work. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the remaining planets.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:21 pm  

Exciting times, folks...the tuck proofs came today and they look amazing! Quick snapshot below and then I'll assemble a few and send em for proper photographing...

-David

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby shermjack » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:06 pm  

Those tucks look really sweet! :drool: Looking forward to see more! :ugdance:
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby RichK » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:40 pm  

shermjack wrote:Those tucks look really sweet! :drool: Looking forward to see more! :ugdance:


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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:44 am  

Hey guys,

Just a quick update...wanted to share this image from the official photo shoot. Launching soooooon....

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby portcullis » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:18 am  

:drool: This look gorgeous!!

I just have a query regarding the launch of this series: will you be launching deck(/s) individually at regular intervals - ala the recent "Natural Disasters" series or will you be offering a block series with all decks in both tucks as the final campaign?
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:21 am  

Hi portcullis,

Glad to hear you're as excited about these decks as I am!

The plan is to launch each of the 8 decks separately. The timing for release of the remaining 7 decks will depend on how successful the Mercury kickstarter campaign is.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby Azid » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:03 am  

davegk wrote:The plan is to launch each of the 8 decks separately. The timing for release of the remaining 7 decks will depend on how successful the Mercury kickstarter campaign is.


I understand your plan to do it separately as it it very risky to launch a campaign with 8 decks.
But for internationl backers it's a pain to pay 8x shipping.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby RichK » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:27 am  

That tuck is incredible! :drool:

I'm not sure on the wording "First deck of an original series" though. I'd hate to see a deck fail then the numbers, Mercury = first, Venus = second, etc. get messed up.

I'll be backing!
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby pablo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:42 am  

Just read the entire thread. Love the ideas. As azid mentioned, pleas keep international shipping reasonable!! I've had to pass on too many cool decks just because of this issue..

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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby portcullis » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:31 am  

Azid wrote:
davegk wrote:The plan is to launch each of the 8 decks separately. The timing for release of the remaining 7 decks will depend on how successful the Mercury kickstarter campaign is.


I understand your plan to do it separately as it it very risky to launch a campaign with 8 decks.
But for internationl backers it's a pain to pay 8x shipping.


Precisely why I asked. The guys that did the "Natural Disasters" decks were roundly - and fairly - criticized for charging through the nose ($42) for the individual decks, then if you backed the set in the final campaign, shipping was $15.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby davegk » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:46 am  

Just so you know, we'll be using Keen Hong for international fulfillment so the international shipping prices will actually be much more reasonable than past projects.

I would love to launch all 8 decks as a set but we haven't even created all the art yet and I can't budget for that until after Mercury is completed. All the decks will definitely get made...it's just a matter of timing.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby portcullis » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:50 am  

I understand: just ..... 8x shipping.
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:07 pm  

Any news on this? When is the launch?
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Re: The Planets — Vanda Artists Series

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:05 pm  

Good work.
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