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Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby CBJ » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:58 am  




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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby badpete69 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:06 pm  

Boy I am glad I am not a Bicycle Deck collector hehehehe
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby TwoPieceFeed » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:10 pm  

I've seen worse, and @ $11 a deck, I think it'll fund.

The backs would look much nicer without the unnecessary red "hue" incorporated.

The artwork is good, but the corner pips are waaaaay too large.

Edit: I also think black as the background 'color' doesn't flatter anything.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:17 pm  

Those doggos look weird, not cute. Doggos should look cute.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby CBJ » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:29 pm  

badpete69 wrote:Boy I am glad I am not a Bicycle Deck collector hehehehe


Funny man lol
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby Bikefanatic » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:22 pm  

This deck is absolutely horrendous! The artwork doesn't save it just because it's colourful, it looks too cluttered. The backs and the faces don't even look like they go together.

The best looking Chinese zodiac animal deck yet is the Bicycle Goat Deco. Whoever makes a Year Of The Rat deck, it better look superb.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby vedus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:42 pm  

Good concept. Solid core art. Terrible execution. This feels like a CPC theme.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby Merlebird » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 pm  

Every time I look at this deck I find something new about it to dislike.

  • I can't even comment on the quality of the lineart because it's so difficult to make out through the oversaturated color palette. If I have to run your image through an editor and hit "Inverse Colors" before I'm sure you haven't already done that to get what you're showing me, something's wrong.
  • I think putting legends ("lucky direction," "Unlucky number," "Compatibility trio") on all of the cards would be bad. I think putting them on only some of the cards is worse.
  • I have no problem with one-way backs if they're done purposefully and done well. Taking a serviceable two-way back and making it one-way by slapping "HANDCRAFTED CARD" on half of it is... basically the complete opposite of both of those things.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby TwoPieceFeed » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:51 am  

Merlebird wrote:Every time I look at this deck I find something new about it to dislike.

  • I can't even comment on the quality of the lineart because it's so difficult to make out through the oversaturated color palette. If I have to run your image through an editor and hit "Inverse Colors" before I'm sure you haven't already done that to get what you're showing me, something's wrong.
  • I think putting legends ("lucky direction," "Unlucky number," "Compatibility trio") on all of the cards would be bad. I think putting them on only some of the cards is worse.
  • I have no problem with one-way backs if they're done purposefully and done well. Taking a serviceable two-way back and making it one-way by slapping "HANDCRAFTED CARD" on half of it is... basically the complete opposite of both of those things.

I did not even realize this. It's hideous. They're not even handcrafted. They're printed by USPCC...
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby Bikefanatic » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:49 am  

vedus wrote:Good concept. Solid core art. Terrible execution. This feels like a CPC theme.



That's because it is CPC! We'll get a good themed deck after the next 8.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby vasta41 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 am  

TwoPieceFeed wrote:
Merlebird wrote:Every time I look at this deck I find something new about it to dislike.

  • I can't even comment on the quality of the lineart because it's so difficult to make out through the oversaturated color palette. If I have to run your image through an editor and hit "Inverse Colors" before I'm sure you haven't already done that to get what you're showing me, something's wrong.
  • I think putting legends ("lucky direction," "Unlucky number," "Compatibility trio") on all of the cards would be bad. I think putting them on only some of the cards is worse.
  • I have no problem with one-way backs if they're done purposefully and done well. Taking a serviceable two-way back and making it one-way by slapping "HANDCRAFTED CARD" on half of it is... basically the complete opposite of both of those things.

I did not even realize this. It's hideous. They're not even handcrafted. They're printed by USPCC...

Looks like they went to the Ellusionist school of advertising :lol: A few years back there were really cool Chinese zodiac decks (Serpent, Warrior Horse, etc.) but for some reason the monkey was skipped and now this... I want to like it so much but dear God.
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Re: Bicycle Year Of The Dog - Kickstarter

Unread postby Merlebird » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:47 am  

TwoPieceFeed wrote:I did not even realize this. It's hideous. They're not even handcrafted. They're printed by USPCC...

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If it makes you feel any better I didn't notice the one-way back until my second or third pass, either; I was a little distracted by the, ah, color scheme (about which the less I say, the better).

This may be my own ignorance - I'm not an expert in traditional Chinese art by any means - but does anybody know if dogs in that aesthetic always look like Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or just these?
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