In which a coin is revealed

Posted: March 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: production | 7 Comments »

The first coin company I called, who seemed good enough online, was staffed by a salesperson who acted as if I was reading her the weather in Moonbeam, Ontario; uninterested and not overly prone to at least answering questions. I worked overnight to create some sketches of the coin, and then didn’t hear from them the next day. Or the day after that. I don’t work with places that run this way, so I looked up another coin company. The person who answered the phone at this new place was personable, helpful, answered all sorts of crazy pictures and asked for more information about the project itself, to understand the coin’s context in all of it.

I mailed along my rough sketch, and a few days later, their art department mailed me the following proof:

I’ve approved this artwork, and this is what the coin will look like.

People who’ve seen this and asked if they can buy the coin separately (I would like to think to have a second coin, but maybe they just want a coin?) have been told that yes, I am open to that.

It’s all getting closer!

7 Comments on “In which a coin is revealed”

  1. 1 Patrice Aubry said at 7:34 pm on March 1st, 2010:

    Nice! I’m going to be filthy rich!

  2. 2 Tim said at 8:54 pm on March 1st, 2010:


  3. 3 Patrick said at 10:50 pm on March 1st, 2010:

    Wow. That is one stacked compass rose! I fully expect this jingling coinage to point me NNW or perhaps SSE. Or PORTPORTSTARBOARD.

  4. 4 Daniel said at 1:05 am on March 2nd, 2010:

    Wow, beautiful! Looking forward!!

  5. 5 Andrew said at 8:42 am on March 2nd, 2010:

    It looks great! I’m starting to get excited. I’ve been waiting for this movie since I first heard about it several years ago… the long wait is almost over!

    It looks like there’s wording in the background of the lantern side but I’m too old and it’s too small for me to make out; what does it say?

  6. 6 Brad Jewell said at 5:20 pm on March 2nd, 2010:

    Can’t wait.
    Love the coin.

  7. 7 Michael Keeney said at 7:11 pm on March 30th, 2010:

    I absolutely cannot wait for this film to come out. My wife cannot figure what all the hubbub is about, but then again, she wasn’t a huge Infocom fan in the 1980’s.

    The coin is an awesome finishing touch – A+

    Best wishes.

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