Our Collaboration With Salty Soldier
The project was pretty straight forward, take the Space Force t-shirt designs from the The Salty Soldier and turn it into a truly tricked out Space Force Challenge Coin. Anyone worth their salt in this game, understands the dynamic difference between designing something for a Custom Shirt and designing something for a Custom Challenge Coin. Understanding the fundamental design differences is why at Pitch and Rudder we have a department dedicated to designing just Custom Shirts. From the gate on this project we wanted to make sure we were looking at all the right angles; therefore we brought both our Custom T-shirt Department and Challenge Coin team on Zoom to hash out the details.
The Original Design
The shirt was designed for Direct to Garment, meaning the Salty Soldier didn’t have worry too about 1/2 tones or color restrictions as you would with Screen Printing. The gradients for the metal where rich and clean! The Vector files for the front, just required the 3D aspect to be assigned and the face to be polished up for metal work. All in all a 25 min Zoom conference was all it took to streamline the front for production!
Space Force Challenge Coin Design
With the front sorted out the Challenge Coin team took to designing the back. We employ five designers here at Pitch and Rudder and this project as a battle to see who could complete it first. Normally, we will just assign a designer and move on; however, every designer we have on the books wanted a crack at designing the back of this coin! When the dust settled, we decided to use pieces from each of the designers input in making the back of coin, it was just too cool of a project not to be apart of!
Space Force One
When all the pieces came together the coin came out amazing! We added those little touches that really set off the piece and as one of the first Space Force challenge coins to market, it hit all the right marks. It was creative, well thought out and not rushed. The Glitter on the back of the coin mixed in with the black paint really puts the image of space to mind while the two alien space crafts round out the mission! Say what you will about making a fifth branch of the service, but Space Force is funded and there’s probably a reason why…. But I wouldn’t worry too much, our forces are going to be HUGE!
Now our Trump Coins are expected to arrive in the next 2 weeks, we have them listed in the store for pre-sale Here If your interested! I have to say it was a blast working with James and Forrest at The Salty Soldier, I don’t expect this to be our last collaboration!
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