Critique and offer suggestions for my 1/4 pie edge spot CPC set

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I want to make a 1/4 pie edge spot set for my next custom set on the B mold. I have a mock up that I think that I like, but I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts and suggestions to make the chips pop even more. Let me know what you think!

I feel like I'm getting tripped up on the DG pink chip that I want to use as the T5 base. Not sure that red and purple are the way to go here.


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Colors and edge spots on my sample:

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Not sure whether to go with DG Peacock or imperial blue for the T500 chip.
 

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There isn't enough contrast in chips 2, 4, and 5.

Good luck. I wanted a 3 color qp set and i couldn't find anything that i was in love with.

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I may go that route, it is cheaper to have only two spot colors instead of three. :p

What other colors would you mix in with green, blue, and yellow that wouldn't result in dirty stacks?
 

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pop? or muted similar to mine?

Inlay design matters?

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Looking for "pop" I suppose.
Have a boat/canoe theme in mind if it matters.

Edit: Thinking of color matched inlays depending on what final design looks like.
 

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I see what you 're saying too.
It's VERY hard to carry off a tri-color quarter pie SET, anyway.
 

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Love that set. Not sure how easy it will be to pull off with the CPC colour palette.
Yeah, I'm finding that out the hard way :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

I like my second mock up above much, much better. Looks a lot cleaner and less busy than the first.
 

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For #5, try "Red" w "DG Tiger"
I see what you're saying. The DG orange edgespot on the 1k and the Butterscotch edge spot on the 5k clash too much. I changed the butterscotch on the 5k to a "Yellow" edge spot and actually like how it looks.
 

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Love the look. Reminds me of -- yes -- @JMC9389 beat me to it -- the Riverboats! One of my favorite sets. Years ago, I almost bought that set many different times, when they were for sale in the classifieds here a few times.

I feel like I'm getting tripped up on the DG pink chip that I want to use as the T5 base. Not sure that red and purple are the way to go here.
Do you have the Retro Lavender color sample, I think that color is a little more red than Lavender or Purple.

There isn't enough contrast in chips 2, 4, and 5.
Maybe replace Light Green with Green for chip #2.
 

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@AWenger really angry, man?
What would you do to me for having written what I did, if heads-up, live?:)
Can anybody replicate the Riverboats?
(They could just carbon-copy them, with permission, I guess).
 

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Part 2:

Changed T500 to Blurple. Think that will contrast enough going with a lighter charcoal for T100 rather than the traditional black. Red chip enlarged is a bounty chip. T25000 was changed from imperial blue to DG Peacock.

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Thoughts? T5, T25, T100, T1000, are the same. Changed T5000 to Canary base with Yellow edge spots.
 

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View attachment 450515If you are going to go 3 colors looks to this set that pulled it off so well. CPC colors makes it hard, but it can be done.
I can come up with concepts well enough, but I can't design for shit. Good thing I'm in medicine and not graphic design :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

I could never dream up the stuff some of you put to a chip. It's art.
 

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@AWenger really angry, man?
No, not really angry. But totally disagree with your comment that all quarter pies "MUST" be 2 colors, though. The 3-color idea looks great (although it would add cost to the set, as OP mentioned.) There's no dislike button, maybe should have used the "sad" instead of "angry." I didn't mean to offend by clicking the "angry" button.
 

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you need to have an inlay to get a true feel for how it will look though. Unless he is ordering blanks that is.
Think I'm going to color match the inlays, FWIW
 

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It's too late now and past my bedtime, but if I'm going with a riverboat/canoe theme, would it make sense to have the base colors be a little muted? Go crazy with the DG spots and have two different ones so they contrast? I'll do a mockup tomorrow.
 

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pop? or muted similar to mine?

Inlay design matters?

@Psypher1000
Hi there, @JMC9389.

In general I'm going to decline providing input into a design who's general concept I am strongly biased against - it is well known that I feel tri-colored quarter-pies are a leading cause of disease in this country, so my input probably isn't something you want. If you decide to go bi-colored...well, I *might* have a bit of experience with those and am happy to lend a hand however I can.

I will echo Bill's comments re: inlay, however - inlay design absolutely matters. I strongly recommend doing your design work with a placeholder inlay as that will help inform your final color decisions. Simply put, trying to decide on colors without the context of an inlay - even if just an approximation - is a mistake.
 
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