Le Gold tournament set 2 (hotstamps!)

LeGold

Flush
Site Vendor
Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2020
Messages
2,039
Reaction score
4,107
Location
Norway
So, I'm waiting for a set of scrown solids (DG Green, Black, Retro Lavender, Canary, Retro Red, Bright White) that I'm considering hotstamping. It will probably be Le Gold, and I'd like the design to have an old-school Vegas feel and don't mind if it ends up being a tribute to an existing set.

The original design below (ignore the spots and EC mold) probably won't work due to too many thin details... but I'm willing to give it a shot if I don't end up with anything better.

1620505320726.png


Any concrete suggestions for inspiration?
 

CrazyEddie

Flush
Joined
Jul 25, 2020
Messages
1,947
Reaction score
2,800
Location
Georgia
I wonder if CPCs can be silk-screened? Silk screening can produce highly-detailed printing, much more so than hotstamp dies.

Love the design but yeah, those details will never come out looking good in a hotstamp.

You could redo it with an art-deco icon-like design that creates the impression of the hotel, and use that as a hot stamp, similar to how these convey "hotel" or "skyscraper":

1620510717179.png


1620510752797.png
 

Eriks

Full House
Supporting Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2018
Messages
3,171
Reaction score
5,726
Location
Sweden
So, I'm waiting for a set of scrown solids (DG Green, Black, Retro Lavender, Canary, Retro Red, Bright White) that I'm considering hotstamping. It will probably be Le Gold, and I'd like the design to have an old-school Vegas feel and don't mind if it ends up being a tribute to an existing set.

The original design below (ignore the spots and EC mold) probably won't work due to too many thin details... but I'm willing to give it a shot if I don't end up with anything better.

View attachment 695607

Any concrete suggestions for inspiration?
Love everything about that design! Are you saying you’ll hot stamp them yourself?
 

Okku

Two Pair
Joined
Jun 6, 2020
Messages
477
Reaction score
874
Location
Las Vegas
The main thing you’d want to keep in mind for hot stamping like you mentioned above is the thin lines. Try to have as many bold lines or text because that’s what will show up. Tiny details might show up but may get stamped and blend together. I could help you out, this sounds like a fun project
 

LeGold

Flush
Site Vendor
Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2020
Messages
2,039
Reaction score
4,107
Location
Norway
The main thing you’d want to keep in mind for hot stamping like you mentioned above is the thin lines. Try to have as many bold lines or text because that’s what will show up. Tiny details might show up but may get stamped and blend together. I could help you out, this sounds like a fun project
Yeah, I know. The first thing though is to find inspiration from the real world. Well, not completely necessary but it does help :) I do like some of the designs (El Rancho, old Dunes...) where the motive was off-centered, even though those were not hotstamps. I'll try to play a bit with that concept.
 

Okku

Two Pair
Joined
Jun 6, 2020
Messages
477
Reaction score
874
Location
Las Vegas
I think you have a pretty solid design down, only thing I'd maybe say is that the side pieces possibly maybe increase the stroke weight on those and you'd be good. Same thing with the bottom text although it would probably work too. I took a look and tried to find some inspiration and found a few different styled hotstamps. I tried finding something where there might have been a building, but wasn't able to. (Chips images from ChipGuide)

35600.jpg
035443.jpg
44911.jpg
51150.jpg
52667.jpg
156884.jpg
204199.jpg
 

Okku

Two Pair
Joined
Jun 6, 2020
Messages
477
Reaction score
874
Location
Las Vegas
As far as off-center I did see Dunes, Flamingo and Desert Inn older school stuff had a few. Seems like the motive for things has always been centering which makes sense, but I like what you're going after.
 
Top Bottom