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Mark Atwood
The Washington Quarter Dollar Coin Reverse will be decided soon.

I think all 3 of the candidates are eye-wateringly ugly.
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jatg From: jatg Date: February 15th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

I am reminded of Tom Lehrerh's comment about folk songs...one reason they are so bad is because they are written by the POEPLE.

With that said, I like #3 the best.
jatg From: jatg Date: February 15th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
And if I could type it would say PEOPLE.
mothball_07 From: mothball_07 Date: February 15th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like #2. I really dislike both the others. The native-format one is just too trendy, and bare to boot, and the other looks like a 'collectors' shot glass from a few decades back.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 15th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd go with #2 as well. I really dislike #3 the most. Not that I don't respect native culture, but I just find the design unappealing and the overall look way too bare.

Conversely I find #1 too cluttered.
nilasae From: nilasae Date: February 16th, 2006 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
What he said...
jenkitty From: jenkitty Date: February 15th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the second one is the best of the bunch, but the first one is a little more representative of the state as a whole. The third one's not going to make any sense to somebody in upstate New York, south Georgia, or the middle of Kansas.

At least they didn't succumb to the temptation of stamping it with a big picture of the Space Needle. There's a perception outside the state that Seattle is all there is in Washington.
adularia From: adularia Date: February 15th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
That, and I agree with earlier comments that it just looks very bare, AND if they're going for "representation of Native themes" it's about on the level of a picture of the Space Needle. They'd do better to represent the Indians of the whole state rather than Salish tribes only.
pr10n From: pr10n Date: February 15th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yurk. I like the mention of native culture so I'd vote #3, but yeah I don't see a clear winner either. Nothing like the whimsy of this bad boy.
adularia From: adularia Date: February 15th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does that cow have an ear tag, or is she supposed to be the Laughing Cow who's drawn with earrings?

That just looks creepy.
dcseain From: dcseain Date: February 15th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's an ear tag, as Laughing Cow is a trademarked.
From: neocuriosity Date: February 16th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
We are the Evergreen State, no? Why not a TREE for crying out loud?

I vote for a whole new design. George Washington's head on one side, Bill Gates' on the other.

papertygre From: papertygre Date: February 16th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the middle one is the least offensive.

Actually, I'd prefer that one with the fish replaced by the apples from the first one.
memegarden From: memegarden Date: February 16th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The first one is ugly. The second one is much more artistically balanced. I like the idea of the third one, but it is not very graceful. I like that it's very different from the other quarter designs, and honors some cultural history, not just topography and exports.
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