Monday, March 22, 2010

Review: State quarters - Mississippi

I'm torn.

On the one hand, I admire Mississippi for sticking to one main image and playing that up instead of cluttering its quarter design with too many components.

On the other hand, that one image is Mississippi's state flower, the magnolia. State flowers are always going to be lame, and the magnolia is especially bad. All those large petals and leaves end up cluttering the design, which negates all the goodness that comes from one single, identifiable element.

I want to like it, but I can't.

Overall rating - 2 - Mediocre

Stay tuned for Illinois.

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