Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Review: State quarters - Alaska

Alaska's quarter design is almost exactly like Washington's design, which isn't a good thing. It could have been a lot better but for the following:

-- The bear is not quite prominent enough. It should have been bigger, with no fish in its mouth.
-- The background earthwork and trees are a mess. They detract from rather than add to the design.
-- The state nickname is uninspiring. It's little more than filler.
-- The splashes of water are barely recognizable as splashes of water. They look more like foliage.

I'm disappointed.

Overall ranking - 2 - Mediocre

Last up: Hawaii.

ADDED: I've recently discovered that the reason this design resembles Washington's so much is that they were developed by the same artist!

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