Panini dropped the first silhouette patch cards a few years ago and they got some nice buzz. They have dopped some new bball silhouettes over the last month or so from their upcoming Crown Royale Basketball.
I like them but there is something about a few of them that sits a little off for me. Let me demonstrate.
Which do you prefer
Focus on the overall feel of the card. Not the player selection, patch or hairdo.
I prefer A. Here is why.
Design wise these cards are naturally weighted toward the left side. The picture pulls you towards that side. On most designs, and these in particular, it works best when the player faces towards the center of the card.
Here are some more examples.
See what I mean.
All that said these are pretty sick cards all around. The giant patch, the cool die-cutting and the on-card auto! It’s a pretty big win for Panini.