Archive for the ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D’ Category

Trading Cards

February 24, 2011

Here are just a few of the trading cards I designed over the past decade:

I was responsible for design, art direction, approval process with movie studios licensing department, print pre-production, print quality control. Hundreds upon hundreds of unique designs met on a very short deadline. The amount of work involved equals the output of some fully staffed advertising agencies.


Trading Cards Slideshow

April 30, 2009

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D Trading Cards

April 4, 2009

Pieceworks Cards and Promo Materials Design: Gino Verna

Base Cards and Chase Cards Designed by Warren Craghead

Produced and Distributed: Inkworks, Morrisville, NC

Cards shown: Pieceworks cards

These cards work with 3-D glasses and pop off the page or in this case the screen, go ahead, try it if you have any 3-D glasses lying around.

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Excerpts from Non Sports update review, full review here

“Take a wide-eyed three dimensional tumble to the center of the Earth!

Inkworks announces the release of Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D Premium Trading Cards. Put on your 3D glasses (two pair in every box) and you’ll be transported to a world of eye-popping adventures and incredible creatures in this all 3D 50-card base set!”

Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D by Inkworks is a truly unique card collecting experience! The 3D action in these cards is really one of the nicest looking card sets we’ve ever seen. In order to capture all the beauty of the 3D movie, Inkworks has created a great 3D work of art on these cards. To allow collectors to be able to experience it in all it’s glory, they have been kind enough to include two pairs of 3D glasses in each box.

As with almost all of Inkworks’ boxes of cards, they more than met their guarantee of at least one complete base set of cards in each box. In this box of Journey To The Center Of The Earth, there were two complete sets, plus some extra base cards. The Pieceworks authentic show worn costume card from our review box is of a shirt worn by Brendan Fraser as Trevor. There are several really nice options for show worn costume cards, but I think that getting a piece of costume worn by the movie’s biggest star is a great addition to anybody’s collection. Inkworks has once again added in some great insert cards that any collector will be sure to enjoy. We got one of the die cut cards from the “Challenging The Unknown” subset. There were also three of the puzzle cards from the “Forgotten World” insert set. The last insert card that was in this review box was one from the “Prehistoric Peril” set. Again, all of these insert sets have the 3D technology on them and look even better than the base cards!

The costume card that was in the TradingCardReviews review box was probably the best one to pull in the entire set, so that was a pretty exciting pack to bust open. As always, the inserts did a great job of telling the story of the movie, which in this case is Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D. It’s hard to believe that a trading card set could begin to capture the quality and action of a 3D movie, but Inkworks has done another great job with this non-sports card set!”