While reading the CBR I found out a Siege preview (new Marvel event) and saw this:

It’s clearly a mock up security card/ID, what baffles me is the graphic design in it, anyone with a little bit of curiosity can notice the following things:

  • It looks like a power point design.
  • It has no realistic stuff, like bar codes, holograms, etc.
  • The picture they used for Spider Woman looks posed, everyone over 18 and with an ID of any kind knows that the pictures they take you for them are never during a 100 ft. leap or when the air is flowing.
  • It seems to be part of a calendar. Those things unless gifts are not free.
  • And finally, SOMEONE got payed to do that.

As a graphic designer (even a self taught one), it makes me angry that such little work was done over something as image handling.  It’s an Avengers mock up, one would expect to see Marvel to grab one of their best and make him do something amazing.

After all, it only takes like 30 minutes to do that:

This one took me exactly 30 minutes to do.

As a graphic designer we are often proud of our creativity, I just cannot let something like this pass because people pay for it.

You could argue about what I did but it certainly looks real.

I guess Mrvel fans would prefer that, than the lackluster thing they will be getting.


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