I haven’t had a pathtag made in a few years.
For those of you who aren’t geocachers, pathtags are affordable, coin-like tokens people use to trade or as signature items. I’ve had several made over the years and have many in my personal collection.
But it’s been a while — mainly as an affordability thing — since I had some made. So, I made it my quest to look to have one made.
The reality is, though, that despite being able to work with Photoshop quite well, and that I can envision things, I just can’t really design tags well. OK, I can do basic things… but I wanted something more.
At the recent ASP Geobash, I was talking with Chris Mackey, who I’ve known for a few years in the geocaching world. He is, in my eyes, one of the most amazing coin designers out there (I actually have a print of one of his designs, as well as the matching coin) and I would love for him to design me a coin. Alas, right now, my funds aren’t that deep. However, he also does pathtags, so I enlisted his help for my newest one.
His work is amazing.
He captured what I wanted for this one. I had bigger ideas, but he pointed out how hard it can be to do ones like I had wanted.
So he worked with me to come up with something more simple and, honestly, better.
I’d like to point out that Chris is extremely affordable when it comes to pathtag designs and he works with you to make sure you have exactly what you want. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris if you are looking for pathtag design and I know I’ll be using him again in the future for more designs.
There’s only a tweak or two remaining. Once done, I’ll get the final work from him and submit and then the process of creating my pathtag will be underway. I believe it takes about six weeks or so, at which time I’ll have them in hand and ready to trade or hand out or place in some caches.
And I can’t wait.
One note about me and pathtags, however. I won’t trade for anything and everything online. I like personal tags and I like to meet people. So I will do some trades online, but they will be slim as I am only going to get 100 tags made.
Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook!