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Echo Chernik

The Cthulhu Temptations Collection





Echo Chernik Collection Coin Reverse

The Cthulhu Coin Collection In Fine Silver

The Cthulhu collection is Echo Chernik's most prominent and notable collection of personal works and harkens to the high art nouveau style of the early twentieth century. It is a fun and playful blend of the style of the time as well as a literature reference to HP Lovecraft (a famous science, horror and fantasy author from the 1920's).

Osborne Mint is working with this talented artist to release the Cthulhu Collection in highly collectible .999 fine silver. Collectors can purchase individual rounds direct from the Echo Chernik website.  Resellers and distributors can purchase this collection from Osborne Mint.

Announcing Release #2  - Tequila


The second release in the Cthulha Collection features a gorgeous brown-haired woman sprawled out decadently with tentacles crisscrossing under her torso. One tentacle grasps a margarita and the other holds a strawberry Paloma. A sombrero hangs jauntily from the word TEQUILA, which crosses the woman's pelvis and upper thighs. 

tequila_1500_2048xWorking with Echo's giclees art poses a particular challenge for our design team - what do you do with art that is designed vertically? How do you put that art on to a circle? First, you have to consider the intent of the artist and the full composition. Next is to take a step back and ask, "what IS and is NOT important to convey the full flavor of the art – aka what elements MUST stay, what would be nice to keep and what isn’t necessary? Once that decision is made, you have to dive right in to the rendering and see what happens. You may discover that elements you thought would be critical, in the end, aren’t critical at all.

The first version of this round showed agave leaves on the left side of the image. We thought, given the importance of the agave plant to tequila, they were a critical part of the design. What we discovered is they were more of a distraction from the main image and quite honestly, you may not even know what they were if the original art wasn’t shown next to the round.  

We subsequently determined that the sombrero was a pivotal part of showing the giclees’s Mexican flavor and had to figure out how to incorporate it into the design. The answer, shift TEQUILA to the left so it’s centered across the top, and then hang the sombrero from the “A”.

You may also wonder why the serape blanket wasn’t included. The team felt that the blanket and its placement would detract from the tentacles and drinks. As the final art shows, the highly modeled tentacles stand out from the polished background. If the serape were under the tentacles, they wouldn’t be so prominent and the design would look very cluttered.

This round is struck in .999 fine silver, and has ".999FS" on the edge, as well as its individual number. It comes packed in an airtite capsule to protect the surface and prevent tarnishing.    




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About The Artist

About the artist - Echo Chernik bio

Echo Chernik

Echo Chernik is a master of the art nouveau style. With over twenty-five years of experience as a professional commercial artist in the advertising field, she has created posters and package designs for clients such as Disney, Miller, Camel, Coors, Celestial Seasonings, The Sheikh of Dubai, Arlo Guthrie, Sears, Kmart, Trek Bicycles, and many more.

Chernik is a geek and gamer and creates a lot of work for her favorite game Shadowrun. She also has designed other games for Hasbro and the original board design for Tak. She paints both digitally and traditionally in oils, as well as has a love of the traditional pen and ink. 

Echo's art gallery is in Fairhaven, Washington, where she continues to create award-winning pieces.

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