I think they use art of Elesh Norn way too much. wallpaper, 1st preview card, sleeves, deckbox ... total absense of creativity =/
Every set has a few of its best pieces of art used for promotional material. Tezzeret's art was used a bunch for Mirrodin Besieged, for comparison. It's not uncreative to use one of the best pieces of art in the set in places where it looks good.
Holy crap, Elesh norn boxes and sleeves. DO WANT. (EDIT sorry cussword )
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This is the best they could come up with for art choices? I am disappointed. I like Elesh Norn's art, but the choices for these products should have been darker. Throw the art for Praetor's Grip and the art for the new Negator on the binder, too, while you're at it.
Sometimes they make sleeves sideways because the art crops better in landscape. I thought the Elesh Norn artwork would have been fine in portrait though. ¯\(º_o)/¯
I hope I can get these as my pack of free sleeves at the next SCG Open I go to.
I dunno about elesh norn. I mean, the style of art, like most featured arts, is cool, but the end picture sooks rather wierd. It's not beautiful, its not scary, its not intense or powerful, but rather...ugly? And not in a awesome phyrexian way either. No buy for me.
Shame you can't hold your cards like that as well LOL
I'm not fond of the sideways display either, just not natural.
Heresy is what it is. Sideways card, pah! In my day, we oriented our cards vertically, as was surely intended by God...when he, umm, made the first card sleeves...on the eighth day... or something. Yeah, I lost it, oh well.
I've lost some faith in ultra-pro.
I bought the SoM green phyrexian sleeves and so far 11 have broken.
Which is getting really annoying since I dont have a sideboard in good sleeves.
But I love the binders/boxes