As elotar pointed out, Personal Involvment's art is weak. Abstract things can (should?) be represented by abstract art.
Enkil Cog's art should have been more abstract in my opinion.
Sudden Reversal and Direct Intervention are great with their abstract art, and I'd love to see this more. Enkil Cog is a very good example of this. I would've loved a bit more abstraction in the art to be sure, even though it's technically fine.
Not that we'd need McNeil's art in itself. Just following some of that artistic direction would be awesome.
A: Netrunner is pretty cool with some of their internet-themed art. It's really weird and obscure at times.
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Bloodartist: I typically like mostly real style art, with exception for some things; I love the Rebecca guay art on the torries in CE, it fits the feel of the clan. Alabastroms art is misaic-feeling, so I dig it on gargoyle card. Now, DI art isn't as good for the card as DI2, plainly showing a demonic hand stopping what's happening.
Art like on Keep it Simple that shows a basic story is good. Now, no idea what eleither kindred spirits is showing, and malls)!malks/kiasyd/some discipline stuff should have abstract stuff, for theme and mood. Just like you get a very leather and anger feel from g1 brujah, there should be solid "feeling" themes to cards, as I remember art being one of the most interesting parts of the game when I started really playing. It's very important.
I've long been a fan of MacNeil's brooding and abstract style and was really thrown for a loop when I learned that he was an actual Nazi. Im happy that VEKN will not condone his vile politics, and commission his works anymore.
That being said, I would like to see More dark and abstract art in the game.
ReverendRevolver wrote: ...original 44 magnum isn't a 44 magnum in the picture. I'm not sure if it was just a wotc oversight, or if they checked it and knew nothing about guns, but it annoys me hard that we have boring revolver as the best art for the absolute staple gun for the game.
Art for original .44 is, buy my opinion, quite good except the gun itself (which can be honest mistake in the "preinternet" era - like, for example, the card was called "pistol" when the art was ordered) - there are something happening there except just showing us the gun we've seen thousand times.
New art shows the right gun but there are nothing else there. Boring and pointless.
self biased wrote: ...that he was an actual Nazi.
As I remember, "actual Nazis" were the guys in the previous century in Germany, who killed millions of people as well as (with some help ) make whole world suffer deadliest war in human history.
Maybe I does not know something, but MacNeil cannot be one of them.
What I does know, thou, that limiting access of people to paid work on the basis of not of their ability to do it, but their political views, was (and is) one of the main means of totalitarian regimes (including said "actual Nazis").