The Anatomy of a Card Design: Appreciating 2014 Elite Football’s Elite Series Insert
July 23, 2014

There are no autographs in 2014 Donruss Elite Football’s Elite Series insert. No patchtastic pieces of memorabilia, either. In fact, you won’t find much in the way of super-premium add-ons in Elite Series. What you will find — overwhelmingly so — is . . . an impeccable design . . . captivating photography . . . and a reverent use of foil; throwback nuances one and all that help Elite Series shine as a stunning 20-card showcase valuing aesthetics and composition above all else.

The result is an attention-commanding attraction in 2014 Elite Football that demands a closer look. Elite Series is artfully served by the extra real estate provided on a full 2 /12 by 3 1/2-inch canvas uncluttered by autographs, memorabilia or both. That’s a point not lost on Panini America Art Director Bradley Kollath, the man tasked with designing the Elite Series insert.

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