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    Theatre Throw Layout Question

    Theatre Throw layout question: (Background of this project) . Each block represents a play my son was in (production, sound, lighting, lead character, supporting character.. he has pretty much been in all aspects within the school system and the community) . Making this for him before he moves into his dorm. I gave him complete creative control from color choices to the images themselves. Then I doctored up the images and went from there. Grant it, it is a bit dark for my taste, but it's his, so... there you go. It will have green sashing, black corner stones, a 10" black velvet outer border and green binding when finished. I will also be putting a hanging pocket on the back top.

    My question is: Does this layout work(the order in which the plays were done) or should I spread out the lights & darks a bit more? The masks have to stay in the center. Thanks for any opinions. I will be asking my son (being it's his after he gets home from rehearsal.... Still would like yall's opinion though. TIA
    Layout #1 (chronological order)
    Layout #2 (Lights around center)
    Layout #3 (Darks around center)
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    I like the first, in chronological order.

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    I like the second, with the darks in the corners.
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    I'm not much help.... I like all three layouts just fine.

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    I would go with chronological order not because of the layout but it will mean more to your son being in order.

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    My picks would be in this order 2,1,3. But the only one that matters is your son's choice-it will be beautiful and very special because of the memories and collaboration!
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    i vote for the first one... chronological
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    The first one gets my vote.

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    I like either two or three. The first doesn't look organized. The second & third are equally organized.
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    ask your son...........................

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    I agree! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Oh I would do it in order, like the first one. works better too.

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    I like the lights around the center.
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    My personal preference is #2 & #3 but I believe your son will have the finally word on the layout.

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    I like the third, but chronological is probably the way to go.

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    I believe you are over-thinking this. Any of the placements are equally fine.
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    I like layout #2 the best. It seems more balanced than the others.

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    I would follow chronological order. I also want to say that I think your idea is wonderful and this will be a treasure to the young man who gets it.
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    I think either layout one or two. Whichever one you find the most pleasing. I think he will love it no matter which way you lay it out.

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    Thank you all. Yes, I was & did make sure my son had the final say with no indication of my opinion. I have OCD so, you know how that goes, lol. I showed him all 3 options very closely and described the differences. His FINAL choice was chronological order.

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