UPDATE: I adjusted the new image a little, so that it looks better in smaller sizes. I also added some new sizes in the download pack.
“What’s wrong with the logo, Martin?”
I took a risk. Perhaps I’m touching something sacred today… Don’t get me wrong: I think Show ‘n Tell Thursdays is an excellent initiative. It’s a good starting place for sharing tips and tricks in Dominoland. But the one thing that bothers me is the logo:
Not because of the suggestion of nudity, who am I kidding? It just looks so old skool to me: the typeface, the image,… But I don’t want to offend the person who created it, because I have to admit, it’s very original nevertheless.
“So what do you suggest, smart ass?”
Because criticising is easy, I thought I had to come up with something that is better than the previous one (so I hope). So, this is my suggestion:
“What does it mean?”
The image has some sort of superlative, almost over-the-top form of shouting from the roofs and demanding attention. Who could achieve this better than good old King Kong? I suppose, if he really climbed the Empire State Building, everybody would have known ;-). So, it’s like the blogger climbs the Empire State Building to draw attention to the fact that he posted a tip.
I started with a basic stock image, adjusted the blogger guy’s colors to the Notes 8 scheme, added some elements like in the original King Kong movie poster (screaming 3D letters! Airplane! Sky!) and this came out.
Below the influincing elements:
No women were harmed during the creation of the new logo. In fact, I didn’t want the blogger to carry a woman and fight, because that’s another kind of message. We, bloggers, come in peace :-).
Oh, and I also distilled smaller versions like the one below (width 200px), perhaps better formats for daily use:
“Where can I get it? Can I use it?”
I created a Show â€˜n Tell Image Pack that you can download.
- 450 x 650px
- 225 x 325px
- 200 x 289px
- 150 x 217px
- 120 x 173px
- 100 x 144px
… after that, I believe everything just gets too tiny and unreadable. If you need another size, resize the 450px to the desired dimensions.
The pack contains png, gif and jpg version for all sizes, but I advise using the png version, because it features some nice out-of-the border transparency on a background other than white. Here is an example how the png would look on a green background
I don’t know yet if the image will be accepted by the initiators, and maybe the logo is protected somehow. They may not like it, I don’t know. I post this on SnTT to get the initiators’ feedback, we’ll see. But, as far as I’m concerned, you have my permission to use the image, you don’t need to pay any copyrights to me :-).
Please do feedback (especially the initiators), and give me your opinion on this! What logo do you like most?