Thanks to Ron Barber, a graphic artist who I was introduced to through a facebook contact who has been especially awesome for us here recently and whose work you can buy in the intertoobs. She is currently working on a PolySkeptic pendant based on the original logo I created (shown below, for contrast), but perhaps inspired by this new one as well. The new pendant (and perhaps a new shirt as well, which is my next project) will hopefully be available soon for purchase.
Links will be posted when they are available.
As you can see, Ron’s skills with graphic arts software is superior to mine to a significant degree. That’s fine, because I never intended to become a graphic artist, and this way I get to make new talented friends.
I have tried to update this new image to all of the various social media I use, but if you happen to notice that some online PolySkeptic activity is still plagued with my half-assed attempts at design. let us know and we’ll fix it.
I was talking with Staks last weekend, and he was glad to see that we went and got ourselves a domain, but thought we could use a little branding. I had been using the gnu atheist symbol for some time, and liked it because not only was I really amused by the “gnu” moniker, but I also thought the horns were appropriate.
Horns…as in horny. Because we are poly, and we like sex with more than one person…responsibly…whatever! I thought it was a little clever (or was it cleaver….).
In any case, I had even mocked up a little icon to use, so that I could have a little reference to the blog (that is hardly visible), but ultimately we need our own logo. So I created a logo today.
Now, I am not a graphic artist by any stretch of the imagination. I don’t have any great picture editing software (I use Gimp, and might need a better one for future ventures). But I came up with a concept I like, and tolerably decent first attempt.
It certainly is not professional, and with more time and perhaps better software I might be able to do something better, but in the future I might have a real graphic artist take a crack at it.
If you are a graphic artist and think you’d like to give it a shot, I would love that! I don’t know what I have to give in barter or payment, but perhaps something could be worked out.