I’m thinking of updating the Corvus crow, the little blocky black bird with its bright red ball which represents me across the web. I thought I’d hand-draw something, then use GIMP to give it some simple finishing. This is try number one:
It’s quite a bit more complex, so integrating it into banners (which have a limited size, and thus don’t always work well with that sort of detail) is proving difficult. I’ve made a few tries thusfar.
Here, I overcame the detail issue by severely cropping the image, and lightening it until it’s practically a watermark. I’m not sure if I like the look any more than my current banner. It seems to me that logos should be simple, to make them more memorable. Maybe this guy is just too complex?
I’m also considering adding a subheading to my shop banner, but am not sure what yet. I was thinking something along the lines of “handmade goods for the fashionably odd” (or fantastically odd, or beautifully odd, or replace odd with strange- you get the idea), but it seems like a lot of text. Perhaps just “For the fashionably odd”?
This one gets more text, and an attempt at shrinking the bird (who needs a name, now that I think of it) down. What do you think? Too busy?
I’m also considering changing the subheading:
But then, that might mean letting even more nerdom slip into the blog. Science talk. Science craft. Science.
I’ve yet to decide if that’s a good thing or not.
What do you think?