As you may have noticed, I took an anonymous commentator's advice from the other day and decided to change the ol' I.C. header image. It was an eyesore (especially for Windows users) and I've never really been happy with the font, subtitle, or pixelization of the goddamn thing. Lucky for me, Illogical Bro Helm offered to design a new logo out of the kindness of his heart. Helm rules, and I thank him for his contribution.
But I butchered Helm's beautiful logo by making it too "stretchy". (Update: Helm sent me a better stretchy version, God bless him, which is now serving as the temporary I.C. header.) It should look like this:
Anyway, I'm no graphic designer (this will come as no surprise to readers of this blog), and I really wish I could design a new header that would do this blog justice. Which got me to thinking: There are plenty of talented folks out there reading this, let's make it interesting. Past graphic-design contests returned epic results, so why not open it up again? I want to see your take on what the I.C. header image should be, and the winner will have their entry displayed at the top of this page, all the time, forever (or until I get tired of it). I like the idea of juxtaposing the Large Hadron Collider with the phrase "illogical contraption", but I'm sorta tired of looking at that thing. Fantasy, metal, horror, mythology, and sci-fi are all parts of this blog, so anything along those lines would work. And it should probably be somewhere in the 1000/1200 x 300/400 pixel range to look right. And that's about it. YOU get published on one of the most popular blogs in THE WORLD, and I get free labor. EVERYONE WINS!
As usual, mail your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. And download Helm's original, hi-res, black-on-white version of the logo here.
Here are a couple of shitty attempts I made at creating new headers -- Like I said, I'm no graphic designer, but maybe they'll help get the juices flowing:
Too "fantasy". Also, too tall:
Too, um... Something.
So get on it! Don't pretend like you've got anything else to do this weekend. All entries will be published, and although I *lied about the sandwich, I will send the winner free copies of both the CRETACEOUS and DALTON CD's (as soon as they're done). We'll keep the contest open until... Halloween. OK? AWESOME!