26.1.09

New Burnside Writers Collective Logo

In case you forgot, we're still moving forward with that whole site rebuild thing. Jose Reyes at Metaleap Design has finished our new logo. We thought we'd give you a peek. I'm fairly ecstatic about it, to be honest. Jose does amazing work. He and his wife Nikolle are awful to work with though...like the Chef Gordon Ramseys of graphic design. I'm hoping they'll take my counseling fees out of the bill.

Above is the black and white version, but we're likely have a color version on our site. We're not sure which color it will be yet, but I like this orange.

Thoughts, anyone?

And, by the way, we're still accepting donations for the site rebuild. We could still use your help. Thank you to everyone who's given so far!

19 comments:

  1. Looks good.

    Reminds me of the statue outside of the Four-Seasons hotel in Chicago. You can see it here (cut and paste):

    http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/06g34QR8Pn4Tk/610x.jpg

    -Steve

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  2. that's dead on, steve...in fact, it's based off a statue that's almost exactly the same...must've been made by the same artist. This one is in Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland.

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  3. I like the logo in general, but my first thought was "that's very masculine". I know it's based on the pioneer courthouse square statue, but if BWC wants to branch out of the NW and Portland and appeal to wider audience this logo might not be the top branding choice to have. Just my 2 cents.

    The orange is great! Love the umbrella and the text, just not the guy.

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  4. It occurs to me now that the BWC logo has always looked like the opening sequence on Mad Men.

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  5. i like the orange too. a sunnier umbrella man.

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  6. I agree with Kristy. My first thought was, "Of course they've chosen a logo centered around a man. Why am I not surprised?" And really, that's all I could see.

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  7. Diane,

    We appreciate your concerns. But the man is a hermaphrodite.

    It's all good.

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  8. I am unabashedly pro-women, and I must say, the thought that it was too masculine didn't cross my mind. I think it's classy, and as long as many kinds of people are represented on the site, it's all good by me.

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  9. Some links relating to the artist and his works:

    artist website: http://www.sewardjohnson.com/site/index.html

    wikipedia bio on artist:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Seward_Johnson,_Jr.

    -steve

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  10. I hear the concern over masculinity...we are certainly an equal opportunity site.

    The logo (including one currently on the site), has always been based around a statue in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square. The statue is a man.

    Umbrella Man

    Kristy had a point with wider appeal...it'll be interesting to see how that shakes out.

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  11. I'm more worried about that gang symbol he's flashing.

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  12. It's amazing how far reaching Obamania is in our culture today. (you know you thought it!)

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  15. A compromise has been reached.

    Thanks to all who commented!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXudUM0vKSc

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  16. @ all.

    Sorry for the humor if it came off as dismissive.

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  17. Not for me, larry...i thought it was the funniest bit here.

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  18. the logo is fantastic.

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