OK, so the logo has changed... if you like it, that's great but if you don't, then come up with a new one. No complaints, no criticisms allowed (I'll remove every one) but I'll accept an alternate design from anyone and I'll stick it up there for a few days or so and see if it 'sticks'.
We'll have a new one every month or so until the new one sets in place.
Feel free to send me a 100 x 50 pixel image and make sure it gets the message across. Design - its a tough brief but there's a lot of it about so a good many examples are there for you. Addicts - says syringes and pills to me but not a lot else.
See what you can do. If I receive no alternatives the new design sticks where it is.
The old design was, well, it was long in the tooth having been in place from way before my time. We have the original group founder here who has recently rejoined after along period of absence, perhaps he can tell us more...? The original icon was very well produced and I'm guessing it was created using a vector graphics tool as it proportioned to the small size very well indeed retaining all its detail.
Regardless, it has been bugging me for a while that so much has been done to revamp the group in content, folder structure, rules, page layout and new membership but nothing has been done to that old logo. So I set about creating a new one, hopefully a temporary one if anyone provides a replacement.
The Old logo above:
The second logo:
The third logo:
It took me precisely 30 minutes to create the second logo from first incarnation to testing different images, styles, font sizes and the like. I have retained the tablet shape from the old logo and added a light green background that suits most of DA's pages that it will appear upon. There is an abstract 'design' image behind the text and the clear and legible text states the group's identity a little larger and certainly clearer than the old logo. I liked the old logo but time ages everything and a new logo for the group is not a bad thing at all.
The second logo has the addicted feel to it, a strangely bright green, a syringe, smaller text revealing the image behind, the text colour standing out from the background. Just an idea...
See it at the top of the group page here: www.deviantart.com/design-addi…
I am not precious and I have little investment in the new logo, in fact I am desperate for someone to come up with a replacement - so if someone comes up with a better design I'll snap it up!