The other day, we received a mail from a reader who offered to create a smartphone app for The Automatic Earth. Great! Wonderful! One thing he mentioned, though, was that he would need a logo for that purpose. And we don't yet really have one, do we?
Now, I've been thinking about this for a while of course, and I sort of know what I would like, but for instance my Illustrator skills have gotten sort of seriously rusty the past few years. And though I've been doing all the visuals for TAE myself to date, I know there are people out there who can do way better than me.
So then I thought: this might be the perfect topic to ask our readers for help. I don't know how many – budding – graphic artists there are amongst you, but I’m sure there must be a few.
And I'm not going to explain what I would want, at least not at this stage, I would like nothing more than be surprised, blown out of my shoes in amazement.
So there you go, I'd say there's nothing much that I think I should or need to add, and if I forget anything I'm sure I’ll hear about it.
TAE needs a logo. Simple, strong and instantly recognizable. A logo that looks as good on a smartphone app as it will inevitably and eventually on a T-shirt, and all other places we can see fit to fit it on.
Send your ideas to TheAutomaticEarth@gmail.com and who knows we may soon have a winner. Who we will send a free copy of our upcoming DVD box set, once it's available.