There’s a new frontpage on 4chan and recently they asked for the user’s help in designing a new logo. I’m always up for a challenge like that, so I submitted my logo yesterday. What you see above (the bottom one) is what I came up with. The details were rather strict regarding the new logo, so that’s why it bears a striking resemblance, but allow me to explain.
The current logo
The only good thing I can say about the current logo is the font used for “4chan”, but I don’t like the way the font looks on “four more years”. Yotsuba’s (a manga character that has been their mascot since forever I think, amazing manga by the way, check out my blog post) pigtails looks horrible and are way too big compared to the font.
While I actually like the font the original logo used, I don’t think it went that well with the overall, ehm, “theme” of 4chan or whatever you’d call it. So that’s why I used a less serious, but still quite elegant font. I didn’t use italics for the slogan either, because I thought it looked stupid and finally I used smaller pigtails. Not much has changed, yet everything has. I’m pretty confident it won’t win the contest though, but we’ll see. I’m only doing this for the fun of it, so I have nothing to lose.
[…] Logo Contest Posted in January 29th, 2008 by photoshoper9 in Photoshop News 4chan Logo Contest By Dennis Not much has changed, yet everything has. I’m pretty confident it won’t winthe contest though, but we’ll see. I’m only doing this for the fun of it, so I have nothing to lose. 4chan, contest, design, logo. JUNO3.com - http://blog.juno3.com […]