With a new name comes a new logo. The generic baseball in the grass logo worked just fine as a quickly slapped together image for the time being, but it’s now time to get a more permanent logo. Something that just screams Fan Interference.com. So I’m turning it over to you the readers. No voting this time, I’ll pick the winner, but if there’s overwhelming fan support on an appropriate logo (I do browse this site at work and don’t need anything that will set off the web filter alarms), that will heavily sway my decision.
Here are the requirements.
First, the image must be one we can legally use. No intellectual property. If you find it on someone’s Flickr page or something, make sure there is no copyright. Really don’t want to have to change to a new logo in a month because someone is (rightfully) pissed off we are using their stuff without consent. So be careful with whatever you are pulling from Google.
Second, the image must be in a similar format to the one we are using now. That is the banner style image. If it’s 4:3 or 1:1 then I’ll have to massively crop the crap out of it and that can invalidate the image immediately. I don’t mind doing some VERY basic touch-up work, but I’m no graphic artist.
Third, if you are a graphic artist, or know of a graphic artist who wants to custom design us something, MASSIVE BONUS POINTS. Of course the gig is unpaid, but proper credit will be given and I’ll link the crap out of your personal portfolio, and well do whatever I can in fair trade.
Fourth, if at all possible, incorporating the words Fan Interference is a plus. Incorporating actual fans is also a plus. Especially in a baseball setting.
Fifth, and probably most important, anyone who posts anything Jeffrey Maier related is subject to a public flogging.
I’m sure I will have forgotten other requirements, and there will be much debate and discussion. I reserve the right to change my mind without any notice and go in a completely different direction at any time. Because reasons.