There is a famous biblical passage that reads: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Whether or not that’s true in general (spoilers: it isn’t), it is certainly true in the case of my request for a new banner for the blog. I have been overwhelmed with the level of creativity and generosity demonstrated by the readers here, and you have the most sincere thanks that I can muster from my godless, soulless core. I have boiled down the multitude of submissions to 5 of my favourites:
#1 – From T. Pilser
The watermark in the background is famed black freethinker Frederick Douglass.
#2 – From Stephanie Zvan
I like the use of the sickle as the C.
Clean, elegant, and the 3D version of the fist is very cool.
#4 – From vacuumslayer
Certifiably badass. Vacuumslayer has offered to customize it a bit, so I may try to work the quote in there somewhere.
#5 – From William
I thought a banner with my face on it would creep me out, but I like the cartoon version of me.
It’s a tough decision, so I am going to throw it open to a vote. In the comments section, please indicate your preference. Whichever design gets the most votes will become the new banner for the website.
Once again, my deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in this contest. I was certainly not expecting such an outpouring of top-notch design and creativity. You all make me proud to be doing this.
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