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A gift for dad and the blog


This is my new blog logo.

It was designed by my daughter as a Father's Day gift.

It was totally her idea. She is a graphic design major in college and with the way the world is, businesses not hiring college-age talent for internships and such, she had some time to work on her skills for my benefit.

I love it.

One of its cool components is the background is transparent so I can use it with any background color I want.









The last one shows you how nice it looks against the blog color background. I will probably go with the white or light gray option as the logo stands out best with that color.

Now for the tricky part.

This will necessitate a blog redesign, unfortunately.

My current blog design, which I like for its minimalist nature, is not friendly when it comes to using photos or graphic elements in the header or wherever. Blogger in general makes installing things like this a pain, so it's going to take some experimenting before I settle on something I like. So if you jump on Night Owl Cards and see a bunch of hammering and sawing, you'll know why. (I've already tinkered with the background).

I want to make sure that the logo isn't so big that people have to scroll down for new content, that's one of the reasons why I moved to the more simplistic, "professional" design. But I also want to make sure it's prominent.

Happy Father's Day to you all the fathers. Hope your kids are as awesome as mine is.

Comments

Jeremya1um said…
I like it. You should put it on business cards.
Dennis said…
Happy Father's Day, Greg! Your daughter did an awesome job with the logo.
Brett Alan said…
Terrific! I hope your daughter is able to find work before long...she's clearly got talent.
Fred Pike said…
Happy Father's Day. The logo looks great.
I remind my students that grades alone are not enough to get employed after graduation. She's off to a good start. With your blog connections, she could be doing many more designs.
Adam Kaningher said…
That's a really thoughtful gift! Can't wait to see it in action.
Adam said…
The new logo is great! Happy Fathers Day to you as well!
Nachos Grande said…
Awesome logo, I love it. If she's ever bored and wants to do another logo...

Seriously though, how awesome is it that your daughter is helping make your blog even cooler than it already was. Well done (and Happy Father's Day)!
Sean said…
That is a great father's day present, your daughter has talent.

I got artwork for father's day too, but my kids made theirs with crayons. I hope someday when they are older they'll do something like that for my blog!
EddieK said…
Fantastic logo! Great job by your daughter.
bryan was here said…
Awesome logo! Hats off to your daughter for coming up with this. Can't wait to see the new improved Night Owl Cards!
Bo said…
That is great! My kids are much younger but it's fun to see them interact with my collection. My 9 year old drew some shelves with boxes of baseball cards on my Father's Day card.
Fuji said…
Awesome present. Can't wait to see how the blog turns out.
bbcardz said…
That is a truly impressive logo--I'm jealous! More importantly, does she know you refer to her as "young owlie"?
Jafronius said…
Nice logo! It's a welcome dilemma to have!
Big Tone said…
Very cool! Happy Father's Day!
CrazieJoe said…
A gift with great thought - looks great too!
That's an awesome gift and I dig the new logo
CaptKirk42 said…
Nice. I think the gray background is best.
That was sweet. As for blogger. I don't like the new blogger, and I am waiting for the mandate to go into force later this week so that I can hit the revert back button.
Matt said…
I'm always telling my daughters that the best gift they could give me are hand-made. Pretty cool that even in adulthood this still holds true! That little owl is adorable.
Johngy said…
Happy Father's Day!
Very cool new logo.
arpsmith said…
Very nice, I like it!
Alex Markle said…
Love the new logo! Looking forward to seeing the new look when all the tinkering is complete.
Doc Samson said…
Papa Owl must be very proud. As an advertising copywriter, I have worked side-by-side with many talented art directors and designers. That logo is excellent.
acrackedbat said…
excellent design! I love the "owl". It's a sweet gift!
Jon said…
So where does this rank on the list of best Father's Day gifts?
night owl said…
I don't really rank such things but let's just say it's THE BEST FATHER'S DAY GIFT EVER!

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