So by this Christmas, God-willing, an all-new zoecarnate.com will be in beta phase! The world-famous 8,000+ links directory of all things alternative and Christian will have a new, clean design, user-friendly interface, and (soon thereafter) a smartphone app that will enable you to find churches, bloggers, intentional communities, nonprofits, etc., wherever in the world you are – all thanks to Jonathan Stegall. We’re excited.
(Wanna contribute to the redesign effort? Go here. Are you a foundation, philanthropist, or entrepreneur interested in a potentially larger donation? I have an intriguing offer on the table for a matching grant-investment from a private donor that expires at the end of this year; email me at zoecarnate [at] gmail [dot] com for details.)
So one of the most exciting pieces of the redesign, for me, is the prospect of replacing that super-outdated (and kinda egotistically tacky) pic of my buddy Philip Scriber and I with a bona-fide logo! To that end, my friends at Sharp Seven Design have been hard at work creating mockup possibilities.
Could you take a moment and tell me which of these three you like best, in the comments section below? Ryan and Holly at Sharp Seven would have me stress that these are not finalized logos, but only their initial drawing-board mockups. (You can see some of their finished work right here.) I’m not necesarrilly going to land on one of these three, as I have some tweaks to suggestion and potential mergers of elements from a couple of these. But what do you think? If you will, give me two-part feedback: First, call out the letter of which you like best, A, B, or C, and then whatever commentary you’d like to offer. So you know, what I’m looking for in this logo is an iconic Tree of Life image that is also Triune in design, like an energetic dancing Godhead. But I don’t know if I want the Trinitarian aspect to be as overt as these samples here. So…tell me what you think! Thanks.