@CatQuest I enjoyed reading how you think about our organization, you put it such an vivid and lifelike image in my mind around a kitchen counter discussing. It is a lovely description of our community, and I agree-we deserve and image that voices this. Also thank you for linking to the nadelner bambus--it is something I hadn't read before. I apologize for making you feel that this was a pre-culling of ideas, that was not my intention. I simply tried to use the decent amount of branding knowledge I have and a few guidelines to move the ideas forward.
@Freso Yes, most are computer generated graphics, mostly due to versatility of the design, to work with many different social media sites image parameters (since we do not currently have a staff graphic designer). A photo also takes time to perfect, as we also don't have a professional photographer on staff.
I took over this task to help another MeB-er out, and I have spent a good amount of time on the issue of our social media banner. In the end, we need one, and it needs to look professional and bright and bold like us, and it needs to be an image that can fill various different image parameters.
It is also a social media banner....it is not a permanent tattoo. We can make one now, make a different one for summer and perhaps a special one for the summit! So here's what I purpose: A quarterly social media banner contest. (the contest idea is from @CatQuest on IRC). So in June we have a contest with the winner's banner going up on July 1st for 3 months, and then we continue each quarter (as long as interest continues). This could also build graphics for us to use in various ways for the foundation.
I will do my best photography work to try to take a better photo of the logo stickers scattered on a wooden table top--hopefully with good natural sunlight, in order to fulfill that vision for the future.
*any professional photographers this is your moment to raise your hand!
We can continue with this vote--and use the winner in the meanwhile.
Is this solution a seemingly positive path to continue on?