EDITED WITH LATEST ATTEMPT AT BOTTOM
That was weird!
Well, I’ve been thinking about redoing that graphic and, you know, TAKING CARE OF IT this time so no one steals it and sells it in their Etsy shop! (In her defense, I never watermarked it or sourced it. I just stuck it on Pinterest as a placeholder. I didn’t realize other people would like it.) And then yesterday I had an idea to do a race that would be AWESOME and FUN and GREAT BLOGGING MATERIAL but would cost me lots of money to do.
So! Why not recreate the graphic, fine-tune it a bit, and then sell stuff with it as a fundraiser? Or something? GENIUS, right?
Except I am having trouble deciding if I like ANY of the new ones better than the old one.
My first attempt I threw up on Instagram last night and compared it with the “original” –
The top one is the original that – technically is my design – but since it’s not been sourced or anything online and people are using it in their Etsy shops, I feel kinda weird using it. The bottom one was my first attempt to re-do it. I decided I liked the idea of the “run” at the top better, like someone pointed out, it’s like running up a hill!
But I still wasn’t too sold on it.
This is my latest attempt:
(Trying to watermark this one – FOR OBVIOUS REASONS.)
I like it better than the first attempt I put on instagram, but I’m still not sure if I like it better than the original. Part of me thinks I’ll never like ANYTHING better than the original, so does it matter? I keep reminding myself that I didn’t really LOVE the original (which is why I hadn’t gotten the tattoo yet, something was off about it to me) – it’s just that now that it’s kinda hard to use, I somehow have built it up to be more awesome than I thought it was originally.
I think, if I remove the fact that the first one has been bogarted and put on Etsy, then I like the most recent one best. If I remove the “can’t use” factor that makes the first one so appealing, then I think I like the last one better.
I’m not a graphics person by any means. I can use Photoshop, I have the SKILL, but no actually talent or vision, so I’m crowdsourcing.
If I were going to try to sell stuff with this logo on it to raise money for a running adventure in Seattle, WA – which one would you be more likely to purchase?
(Also – haven’t hashed out this fundraiser yet. Just know that this graphic will be used as some sort of incentive – either in the means of purchasing or as a reward. This is still VERY early in the planning stages.)
(But also I don’t have much time. I have to decide by the 24th if I want to even attempt this, so I need to decide SOON.)
(Parentheticals are the finger quotes of blogging.)
I took some comments to heart and played around some more and this is my latest attempt. I also posted it as a “reply” to every comment because GOD FORBID you guys not see it. I KNOW I AM A BIG DORK.