Suggestions for a Green Wizards Icon

David Trammel's picture

One of the needed things to do, is to decide on the site icon that we use. Right now its that green pacman symbol, which came with the original theme software which I do not like.

It needs to be simple and will be primarily small, since it displays where ever the site gets placed in a search result or post. I have a friend who is a good graphics artist, so he can probably render the suggestions we get, and then we can vote on which looks the best. I have an idea or two but would like to hear from others first.

Any suggestions?

ClareBroommaker's picture

How about a simple version of the green wizard cap worn by the little bearded fellow on the old site? Or would just a green leaf be too trite?

Alacrates's picture

Yes, I think a stylized wizard cap might be a good idea, may the cap could have a leaf pattern on it

David Trammel's picture

I thought I'd bump this thread since there was a lot of new members joining this past weekend.

If you have an idea for a logo, please tell us. Even better draw us up something. Remember anything we choose must be able to be resized down. Google and many other search engines show a very tiny copy of your site icon next to their search results.

vortenjou's picture

A wizard's cap with a leaf in it should be very recognizable - much more so than vines forming a G and a W, or something like that.

I have been greatly wanting to make myself this, on a green background with green thread, but replacing the word "embroidery" with a hand-stitched "Green". If it turns out well, I'd be glad to make some extra to share.

David Trammel's picture

I had an idea for a new website icon. Rather than a wizard cap, which I'm having trouble getting to look good at the small size (64x64 pixel) of the header, that a maze based icon might work.

It mimics the second picture in the main page slideshow


ClareBroommaker's picture

looks fine to me.

I like it!

Alacrates's picture

I think its a great, simple design. I like the maze imagery.

I've been seeing a lot of different types of responses to the whole suite of issues made up of climate change, peak oil, resource scarcity, economic and ecological disruption, and the like.

I know people who focus on political or economic aspects of these issues, or on moral or spiritual aspects, or others on the psychological causes & consequences of things like climate change or resource scarcity.

I've been thinking that for myself, I'm more interested in approaching these issues as a big interlocking puzzle. I kind of divide my time on these types of issues between learning about personal adaptations, and then on bigger picture information on things like technologies that might help, or general information on things like, say, the world water situation, climate change science, or things like pandemics. Last, I read a lot of history, in part just trying to get a feel for how people and societies in different times & places approached the challenges of surviving and sustaining a good life.

I find taking on these issues from the point of view as a puzzle helps psychologically. I've met a lot of people who say they are motivated by despair for our situation, which never sounds like a good idea to me. I do feel that from time to time, when something gives me a sense of how hard the reality of some possible outcome would be experience first hand, but for the most part I'm operating out of interest. The more I learn the more connections between skills, technologies, and history I see, and the more interested I become.

Anyways, that's a long way to say that I think that the idea of navigating a maze fits well with the idea of working through a gigantic puzzle, and so I like it. Also like the four-fold pattern inside a circle, kind of mandala-like. Good job.