Monday, July 30, 2012

Change is a comin'.

We are giving Jackson Jambalaya a facelift. We rolled out new logos last week. What you see below is the new cover for the JJ Facebook page and the Flavicon used for the Twitter page (Kingfish1935). These were created by Stacy Putnam and her team at Crave Branding. If you look up at your tab in the browser window, you should notice the new Kingfish flavicon. If you don't see it, clear your browsing history and refresh. There is a new logo at the top of this page but we are still playing with it as we have to deal with both Blogger and the template JJ currently uses. There are more changes coming to this website so stay tuned. If you open this post, you can see the different concepts and artwork we looked at before settling on the final design. I thought it would be fun for y'all to see how it evolved. Thanks.

From oldest to newest, top to bottom. If you are on an Iphone or Ipad and don't see anything, it because I am using flash. Sorry.


Anonymous said...

Very impressive, Sir!

Pugnacious said...

The "stirring of the witch's brew" icon was most fitting for a blog, IMO.

Anonymous said...

You can leave off jackassery because there is extremely little of it here anymore.

Anonymous said...

Is there a corner somewhere where we can let shadow hang out by hisself?

Shadowfax said...

Maybe that corner is over near the one where you'll be taking English lessons. Hisself?

I may not always be right. But I'm rarely wrong.

Very snazzy artwork. Love the fish/crown thing. Never heard of a flavicon.

Anderson said...

I like it.

... KF, if you haven't already, I suggest playing with converting the blog to WordPress. I'm a lot happier, and you're probably more willing than I am to actually spend a little money to take advantage of WordPress's design features.

Anonymous said...

Damn KF, if Anderson is happier you'll surely be happier too.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done KF !

Anonymous said...

While your at it on the redesign, might I suggest that you trim some of the archives, favorites and such on the right that make the page so horribly long and time consuming to load. Hope this suggestion is received with the respect I intended. Really enjoy the site.

Anonymous said...

Nice job, KF. Liked the old and like the new. Love the fish/crown--excellent. Sorry to see Jackassery line go, always made me giggle.

Anonymous said...

Is dat a nutria rat, chere?

Anonymous said...

All great additions and changes, maybe add a "Mosque watch" section for the rich kids out in "Project LJ" party central Madison Land so they can keep up with their rich Islamic neighbors!

Anonymous said...

No doubt July 30, 2012 11:20 AM only packs a teeny tiny pipe.

KaptKangaroo said...

Well if Anderson likes it...

You know my opinion with WP. I'm not going to open up this can of worms in public.

Shadowfax said...

You're NOT?

KaptKangaroo said...

Shadow did you look at the pretty pictures at least? Maybe KF should do more pictorial stories so you at least get to comment after viewing the article.

Anonymous said...

@7:17 AM---hadn't thought about the Primos logo, good point. the King Fish is priceless.

Anonymous said...

I vote for WP too!

Anonymous said...

looks nothing like Primo's logo except for the fact that it's in a circle i guess, just like some of the most famous logos are. But those that disagree probably think that the Target, Starbucks, Pepsi & ATT logos all look the same too i guess. I think the new logo is simple but clever. Love the fish as well btw.

Anonymous said...

Love the new one. Actually reminds me of some of the vintage signs in Jackson many years ago but it is great. Glad you chose the one you did.

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