I'm launching a new online Social News site, like Digg or Reddit, where people post under their real name- Lonava.com
The Site allows people to post to any category they want, and imports news from around the web.
By encouraging people to post under their real, legal, name, I'm hoping to cut down on the number of trolls, and help encourage people to act responsibly.
I'm hoping to convince people to add Lonava.com to their set of daily sites-they-check, not replace any existing sites.
The users I'm trying to draw are generally serious geeks, who aren't impressed by Flashy things, but prefer quirky and playful.
The Reddit Alien is a great example- It's easy to draw, generic enough to have thousands of variations, and simple enough to put on a T-Shirt.
I'd love to draw users in from the following sites-
And with luck, even social forums, like Something Awful-
I'm looking for a logo that we can use for Lonava, to replace what's there now with something fun and iconic.
I want a mascot/logo image I can use to brand the site, and use as the imagery. I'd love something that I can adjust and re-use in as many situations as possible.
I'm looking for something simple enough that we can make variations on it, and iconic enough that it's recognizable.
David X Cohen once said of Futurama that they aimed to make each character recognizable from only their Outline- I think this is the best tactic.
Examples of the Reddit Alien, outside of the "default"