This was a fun explore – I envisioned this logo being pretty subdued, clean, minimal and playing more of a supporting role to the site and all of the great work that is posted here. Some are more like a masthead than a logo per se…. Here they are:
This could easily swap out for different “trades” beyond Design and still maintain a consistent look, or perhaps they could be featured altogether (in a huge long masthead – maybe it expands when you roll over it on the site or something ):
Concept 1A: Alternate font (this one comes from woodblock type letterforms – dig it).
Concept 1B: And another.
Concept 2: The next couple concepts are about the merging and overlapping of people, concepts, backgrounds, areas of expertise that make the site fascinating. I think there could be some cool icon that speaks to this, but I haven’t explored that avenue yet. So here it is with type:
Concept 2B: Stacked up
pattern made from the above:
Concept 4: There’s something interesting about this one, though I wish I had a brilliant explanation for it. It’s kind of a variation of John’s concept, though I didn’t really realize it until after the fact. His button direction was subconsciously influencing me….