Thursday, March 17, 2011

State of the Project, Day 4 - New Logo!

New logo by Kevin Nelson (Aeroshell) (CC BY-NC-SA)

I am excited to announce that the new logo has been selected. Thank you to every person who contributed a vote through Twitter, e-mail, and comments on this blog. I haven't taken a complete tally, but the vote was almost unanimous. Congratulations and a huge thank you to Kevin Nelson!

Today's State of the Project is marked by some major improvements to the blog. First, it should be a lot more attractive now. Second, information on helping out with the project and guidelines on submissions should be much easier to locate with the list of pages at the top of the blog. Please check out the Urgent Needs! section to see the most important things that require your help. Also, updates have been made regarding art submissions - check them out by clicking the How to Help - Artists tab.

Also, as I had mentioned would be the case in the last State of the Project, I have decided on what to do about deadlines. The new deadline for submissions is April 1st, 12:00 PM PST. This will allow us to release the compilation much earlier (April 8th) - and therefore generate donations to charities sooner.

I am currently still working on getting buttons from PayPal that would direct all donations directly to charities, bypassing any sort of middle man. I'm hoping it works out, because I am sure it would help make the entire process easier and serve to be reassuring to donators. It would also greatly free up options as to where the album could be released, as the buttons could be placed pretty much anywhere.

I deeply appreciate all of the kind words, beautiful submissions, and generous promotions of this effort. This is coming together better than I could have imagined. It shows what we can all do when we have a cause to unite us - and what an important cause this is.

Thank you.

Kevin Stephens

1 comment:

  1. New blog layout looks great - a lot more intuitive now. Hopefully this will help with generating interest in the project :)