By now you may have noticed the Manifesto has a magnificent new banner that will surely inspire both the contributing writers and commentariat to even greater heights. The responsible party is Lego builder and active duty U.S. Air Force navigator David Manhire (AKA OUdaveguy98!), who manage to design the mighty logo while serving in the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. You can see some of Dave’s graphic design work in his Flickrstream along with some great models like NCSLL-1776, which is one of the few CS builds I can honestly endorse.
I had a great time interacting with Dave on the project, he was super easy to work with and very patient as I fussed over font styles and color choices. I didn’t give him much to work with conceptually so it’s amazing to me that the final product turned out so well. I think the sum total of my guidance amounted to “I’d like Something Soviet, or something related to 70’s Sci-Fi”. So if you dig the new logo, give Dave some feedback in the comments, he’s looking to transition into graphic design after his stretch in the Air Force is over, so if you’re ever in the market for design work with a side of excellent customer service, keep him in mind. Dave also runs a really interesting website called Powerpoint Parade, where he shares is artistic work with the familiar Presentation software. It was an eye-opener for me, I had no idea Powerpoint was so versatile and it definitely changed the way I look at the possibilities of the program. Thanks Dave!