01 April 2012

HBD Day banners



[UPDATED: Added modified versions based on suggestions]

Olave d'Estienne has proposed that the HBD-aware (those who can see) stake out a square on the calendar to promote awareness among those still laboring under the Late Twentieth Century Delusion.  Discussion has been had here and here, and HBD chick has taken the time to create banner ideas here.

Avid fans of Microsoft Paint, we here at Those Who Can See have whipped up some banner ideas as well.  Multiple styles have been tried and taglines have been tossed about willy-nilly.

We begin with the nature-themed:




#1






#2





#3






Moving on to the classic-themed:



#4








#5








#6











And the people-themed:





#7







#8












#9












And finally, the why-can't-we-all-just-get-along themed:




#10






Suggestions, criticisms, loud complaints are all welcome.

10 comments:

hbd chick said...

i really like numbers 1 and 6 and 9!

flowers and butterflies and such might put men off, but they would probably work great for women. (^_^) (i am susceptible to flowers and butterflies myself. (~_^) )

my favorite is number 9, and i know that natural selection is nothing to be afraid of, but i wonder if a lot of people might actually be afraid of it at first. if i can make a request -- and perhaps if others are interested in the same change -- could we have number 9 with "HBD DAY 2012 - Everybody's Different" on it?

i would definitely use that banner if it said that, but maybe you want to see what others have to say before making changes. (^_^)

thanks for working these up! have you mentioned your banners to olave, btw?

M.G. said...

Thanks for the feedback HBD chick. These are pretty quick to do, I can whip up any combination of style / tagline / color of print in no time at all. I'll do a #9 with "Everybody's different" tagline and post it tomorrow (it's bedtime here in France).

Yes, I posted a link over at Olave's site as well. Maximum feedback please HBD-ers.

Jack Nine said...

I agree with HBD chick on #1 and #6 -- their designs are both fun and friendly -- but I'm going to dissent on #9. Its paint-splatter background to me is suggestive of violence, plus the drab palette could be interpreted as tribal or military-themed.

I like #4's clean, simple design and its tag line. I also like #8 for an appealing design that is both nostalgic and, by featuring a child in a meadow, suggestive of the future. But the tag line --"Human Biodiversity is here to stay" -- doesn't seem to match the image. Perhaps this would be a good one to use, "Natural selection is nothing to be afraid of." Or maybe, "Human Biodiversity makes us better"? The "Celebrate Human Biodiversity" tag would also work well with this one.

I wonder if the tag lines shouldn't say something about honesty, i.e. not denying HBD because some consider it impolite. Something like, "Human Biodiversity Day 2012: Honesty is nothing to be afraid of."

Audacious Epigone said...

Thanks for doing this. They all seem acceptable to me. I think 1, 3, 7, 9, and 10 are the best--ha, narrowing it down to half the field doesn't really help zero in on any particular design. I especially like the idea of co-opting the "celebrate diversity" mantra.

Hail said...

Which day of the year would it be? Pi Day is March 14th (3.14), e.g.

Inclusion of a reference to the day seems vital.

Hail said...

As Steve Sailer coined the term, I say make it his birthday, December 4th.

There is also a metaphor in those digits: 1-2-4 : a doubling and then another doubling, implying progress and advancement.

Unfortunately, this metaphor only holds for the date format used by Americans and East-Asians (Month then Day).

Baldowl said...

I'm big on #9 myself. Just decide on a date, and I'll happily utilize #9!

Bill said...

Personally, #4 is my favorite, I really like the tag-line: "we're all different"

rjp said...

If the date has not been set, what about St. George's Day?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_George's_Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George_and_the_Dragon

Because we really are up against an unsatiable dragon here.

M.G. said...

rjp--
I think May 2nd has been decided upon, but I like the St. George's day symbolism. His treatment during the Diocletian persecutions reminded me of the Soviets' purging zeal, if not their exact methods:

After various torture sessions, including laceration on a wheel of swords in which he was resuscitated three times, George was executed by decapitation before Nicomedia's city wall, on April 23, 303. A witness of his suffering convinced Empress Alexandra and Athanasius, a pagan priest, to become Christians as well, and so they joined George in martyrdom.

Today's HBD heretics only have to fear social ostracism and professional suicide. Lucky us?