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About the Mermaid logo


Mostly preserving this for posterity.

Periodic rebranding is not necessarily a bad thing. In my case, it generally means that my image file has gotten corrupted to the point that I can no longer open the graphic in my graphics software (or now, graphics app). If I have to re-draw the logo to have something usable, I might as well re-draw the logo in my current drawing style. Ergo: logo facelift time!

To the immediate left is the current incarnation.

A brief history of my brand logo

Circa 2000

Tealmermaid Tealmermaid version 1.0. This really is an eight-bit graphic that was originally saved as a GIF, by the way, all 2 kilobytes of it.

2002 through 2006

Tealmermaid Tealmermaid Tealmermaid   Tealmermaid version 2.0 through 2.3. Trying out different things as my digital art skills improved.

Elements of these more or less got merged in the next version. I kept the coral and teal colouring, the olive and martini, and the looped tail.

2007 through 2009




Tealmermaid version 3.0. These are circa 2007 through 2009. I got an actual drawing tablet around this time, so I was no longer drawing with a mouse or trackball. This logo is much less pixelized as a result. It's a smudgy little thing barely better than an 8-bit graphic, but there it is.

There are some slight colour differences between graphics. She ended up more blue than green in the last iteration. She is also much more stylized.

The tiny thing is my old avatar.

The profile screencap is from a content farm onto which I was dumping stray articles around that time.

The bigger banner is my original eCrater shop banner.

2009 through 2017


Tealmermaid version 4.0. When the graphic got corrupted, I re-drew the logo into this version. I kept this one for a long time until the inevitable happened in 2017.
  2018 to present


Tealmermaid version 5.0. Despite the graphic file breaking late 2017, I didn't have time to redo the poor logo until early 2018. This is the current version.

2018 to present

Tealmermaid This is a kid version of "me" I did for my book site, The Mermaid's Tale.

Since my focus for that particular site tends to be on children's books and encouraging kids to develop a reading habit early on by getting hooked on reading, I needed "me" to be a relatable kid -- this kid just happens to be a mermaid who loves to read. (She likes fairy tales best.)

I kept the colours more or less, just made them a bit more pastel. And no martini.

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