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Header Banner Graphic for a Blog

Ben Casnocha needed a new button or icon design and created a contest on 99designs.

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Summary

I write a popular blog on entrepreneurship, books, current affairs, and education. I want to re-design the header graphic that appears on the blog and its thousands of posts (includes archives and going forward). Hence, this 770 by 100 pixel graphic will get a lot of eyeballs.

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

Goals for the header

Present a bold front header graphic for readers of my blog that emphasizes professionalism and energy. “Ben Casnocha” is the key phrase that ought to come through loud and clear.
Size Dimensions

770 pixels wide x ~100 tall.
Colors

Currently the blog has a light blue outside border. I am not committed to any particular color scheme for this header although sticking with the blue color would seem to make sense.
 Text

Currently the text of the header graphic text is:
Ben Casnocha: The Blog
Entrepreneur • Author • College Student
On entrepreneurship, books, writing, current affairs, education, and intellectual life
The new main text element, centered, should be:
Ben Casnocha

Near or underneath this main text should be: “Entrepreneur & Author”
Graphics

There does not need to be any specific graphical element, but I leave this to your discretion. See Will Wilkinson’s blog link below – there is the rise of birds / sky feeling that I find appealing. Other background elements that could be used in this case are:
•    Brain / mind elements
•    A round peg in square hole (“think different” concept): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oAB83Z1ydE
•    Traveling / globe
•    Computer / tech
•    Books
Headers I like

I like the following blog headers:
•    Will Wilkinson – this header has the rise of birds / sky feeling which I like. http://www.willwilkinson.net/flybottle
•    Brad Feld - http://www.feld.com/blog/ - mountain design

•    http://veerle.duoh.com/ - very catchy header

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