Color Outside the Lines
Photo-A-Day #1596

I should take more lessons from Eva. One of them is to color outside the lines. She’s not even two so there is no way she’s going to have the muscle control to color in the lines in coloring books. Lines and structure are no match for Eva’s crayons.

I’ve been reading Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith and the first chapter called Make Your Own Game. In this chapter we explore the concept of games and how we first learn to play the game then we hack the game and lastly we make our own game. If you watch young children just learning how to do things for the first time they do things their own way always until they learn to do it “the right way”. Right?

The thing is if we didn’t have people who colored outside the lines we’d never have any innovation ever. Without the game changers there wouldn’t be an internet, an iphone, or chocolate ice cream. The world would be plain old vanilla and stepford would be a reality.

I’m very lucky to be friends with an incredible game changer, Ted Murphy. Ted is going to be redesigning my blog. No, scratch that, he’s going to do a complete tear down and an amazing rebuild. I’m not sure exactly where he is headed with it but I like the direction so far. Today he revealed my new logo on twitter. I wasn’t even online at the time. Allison was and she was like, “You’ve Got to See This!” I had no idea what she was looking at but right away I was really excited with what she saw.

logo in bw

So now I guess my current business cards are what you would call collector’s items. I have about 850 of those collectors items to give out to people who want them :-). I am glad however that Ted revealed the logo today because I ordered something super secret for IZEAFest and needed the logo. On top of the black and white logo Ted even uploaded some color ones.

logo in color

So, what do you think of the new logo? Do you think that it will change the game here at BenSpark.com?

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17 Responses to “Color Outside the Lines”

  1. quilly says:

    Yo! Waaaay cool.

  2. Mo says:

    It’s awesome!! I really like it…to quote my Nana…”it’s Sharp!”

  3. Grandfather says:

    I like the new logo! We all should spend more time coloring outside the lines. Sometimes life seems like you’re just connecting the dots.

  4. Beautiful logo.
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  5. MommaDJane says:

    I love the new logo. It has the true ‘Ben Spark’ feel!
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  6. Baba says:

    Although hubby and I are football fans, we never really got into Fantasy Football, so I know nothing about it. It might be something hubby would enjoy though, he’s a bigger football fan than I am. I just cheer for the Broncos and have since day one. Sounds like a pretty cool giveaway.
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  7. Baba says:

    Pretty sweet looking logo! Send me a few of your outdated business cards.
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  8. Drew says:

    Qullly,
    Thanks, I think so as well.

  9. Drew says:

    Mo,
    Ted did a fantastic job on it.

  10. Drew says:

    Dad,
    I like the new logo too. and I do feel like I’m just connecting the dots from time to time. I’ve got to look outside the lines more.

  11. Drew says:

    numeri,
    Thanks

  12. Drew says:

    MommaDJane,
    I liked the last one but wasn’t completely satisfied with it until I saw the new one, that one is fantastic!

  13. Drew says:

    Baba,
    Thanks I think you posted for the football one on this one that is cool Do you want to be on the contest?

    Glad you like the logo. Drop me your address and I’ll send you a few.

  14. I am reading Trust agents as well. I saw Ted post the logo but was on Blackberry at work (shh don’t tell) so I could no alert you. It looks so awesome, I wish someone would scrap my whole blog and remodel it and give me a kiss but logo. This is so cool! Good luck!
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  15. Drew says:

    Thanks Buck,
    We’ve been working on the site and stuff for a while, or at least Ted has. He’s got some amazing ideas and creativity. How are you liking Trust Agents.

  16. cbthatsme says:

    Great logo! Now did Ted design that, or his sweatshop full of web designers who get a beating every hour on the hour?
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  17. Drew says:

    Christian,
    Ted, designed it. (“Thank you Sir, may I have Another!”) He really did.