Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

About That Squiggle

I am not good at writing meta-type posts about this website. I worry that it comes across as unnecessarily self-promotional — you’re already reading, so why would I advertise myself to you? So, please bear with me for a couple of paragraphs.

I designed this iteration of Pixel Envy something like eight years ago. At the time, I didn’t have a proper logo and didn’t want to spend the time to design one, so I just wrote “PIXEL ENVY” into the header and called it a day. In retrospect, it’s probably a good thing that its launch did not depend on the completion of a logo because I am my own worst design client.

At any rate, there is now a proper logo in the upper left. You may have seen it if you’ve visited this week or your RSS reader has recently dumped its cache. Creating a logo isn’t just a box I had to tick; it was often difficult for me to figure out what I should use for things like social media icons. Alas, I now have something I’m pretty happy with, and I hope you like it too — or, at least, that it’s inoffensive enough that it doesn’t detract.

If you click the link for this post, you’ll see the embarrassingly Design School 101 explanation for what the logo means. At least it’s not that Pepsi rebrand.