I'm not a designer. Nor am I in a position to hire a designer.
I can use GIMP, and I have, to cobble things together when I need to. Actually at this point I'd say I'm halfway decent at it.
Halfway decentis Midwestern for "not that good." Chart title intentionally omitted so I can reuse the same graphic when talking about myself in any context.
As the above chart and the quality of the above chart suggest, I can do basic things, and that tends to be enough. My point is that I'm not a designer, so when I need to do something more complicated or abstract I don't do as well.
So I'm making a logo/favicon for qr.new. I want it to resemble a QR code.
It looks ok. I think the word
new gets lost in the middle there a little bit. I decide to try something a little simpler.
We've still got the blocky
new getting spelled out. I think it looks ok.
Apparently I get through a few iterations before I notice it.
It being that there's 3/4 of a swastika hiding in the negative space. Fun. I'm not going to highlight it in this post or try to make it any clearer. It could be argued that it's a stretch, since it's missing one of its arms, but there's no reason for me to risk it (instead I'll just write a blog post about it later).
I try to move things around to salvage it.
But at this point, and as with about 75% of the things I start working on, I decide spending more time on this isn't actually worthwhile. I revert to one of the favicons from the first set above and move on to something else.