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Name change! Banner/Logo contest! [UPDATED]

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UPDATE: See below for updates, marked with UPDATE in bold

Man Boobz is about to become We Hunted the Mammoth.

That is, I’m changing the name. And I may end up fiddling a bit with the look. The actual content of the blog itself won’t really be changing.

I’ve been kind of frustrated with the old name for a while. I came up with it on the spur of the moment when I first started this blog and, to be honest, it’s kind of a dopey name. It doesn’t really fit what the blog has become, and I’m a bit tired of explaining it to people (“no, boobs as in nincompoops, not breasts”).

The new name, as all you regular readers know, is based on a phrase that’s already associated with the site. Granted, I’ll have to explain its meaning to people, just as I’ve had to do with the old name, but at least it has a better story behind it. (See the FAQ for more details; the relevant stuff is at the end.)

Naturally, a new name means a new banner, and that’s where you all come in. Yep, we’re having a BANNER/LOGO CONTEST. It will run for a week, more or less, and then I’ll pick a winner or two. The prize is … your banner will be the banner! Also you will receive my undying gratitude. [UPDATE: Some commenters here have started talking about setting up a fund to provide the winner with prize money; if you’re interested, check the comments. I’ll make an official announcement if/when we get something set up. And of course I’ll donate!]

The rules are simple: You can submit artwork, or a logo, or a finished banner. It should have a mammoth in it. I like the mammoth artwork above – and if you click on that image you’ll get a high-resolution version of it. But you can use some other public domain mammoth art, or draw your own mammoth. Stick to black and white and perhaps red.

The text should read: We Hunted the Mammoth. In smaller letters, the tagline: “Men’s Rights” and the New Misogyny. I’m inclined to go with the same font I’m using now – the free font Magnum. But if you’ve got a better idea, go for it. You can do the text by hand it you want. [UPDATE: Scratch that tagline, and replace it with The New Misogyny, tracked and mocked.]

If you’re making a banner, make it the same size of the current banner. Give it a transparent background. If you absolutely can’t fit everything into that space, I suppose you could make the banner a teensy bit taller. 

I want to thank JohnnyKaje for her outstanding work on the current Man Boobz banners – including that amazing Cock Carousel artwork. I’ll put the old banners up on the FAQ page when the new banner goes up.

Feel free to submit rough sketches, to ask questions and make suggestions about the banner/logo — and about the site look and layout. You can post them online, or email them to me at futrelle@manboobz.com.

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spukikitty
6 years ago

Hello, I have a suggestion, leocigale should add a cavewoman riding a giant mutant rooster. Since the new title refers to the usual MRA chestnuts, it would be fitting.

moldybrehd
6 years ago

I like We Hunted the Mammoth, but I think it needs to be in quotations – “We Hunted the Mammoth!”, in order to show it’s a paraphrased quotation of the shit MRAs say.

Possible urls…. squashedbymammoth.com scentedmammothcandles.com

I’d keep going, but now I keep reading mammoth as manmoth, and now I want to watch the Tick…

kittehserf
6 years ago

Should there be a reference to “we hunted the mammoth for you” in there? IMO it needs that “for you” to drive home the point that these losers are claiming credit for things they’re assuming only men did, while the ladies sat around eating Palaeolithic bon-bons (that some mysterious other people must have made, since ladies don’t cook).

leocigale, love your art!

kittehserf
6 years ago

Yeah, the name is pretty long already; it’s one reason I’m not wild about the choice, actually (that, and variations on Mammoth Hunters being too close to the Jean Auel book).

Guy Noir
Guy Noir
6 years ago

My local lacrosse team has is called the Mammoth.
Their logo:
http://inlacrossewetrust.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/coloradomammoth1.jpg

Lionel
Lionel
6 years ago

mockingmisogyny.com is available.

Lionel
Lionel
6 years ago

Cockcarousel.com is up for grabs too. 🙂

kittehserf
6 years ago

That’s a clever logo they’ve got, Guy Noir.

Guy Noir
Guy Noir
6 years ago

Here’s a mammoth hunter, in a thong:
http://frankfrazetta.net/images/Frank%20Frazetta-Mammoth.jpg

kittehserf
6 years ago

Good grief.

Real reason he’s twisting around – nothin’ to do with trying to stab that mammoth (who has a very WTF? look on its face), it’s “Owshitthisthing’stwistedroundmybitsaaaaarrrghgetitoffOMGthere’samammothinfrontofme!”

Also, if it’s territory cold enough to support wooly mammoth, why is this dude running around in almost nothing? Silly fellow, he’ll get frostbite.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

That guy looks like He-Man. Gross.

Is it misandry that I like She-Ra way more than He-Man?

kittehserf
6 years ago

That pic reminds me of Boris Vallejo’s (sp?) stuff. That’s hurl-worthy all by itself.

Z
Z
6 years ago

That pic reminds me of Boris Vallejo’s (sp?) stuff. That’s hurl-worthy all by itself.

No wonder – look at the URL, it’s a picture by Frank Frazetta, another famous artist in that genre.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Frazetta

kittehserf
6 years ago

Yes, I didn’t know the name Frazetta. I’d have probably thought it was a Vallejo pic otherwise. The thought of two of ’em (at least) churning out that stuff … gah.

SpukiKitty
6 years ago

Forgot to add to my post….The rooster girl is hanging with the mammoth bunch.

Guy Noir
Guy Noir
6 years ago

I can picture a MRA reading a Conan or John Carter story, thinking it’s real history.
“By Crom, life was really like this before feminism! Crom!”

Shaun DarthBatman Day
6 years ago

I tried to draw a mammoth in MS Paint. I think it looked like Jackson Pollock made a kangaroo.

katz
6 years ago

Shaun: Share! Gotta be better than MRA art!

Supernova
Supernova
6 years ago
serrana
serrana
6 years ago

Those are great, Supernova!

I made some banners last night but I only had my laptop handy. I need to plug into my big monitor and edit them because I think I misaligned some mammoth bits (and text!). However, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous tomorrow so it might have to wait.

closetpuritan
6 years ago

Yeah, Vallejo is basically inspired by/copying Frazetta.

My dad is kind of a Frazetta fan. I think part of the reason he likes Frazetta is because my dad is not attracted to thin women, and likes to kind of make a big deal out of it.

I don’t particularly dislike Frazetta, but his pictures certainly had a lot of Male Gaze goin’ on.

closetpuritan
6 years ago

I went and looked a bit at the site that the Frazetta mammoth image came from.

My inner middle-schooler keeps saying, “Look, it’s a butt! Look, there’s another one!”

Butts are inherently funny, IMO.

katz
6 years ago

That snake picture is…Freudian.

CassandraSays
6 years ago

I actually laughed aloud at the snake painting, for real.

hellkell
hellkell
6 years ago

OK, that snake painting reminded me of that one Buffy where she goes to a frat party and is almost sacrificed to a giant snake monster.

cloudiah
6 years ago

Supernova, that is great!

And that snake picture nearly made me spit up my wine.

Ally S
6 years ago

Cockcarousel.com is up for grabs too.

I think that would be a great name if it weren’t for its potential to make this blog sound like a porn website.

vaiyt
6 years ago

Is it misandry that I like She-Ra way more than He-Man?

If you’re a woman, anything you do is misandry.

She-Ra is the superior cartoon, though.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: Guy Noir

Here’s a mammoth hunter, in a thong:

*smirk* Say what you will about Frank Frazetta, at least dude was equal opportunity in his almost-naked people.

RE: Kittehs

That pic reminds me of Boris Vallejo’s (sp?) stuff.

Frazetta was basically the guy who STARTED all that. He way predates Vallejo and come on, I actually kinda like his wife’s stuff! Julie Bell is cool!

Also, I feel guilty for liking this shit, but come on, I’m a fantasy and superhero fan! And my favorite pizza joint back in Texas (Conan’s) was COVERED in these prints! NOSTALGIAAAAA!

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

That’s why I suggested cockblockcarousel, Ally!

Fibinachi
6 years ago

I rather like Frazetta’s art too. It’s really well done.

closetpuritan
6 years ago

*googles Julie Bell* Hey, she does have some good stuff!

katz
6 years ago

Anything with the word “cock” in it would rather undermine the goal of making the name less awkward to explain to other people.