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"We Hunted the Mammoth" Banner Contest Winners!

We have a winner in the We Hunted the Mammoth Banner Contest!

Well, two winners, actually. And they are:

Dani, who designed several variations of a banner which will soon become the banner of We Hunted the Mammoth. I actually haven’t quite decided which of these to use, but I like them all, and it will be one of them! (Tell me which one you like best in the comments.)

 

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Leocigale, who did the awesome cartoon below. Even though it’s not, technically speaking, a banner, I plan to use it on We Hunted the Mammoth as well. So Leocigale is also the winner!

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Well, we all are, really.

Dani and Leocigale will split the cash prize of $100.

Well, actually, it might be a bit more than that: a few people made donations during the contest and didn’t leave a note specifying whether they were for the contest or not. If you were one of them, and you want your money to go to the contest winners, email me and I’ll add it to the prize. Once I get that sorted out, I’ll post an updated number here, and a breakdown of the donations in the comments below (I will break them down anonymously, of course).

Thanks to everyone who submitted entries! There was a lot of awesome artwork to choose from.

EDITED TO ADD: The cash prize ended up being … $170!

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davidgerard
6 years ago

I like second or third.

Loved one next to me says second.

Aylin
Aylin
6 years ago

I like the first one the best.

moldybrehd
6 years ago

Do we know what the new url will be?

emilygoddess
emilygoddess
6 years ago

The first one is my favorite as well.

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

I don’t know if I’m just really suggestible but I also vote for #1.

Good work everybody 🙂

damselindetech
6 years ago

First is easiest to read, second is meh, third feels the most epic but isn’t as easy to read as the first

pecunium
6 years ago

I think I prefer the second; and kudos to both (one thing and another, this is the first I knew details of the switch).

gundamlagannz
6 years ago

I reallly like the second; it has the most epic going on to me.

Btw, David, have you received my E-mail about “The Amazing MRA”? That misogynistic bastard needs a taste of (social) justice.

hrovitnir
6 years ago

What damselindetech said. I do like the last one but the first one is probably the best choice. Congrats guys!

scarlettpipstrelle
6 years ago

The last one has a certain grandiosity to it that is artistically appropriate for the subject portrayed.

Skelita
Skelita
6 years ago

@gundamlagannz

You mean The Amazing Athiest? What has that idiot said this time?

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
6 years ago

I like the first one the best. Congrats Dani and Leocigale! Great work.

vaiyt
6 years ago

First one looks more professional, – but that last one adds just a bit of ironic self-important oomph, it’s a solid choice as well.

Children of the broccoli
Children of the broccoli
6 years ago

I also prefer the first banner.

chimisaur
chimisaur
6 years ago

The first one’s my favorite. I think the “ironic” part of the last one’s ironic self-importance might be too easily lost. They are, however, all awesome ^_^.

Redcap
Redcap
6 years ago

I like the first and the third, and I agree with what was said about the third being a bit more difficult to read.

So I guess the first 😛

Quelqu'un
Quelqu'un
6 years ago

Awwwww … I was really hoping to see a mammoth wearing a fedora. 🙁

Supernova
Supernova
6 years ago

Awesome! Congrats to both of them!

contrapangloss
6 years ago

I like 1! And the cartoon, which is epic beyond all reckoning. That face!

gundamlagannz
6 years ago

@Skelita

Yeah, The Amazing Atheist.

Well, I came across some videos he recently published that are essentially anti-feminist and women-bashing tripe.

To be more specific, I’m referring to these videos:

*TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual Violence and Rape Culture*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irAa7HumWPI – “False Rape Accusations Are Real”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TCQGipPWEo – “Only Feminists Get Trolled!?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpVLXMJCynM – “Evil Racist Stephen Colbert Takes Over Late Show! #ColbertToTheMoon”

There’s also a video in which he criticized the idea of rape culture, so he’s basically active in denying rape culture. However, that video is somewhat old, though. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KQQ1bzQn0k)

Since David is very skilled in the arts of kicking the Manosphere to the curb, I hoped he could expose and destroy his bullshit. It’s really harmful what the Amazing Atheist spouts as his claims that “BUT this science article claims that 40 percent of rape accusations are FALSE!” cloud and ignore the matter that’s the most important: the ACTUAL victimization of men and women that’s larger than the amount of false accusations.

Also, that video in which he reads through rationalwiki and deny Rape Culture, is despicable. I almost had the urge to drink alcohol.

Alice Sanguinaria
6 years ago

I have a preference for #1 myself. 🙂

Does that mean that the URL’s going to change too?

The Arbourist
6 years ago

The title should be “We huntered the Mammoth”. Seems a little more fitting, considering the target audience. 🙂

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

I like the third one for sheer overblown absurdity, myself.

Lady Mondegreen
6 years ago

I vote for the second one. Congratulations to the winners!

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

My manginafriend just said he likes the third because it looks like a 1950’s film poster and, well, that’s where a lot of MRAs’ heads are at.

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

Oh my, if you would take on The (not) Amazing Atheist, David, I would be forever indebted to you. Not that I think he’s a tough one to nail. I’m just exhausted with him. Every time I encounter someone who still supports him I ask “…. you’re not embarrassed?” It’s like witnessing one man’s personal Waterloo and it’s been going on for years now.

katz
6 years ago

Everyone who entered, or even thought about entering, should make sure to join and post your entries over at our DeviantArt group.

AK
AK
6 years ago

My vote is first or third. First one is the most readable, third is the most exciting. 🙂

mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

I like the third one for sheer overblown absurdity, myself.

Me too. It’s like one of those posters for a 1950s B film.

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

I vote for the third one. It looks like a cheesy B-movie poster. Like other people said, it’s absurd, self-important, and overblown – just like MRAs.

Skelita
Skelita
6 years ago

The sad thing is, if one takes all the anti-feminist rhetoric off the table for the sake of argument, TAA doesn’t get that much better. He’s a liar, a crook and doesn’t even give two shits about the people who follow him.

Skye
Skye
6 years ago

I like the first; it’s most legible

Crip Dyke
Crip Dyke
6 years ago

3rd one. I like the symbolism of the receding text. Plus it gives more space for the otherwise too-overshadowed tagline.

Crip Dyke
Crip Dyke
6 years ago

@David:

I know the new one is a bit longer, but I wasn’t able to find a shorter one that made sense and that was still available.

“MammothVictims”?

Says a lot, don’t you think?

cloudiah
6 years ago

They’re all awesome; I am so impressed. I kind of like the receding text of the 3rd version.

Leocigale’s… I think what I love about it is how the mammoth seems sort of bemused and the MRA ineffective. Accurate, in other words.

leocigale
leocigale
6 years ago

Oh my gosh!!! I never would’ve thought… Thank you guys! Sorry, I’ve been working seven days a week lately to pay for stuff like mortgages and bills so I haven’t been on here. Thanks, David! And I like the 3rd banner of Dani’s too! I can’t stop grinning with happy!

Auntie Alias
Auntie Alias
6 years ago

Both Dani’s and leocigale’s contributions were wonderful. I like Dani’s #1 version best because I’m a fan of simplicity and readability.

knatily
knatily
6 years ago

The first please! It’s the easiest to read. Simplicity is good, and it’s already got enough going on to be interesting.

therainparade
6 years ago

I like the first version very much, but the third almost gives an effect of a pompous voice echoing off into the distance, which is very entertaining and apropos.

acrannymint
6 years ago

#3 with #2 as a second choice

Viscaria
Viscaria
6 years ago

Loving the new look and name! The only unfortunate thing is that WordPress has decided the new name is a bit too long, so it’s truncated in the WordPress ribbon to “we hunted the mammo…” It actually seems like that should take up as much space or more than “we hunted the mammoth” but I am not a professional type space judgerer.

gundamlagannz
6 years ago

Still… someone should smack TAA’s ass, and I believe David is the man to do it. A year ago, there were tons of anti-misogynists who showed how utter bullshit The Amazing Atheist is, but nowadays nobody (not even on fucking Tumblr) is going after his bullshit, so his anti-feminist rhetoric is just running loose.