Hawk Wings reader and graphic designer SigurÃ°ur Ãrmannsson (his blog is in Icelandic and, hence, very mysterious and cool) has whipped up a new header for Hawk Wings.
He was astonished that the old header was so plain. It didn’t take long to explain my level of Photoshop expertise to him.
The new header is obviously much more swanky but still carries through the legacy of the Red-tailed Hawk from Mail’s stamp icon and the font of the old header.
I am quite taken with it. What do you think?
For old time’s sake and by way of comparison:
UPDATE: I have asked SigurÃ°ur if he would be kind enough to take on some of the suggestions in the comments. He was, so the image now features the Lucida Grande font of the original and some drop shadow to lift out the text.
Slightly more readers who left comments prefer the new one. More interesting still, Mint tells me that 9,286 individuals visited the site yesterday. Most of them didn’t care either way!
Tags: Apple Mail, header, iceland, mail.app, Photoshop, very kind