Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hero Update

Pretty cute, eh? I think it looks just like him. This pic is Hero in his leaner puppy days:

Okay, so the prototype on the left is the first version, and the one on the right is the refined version that we're pretty much going with. A few minor changes.

The one big decision we have left is scarf color. Mom wanted yellow like the book, but Brenda's interested in lavender because it's the color of lung cancer awareness. Or a clear and gold that would cost more, but look better with the tie-in highscale Everybody Needs A Hero purse Cammie Hill is designing.

What do you think?


Lynda (Laurianne's Sister) said...

Aw, he is so cute!! I think a lot of people associate yellow with Lance Armstong's LiveStrong. Purple/lavender is the color of cancer awareness, and clear/white would be for lung cancer awareness, so it is really hard to decide what would be best.

I think the yellow really stands out with the black, but lavendar would be attaractive also. But lavendar is also considered more of a "feminine color" so the boys who are sick might not be so interested. So, I really want to say go with what your mom wanted.

By the way, I added your mom to the sidebar of Laurianne's Hope. I hope you and your siblings don't mind.

Lynda said...

Oops! That was my other account. You probably figured that out though. ::blush::

Rex Ferric said...

I'd go with the yellow meself (although on purely aesthetic grounds that I'm unable to articulate in words, natch...)

Lynne said...

I agree that the yellow makes me think of Lance Armstrong, so that, for me, is a negative, but if your mom felt strongly, it may be something to consider, she's been doing a great job of getting information out recently!

It does need to appeal to kids and adults, and not necessarily be for lung cancer awareness, right?

And clear gold to match a purse.... hmm...sounds pretty cool.

Boy, good luck choosing! I don't know how to vote!

Kid Sis said...

Lynda, thanks for the correction on which color stands for which. Nurse sis did all the research and I kind of stood there with glazed eyes as she ran it all past me. (Which color represents overwhelmed and exhausted?) And I'm THRILLED mom's added to your amazing site.

I KNOW it's hard, right?

I get nervous about doing anything boys might not like, which is definitely purple, I'm a total cheapskate so I don't want to spend any more money on the clear and gold, but the yellow is sort of LArmstrong's territory, and personally it always grossed me out a little 'cuz it's the bandana gay men use to signal they like men to...oh, never mind.

Cripes man. Branding is tough work.

Kid Sis said...

Geez, you know what about red?

Kid Sis said...

And Lynne yes you're right, Mom wanted EVERYONE who had cancer to have one, not just lung cancer survivors.

I don't know. Guess we all have to go meditate on it and see who gets the fishie.

Lynda said...

I got my info from another cancer awareness color site. I pretty much did it because my sister said purple was for cancer survivors and I wanted to wear purple. I wear both a purple HOPE and a yellow LiveStrong bracelet.

I had bought Calem a purple pacifier which I thought was very boylike, but my mom told me my sister thought it was a girl color. That is why I brought that up. I am sure with the right shade, it will be neutral.

These kinds of decisions are always hard. I hope that meditation helps!

Kid Sis said...

Geez, what a confusing site! So many causes! I'm glad to see purple also represents irritable bowel, because I feel a bout of it coming on...


The Dummy said...

Hero is super cute. I like the refinement over the prototype. Looks just like him!

Lynda said...

Lis, that is so funny! My sister and I use to joke about that. We even saw an irritated bowel syndrome convention one time. OK, not really, but it was a funny joke between us.

Lynne said...

I was gonna say red, it's the color I thought of when we were first making sketches, and I think I had on one at one point..

I actually like red and wasn't brave enough to say it cuz no one else had. (pathetic)

Kid Sis said...

DD, so good to hear from you!

Lynda, she must have been whispering in my ear. That's so cool. And I totally cracked up when I read the bracelet hit Erin in the face the first time. Oh my god, that's so my family's type of humor.

Lynne, don't go calling yourself pathetic! Beautiful, talented, giving, insightful, yes!

Yeah, I kinda like red. I don't know how many people associate red with AIDS. For me, it's only a red ribbon, not the color in general. And the contrasting color would look sharp.

Lynda said...

My family too! My brother said, "You hit Erin in the face!" like I did it on purpose, but we were all laughing.