Hey, would anyone like to help us make some YouTube channel art for our page? I've been meaning to get something nice done for a while, and I know there are plenty of artists around here who might have some good ideas.
Google has a whole document about how to make this over here. Basically, it needs to be 2560 x 1440 px. So, very big. That’s to ensure that it looks nice on TVs, tablets, desktops, mobile, landlines, fax, and telegrams. As you can see from the requirements, the most important part of the image is the very center, which has a resolution of 1546x423. That’s where we’d want to have the GB logo, obviously.
Apart from that? Go crazy! Make it look good, but feel free to use whatever images you want to help express Giant Bomb as a vital and synergistic brand for fashion-forward Millenial twivloggers, our largest market segment.
Or, do something stupid. We currently have the full Space Lincoln/Luchadeer image as the file, but as you can see, it crops pretty weirdly. We’d like to get something on the page that looks nice and is funny. Just keep in mind that the Youtube channel is one of the ways that we want to draw people into Giant Bomb, rather than simply making it a place where people who already know about GB go to watch videos. So don’t assume that people who go there are going to be familiar with the faces of Jeff and Vinny and Brad, etc. Better to do something goofy that will be appealing to general fans of gaming, I guess, without using any copyrighted images or figures or etc.
Beyond that, I’m not an artist! Do something crazy and funny that makes you and me and everyone else laugh. We’ll laugh all the way to the bank.
We’ll be taking candidates in this thread for the next two weeks (i.e. we’ll end on August 13). I can’t offer much in the way of recompense, alas, but I’ll try to make sure that whoever winds up making the art that we run with will get something to be determined later. And note that this isn’t going to be a community voting thing; we’ll pass the entries around internally and pick out what we like the best.
Let me know if you have any questions!