http://i.imgur.com/ASPzRpx.jpg
I wanted to show off the new Cheerful Ghost Vinyl Sticker Prints because they are so damn pretty. Cheerful Ghost has been a great video game community for more than 3 years now and it's been obvious to me for some time that we could improve some of our art. Last year a fantastic local game artist Hagen Deloss talked to me about remaking our sticker. We talked over a few weeks, had a few video chats and started tossing around ideas about how we could re-imagine the Ghost.

Firstly the Ghost needs to be happy. One choice I made early on with Cheerful Ghost is to design the site to appeal to people of a pleasing temperament. One part of gaming I dislike is how negative and cynical it is. I want to build a community of likeminded people that were more interested in talking about the things they loved as friends than tear each other apart. I don't mind debate or disagreement it's just served better if all parties are more than civil. My thought was from the color choices of the site to it's mascot we could attract a different kind of gamer. One other requirement was that the new Ghost must be at home and familiar with the old design.

I really appreciate how Hagen interpreted the old Ghost and how that was brought to the final design on this sticker. When people try and convey gaming to a wider audience often times you have the art not reflective of what it's trying to portray. In the case of our new sticker design, Hagen combined a few unique elements I don't often see in video game stickers, branding or advertising. Most notably that the Ghost is having fun talking on a headset playing on a PC. I've seen game site art that may look good but doesn't reflect the site or community. Cheerful Ghost is a community of people that have a deep love for gaming and most notably on the PC. Not to say we didn't all grow up on Nintendo and other consoles, it's just that Cheerful Ghost is mostly a site of PC* lovers.

I encourage everyone local to Portland to reach out and grab one of the new sticker prints from me. Wick and I will be showing Starship Rubicon this summer at a few events and i'll be handing them out there too. At 5" this sticker is ready for your laptop and it's Vinyl construction makes it great for the bumper of your car. As the site marches forward I am going to continue to work with Hagen on integrating the new Ghost design into the site as well. No ETA on when that will happen but it will be in 2015.

If you are interested in checking out more of Hagens work check out his website or talk to him at any PIGSquad event.

http://hagendeloss.tumblr.com/

Bonus image for reading to the end(I snapped that immediately after I opened the package).

http://i.imgur.com/uhu9tRF.jpg

* When I say PC I mean Linux, Mac and Windows.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 03/02/2015 at 12:16am

Great!

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 03/02/2015 at 12:22am

Awesome!!!! I love it and it seems to fit very well and looks professional. I think it'd be cool to have some. Perhaps I'd put one on my PC. I could also put one on my fridge with the CG magnet. I could also add one as a bumper sticker to my PT Cruiser, which already has plenty of bumper stickers on it (they're all Democrat kind of stickers).

I appreciate all you've done with this site. I also appreciate your goal of a community of positive gamers. I'm not really used to seeing much negativity with regards to gaming, though I've seen some of it. I think here, we're pretty positive.

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