My next novel, NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL, is being published in Feb '09. Which means it's time for me to start working on a cool little community service project. So I'm considering a YouTube contest: iMbeautiful, challenging teens to tell me in 90 seconds or less what they think is Truly Beautiful. For every video that gets uploaded, I'll donate $10 (up to $3,000 total) to this wonderful non-profit group that provides surgeries to kids with cleft lips in third world countries. Thoughts?
My very good friend and amazing graphic designer, Kim Edberg, has started concepting some logos for this program. I love Kim's design work because it's always so layered with meaning. (North of Beautiful is about a mapmaker's daughter. See the compass, which is also on the book cover?) Which logo direction do you prefer? Why?