The new Mets360 header image by Dave Stark

Today at Mets360 we unveiled our new banner image, which once again was designed by Dave Stark. While Dave did the overwhelming majority of the work involved, I do want to recognize two other individuals who contributed to the piece.

Dan Kolton did the Photoshop work on the Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson cards that are featured so prominently. And my son Trent contributed some ideas to the final layout of the piece. Those who know him might be surprised that the spotlight effect on the 360 part of the logo was not his idea. But he did approve of it wholeheartedly.

We maintained baseball cards as the main theme of the image but also included some non-baseball items that I liked. Hopefully, everyone will find one thing in there that they find appealing – how could you not like Abe Lincoln? – and it adds just another little twist to differentiate Mets360 from the hundreds of other Mets sites floating around out there.

I want to extend my appreciation to Dave for all of the work he put into creating this image and how he graciously handled my requests to see other versions before we settled on this one.
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16 comments for “The new Mets360 header image by Dave Stark

  1. March 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    That looks awesome! It really conveys the spirit of this site.

  2. jcb
    March 1, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I like the new image.

    Did Dan Kolton make the Bartolo Colon wider than the other cards on purpose or was that just a coincidence?

  3. blastingzone
    March 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    I like it a lot its says everything you would want to say about a web sight about baseball!!

  4. blastingzone
    March 1, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I ment to say mets baseball!!

  5. Chris F
    March 1, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    It’s a very interesting update! one thing, something “past” seems to be missing…except for Abe and Burr….?

    • March 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Well, there’s a lot of “past” in there. The Granderson card is based on a ’63, the Wright card is based on a ’61 and the Colon one is much older than that. The spotlight is an homage to the Bat Signal and there’s stuff on the bottom from the mid and early 1900s.

  6. Joe Vasile
    March 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Great job Dave! It looks great!

  7. Metsense
    March 1, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Very Nice!
    Springsteen’s Greetings from Asbury Park, The Stones Some Girls, The Smashing Pumpkins, Geena Davis because there is no crying in baseball even after five consecutive losing seasons, Lincoln who freed agency, Van Gogh The Starry Night, Hemingway and oh the baseball cards are pretty cool also.
    Is that Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton or Davis and Duda dueling. Can’t tell. Is that the Dark Side of the Moon? Not sure.
    Reminds me of Sgt Peppers. Great job!

    • March 1, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Interesting that both you and Chris thought it was Aaron Burr (it’s not). Not sure what you’re thinking is Dark Side of the Moon – maybe the duel under the TDA card? That’s a light saber battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

      • Metsense
        March 2, 2014 at 8:03 am

        To the right of Springsteen. So spill the beans or have a contest. What is along the bottom of the logo? I do know the 75 speed limit sign is something the Mets haven’t worried about since they been stuck on 74 wins.

        • March 2, 2014 at 8:39 am

          Okay, a contest will go up shortly.

          • Chris F
            March 2, 2014 at 9:35 am

            Editor’s Note – Hey Chris, I deleted this because now we are running a contest and I want you to save your guesses for that. Plus I didn’t want you giving others any clues. Thanks!

            • Chris F
              March 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

              No sweat…it made me really look and think —- at least I got the portraits now after some stewing on it! My responses sent in.

  8. Jim OMalley
    March 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Very nice. I can now say that I was with Mets360 before we displayed Granderson and Colon,

  9. March 4, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Awesome! Great job, guys.

  10. Patrick Albanesius
    March 5, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Fantastic job to everyone involved!

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