The Golden Rebrand
In case you missed the telltale signs, Ayamba LitCast has had a facelift but it doesn’t just end with our logo either. We’ve also taken the liberty to revamp the website, giving it a new coat of paint and adding some features we believe will benefit our community.
If you would like to learn more about these changes, then keep reading. Whether you choose to do so or not, we encourage you to explore the website for yourself.
The first thing you may notice is the logo, which still remains a glittering gold but has changed from a predominantly text-based design to something that is equal parts logo face and typeface. What this means is we put as much emphasis on the text as we did on the imagery.
Unlike our previous design, the new logo is a combination of logomark and logotype. For its font, we picked the ever popular Montserrat due to its global appeal. For the logomark, we’ve created something we like to call an audioquill (maybe not everyone thinks so). It’s an image of a quill with audio waves for a spine and has its ink trailing off in that golden goodness you’ve come to love about us.
The quill represents the faithful companion of our scribes of old, scrawling poetry, prose, lyrics and more in tune with our collective imagination. Meanwhile, the audio waves depict another favoured medium of ours, audio podcasts. Together, they sum up what Ayamba LitCast stands for and we hope all members of our community will wear it proudly.
We have added a few new services with the makeover and there is still more to come. Discover what we currently have on the website right now.
We wouldn’t be much of a community if we didn’t make it easier for our members to communicate with one another and share their proud works for peer review or otherwise. Your profiles are now all the more richer with a new friend feature, member blogs and best of all, community groups.
Not everyone is a fan of every aspect of the arts and we respect that. This is why we’ve added groups dedicated to only the mediums you are interested in. Think of it as a private space for like minded creatives to discuss and share their crafts without bothering those that don’t find that particular art form of interest. We only have a handful available right now but there’s always room for more. So let us know if you would like to add your own community group to the website. However, make sure you have a minimum of five members, one of whom is willing and able to take on the role of group manager.
You can now reserve your seat for any upcoming Ayamba LitCast event via the website, or check out our calendar ahead of time to determine how you can make room in your busy schedules to attend. We intend to add more functionality regarding events, so we won’t be letting the cat out of the bag just yet.
This extra touch to how we approach our events means that there will always be a page dedicated to each one. So whether you forget who the guests are, the date, location, etc, we have got you covered.
Community isn’t just about camaraderie but also growth. And that is why we will be hosting a series of workshops to help us all improve upon our skills. Our first batch of workshops will be available soon. Stay tuned. If you would like to share your knowledge with your fellow members, don’t hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected].
Get to it
Are you excited to try out all the changes and additions we’ve made? We know we are. The team would also love to hear your thoughts on what we got right, what we got wrong, and what’s still missing. Only together do we form a community. So help us build our home away from home together as a family.