My new logo has been up and running since August, but trust me to come along months after the fact to share a bit more info. Sorry this took me 4-eva.

Shari Neal won the Afrobella logo contest from a field of fifteen or so other entries — Shari now has her own official website! Click here to check her out!

I’ve finally posted some of my favorites on a freshly created Flickr site — so visit to check out the other entries, and information about the talented designers who submitted them.

Thank you all so much for sharing your creative vision with me!

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Lyric says:
October 14, 2007, 8:05 pm
WOW.. some nice entries and I love the new logo. Maybe you can post the contact info for your favorites as I am looking for one to design a new PR FIRM logo..
bella says:
October 14, 2007, 8:12 pm
Aren't they cool? I will have to contact the contestants to ask if they are cool with that. Or, you could e mail me at, and I'll gladly forward your e mail to the person you're interested in!
Stunner says:
October 14, 2007, 10:37 pm
Just passing through. The logo looks nice.
E-Fresh says:
October 14, 2007, 11:12 pm
Pretty neat. There are many great ideas from the entries. Aside from the one you chose, I really like the ones from Bobbi-lee Richmond and Envibrance Studios' one with the girl peering over Afrobella.
Flex says:
October 15, 2007, 8:54 am
What made you choose this specific logo aside from the others? I think the other ones were gorgeous and would of given your site a brighter color and not look so dull.
bella says:
October 15, 2007, 8:59 am
It was hard to make a decision, Flex. I can't deny that. Some of the other submissions were practically perfect and I consulted with friends, family, and graphic design professionals before making a final decision. I chose Shari's design because it's flexible and can work with any color scheme, and it's simple enough to be a definitive logo. It's not something I'd consider altering if I had a complete site redesign, which I do plan on doing. It felt like the right pick to me. Sorry you think the site looks dull. Thanks for writing.
edesse says:
October 15, 2007, 9:24 am
Hi Bella! I bet it was a tough decision...but I think you made the right one! Thanks for posting the entries!
Irie Diva says:
October 16, 2007, 1:09 pm
Chichi Aneke used Ms Jamaica Universe in cool was that! i'll have to tell Zahra she's being recognised
Jules says:
October 17, 2007, 12:27 am
Thank you for the shout out! Your blog really inspires me and was one of the driving forces for me to start one of my own. I love the logo that you selected too! - Jules,


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