Joost de Valk ditches the windmill pose for a new, stylish, superhero avatar

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Joost de Valk, WordPress plugin developer and the caretaker of Yoast.com, has decided to upgrade his infamous windmill’d avatar for an updated, taller, and (I would say) trimmer figure. Joost’s friend and artist Erwin Brouwer has taken on the task of updating Joost’s image, and has begun the task with the first two images above (on the right).

Joost is looking for feedback on the new art, so drop them in the comments here or head over to his blog and let him know there.Β And am I the only who thinks with a few more superhero mascots we can put together a WordPress Justice League?

8 thoughts on “Joost de Valk ditches the windmill pose for a new, stylish, superhero avatar

  1. My artist did up a couple of sweet avatar-cartoons for us, too: ( http://brightcoconut.com/about to see them both). We’re not superheroes, but hey, we don’t claim to be. That’s a heck of an image to have to uphold every day.

    So, feedback? The art is fine, but I’d re-think the superhero thing.

  2. New ones are looking much cleaner and nicer stylistically, though I would venture to say the whole “ripping the shirt off” superhero pose is so overdone it looks kind of hackneyed.

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