I was working on a new constructivist-influenced banner for this site, but it was lacking something. When I came across a scanned set of Chinese Cultural Revolution clip art, I knew what I had to do.

Inspired by a picture of a rifle-toting soldier, I got out my camera and posed as a laptop-wielding Hero of the Revolution. (The irony of holding a computer in a Cultural Revolution-inspired pose is not lost on me, by the way.) After a lot of tracing in Inkscape, I had a two-colour picture of myself in a suitably authoritative pose.

I’m sure that certain people are going to be pleased by the return of the red and orange colour scheme; I’m also glad to have it back myself.

If I’ve inadvertently broken something, please let me know.