As we approach the anniversary of ODB's initial launch before the Oklahoma game last season, we approach, as well, the next phase in the evolution of SB Nation. What began nearly a decade ago with one man and one blog now spans nearly 350 separate entities covering everything from college football to mixed martial arts to Serie A. The first step in what will be an exciting transition is the unveiling of new logos for each member blog. Here's a message from SB Nation founder Tyler Bleszinski:
It’s with great pleasure that I unveil the first step in the next evolution of Our Daily Bears. In the next month SB Nation will be undergoing a dramatic upgrade to our platform and our editorial process. There will be much more detail to come but for now, the new logo below is just a first taste of what is coming for Our Daily Bears.
This is a small, but important sample of what is coming when our network undergoes its most exciting and radical transformation in the eight-year history of the company. A new visual identity here and across the network is only one step we are taking to unite our network of sites. United through individuality is the underlying theme of this project. You’ll notice that our team colors and the unique spirit of our individual community is maintained while making it clear to sports fans that each site is a part of the larger SB Nation network. We want everyone to know that they can find the same type of great writing, video and conversation that we offer here on all of our 350 plus sites. You can browse through all the new logos on a special page we put together at sbnation.com/united.
Our commitment to passionately follow our sports will never end. It’s what makes SB Nation a special place and that will only be enhanced by these new changes. In the meantime we’re setting up additions to our store so you can be sporting the latest and greatest before it even launches. Welcome to our future.
Click on the link provided above for a page with all of the new logos across SB Nation. I'd love to hear your favorites in the comments section. For our own new mark, hit the jump.
You will soon see this mark on the official ODB twitter account, facebook page, and everywhere else I can find reason to post it. I love it.