This new header image intends to capture the aesthetic of the PAL, NTSC-U and NTSC-J Dreamcast game packaging by incorporating elements of them all. The PAL 'Online Functions' bar that runs along the bottom of the majority of the online-enabled game covers; the 'half-moon' from the US cases; and the orange 'corner segment' from the Japanese covers. I cannot take credit for this work of design genius though, oh no. That credit goes to a certain Mr David Heaton, the creative director of Bristol-based professional graphic design agency Never Know Defeat. With a portfolio representing a plethora of high profile clients, NKD are the real deal and you can find more of David's work here.
In light of this fresh new look, here's a quick trip down memory lane with a glimpse at DCJY headers of yore. They look positively 'GeoCities' compared to our most recent design, but from the smallest seeds grow the greatest oaks. Or something...