New "Letter" avatars

These new profile photos, made of letters with colorful backgrounds are very appealing.
Congratulations to your designer.

@sam what about the “new” tag icon, that has been introduced instead of “*”.
You said @kris is working on scaling this “new” tag a bit, but there were no changes on this, up until now. Any comments on this?

Thank you.


I think we are comfortable with the way the new tag looks these days, any visual mocks of how you you would like it changed.

Is that a question?
Well I preferred the good old “*” instead of “new”. But as you said, some people got confused with it (although there’s not much to be confused with).
If so, just a bit smaller “new” icon, may be look more appealing:

The present ones are huge.
But, that’s just my opinion.