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I've wondered if this question would come up someday. :) I decided to have some fun with it, so I asked Chasers to tweet me with their guesses and I promised to reveal the answer at 3 pm PST today. And then I greatly enjoyed the lively debate and conversation that followed. Thank you to everyone for your patience and playing along.

The answer is... *VP drumroll* TYLER!

 I made the logo myself in Photoshop from something I treasure - my very first SNC group shot.

As you can see, the way Tyler is standing is absolutely perfect for what I needed, and I love that his tie is just a little off-center. He's casual, relaxed, fun - exactly the feel I wanted for the site. I did NOT see this picture and then think "Oh, there's my logo!" lol It evolved, as creative things do. I didn't even know exactly what I wanted the logo to be at first. I did notice that the grey/white/red color scheme of these particular suits would be perfect for a blog because it incorporates the important crimson while still being easy to read. And, generally speaking, I just really like that color combination. I think it looks nice on them and the blog.

The fact that this question even came up is great because it shows me that the logo does represent each of them individually and also together as a team.

Thanks for asking, Dottie! And I'd also like to send a thank you shoutout to Tyler! Not many people can say they are a logo, so I hope you enjoy it. :)

Straight No Chaser: 10-part vocals and no band (Tyler)

Wicked Local Canton blog
July 11, 2014
Trepp had played piano while growing up, and performed in the usual high school bands, but he'd always been fascinated by vocals. His father's record collection helped foster that interest, as his dad's favorites included the Beach Boys, Queen, Styx, Journey, Chuicago and other bands that featured superb vocals and harmonies.

"My dad had always loved a capella singing too," noted Trepp. "And when I began to look at colleges, and heard about the group at Indiana, that was a major reason for my choosing to go there."
Read more: http://canton.wickedlocal.com/article/20140711/BLOGS/307119978/12434/ENTERTAINMENT 

Alternate Link: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20140711/BLOGS/307119978/11550/ENTERTAINMENT

Chasing the Dream: Straight No Chaser (Seggie)

By Jackson Sinnenberg
What's On Tap
July 10, 2014
For their most recent album, the double LP Under the Influence, Straight No Chaser found themselves almost overwhelmed by the people who teamed up with them. "I remember we sent out this huge list of people that we wanted to work with, not expecting much from them," Isho told On Tap, the excitement rising in every word, "And then it was just crazy; all of these people just started emailing back saying they wanted to work with us."
Read more: http://www.ontaponline.com/2014/07/10/chasing-the-dream-straight-no-chaser

Naperville North grad touring with a cappella group (Randy)

By Melissa Jenco
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2014
Stine's love of music started in elementary school, but carrying his trumpet home every day to practice was a pain. Singing didn't require instrument schlepping so he thought he'd try that instead.

He went on to sing while at Jefferson Junior High and Naperville North where he appeared in productions like "Oklahoma" and "The Mikado" before graduating in 1995.
Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/naperville_lisle/ct-straight-no-chaser-naperville-tl-0717-20140710,0,3886098.story

Hat Tip: @RandyStine