The very first Gawker design FEB 11 2011
Nick didn't like it too much. Background too dark, masthead text not logo-y enough. Two weeks later, I sent him this, with a half-assed technicolor logo that I'd dashed off in Photoshop in like 30 minutes:
To my shock, he loved it -- so much so that they're still using the damn thing! -- and that design was very close to how the site looked when it launched.