Behold, The Mark of the Beast!

beast100208 Behold, The Mark of the Beast!The Daily Beast, Tina Brown and Barry Diller’s nascent Web venture, was supposed to launch yesterday, as Portfolio‘s Jeff Bercovici pointed out on his Mixed Media blog.

While Ms. Brown’s much-anticipated entry into the news aggregation business continues to be fashionably late, the site does have a new landing page. And that landing page has a logo!

As one forward-looking pundit wrote, probably around the time Ms. Brown announced the project:

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?