No, we used that background, as well. The initial background behind it is still very similar to the other one. The "Tick. Tick. Tick." one is special to Season 2 and wasn't released until June 2014. The background was the best that I could find on Google Images.
As for the new wordmark, I love it, but I didn't realize it was changed until you just mentioned it. Lemme purge the server cache and see if that works. We definitely needed a new one of those to make up for the change of the color layout of the wikia.
My only problem with it is that according to MediaWiki, Wikia is a self-proprietary / self-governing community; thus, anything official should be called a "Wikia" not a "Wiki". For example, Wikispaces is another self-propriety / self-governing community; thus, officially, those individual "Wikis" should be called "Wikispaces".
Love the changes you made, in relation to my remarks, and I'm glad that you changed them.