[Discuss] Logo Ideas

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Sun Nov 6 11:07:37 PST 2011


I also do not like the idea of a QR code in the logo.  I don't mind using
them where appropriate but having one in the logo itself is not appealing
to me.

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Well put!
> On Nov 5, 2011 1:05 PM, "James Hukill" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> IMHO.  We should not have QR Code in our logo.  It could make it very
>> difficult to reproduce on different materials and thus difficult to read
>> and identify who we are.
>>
>> My 2cents is to have the logo as basic and simple as possible and let the
>> application of it dictate what else we add.  Not that I am against QR at
>> all, flyers and physical things that random people would encounter sounds
>> like a perfect advertising opportunity (as long as you still can
>> discriminate our logo).
>>
>> --relevant.
>> http://hackaday.com/2011/08/11/how-to-put-your-logo-in-a-qr-code/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Nov 5, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> i think something more like the attached, but with our letters, if we go
>> this route.
>>
>> i'm kinda with Kevin on this one, though - as ubiquitous as these QR
>> codes are starting to become, i personally rarely ever scan them, and have
>> started to find them mildly annoying...
>>
>> "oh look, there's a QR code on my orange!"
>>
>>
>> --- Ellery Weber
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>>> Like this?
>>>
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>>> *From:* Kevin King <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> *To:* Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN>; Thomas A Ramsey <
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>>> *Sent:* Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:14 AM
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>>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
>>>
>>> I am not a big fan of QR codes, but I just found the link below to "23
>>> Coolest QR Codes".  Some of them are pretty cool.  We could possibly
>>> encorporate our logo into a QR code.  I like the presentation of the US
>>> Sailing Team QR code and I like how Macy's and Red Cross encorporated the
>>> QR code into their logo.  Just a thought.
>>>
>>>
>>> http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/technology/1111/gallery.23_coolest_qr_codes.fortune/index.html
>>>
>>> -Kevin
>>>
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>>> *From:* Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN>
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>>> *Sent:* Wed, November 2, 2011 7:56:23 AM
>>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
>>>
>>>  Also:
>>>
>>> Willamette
>>> Valley
>>> Emerald (Empire)
>>> South Valley
>>>
>>> Logographic ideas . . .
>>> Gears and electrons- like a Bohr-model atom but with a gear for a nucleus
>>> Crossed wrench and soldering iron (like x-bones pirate graphic)
>>> Lightning bolts crossed, under a robot head
>>> Radio tower with radio waves radiating from a little ball on top (e.g.
>>> RKO logo)
>>> Stars and telescope
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> *From:* Thomas A Ramsey <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>> *To:* EMAIL HIDDEN
>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 1, 2011 10:30 PM
>>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
>>>
>>> Since the name and logo go hand in hand it would seem that the name
>>> needs to be settled on in conjunction with the logo design. First off,
>>> has the name "Eugene Makers Society/Space" been settled on?
>>>
>>> To me it sounds like its still open for discussion. Here are some terms
>>> to get the ball rolling:
>>>
>>> Lane County
>>> Eugene Franklin Skinner
>>> "Skinner's Mudhole"
>>> Green
>>> Ducks
>>> Eco-/Enviro- (Very Eugene terms)
>>>
>>> Please reply with terms that you think define who we are and what we
>>> do. Are there any fields that we represent the most? Computer science?
>>> Mechanical engineering? Electrical? I will save everything for later.
>>> -Tom
>>>
>>> On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:25:35 -0700, Rick Osgood wrote:
>>> > I like this idea. Thanks for taking the initiative and just running
>>> > with it. Now we just have to make sure to keep this moving forward
>>> > and
>>> > not let it die. Feel free to use the EMS wiki to record any notes or
>>> > ideas.
>>> > On Oct 31, 2011 7:32 PM, "Thomas A Ramsey"  wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> Thank you all for your support. I like where you're going Ben.
>>> >> Something that represents the culture yet is unique to who we are.
>>> >> Instead of me just coming up with ideas and seeing what the members
>>> >> think I would like to instead lead the organization of a logo design
>>> >> initiative.
>>> >>
>>> >> I think what I would like to do is organize a time line and
>>> >> mechanism for input. So since we are at the end of the month it
>>> >> works out nicely to declare this the opening of PROJECT LOGO.
>>> >>
>>> >> I will start taking all (serious) elements for input and recording
>>> >> them. Tentatively at the end of the month I'll send out a list of
>>> >> color schemes, characters/letters/words/phrases (if any), symbols,
>>> >> and other elements from the members and we can take a vote on which
>>> >> should be in the final design. After that we can will start the
>>> >> design process. Any member can submit entries to be voted on as
>>> >> "finalist(s)" in the next month. That would put us at the new year.
>>> >>
>>> >> After that we can refine the final design(s) and take a final vote
>>> >> perhaps at the end of January. This gives us some time to get
>>> >> established and develop a bit of character as an organization to
>>> >> lend to the logo.
>>> >>
>>> >> Please, let me know what you think of this plan before we get
>>> >> started!
>>> >>
>>> >> -Tom
>>> >>
>>> >> On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:55:33 -0700, Rick Osgood wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >>> LOL that logo is hilarious and I wish we could use it without
>>> >>> people
>>> >>> getting the wrong idea.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 10:39 AM, Ben Hallert  wrote:
>>> >>>
>>> >>>> Absolutely.  I've seen some pretty great logos for groups like
>>> >>>> this
>>> >>>> based on elements like gears, tools, or visually identifiable
>>> >>>> artifacts of construction.
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> I've attached a concept I whipped together for your
>>> >>>> consideration.
>>> >>>>  ;)
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> I kid, I kid...  but seriously, sounds like a great idea
>>> >>>> Thomas!
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> - Ben
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM, Laura Harris wrote:
>>> >>>> > You've got my vote :)
>>> >>>> >
>>> >>>> > Something that lends itself to stenciling, CNC fab, etc would
>>> >>>> be
>>> >>>> cool, so we
>>> >>>> > could make it from and put it on many materials/surfaces. . .
>>> >>>> > L
>>> >>>> >
>>> >>>> > ________________________________
>>> >>>> > From: Thomas A Ramsey
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>>> >>>> > Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:22 PM
>>> >>>> > Subject: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
>>> >>>> >
>>> >>>> > Hello Hackers/Makers,
>>> >>>> >
>>> >>>> > It seems I'm the youngest and least experienced "member" so
>>> >>>> far
>>> >>>> but I would
>>> >>>> > still like to help out anyway I can. If I may have the
>>> >>>> privilege
>>> >>>> I would
>>> >>>> > like to kick start the logo design process. I don't have
>>> >>>> anything
>>> >>>> in mind
>>> >>>> > yet but I am fairly artistic and creative. I understand that
>>> >>>> we
>>> >>>> may not
>>> >>>> > settle on anything for quite a while (because the
>>> >>>> organization is
>>> >>>> so young)
>>> >>>> > but I would still like to put the offer on the table.
>>> >>>> >
>>> >>>> > Thanks Everyone!
>>> >>>> > Thomas R.
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