[Discuss] Logo Ideas

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Nov 8 09:13:46 PST 2011


I actually really like that idea Laura.  The "less cryptic letters" helped
me understand what you were going for.  I was looking at those three lines
trying to figure out what they meant.  I like to think I would have figured
it out if I wasn't looking at it at 8:30 in the morning...


On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Nice submission! I like the techie feel, while incorporating mechanical,
> electrical, and chemical components!
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> --- Ellery Weber
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> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> Another version with less cryptic letters-
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>> *From:* Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *To:* Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN>; James Hukill <
>> EMAIL HIDDEN>
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>> *Cc:* Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN>; "
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>> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 8, 2011 8:03 AM
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>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
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>> Here is an idea for the logo that should be a cnc dream to render in many
>> media.
>>
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>> *From:* Ben Hallert - Vipmail <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *To:* James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *Cc:* Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN>; "
>> EMAIL HIDDEN" <
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>> *Sent:* Sunday, November 6, 2011 1:35 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
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>> Another crazy idea, what if the gear element is incorporated into the e
>> for Eugene?  Drew this a minute ago.
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>> [image: image.jpeg]
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>> - Ben
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>> On Nov 6, 2011, at 1:09 PM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> I am not an artist... and again this is just AN idea.. or two..
>> What if the bigger the format the more detailed the image.
>> At is most basic we have just a  soldering iron,gear and symbol for
>> inductor. (See image)
>> As the format get's bigger we can add, Eugene Maker Space to the image
>> (as just EMS makes me think Emergency Medical Services), and parts of the
>> image turn into something else.
>> When I think Eugene honestly thing the Willamette Valley, so how about
>> the biggest version of our Logo be an image of the valley?
>> Example the soldering Iron becomes a tree (dougfir) with the symbol for
>> diode becoming the branches, and the gear gets diodes and resisters as
>> parts of the hill and the inductor logo (or variable resister) becomes the
>> valley and river.  When the logo is used at it's largest then we can fit
>> the full name Eugene Maker Space in it..  bad examples below...
>> I am not saying it has to be like this, just a talking point... something
>> to get us back on track and off the QRCode thread.
>> <ems.png>.. forgive the crudeness. This being an example of logo at it's
>> most basic....
>> <ems2.png>
>> But with better skills than mine... could start off for a more detailed
>> larger image where the parts are kind of like the ISpy books we did as/with
>> kids.
>>
>>
>> OR..
>> We just spell Eugene Maker Space with tools and electronic symbols and
>> components?
>>
>> --James
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>> On Sun, Nov 6, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Kevin King <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
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>> I would not want the QR code as part of our logo.  It might be cool if we
>> were able to add our logo into a QR code for certian occations.  The
>> examples that I gave with the Red Cross and Macy's, their logo does not
>> natively include a QR code, however the design of their logo made it
>> possible to encorporate a QR code on occation.  Our default configration of
>> our logo should not have QR, but we could have some sort of large banner of
>> our logo that somehow encorporates a QR.
>>
>> -Kevin
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>> *From:* Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *To:* Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *Cc:* "EMAIL HIDDEN" <
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>> *Sent:* Sun, November 6, 2011 11:07:37 AM
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>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
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>> 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.
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>> On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 1:39 PM, Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
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>> 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/
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>> 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
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>> 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 <
>> EMAIL HIDDEN>; "EMAIL HIDDEN"
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>> *Sent:* Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:14 AM
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>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
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>>   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.
>>
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>> http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/technology/1111/gallery.23_coolest_qr_codes.fortune/index.html
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>> -Kevin
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>> *From:* Laura Harris <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *To:* Thomas A Ramsey <EMAIL HIDDEN>; "
>> EMAIL HIDDEN" <
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>> *Sent:* Wed, November 2, 2011 7:56:23 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [Discuss] Logo Ideas
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>>  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
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>> 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:
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>> >> 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:
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>> >>> 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:
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>> >>>> 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
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>> >>>> > 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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