Make-IT

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Winning design #64 by punkscratch13, Logo Design for Make-IT Contest
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designed by punkscratch13

Project description

An applied scientific research/innovation project is looking for a project logo. The project will run for two years, starting Jan 2016.

The research project is called Make-IT and it will investigate the Maker Movement: people (individually or in collaboration) using computer-driven manufacturing technology, such as 3D-printers, as well as mini-computers, such as Arduino, to develop creative, smart products. The Maker Movement is predominantly non-commercial, with bottom-up groups and initiatives linked to hackers and open source communities. For more information on the Maker Movement and for inspiration, see http://makezine.com/

The Make-IT research project will focus on three topics: organization and governance of maker communities, peer and collaborative behaviour, and impact and value creation.

We would like a modern, playful logo for this research project. Ideally, the logo will include:
- the word Make-IT
- stylized maker technologies, such as 3d-printing, laser-cutters, etc.
- stylized microcomputer-controls, such as electromotors, printed circuitboards, etc.
- a stylized community, whereby collaboration between people is depicted.
- optionally, color and style could reflect the European Horizon 2020 program (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/) although I will also consider alternative colors and styles

The logo should exemplify creativity. It should present a good balance between home-based, do-it-yourself freedom, and high-tech, internet-of-things intelligence.

I will provide feedback comments but I will ignore submissions which appear to be a copy of someone else's idea.

Good luck!

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Comments

  • Hi again, on this version I add some stylized people - for community part of the brief. #71
  • Update. #70
  • Dear CH, please check this updated version and let me know what you think.

    My best,
    operhal #66
  • Dear operhal,
    Thanks for your entry. I think it is excellent! I have four comments to fine tune it:
    - I love the technology 'things' on the K, between the E and the I, and (I think) on the M. Only, I cannot easily see them. Can you make them more prominent?
    - Part of the brief is to show stylized microcomputer-controls, such as electromotors, printed circuitboards, etc. Perhaps one of the 'technology things' could reflect this.
    - Part of the brief is to include a stylized community, whereby collaboration between people is depicted. Again, is it possible to let the 'technology things' appear to collaborate?
    - The white background version works really well, but the black backround seems sunken, due to the black outline on black. Can you adapt the black background version?
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #54
    • @dlangley Thank you! I am glad that you like my design. I will make corrections and post it soon as possible.

  • Dear punkscratch13,
    Thanks for your entries. I like #52 the best due to the collaborative feel. I really like the IT combined with the 'box'. I can imagine this box as a maker technology, like a 3D printer. At the moment, that's just my imagination - is it possible to make the box much more obviously a maker technology?
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #52
    • About #52, @dlangley
      Dear dlangley,
      thanks for feedback. I'll revise the design as your suggestion. thank you

  • Hi again mhdesigns,
    Thanks once again for the updated entry. I think it is excellent! When I asked if you could add some microcomputer elements, you certainly listened!
    I have three comments to fine tune it:
    - I love the various things emerging from the chip! One or two of them also could be maker technologies, like drills, cutters, etc. E.g. the thing under the Ma, or the thing just off the top left corner. Can you make a few of these elements more obviously maker technologies, without losing the overall effect?
    - This white on black works really well, but mostly in print the logo will be black on white. How would this look?
    - For a website or the front cover of a report, this layout is great. But for a header in a document it's too bulky. Is it possible to have two versions, one of which takes up less vertical space?
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #50
  • Hi again chaz19020,
    Thanks once again for the updated entry. I think it is excellent! I have one comment to fine tune it:
    - The circuitboard elements in the IT are quite difficult to see. The four dots at the ends of each part of the letters are very close together. Is it possible to make the 'computerness' jump out at us more? The lines do not necessarily have to be the same length.
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #48
  • Dear RoManiac,
    Thanks for your entry. I really like the big M, and I would like to see all the letters of Make-IT written in such a creative way. Instead of the big M and the plain text. Each letter could highlight a different aspect of the maker movement (see the brief).
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #42
  • Hi again iakdesign,
    Thanks once again for the updated entry. I think it is excellent! I have two comments to fine tune it:
    - This entry #37 has two font types. I much prefer the upper one, with a dot in the M and the A.
    - I much prefer the version with the graphical element beside the text, rather than above it. Can you make the text larger in relation to the graphical element?
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #37
  • Hi again martasusuk,
    Thanks once again for the updated entry. I think it is excellent! I have three comments to fine tune it:
    - The first M: can the five dots in the middle form more of a v shape?
    - I'm missing the third hand from entry #22, pressing the button! Can we have it back?
    - The color against the white background is much better now, but the blue on black is difficult to read. Can that one be lightened up?
    I look forward to your final entry. The judging takes place Jan 11 at 14:30 UTC.
    Good luck!
    Regards,
    David #49
  • Dear CH, please check my design and let me know what you think.

    My best,
    operhal #54
  • Hello again iakdesign,
    Thanks for this new entry. I really like the whole feel of it and you have been clever to include all the elements of my brief. I still have some comments: The two dots on the grey box make it look like a TV or computer screen, which detracts from the maker message. Perhaps the grey box is not necessary, or else it can be changed somehow.
    The faces are a bit harsh with their pointy noses - can they be softened? Also, how would the logo look with the graphical part beside the text? That would make it easier to keep as one in, for example, a document header.
    As for color, I wonder if it would be more in line with the EU website I included in the brief if the grey were changed to a lighter blue?
    Thanks, I look forward to your next adpatation.
    Regards,
    David #32
  • Hello again yudo,
    thanks for your latest entry. I am interested in the 3D printer box, with the text appearing to be made inside. I do not understand what the elongated IT represents. Perhaps that can be brought together with MAKE, having it emerge from the 3d printer. Also, the dots above the MA could represent the 3D printer nozzles? This could be made a bit more visually attractive.
    To add interest, perhaps the whole logo could be given depth?
    At the moment I do not see anything related to the community collaboration I asked for.
    I look forward to an adapted version.
    Regards,
    David #31
  • Hello again chaz19020,
    Thanks for your latest adaptation. I really like the whole feel of it, but I still have comments. The reduced background elements give the logo more focus, which is good. The circuitboard elements are still quite dominant: I wonder if they could be reduced and integrated into the IT letters? You have introduced three maker technologies, including a mini robot! Fun :-) I think that those three, plus the two people is becoming pretty crowded. Perhaps you can pick one and bring it into style with the people?
    Thanks. I'm looking forward to your next version.
    Regards,
    David #30
  • Hello again mhdesigns,
    Thanks for the updated entries. I will comment on #29 as I prefer it over #28.
    I am very interested in the 'robot arm' graphic above the text. It has a 3D effect giving perspective. At the moment, it's pretty subtle and it could be made more obviously a maker technology.
    Is it possible to add / adapt things to show some microcomputer controls and community elements?
    I also wonder how the logo will look on a white background.
    Thanks. I look foward to your next version!
    Regards,
    David #29
  • Dear mohadj66,
    thanks for this entry. I'm interested in the spiral graphical element that could be a physical object made by a maker project. That idea could be made more obvious. Further, I'm missing a number of the elements from the brief, in particular:
    - stylized maker technologies, such as 3d-printing, laser-cutters, etc.
    - a stylized community, whereby collaboration between people is depicted.
    The logo is quite playful but I would like to see if you can work on this further to show the creativity of the maker movement!
    Thanks,
    David #24
  • Dear atopapaara,
    thanks for this entry. I'm interested in the circuitboard-like elements on the right edge of the circle, but they're a bit subtle and many people may not associate them with computer control. Further, I'm missing a number of the elements from the brief, in particular:
    - stylized maker technologies, such as 3d-printing, laser-cutters, etc.
    - a stylized community, whereby collaboration between people is depicted.
    Overall, I want to see a much more playful logo, showing the creativity of the maker movement!
    Try working on this further.
    Thanks,
    David #21
    • About #21, @dlangley pardon me, i though it was an option, i'll make new one asap

  • Hello again martasusuk,
    Thanks for this updated entry. I am very interested in the whole look. I particularly like the hands making stuff! I wonder how it will appear in different usage settings, such as on the front page of a report, in the header on a printed page? Perhaps the color can be made stronger or the IT figures be more filled in? In the brief I suggest looking at the European Horizon 2020 program website (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/) for color or other elements, like the EU stars.
    I look forward to an updated entry!
    Regards,
    David #22
  • Hello again chaz19020,
    Thanks for this updated entry. I am very interested in the whole look. I find that the green background does not work for me. The letter type you have made has the right feel to it! A few other comments:
    - the circuitboard elements take up too much room. the logo may be printed in a small size on a page header and it needs to be legible.
    - I am still missing the maker technologies, such as 3D printing, laser cutters, etc. the letters 3D do not work for me.
    - maybe the black cap can get a peak to make it more non-commercial?
    - The wording above and right are not necessary
    I look forward to an updated entry!
    Regards,
    David #19
  • Dear mhdesigns,
    Thanks for your entry. I'm interested in the graphical M / slices, which could be a physical object that was made in a maker project. Perhaps more of the logo could be made in ways relevant to the maker movement.
    I'm not seeing many of the elements I specified in the brief:
    - stylized microcomputer-controls, such as electromotors, printed circuitboards, etc.
    - a stylized community, whereby collaboration between people is depicted.
    Overall, I want to see much more playfulness, showing the creativity of the maker movement!
    Try working on this further.
    Thanks,
    David #18