Logo Contest Entry – Ruth

Ruth, who tweets at UtopianLibrary, created these logos Ruth writes

i worked with “transliteracy” as defined here on L&T, the macbook dictionary definition of “logo,” and the following guidelines to come up with this logo. the guidelines are from my own experience. a few are lessons i learned from my father when i entered a safety poster contest in 5th grade. those lessons stuck.

- a logo should speak its message without a whole lot of detail or explanation
– a logo should withstand time, at least until someone decides the image needs an overhaul
– logo art should be camera ready and easily/cleanly reproducible in various formats and sizes (print, digital, t-shirt, button, sidewalk chalk, skywriting)
– a logo’s color should be user’s choice and flexible

and for this specific logo…

-libraries have the tools and potential to reach globally and touch locally
-there are no symbols for the usable platforms, tools, or media that haven’t been discovered yet

and that’s pretty much it.

Logo 1

translit-D1

Logo 2
translit-D2

Logo 3
translit-D3

One Response to “Logo Contest Entry – Ruth”

  1. ruth Says:

    i worked with “transliteracy” as defined here on L&T, the macbook dictionary definition of “logo,” and the following guidelines to come up with this logo. the guidelines are from my own experience. a few are lessons i learned from my father when i entered a safety poster contest in 5th grade. those lessons stuck.

    – a logo should speak its message without a whole lot of detail or explanation
    – a logo should withstand time, at least until someone decides the image needs an overhaul
    – logo art should be camera ready and easily/cleanly reproducible in various formats and sizes (print, digital, t-shirt, button, sidewalk chalk, skywriting)
    – a logo’s color should be user’s choice and flexible

    and for this specific logo…

    -libraries have the tools and potential to reach globally and touch locally
    -there are no symbols for the usable platforms, tools, or media that haven’t been discovered yet

    and that’s pretty much it.


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