Logo Contest Entry – Emily Lloyd

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Emily creates the witty and insightful Shelf Check strip if you don’t read it regularly you should! Emily writes

No illustrations, because I imagine the icons and shapes transliteracies take (touchscreen, digital video, book, etc) will change, and quickly, but the basic concept, rendered in text, will remain.

Logo Contest Entry – Ruth

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]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.

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Logo Contest Entry – Sara Mooney

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Sara Mooney is a technology geek and entertainment / information professional, residing in Las Vegas, NV.  Currently, she works as a Technical Documentalist (a combination of knowledge management / archivist / librarian / researcher) for Cirque du Soleil’s Viva ELVIS at the Aria Resort and Casino. (How awesome is that?)

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Logo Contest Entry – Justin Hoenke

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Among many other things, Justin Hoenke is a teen librarian and contributor to 8 Bit Library

Justin writes

I just saw your contest and thought “you know what, I love graphic design and the killer job most people do with it. But I can’t do that. All I can create are little cartoons.”

So my thinking behind this was just to be Justin and try something that I can do.

Logo Contest Entry – Andy Woodworth

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Our latest logo contest entry comes from Andy Woodworth. Andy has written about transliteracy several times on his blog Agnostic, Maybe.

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Logo Contest Entry – Nate Hill

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]This entry is from Nate Hill. It says

Librarian design information architectures that create context across media platforms.
Transliteracy is neither and express of or a reference to any particular medium.
rather it is blurring, connections, facets, and transference.
it is not paper, screens or gadgets.
it is ligaments, tendons.

Logo Contest Entry – John LeMasney

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]We have our first logo entry from John LeMasney, designer of the awesome ALA Battledecks logo.  John writes

I love design challenges, Libraries, and Anna, so this one was a no brainer. So the first thing I did was make sure I had a clear understanding of transliteracy and how it related to libraries, and so I dod some research, starting but not ending with the ubiquitous Wikipedia entry, which gave me a good start, defining Transliteracy as:

“Transliteracy is The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks. (PART 2007) The modern meaning of the term combines literacy with the prefix trans-, which means “across; through”, so a transliterate person is one who is literate across multiple media.” from Transliteracy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia at Sun Jul 18 2010 14:12:31 GMT-0400 (EST) on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transliteracy

A few other sources extended, reinforced and clarified the definition. Thanks for the nudge, Anna, and I hope my answer gets to the finals!

Have an idea for a logo? Send it to me by July 31st!

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