edouardklein got their new logo design by running a design contest:
Computer Science Research Lab Logo
Check out edouardklein's Logo design contest…
Beaver Labs is a private computer science research lab. We finance our research activities by teaching programming and computer science to novices and engineers alike and by solving operational problems for our clients in the industry.
Dear designers, The only mandatory element is that the logo must feature a beaver. Here is a list of ideas and pointers, please feel free to use none, any or all of them. I trust your judgement on what looks good: I had an idea where the body of the beaver would be the "B" of "Beaver Labs", and its tail would be the L of "Beaver Labs", with "Beaver" written above "Labs". I can't draw to save my life so I can't show you. Feel free to try that or go with your own idea. The beaver is a meaningful animal in computer science: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busy_Beaver_game To put it shortly the Busy Beaver number is a number so high we can't even compute it. Finding a lower bound is an open problem in computer science. The busy beaver problem is defined by a Turing Machine, so feel free to incorporate (or not, your choice) the constitutive elements of a Turing Machine in your design: an infinite roll of paper divided in cells, a writing implement to mark the cells, and a finite number of states for the machine to be in. Our inspiration for our research comes from Bell Labs, and more specifically Plan 9 whose mascot, Glenda, was designed by Renée French https://9p.io/plan9/glenda.html please feel free to draw inspiration from her style (She also did the Go Gopher https://blog.golang.org/gopher). Then, here is a list of vague directions I would like your designs to follow: - We work exclusively with open source so any font you use must be open source. Feel free to use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Modern as a reminder of our academic background (this font is ubiquitous in the scientific literature) but you can choose other fonts if you want. - I would like the logo to be simple enough to be easy to reasonably approximate with XY plotter or a laser engraver, or a bandsaw on sheet metal,or by hand. Glenda, the Plan9 bunny is a good example. Feel free to ignore that if the added complexity makes your design look good. - I would like the logo to be timeless. I think minimalism is the way to go (like the flat Apple logo, rainbow or monochrome) to avoid a decade feel that would fade within a few years. For example try to avoid the hipster designs that try too hard to look old but that are now seen everywhere and look superficial and generic instead. - We are huge fans of the UNIX philosophy and the associated lore, please feel free to draw inspiration from the following terms: Wizard, Magic, Pipe, Shell, Root, Wheel, Thread, Kernel. Thanks in advance :)
€269 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Logo design starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
edouardklein collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
fitradp read the brief in detail and adapted his design to the messages I sent to everyone and to the comments I made on other designs.
Thanks to him for a logo that matches the specifications :)
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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