[Battlemesh] designing logo each year VS permanent identity

Saverio Proto zioproto at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 20:54:00 UTC 2014

Federico maybe we want to speak again about this for the next year ?

I think it would be nice to have a base logo that can be personalized.
Or at least stick to some colors.

For example Freifunk has some base colors and some base circle and
arrows logo, but then everycommunity adds a bit of personalization.

We can try to do something similar ? Look for the many Freifunk logos
you can find on twitter for the local communities.



2014-02-10 13:14 GMT+01:00 fboehm <fboehm at aon.at>:
> Am 10.02.14 11:15, schrieb Simon Wunderlich:
>> Hey Federico,
>> just my two cents on the proposal: personally I like the fact that we have
>> a
>> different logo every time - it's part of the identity of the battlemesh.
>> For
>> the website, we are doing changes each year to fit it to the environment
>> (travel info, hosting info, agenda etc) so the wiki format is quite good.
>> It
>> might not be the most beautiful page on the net, but it's easy for people
>> to
>> access and everyone can make changes - we should definitely be able to
>> keep
>> that.
>> So even if we save the time for the logo, I don't know how much we safe
>> regarding the website. We can discuss that at the WBM of course, if you
>> have a
>> good idea how to pull that - if we find someone who wants to do that for
>> money
>> (which is certainly possible), we need to supervise that too and be able
>> to
>> make changes on our own in the future. :)
>> Cheers,
>>      Simon
>>> I launch a proposal for the future: is it really worth it to use so much
>>> time each year designing logos and stuff?
>>> Why don't we crowdfund a cool design (logo & website design) for our
>>> community and use that as a base for every year?
>>> We could spend more of our free time in promoting the event, organizing
>>> talks, look for sponsors/funding... we would also subtract any of this
>>> responsibility from local organizers who can focus on what is most
>>> important: accommodation, food, logistics, local promotion... let's see
>>> Advantages:
>>>    * clear identity which becomes recognizable
>>>    * international volunteers can focus on promotion and talks
>>>    * local volunteers can focus on logistics
>>>    * professionally designed identity and website is a gain in
>>> credibility
>>> Disadvantages
>>>    * costs money
>>>    * no personalized logo based on the city hosting the event
>>> In my opinion, if we could overcome the money issue, we could easily let
>>> go of personalized logos and colors each year as they don't bring much
>>> value to the event (in terms of contents and participants) compared to
>>> the amount of work they require.
>>> Think about it. We could discuss about it at the event if you think it's
>>> worth it.
>>> Federico
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> I don't think the website needs to be super sophisticated nor expensive.
> Just a basic, clean design.
> Regarding logo I think the more simplistic it is the better it could be
> adapted to a specific location. Maybe like the following approach but just
> less complex: http://www.markea1.net/corporate_design/a1_logo_system.html
> The look and feel of the website could gain a lot of attractiveness by
> switching from a Wiki backend to a CMS backend. I know this is a big change
> but the content would still be manageable from different persons or groups.
> I would be willing to spend most of my time during WBMv7 on this task. But I
> might need help from somebody that is more experienced in webdesign.
> For brainstorming on a logo a workshop with more participants would be very
> helpful.
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