[Battlemesh] designing logo each year VS permanent identity

Simon Wunderlich sw at simonwunderlich.de
Mon Feb 10 11:15:15 CET 2014

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 

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. :)


> 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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