Even during the logo competition for BarCamp Bangalore 9 (BCB9) in August, 2010, I was thinking about the logo for BCB10. BarCamp Bangalore 10 is happening on 11-June-2011 at SAP Labs. Being a fan of films, I have decided to make a typographic logo for BCB10 similar to the title design of the Hollywood flicks X-Men and XXX.
This is my logo that was created as part of the BCB10 logo competition. Click on the image for a larger view. Read on to know more about the design thoughts.
‘Genesis’ of the BCB-X logo
Michelangelo painted some scenes of Genesis in the Sistine Chapel, Rome that shows God creating man. The ‘touch of life’ is an inspiration for countless stories and designs.
BarCamp Bangalore is infusing life to the minds of Gen X and Gen Y. This idea made me to depict the ’10’ using the Roman numeral ‘X.’
The fonts used are ‘Magneto’ and ‘Niagara Solid.’ ‘Magneto’ has a classic, yet modern appeal. It is seen widely on modern technology based products. The ‘X’ is actually a flipped version of the ‘X’ found in the ‘Magneto.’ I did this to have a uniform width connection between the ‘bcb’ and ‘X.’ To gel both the fonts, I had to convert ‘Niagara Solid’ to a slanting format.
As the logo started growing on me, I chanced upon an improvement of the logo. This modified version 2.0 shows the ‘X’ as a younger person who hand-holds the ‘bcb’ and marches on to a new future. The BarCamp logo is shifted towards the ‘X’ so that it forms a face that smiles.
Wish me luck for the BCB10 logo competition.
- Genesis by Michelangelo: Jeff and Joy Scott Family
- Signboard: Ilker, Turkey
- Rusty sign: Zsuzsanna Kilian, Hungary
Update on 10-June-2011
The results of BCB10 logo competition is announced.
And, I didn’t win. I would like to thank you for your ‘likes’ and comments in the competition page.
Design date: 03-Jun-2011