“the socket” – an all-disciplines-inclusive symbol that represents the thought connections we make technically in the course of our work as well as the social connections with other makers. The square peg in the round hole shows dissimilar components/makers coming together. The arrows show the action of our doing as well as the iterative nature of making and revising. This logo could be a threaded needle, or pads on a PCB, or a wrench on a nut, or a pendulum, or what you imagine it to be.
“the gear” – this symbol represents the gear as a fundamental component of the inner workings of a mechanism, illustrating our desire to know how things work. The embedded crystal oscillator schematic symbol represents the clock source or heartbeat of our group and plays on the “quartz” in our name. And gears are only useful insofar as they mesh together (like us) to get the job done.
Consider the following desirable characteristics of a good logo:
* engages the viewer, eliciting a positive response
* represents our whole group
* renders well in black and white
* renders well at low resolution
If you are a paid kwartzlab member, cast your vote here. Voting closes Thursday, Sept 3, 2009 or when we have everyone’s choice.
I would like to thank the following people for contributing designs to this project:
* Ben Brown
* James Bastow
* Mark Connolly
* and I’ll take a fraction of some credit/blame for some of the designs as well.
Now get choosing, don’t put it off, you have to choose in the next 3 minutes. Go!