When I do something, I do it wholeheartedly. There is no such thing as ‘half-half’. I’d rather not do something, than do it with no passion at all. Don’t know if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, but I am crossing my fingers it is a good thing. So, I am I have been asked to take charge of the Robotics team for the third term, and I feel that I need to make new changes. Just to keep things ‘fresh’ and ‘up-to-date‘
So, I’ve been contemplating over the months to replace the Robotics Teams logo with a new one. The old logo was fine, but, it was too simple. I did it in a rush and I did it without much idea. Don’t believe me, check it out below.
You see how I just simply used and rearranged the fonts into a logo? It looks way to simple, and the website itself does not exist anymore. Financial constraints caused me to pull the plug on the site, and I have since made a sub-domain under my own domain to host the website. It’s cheaper, and easier for me to maintain. But, updating it will take time because I’m busy with work, work, work…. and yeah.. my very own blog.
I pushed the president of my Robotics team (Firdaus) to come up with a proposal to fund a logo designing competition, but time constrain and other problems I guess cropped up.. and it never materialized. And so, I took the initiative to come up with my own replacement logo for the team. Designing the logo didn’t take much time as I used up my ‘shit-in‘ time to complete the whole thing.
I asked the Firdaus and the assistant president of the team (Joseph) for their feedback. I know, you guys are wondering why am I asking opinions around when I could easily use my ‘veto power‘ to use the logo as the official Robotics Team logo, but I prefer not to exercise it, and prefer a collective decision, hence my decision to ask their feedback. Anyway, they gave their comments by saying it looked ‘too conventional‘, ‘to rigid‘, ‘too old‘ and stuff like that. I was kind of annoyed, but yeah.. when I looked at the logo again, it does kind of look like the Chinese society logo (from far lah)… and they were right. The logo does look ‘out of date‘. At some point, I felt it look like the ring of flowers they normally put on a coffin (don’t know what they call that). So, the search of the new logo continues.
I eventually asked my so called ‘Photoshop expert‘, Syuxx and also Azra (whom is also part of the team) to help out in designing the logo. My designing skills are way too ‘out of date‘ and I think young, creative minds like theirs could do wonders.
My rules for the logo are simple.. design a Robotics logo which comprises of Black, Red and White. It must be original, and it must be simple, plus it would reflect robotics, or in other words.. it must make those looking at it thing “This team has something to do with technology and robotics.”. Apart from that, the word “MJROBOTICS” must be included, and other things like the slogan ‘educating through robotics‘ and “est. 2007” are optional. The meaning behind every symbol used is not important because I think I could come up with something that fits when I see the logo.
I do encourage those whom has designing skills to join in this ‘logo design competition‘, but I would need it by Tuesday. The prizes? Ahhhahaha, this is the sad part.. I can only promise that you will be acknowledged for your work, and that is all. There are no promises of any other prizes because this is a low budget, or no budget competition.
Those interested can email me at cdason[at]gmail[dot]com with your logo design. The size/layout of the logo should be 1024 x 1024 px because we do intend to use for printing out 2009 official Robotics t-shirt. I will be happy also to answer any questions.