‘A cat has nine lives!’
‘Nine planets… Err, now Pluto is no longer a planet!’
Barcamp Bangalore 9 (‘BCB9’) is happening on 18-Sep-2010. They are conducting a logo competition. I was brainstorming for a logo idea.
‘Talk of the town’
Much later, from the phrase ‘talk of the town,’ I came up with the above logo. Base of the design is a ‘9’ in Century Gothic font. The appearance of ‘9’ is changed so that it looks like a single quotation mark that represents ‘communication.’
A speech bubble is incorporated into the design that contains the BarCamp logo. The placement of the elements is manipulated in such a way that ‘Bangalore’ on the logo is speaking about BarCamp. Clearly ‘the talk of the town!’
Following is an attempt on the branding of BCB9. Click on the images for a larger view.
An earlier version
This option with a green tint and a different placement, size of elements is later replaced with the current version.
Update on 13-Sep-2010
The results of BCB9 logo competition are announced today and I didn’t win. Thanks to all the people who voted for my design.
And, congratulations to Soujanya Sreenath, the winner!
Update on 21-Sep-2010: BarCamp Kerala 9 — BCK9
BarCamp Kerala Edition 9 is happening on 14-Nov-2010 at Amrita Campus, Karunagapally. Thanks to the organizers of BCK9, they adopted a reworked version of this BCB9 logo.
BCK9 Wallpaper (1200×900)
Click on the image to download the wallpaper.
- ‘Billboard’ by Asif Akbar
- ‘Auto rickshaws on the way to Mysore’ by Matthew Logelin
- ‘Hand tag’ by Marcelo Silva
Softwares: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Ver.0.9 BCB9 — 12-Aug-2010
Ver.1.0 BCB9 — 20-Aug-2010
Ver.2.0 BCK9 — 21-Sep-2010