In need of a logo design volunteer for // foss.events

Project Name: // foss.events

Project Website: https://foss.events

Compensation: Gratis

Job description: // foss.events is a project connect people via the most comprehensive collection of Free, Libre and/or Open Source Software events happening in Europe and online and we are doing this for several years now. Meanwhile you should find us somewhere top on all the usual web-searches.

We are currently developing the calendar to be more user friendly, to engage more people to contribute their events to the calendar, so we have a community driven calendar for and by the community. In the long run we want to add more features like finding buddies to sleep or share a ride with. We are doing this to give something back to the FOSS community and the page will never have ads or tracking or other unwanted anti-features.

Our current logo shows a star in a calendar and was done in an hour, in need of a logo, some time ago.

A new logo can be based on that but it can also be totally new. Honestly we would love the logo to focus more on ‚Äúconnecting people‚ÄĚ instead of ‚Äúcalendar‚ÄĚ. Any help very welcome!

Deliverables: SVG-File…

Contact Person: eal@fsfe.org / @dreirik@chaos.social

Relevant Links: https://foss.events

ps: I wanted to post this in the job board but what not allowed, so hopefully you find it here.

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heads-up: I moved the post to the job posting category


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Our current logo shows a star in a calendar and was done in an hour, in need of a logo, some time ago…
Honestly we would love the logo to focus more on ‚Äúconnecting people‚ÄĚ instead of ‚Äúcalendar‚ÄĚ.

The tricky thing with ‚Äúconnecting people‚ÄĚ is that you easily end up with abstract logos, usually showing some variant of a network/mesh or groups of icon-ified people. This can still be done well (see Ubuntu‚Äôs logo) but it is not easy.

Given that the current page lists events and their date, the current logo might be better than it seems and comes with the nice feature that even if people do not know your project well, they might easily remember what it does merely by seeing the calendar-icon-based logo.

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So, just sat down very quickly and did a rough draft of my thoughts…

One option has ‚Äėhands‚Äô to illustrate the ‚Äėbodies‚Äô coming together, the second is a more subtle approach with the hands removed. If one looks closely, they can see the E and F are people. Just a rough idea! Let me know what you think :slight_smile:

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Hi Dreirik.
Is this still open? If yes, can we have a conversation about it?

Logo should be minimal and symbolic to show connections if this is still open I will would like to help