calchemist got their new logo design by running a design contest:
Inspire the world with a new logo for the Solar Fuels Institute, SOFI
Check out calchemist's Logo design contest…
The Solar Fuels Institute, "SOFI," will be a global research team that connects universities, government labs, and industry to turn sunlight into a commercial liquid fuel in 10 years using "artificial photosynthesis." We aspire to deliver carbon-neutral, geopolitically-favorable fuels to mitigate climate change. Plants sustain their energy needs by capturing sunlight and turning it into nutrients. SOFI scientists aim to convert the sun's energy into clean fuels by following nature's photosynthetic blueprint. In order to overcome the dispersed geography of its members, SOFI will build a web platform of collaborative tools that will encourage the sharing of knowledge. The goal is not just to capture but ultimately to amplify the collective intelligence of our research community. SOFI = collaboration, forward-thinking, global, clean energy of the future, inspirational (think NASA during the Space Race)
Logo types to explore
Important qualities/feels for our logo: forceful, aspirational, collaborative, dynamic, global, modern, dignified, *not* commercial, elegant, clean. We dislike logos that are too pastel in color. We prefer sans-serif, modern fonts. *Obvious* concepts to consider incorporating in the logo are a droplet, the sun, sun's rays, plants/leaves, globe; we would love to see designs drawn from these symbols. However, we also *HIGHLY* encourage outside-of-the-box thinking with other symbolisms that do not involve the obvious concepts listed above or directly drawn from our name. For example, the logo for bp. We are open to incorporating the logo design into the "O" in SOFI, but we also would like to consider designs where the text is separate from the logo.
$499 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Logo design starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their logo design.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
calchemist collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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