Archive for February, 2011

Development – Stephen Rudden


Stephen Rudden Research

Stephen Rudden Logo Research

The Olympics being a global sports event represents multiculturalism in one of its most inclusive forms. The rings logo created in 1912 represent five parts of the world and their union in the logo represents the coming together of the continents in the Olmypic games. It is one of the most recognisable logos in the world and timeless in look. Although simple in its form it carrys the representation of a world brand. Its ring stand for unity and the coming together of people from all over the world.

The NBC logo was first introduced in 1986. This one of the most recognisbale logos in the world. The colours represent the six divisions of NBC, News, Sports, Entertainment, Stations, Network and Productions. I chose this logo as like the Olympic logo it incorporates colours as a representation of differences.

The circle and hands theme seems to be a running trend in many multicultural events. In this image there has been an interesting take on these to features.

This is another image that incorporates the circular theme. Only this time it uses the colours as a representation of diversity in the shape of people.

This is a logo for a multicultral event in New York. There is no real symbolism but incorporates the world map and flags into the design which clearly displays the purpose of the logo.

This one of the most interesting logos I found. It is extremely relevant to my project as it incorprates student multicultural. It has an interesting use of the common colour trend but also has an interesting tag line.

This is the logo for the United Nations. I chose this logo as the UN is one of the largest organisations in the world that includes the most countries as its members. The logo itself incorporates a map into the circular theme.

This logo is different to many of the multicultural logos I have looked at. Although the colours are not very attractive it combines the faces very interestingly using skin colour as a symbol of diversity.

Over the last two years this logo has become instantly recognisable as the BP logo. The reason I chose it was because of its simplicity of design. The logo what appears to be a flower uses interesting colours and is a variant of a circular shape.

This logo clearly represnts equality. Its use of coloured ribons joining together is one of the strongest pieces of symbolism I seen when looking at these logos.

This logo is very simlar to the faces logo previously. Yet this logo represents the idea much simpler. It brings the idea to a basic form.

This logo cleverly uses different coloured people to compose a map of Austrailia. It is different in its design and interesting in its use of composition.

Rebecca Halpenny

When I think of Ethnic diversity i automatically think of many different kinds of people, different skin colours and different cultures.  In an ideal world these would be harmonious with each other and this message i found to be best conveyed by these images


This first image is a colourful display of many different hands that represent a different culture and how they all come together in a tree like formation. This could be interpreted as a family tree or a tree of life.

This is another hand image which seems to be a constant symbol in the diversity theme. it is effective though in the same way as the above.

I also wanted to talk about other logos which I find effective. I feel that some logos are overused and you can see their equivalent in many different places. many are clean cut, simple images that are very modern and basic like the Apple Mac logo

This just reeks of technology. a simple apple with a futuristic metallic look that is easily recognisable throughout the world. it is supported by the Windows gold logo

also very futuristic and this to me is not very attractive but it is effective in promoting what it is…a company that specialises in forward advances in technology. The gold colouring gives the logo a look of prestige and wealth and the font is

Today in Illustrator i learned how to use the pen tool and the brush tool combined  to design and colour an image. this is the semi finished result.

All of Us Project Research – Laura Phelan

During my research for the All of Us project I found that there are a lot of recurring themes when it comes to the idea of different cultures coming together. The first few images below are the best ones I could find which use colour and the symbolism of unity together to convey this message.

This first image uses colour to convey difference, whether in ethnicity or race. The people are posing in a circle to show unity, regardless of difference.










This second image is very similar to the first image but I prefer this one, as it is more appealing as a logo. Yet again the coloured people are holding hands with each other to show that they are unified in their differences.












This image is sharing the ideas of the above except with real hands of different races, holding up a globe. It effectively conveys an image of unity and reliance on each other’s differences to support the world.












This is a simple image make out of a basic shape with symbols cut out of it, depicting images associated with arts and culture. I chose to add this idea, as it would be easy to photocopy or print in different colours depending on what it was being printed for.












I like the concept behind this design for Intercultural Ireland because it is using images of communication to create an image of Ireland. It reminds me of the Unilever logo.












This image, is made up of different typography from different parts of the world and also used a colour gradient to symbolise cultural diversity, but in my opinion would also convey its message in black and white.










I like the idea behind the Think Culture campaign because of a few reasons. The arrangement of the font in a thought bubble pattern is quite clever, the typography is very stylised and clean, and the idea of adding images and graphics to the font is quite nice too. It also means it is easy to change the logo while still keeping the logo recognisable instantly.












The Wikipedia logo may be an obvious choice but it does share the same idea of differences coming together to create a (better) world.












The next three images are less about cultural unity and more about my own personal style and how I would like to use these styles for the All of Us Project.

I like the use of different style of line and form with the different arrow symbols here. It led me to think of different uses like cultural icons, foods, symbols, flags, all coming together in the one direction which is what I believe the All of Us Project is about.












I like how simple yet effective this image is because of its colour and typeface. It stands out immediately and if printed in a dark colour with pale font, would photocopy easily and still look good.












I like the idea of this logo and also the use of colour for design. The street name and description are barely visible which would be an issue but the idea of taking one part of the name and making it really stand out in this way might be useful in creating logo ideas for this project.

Research 2 Steven Floody

Research 2

Research Steven Floody

Batman Symbols in Illustrator, Steven Floody