Competition: [XOU] What's in a Logo?

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[XOU] What's in a Logo?

For this competition you will be redesigning the Odan-Urr logo, found here. "Redesigning" could mean anything from the addition of color or texture to the current logo to the from-scratch design of a new logo for the unit.

You are free to use any media you choose so long as the final submission is in an image format such as .png, .jpg, or .gif. In addition to you image, you must submit a brief explanation in the text box of the significance of your design. Do the color choices reflect Odanite values? Does the shape evoke a lightsaber? Tell us.

Entries will be judged according to the Herald rubric with one caveat: points for "adherence to theme" will be based on your text description as well as the image itself.

Competition Information
Parent Competition
A Decade in the Light: Ten Years of Odan-Urr
Organized by
Colonel Alethia Archenksova, Augur Takota Okami
Running time
2020-11-01 until 2020-11-30 (about 1 month)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Graphics/Multimedia
Difficulty Class
Beginner
Awards
Second Level Crescents and 3 Clusters of Graphite as per Herald guidelines
Participants
19 subscribers, of which 14 have participated.
Results
Member
Grand Master Muz Ashen Keibatsu
File submission
cou-nd.jpg
Textual submission

Using familiar elements from the original logo, and expanding on others, this revised logo for Odan-Urr symbolizes a rebirth of the Old Jedi order under the auspices of the Clan. With the Clan Icon at the center of a stylized dawn, the wings and saber of the old Jedi order have come out of the background and emerge more fully in this version, with slight changes to fit more into the curves of the Clan symbol to evoke an almost floral support design.
The Logo remains one color in order to facilitate easier use on clan assets and stencils for ships, allowing for high contrast use, and use in any color that is required.

Placement
1st place
2nd place
Seer Raziel
Member
Seer Raziel
File submission
COU Clan of Unity White Background 11584.png
Textual submission

A symbol of unity, as the Force surrounds us, binds us, and unifies all life. A symbol of direction, as the path of Odan-Urr grants that direction to its members. The inner ring is the self, the outer is space, all part of the Force within us all.

Placement
2nd place
Member
Savant Agate Gua’lara
Submission
Savant Agate Gua’lara opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
3rd place
Member
Seer Revak Kur
File submission
OdanUrrXandBeyond.png
Textual submission

Each beam represents a year

Placement
No placement
Member
Colonel Len Iode
Submission
Colonel Len Iode opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Warlord Mauro Wynter
File submission
E553BC13-F980-48DA-974F-C8F6634B416D.jpeg
Textual submission

Logo redesigned to be slightly more angular and menacing along with an “X” in the center to signify a decade of the unit’s history.

Placement
No placement
Member
Acolyte Sulon Tiful
File submission
Logo.jpg
Textual submission

The redesign was a combination of graphic design effects applied with digital illustration techniques, primarily through the use of custom brushes for the texture and lighting. The aim was to create an impression of standing to the test of time.

Placement
No placement
Member
Adept Thane "Atra" Skotos
File submission
XOU_WhatsinaLogo.png
Textual submission

Turned the logo into something more shield-like.

Placement
No placement
Member
Peacekeeper Elyon de Neverse
File submission
IMG_20201115_115243~2.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Ranger Gui Sol
Submission
Ranger Gui Sol opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Member
Knight Vahrosa De
File submission
Odan Logo.png
Textual submission

I used some symbolism from the original logo, but harkened to a warriors helmet for the top - symbolizing the urge to defend and protect, The guiding light beam shooting upwards represents the importance of the Force.

Placement
No placement
Member
Augur Aiden Lee Deshra
File submission
OdanUrr.png
Placement
No placement
Member
Vanguard Jafits Skrumm
File submission
JS7764 OU-logo.jpg
Placement
No placement
Member
Warden Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
File submission
logo.png
Textual submission

The Design is to use colors to show our various members and their differences all coming together. The white dot shows the oneness. The green is for Jedi. The dark blue is for loyalists. the yellow is for NFUs. The light blue is for for Grey Jedi.

Placement
No placement