On Monday, IDEO Munich took the Global Make-a-Thon baton and made a video to convey several early concepts.
Three early concept themes in Munich:
1.) Simplification: How might we reduce the IDEO brand to its essence? What would our logo look like in one of these iPhone logo quizzes? This concept concentrates not on the squares but on the spaces between them, the "glue" between the elements, the "in-between" or the "plus" of IDEO. Because this is what IDEO is about: the multitude of disciplines united under one roof, the T-shapedness of our people, and the positive "plus" our work delivers to clients.
2.) Moving Cube: This idea is based on the logo being a solid block of cubes, moving up and down or rotating like a Rubik's cube. It constantly changes and adapts. The moving boxes that only slide in one direction cast shadows of different lengths... these very characteristic 45 degree blocks can be used as key visual throughout the brand design.
3.) Personalize Before Giving: The grid system and the interplay of parts build a strong commonality with the use of Type and its spacing. Using natural unfinished papers with a subtle texture, the IDEO logo can be either stamped with a black foil or left blank to remove the texture of the paper and leave a perfectly smooth finish.
Check out Munich's concepts on our Six Themes Tumblr site.
Brand New IDEO centers on a 24-hour global Make-a-Thon taking place on Monday, March 25th in IDEO's eleven offices around the world, starting in Tokyo and ending in San Francisco.
Brand New IDEO:
» Preview with Michael Hendrix and Paul Bennett in Conversation
» Opening Remarks by Michael Hendrix
» Tokyo: Robots, Cherry Blossoms & Bento Boxes
» Singapore: Origami & Experiments with 3D
» Mumbai: Minimum Viable Logo & Windows on the World
» Shanghai: Morning Exercise, Jump Rope and Calligraphy
» Munich: Personalize, Simply and Move
» London: The Grid Grows
» Boston: Crafting and Prototyping with Wood, Dye & Cornstarch
» New York: Exploring Music, Verbs and Cubes
» Chicago: Sketching Sine Waves to R&B
» San Francisco Bay: Build to Think, Dive Into Abstraction, and Embrace the Infinite Grid