Last week, the designers whose designs were chosen for the final round of the logo competition worked on improving their designs. Some also created new designs based on feedback given to them.
Out of these designs we have selected four designs that the community can vote on. The winner of the vote will become the logo of the SAFE Network.
The vote has ended and with 49% of the votes design 620 has been chosen as the new logo for the SAFE Network. Scroll down to the end of this post to see the exact results for the vote.
During the last phase of the competition some designers have delivered great new or improved designs. Unfortunately we also had to rule out some of the designs because of their strong resemblance to existing designs.
These are the four designs we have chosen for the vote:
Design number 619
This hexagonal design incorporates the network aspect with its lines and dots, which can be seen to represent the network nodes and the people that run the nodes. With the somewhat subtle shield in the middle it also incorporates the security element of the SAFE Network.
Design number 620
This hexagonal design also incorporates the network aspect with its lines and dots, which can be seen to represent the network nodes and the people that run the nodes. The design also has a decentralized look which expresses the secure aspect of the network. This design also feels quite unique.
Design number 624
This lock shaped design incorporates both the security and people aspect of the network. The SAFE Network is a network that is formed by the resources contributed by people all over the world. This logo was also an early community favourite.
Design number 642
This shield shaped design incorporates the network aspect where the triangle shapes can be seen as nodes connecting together. The unevenness gives it a decentralized feel. The shield shape of the design gives it a secure look. We also feel the design looks quite modern.
Aside from the four designs that we chose to include in the final vote there were other designs that some people in the community liked. We’d like to supply a reason for why we didn’t include some of these designs in the final vote.
Design number 110: the designer of 110 was asked to work out the concept further but to make sure that the logo would be substantially different from the Storj logo. We didn’t include 605 and 609 in the final vote because we think they are still too similar to the Storj logo.
Padlocks and S-shaped designs: among the final six designs were both S-shaped designs and quite a few padlock designs. We believed some of them showed promise, but unfortunately that promise was not fulfilled in the final round of the competition. We felt that only 624 was good enough to make the final vote and the community didn’t seem to favour any of the other padlock or S-shaped designs.
Community submissions: some community members started submitting designs and ideas for designs during the final phase of the competition. While the effort is certainly appreciated these designs and ideas were simply too late to be included in the competition. We would definitely liked to have seen this amount of community participation earlier on in the (preparation for the) competition.
The vote will run until next Monday, August 22nd 20:00 GMT. Every trust level 2 member will be able to vote for one of the four logos. The logo that has the most votes on August 22nd at 20:00 PM GMT will be chosen as the logo for the SAFE Network.
In case of a tie, the competition team will decide the winner of the competition. It will be possible to change your vote during the competition, but this can’t be done after the deadline mentioned above.