Hello, I am a 15 year old boy from Ireland and have been looking at Maidsafe for over a year now. I really like current the safecoin logo, but it is much harder to draw in comparsion to the €,£ or $. I am not too sure if everyday people would bother to write out the symbol, and might create multiple unofficial versions (sc,xsc or ç) which could complicate things, as well as that there may be some compatibility problems in countries that don’t use the Latin alphabet which given time could be a very significant part of the Maidsafe community (China,Russia etc). So, I downloaded inkscape and designed a new symbol.
The main goals of this design are simplicity, ease of writing out and being easily recognisable while being modern.
The line closing of the C is needed if you want a symbol that can be drawn without taking your pen off the page or backtracking, also anytime I hand drew the symbol without a line closing off the C, it ended up looking like ‘Ç’.
The reason why the bottom part of the C is extended is to show that it is a separate letter and not an S halved by different colours.
The primary shape here is a circle (I know there is no complete circle), because coins are traditionally round , this might make it easier for the public to associate safecoin with real world money.
For colours, blue being Maidsafe’s main colour and the C being grey so it can work with white backgrounds and again showsing that it is a separate letter.
An unintended side effect of this design is that when written out and turned upside down it looks a bit like an eight note with the spot facing inwards.
Thanks for readings this far any feedback would be great and I hope ye like the design.
I was looking at unicode aswell and I think this ℐ (U+2110) represents the design above pretty well, although if my design is accepted I’ll try and design a symbol in a font editor and try get unicode to publish it.
Edit: Another one is Ꮥ (U+13D5)
I understand that the process of getting a new character into unicode will take a while, but if safecoin does become a global currency it will probably need its own symbol. Although, I do think you are right and substitute character already present in unicode should be used in the meantime.
My only other thought re the OP is there are only so many ways to cross through an S and many of those make it look hard to read at a distance…
Entirely off topic… if you have more graphics skills than I do, which is likely, then what I’d like to see are gifs or just images of files fragmenting into encrypted pieces flying into the network. I expect that is possible in Blender but how I do not know. Can’t use other’s art but example1, example2
Are you really 15? Damn son. May I just congratulate you on the IQ lottery… lol. Not sure how that is even possible to discover, let alone be interested in such a thing at 14! And if that wasn’t enough you are also apparently contributing as of 3hours ago… haha wow. Impressed. Such inspiration. Much promise. Very bright.
Well I saw Maidsafe mentioned under an article of Kim Dotcom’s meganet and have been interested ever since. Yea I made an account for the safe forums a while ago but forgot its password because I never posted anything.So I made this one in december.
So we have the Safecoin logo, but as far as ‘writing it out’ I would suggest using whatever letters are going to be utilized on exchanges. That could well be ‘SC’ …so write it as 100 SC or SC 100 etc …exchanges don’t use fancy script just combinations of letters and we are currently MAID.
We are presuming SafeEX will be the first, but who knows what waits in the wings…maybe they would have other ideas…but it needs to be consistent from the start I’d say.
Is there a way to make this bigger? Would be nice to be able to link to it without linking this thread. As it stands in this image now, the symbol is blurry if you zoom in, especially at the double line.