DMC Logo Created by Angela Diep
The Assignment from the perspective of a student:
We had to create a logo for the club Dance My Culture because they don't have a logo yet. One of them will be used to represent the multiple cultures around the world through at least one form of dancing and/or letters, and will be used on things such as flyers, posters, and invitations, but all or most of these ideas will contain at least one graphic to represent dancing and culture.
The Development (Student's reflection through her creation):
I have 12 ideas for the logo, most of them containing simple drawings of people. The first one is just a simple stick figure dancing with one leg up in the air. The curved line at the bottom can be seen as 2 ways: movement of the legs or a line that connects the 2 legs to make it look like a skirt. The second and third ideas are very similar. The only difference is in the third idea, there's a rectangle behind the dancing legs. The pattern on the legs and feet will be colorful to represent the variety of cultures around the world. The fourth and twelvth one will have the same style, except that the fourth idea will just have 2 people while the twelvth one will contain people using different dance poses to create the initials of the club name. The seventh, eight, and tenth ideas will also contain at least one person using a dance position or more to create the initials of the club name. The sixth and ninth ideas are just the initials in a simple but unique font. And finally, the eleventh idea will contain a simple drawing of a person holding 2 long ribbons and using them to create the initials.
The Solution (student's reflection)
I've decided to use the idea containing a person using the ribbons, which was idea #11. The person is colored in rainbow colors to represent how there are a huge variety of different cultures around the world and dancing to represent what the club is about. I colored each letter with a primary color so they stand out, "D" being red and standing for "Dance", "M" being blue and standing for "My", and "C" being yellow and standing for "Culture". As for what they represent, they're a replacement for flags because the person can't hold over 100 flags in its hands. Since ribbons are usually very long, they can also represent all of the flags being connected to each other. Originally, I wanted to use many different colors for them, but they wouldn't be seen clearly if I shrunk the logo, so that's why I decided to use just 3 colors. But, to make the ribbons look a bit less simple, I used a soft brush to color in the letters so the soft edges will combine with each other to create a color.
The logo will be put on flyers, invitations, posters, and other hand-outs that would be handed out to the students of TYWLS.
The creative process
Logo created by: Angela Diep (9th grade) during 2011 Intensives.