This is a logo for a completely fictitious entity named IMPORTL, which could be an open source web development site, or some type of developer software.
The idea is that the triangular facets form a series of open holes, or "portals," in multidimensional space. The central facets can also be seen to form a cube which is open on three sides. Lying before each opening is another opening on that side's respective "floor," yet, in an Escher-like paradox, where spatial orientation is an irrelevant construct, there is no floor. There is no up, down, left, right, back, or forth. This hyperspatial environment suggests infinite possibilities for the arrangement, manipulation, and exchange of data.
For color, the idea is that the primary colors that form the central cube beget the secondary colors that rotate outward, suggesting expansion, transformation, evolution.
The mark employs a custom typeface that compliments the angularity of the mark.
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This logo is for a completely fictitious architecture studio called Lucid Form Architecture.
The icon is based on an optical illusion of a cube within a cube. Primarily, the form depicts a big cube, made of wood walls and metal-plated top surfaces, with a notch cut out of the center, resulting in a 3-D "L" shape. However, the longer one looks at this, perception begins to shift, resulting in a couple of different interpretations: 1) a small cube with a wooden wall and metal-plated bottom, in the corner of a room, hovering near the top of a tiled ceiling; 2) a room, tilted 90° clockwise, with hardwood floors, tiled walls, and a cube with a wood countertop and metal-plated side on the floor in the corner. This perception shift is important to the name, because it presents an ironic twist. To make "lucid" means to make clear, and while the icon seems to initially baffle and confuse, it ultimately encourages the viewer to challenge his or her preconceived notions of "perception." So too is the Lucid Form methodology for creating seeming impossible structures.
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