Made in Berlin
A few days ago I discovered a competition on a Made in Berlin badge on Facebook. Maybe this was inspired by the footer of 6wunderkinder. Actually it was over this day. Nevertheless I made my own draft on Dribbble as I like the idea.
What are the requirements for such a logo?
- Easy to remember: Simple and unique
- Some local color: Something everybody associate with the city
- Adaptable: It should fit to your design—it shouldn’t be the other way round. If you like box-shadows, glows, bevel and emboss, crunge look, … the logo should allow this while keep the recognitionvalue.
- Free to use: Licensed under CC to allow everybody to use and adopt it.
Inspired by the font of the station signs of the subway line U5/U8. Those are styled with influence of the Bauhaus design in the 30s of the last century. The font of the Made in Berlin logo is hand-made to avoid licensing problems on the one side and provide a high legability in small sizes. At 100 % the font has a weight of exactly one pixel (4 pixels on the columns).
I’ll soon publish the logo as SVG and PNG. Here’s the vector PSD file under CC-BY license:
Hope you enjoy it and feel free to integrate it on your website :)