Abstract Wikipedia/Wikifunctions logo concept

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We are looking for a great logo for the new Wikifunctions wiki. Are you an artist or do you have ideas or feedback for a design? Please join us!

The logo concept will be decided by the community through discussion and a vote, and the result will be further refined by the Wikifunctions team.

You can read the overview of this project to learn about the goals of the Wikifunctions wiki, what a “function” is, and how it all relates to the larger Abstract Wikipedia project.

Please join us on the talk page to discuss the overall goals of the future logo, to propose logo design ideas, and to give feedback on other designs. Comments are welcome in any language.

Logo submission rules and selection processEdit

The Legal rules are at Logo submission rules. Please note that entering a submission constitutes your acceptance of these rules. Please help translate that section into your language.

After the proposal deadline, we might need to reduce the number of proposals if there are too many or for other reasons. We will discuss this when the time comes. Then we will start a vote with the whole community in order to establish the favoured logo concept on this shortlist. After vetting by legal, the logo concept with the most votes will then be further refined by staff. This follows the precedent of the Wikidata logo selection.

Design criteria and recommendationsEdit

Here are some tips for creating a good logo:

  • It must work well at different sizes: 16×16px (favicon for browser tabs), 50×50px (new Vector theme), 140×140px (old Vector theme), and larger (print)
  • It must work well in color and in black & white
  • It must use a reduced color palette
  • It must have suitable contrast for text color, and for light and dark background colors
  • It should be color-blind friendly
  • It should have some identification factor with the wiki's goals
  • It should work well alongside the existing family of project logos

More details on each of these tips is at Logo § Designing new logos.

You can draft a logo design in any image format which can be rendered on this wiki. It will be refined later.

Examples:

           
140px
old Vector
50px
new Vector
16px
favicon
50px
new Vector
140px
old Vector

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Please join us on the talk page to discuss the overall goals of the future logo, to propose logo design ideas, and to give feedback on other designs. Comments are welcome in any language.

To propose a logo for Wikifunctions, please upload it to Wikimedia Commons and add it to the Category:Proposals for Wikifunctions logo. You can see an example of a logo with a good description and licensing at File:Wikidata-logo-proposal-2s.png. After uploading your file, create a new section on this talk page for your proposal. You can propose multiple designs.

Please do read the legal Logo submission rules. Please note that entering a submission constitutes your acceptance of these rules.

TimelineEdit

The timeline may change if more time is needed.

Date Event
2020-12 Brainstorming, draft submissions, setting up and finalizing rules
2021-01 Discussion and proposal time opens
2021-01-15 Public announcement of this page in project updates
2021-02-23 Submission deadline
(a few days) Selection of the candidates to vote on
2021-03-01 Voting begins
2021-03-15 Voting closes
(2 days) Vote tally and validation
2021-03-17 Winning logo concept announced; refinement begins
(TBD) Final logo announcement

Voting eligibility rulesEdit

Each person may vote from only one account. To qualify, this one account must:

  • not be blocked on more than one project; and
  • not be a bot; and
  • have made at least 25 edits as of 1 September, 2020 on any public Wikimedia production wiki (like Wikipedia, Commons, Wikisource, etc).

Current and former members of the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation are also qualified to vote.

This is not a secret ballot. Your choices are recorded in your contributions and are consequently publicly visible.

GalleryEdit

Here is a partial gallery of current submissions.

The link below each proposed logo goes to their complete description and related talks, possibly exhibiting some variants for more specific purposes.
Please join us on the talk page to discuss them, and to share other ideas.