Welcome Everyone! We’re here today to vote on the 6 Sewcialists emblem entries. Please consider the following before you cast your vote:
We asked each designer to design an emblem that…
- Relates to sewing and the social nature of sewcialists
- Is modern, simple, recognizable and memorable
- Is useable in black & white as well as in color
You can read the rest of the requirements on the Sewcialists.org site. On this site, you can also find the rest of the Jury Blogs. You are allowed one vote per jury blog. The Jury itself will not be voting. The jury eliminated the short-list portion of this contest. The designs up for vote are the designs that were submitted.
When you vote on our blogs, please make your vote very clear, typing in the # of the entry and the designer’s name.
Included before each design is a portion of the designer’s cover letter to give you context.
Voting closes on May 8th at midnight Eastern time in the United States.
Entry #1- Bev
I chose my designs as a globe representing the world wide sewing community, needle and threads to represent sewing, threads of different colours to represent our differences and a computer mouse to represent our mode of communication.
Entry #2- Gareth
The design uses a button and bobbin to relate to sewing whereas the smiley face speech balloon relates to the social nature of sewcialists.
The button is slightly rotated. It makes it visually more pleasing and reminds us that sewcialists needn’t adhere to the stereotype of off-the-peg garments. The bobbin is half-filled with thread, indicating it’s being used. The friendly chatter that sewcialists engage in online is embodied in the form of a speech balloon/smiley face.
The emblem is simple in its design and its button and bobbin shapes breathe ‘sewing’. The combination of three basic elements makes it memorable, yet distinctive.
The black and white version at the bottom and the color version at the top prove that the logo ‘works’ regardless of colors.
But I don’t like the color!
You don’t have to. You may like the same dress pattern as another sewcialist, but that doesn’t mean you should make it in the same color, right?
The strength of the design is its shape. Only you can choose your prefect colors. So, pick your own colors and make this design your very own sewcialist emblem.
You can do so online at this address:: http://lab.decock.org/sewcialists/
Entry #5- Dylan
Entry #6- Anne
My design is a patchwork globe revolving on an axis which is represented by the dress form. The needle and thread which changes to a computer mouse representing the lines of communication going round the globe linking sewing and the social media.