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Find fully customisable material to celebrate Wikipedia 20 in style.
About the Wikipedia 20 Mark
We're celebrating our 20th anniversary with a wide range of symbols, illustrated by Karabo Poppy Moletsane and Jasmina El Bouamraoui, representing different types of knowledge, cultures, celebrations, the internet, and the Wikimedia movement.
In place of just one single mark, the Wikipedia birthday logo is customizable. Everyone can choose and arrange the birthday symbols to make their own mark. Feel free to use the symbols that are most meaningful to you, and of course, you can make your own symbols!
The unifying consistency here is visual. By following the design recommendations below, you can make the designs both personal to you and recognizable as part of the Wikipedia 20 birthday celebration.
How to use the mark
The mark consists of two basic elements:
- an image or animated group of images
- text below
Other than keeping things in that order, you can reuse, remix, and enjoy the symbols in a variety of ways.
How to customize the mark
The set of 75 symbols can be connected, rearranged, and recolored to create custom combinations. You can use the materials in any graphics editing program, including Inkscape, which is free and open source.
The diverse color palette was inspired by celebrations around the world – representing confetti, cakes, piñatas, and party decorations. You can adjust the colors of the symbols themselves to fit your design needs using the below color palette.
The words "Wikipedia 20" can be replaced with any localized wordmark. Use the official Wikipedia wordmark in your language, place the number 20 next to the mark, and pick four symbols to put above the text.
Making your own birthday symbol
The symbols have three layers:
- A background using one of the colors from this palette
- A stylized vector icon illustrated with a 9pt stroke
- Confetti accents
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
DIY starter kit:
STEP 1: SET THE TONE Pick your background color from the color palette and apply it to the grey rounded holding shape in your DIY starter kit.
STEP 2: TELL THE STORY Find an icon that helps you tell a story. Think something of cultural significance, celebration, something that symbolizes a moment in Wikipedia history, or any memories you have of the movement over the last 20 years. The icon must have a 9 pt brushstroke. Place it on the center of your background, and color it in using colors from the Wikipedia 20 palette. You can also find free icons that match this style on Noun Project.
STEP 3: DECORATE! Finally, add confetti. You will find a block of confetti in your symbol starter kit. Pick what you need, use contrasting colors in the palette. Remember: too much confetti can clutter the artwork.
STEP 4: SAVE, UPLOAD, AND SHARE. You’re done, it’s time to use this symbol, and have others use it too. Share your symbol on Commons with "Wikipedia 20 symbols" so others can find it.
Using the mark for other materials
The Wikipedia 20 symbols can be used to produce celebratory merchandise, identify special web pages or other digital content, make posters or banners, name tags, birthday cakes, and much more. We’ll be adding a sample guide in November to show some of the possible uses of the symbols. Be creative and share your concepts and ideas in the gallery below.
Please make them to share! But please do not use the name "Wikipedia" to sell any items, or for other uses without checking the trademark policy.