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  • Logo (current logos, guidelines, localisation)

The current Wikiversity logo has been set up quickly to avoid displaying the Wikipedia logo. This temporary logo (based upon this picture) needs to be changed to best match Wikiversity's goals and philosophy. Please discuss about the message the logo should carry before submitting proposals.

The current logo can not be kept because it is a derivative work from an image released under LGPL license.

You are strongly encouraged to use your imagination and to propose really original logos.

Temporary Wikiversity logo

The Wikiversity logo will be chosen using approval voting. The vote will last from September 8 to September 21. You may vote for as many logos as you like, but cannot vote against a logo. The top three to five ideas will move to the second stage. Anyone may vote, but must use either a Meta account, or provide a link to their accounts on another project.

At this stage in the voting, only choose the idea which you prefer; the exact variant will be chosen in the second stage of voting. Votes are tallied in the "Votes" subsections underneath each of the proposals on this page. (See the table of contents below, or the Gallery.) To leave a vote, write # {{support}} in one or more of these sections, followed by an optional message, followed by your signature. If you do not have a Meta account, leave a note or an Interwiki link to your userpage on another project.

Logo requirements

Things to keep in mind :

  • All logo submissions must not be licensed under GFDL but the copyright must be assigned to the Wikimedia Foundation (use {{CopyrightByWikimedia}} for uploads on Commons)
  • Logos should be submitted in a vectorized version suitable for print (SVG).
  • Two versions should be submitted: One with text and one without text.
  • The exact fonts used should be noted in the logo description.
  • The new logo should not be able to be confused with any of the existing Wikimedia projects logos. This especially includes the Foundation (Meta) logo (see Wikimedia visual identity guidelines). If a logo breaches the requirements it will not be accepted, regardless of how many users want to have it.

Discussion about what the logo should mean

This section is dedicated about the message the logo should carry. Feel free to discuss before submitting proposals.

Please see this contest for ideas from the English Wikiversity community for the English Wikiversity motto and slogan: Motto and slogan contest.

Keywords : knowledge - exploration - discovery - experimentation - play - sharing - collaboration - learning - developing - mind - questioning - thinking by oneself - accessible (add more)

My main concept for this logo would be "learning together". Cormaggio @ 16:24, 23 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Please add your proposals in the gallery below. If you want to propose several versions of your logo, please only submit one there (with a * in caption) and put the others in the section dedicated to your logo. Don't forget to number proposals and to sign your name as caption.

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#1 (Questioning Hive)

This is more an illustrated idea than a logo, because my skills as a graphic designer are nonexistent. I am trying to use the metaphor of a hive that is being assembled to emphasize the collaborative, dynamic, and productive nature of wikiversity. Hexagons in different colors and sizes represent the heterogeneous character of the community, while the terracotta palette indicates the aspiration of grounding the project in social reality. Darker hexagons are arranged as to suggest a question mark, to highlight the inquiring dimensions of the project.Aldenis 23:07, 24 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I like the new question mark design, Adrian :-). Maybe I might change the colours - even though they are more or less the colour of honey, they don't really stand out against a light background. The text is also clearer now - that's good. Cormaggio @ 23:12, 24 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Not a bad idea, could use some refinement, though. —Nightstallion (?) 09:06, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
The question mark was my first idea, so I like the concept. Maybe you could try some Wikimedia colors? Some globe inside the question mark? guillom 10:06, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Eventually I've made one to explain what I was meaning. See #6. guillom 10:22, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Good Idea, i have been inspired by you, look at the 4th propos... Duarte.filho

Votes (9)

  1. Support Support Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 18:02, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support SupportSCriBu msg 18:17, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support --Shizhao 06:44, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support - Most of the alternatives on this page are too Wikimedia-esque. Have some originality, people. You don't need to slavishly follow the Wikimedia "corporate image". - Mark Ryan 15:35, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 19:21, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support -- Wikipedia:User:LtPowers -- 17:32, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support - first choice. Titoxd(?!?) 06:03, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support - quite meaningful. --Gray Porpoise 23:28, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support - definetly the best, simplest and most meaningful on this page - maybe a differnt colouring Anderer 09:34, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#2 (Blackboard/Whiteboard)

A whiteboard version

How about a white board/black board? The "doodles" around it are all based on subjects (two sciences: Maths and biochemistry, two humanities: History and psychology), and all work fine in any langauge. It also has a circular form. If necessary the doodles can be removed if they look too busy. Smurrayinchester 16:37, 24 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

It looks rather unorganized... Messedrocker 16:53, 24 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I like it. It is simultaneously intriguing and fair warning. 8) User:mirwin 18:20, 24 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I've fixed a funny glitch in the code which made it look a bit too messy. By way of explanation, the formula is an application of the Residue theorem, the pyramid is Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the hexagonal diagram is the molecular structure of W:Uracil and the heiroglyphics are simply "heiroglyphics" written in heiroglyphics. Smurrayinchester 21:19, 24 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
It's quite original, but it's a bit too unorganised and too un-logo-like in my opinion. —Nightstallion (?) 06:59, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Not easily copyrightable, the Foundation is highly unlikely to approve this logo. -- Zanimum 14:31, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (2)

  1. Support Support -- Wikipedia:User:LtPowers -- 17:32, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support Tk 14:29, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#3 (simple & clear)

Simple and clear

I connect a check with an university and so I started to build the rest of the logo around this check. The waves in top of the 'ersity' should symbolise that there are many people with much energy support this project.
--Langnickel 05:09, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

It's a nice logo, but it's too bland, I think. I'd prefer something more creative. —Nightstallion (?) 06:59, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'll work on it! --Langnickel 15:35, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

You should also see comments on Talk:Wikiversity/logo about multilingual logos, because this one will be very difficult to fit arabic or japanese alphabets. guillom 15:47, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (0)

#4 (Connected brains)

Its 3 connected eletrical brains in a triangular way, representing all the characteristics i want from wikiversity. I did this job in about 1.5 hours i can do it very better if you liked this idea. I used fixedsys font to pass the idea of technology, and also are present the ideas of future, human-machine, connection, knwoledge, energy, cooperation (3 equal sized brains) etc. I think i need make the brains more visble, maybe changing colors... comment please.. Duarte.filho

It looks a little "nuclear" to me :) guillom 10:34, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Is it bad? i think its good, "nuclear unlimited energetic knowledge..." :p Duarte.filho

Maybe a question mark above the brains?

The connected brains are IMO the best idea for a wikiversity logo. I'd love to see more and different visualizations of this concept. --Elian 13:38, 25 August 2006 (UTC) I like this idea too; the only thing is that the brains look too complicated for a simple logo; I've created a more abstracted idea; it can be seen variously as brains collaborating, a flower blooming or a light shining out, all of which seem like nice metaphors for the 'varsity. Smurrayinchester 17:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

thankyou for your praise/contributions, your design is fine. I noted the brains i did are a litle complex, but we can work it out. I made this one more like a suggestion, if the community liked, we can work to 'enhance' the idea.
I really like the abstract version. The only problem I see is that the metaphor of the flower bloming is taking over the collaborating brains. Perhaps a happy medium between too much abstraction and too much detail can be achieved with a little bit of work. Aldenis 22:06, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Like this? Smurrayinchester 08:17, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Maybe a little less "light blue"? With some shade with a blue range? guillom 08:24, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
How's this (you may have to press Ctrl-F5 to see the change). Smurrayinchester 08:57, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I prefer this version :) <bothering mode> Maybe you should use a brighter color for the center point? guillom 09:03, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I like the concept of connected minds - however, for the first three images, there is something a little alien about them for me :-). I like the idea of a "brainflower" (as the fourth one is meant to be), but it needs some work to make it really beautiful. In fact I think that's it - this logo simply needs to be more beautiful :-). As for how to do this, I'm not exactly sure - possibly better colours (even though blue is a good colour to denote wisdom), or maybe a more immediately clear pattern to the image as a whole. (Am I making any sense?) Cormaggio @ 17:23, 27 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Can I make another plea for a version of this logo that would be 1) simple and 2) beautiful? I think the latter ones are too complicated; the second one is simple but needs nicer colours. Possibly, the inner tips of the brains could be brought together to overlap and create a different coloured space - akin to the current circle at the centre (?). The logo needs to look good both small and in greyscale - as well as on every page of Wikiversity, of course.. Cormaggio @ 10:31, 2 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I've uploaded a version of what I was thinking about - it could still do with work though - you're free to experiment.. Cormaggio @ 11:24, 2 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I think that this new one is too simplistic, and it loses the 'brain' idea, which was the point in the first place. To me it just looks like a flower. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 12:59, 2 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, I literally knocked it together in a few minutes (with my, by now, very limited graphic design skills). It's intended to show a shape, rather than a finished proposal (and, incidentally, even the shape is wrong, or at least non-symmetrical.). I think it could be made nicer, or changed to make the concept of "brain" easier to identify - can anyone do this? So far, some good logos have been proposed, but, for me, none of these brain ones are really good enough - and I think at least one should be a contender. Cormaggio @ 11:19, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

like your work... shows exactly the goal of wikiversity: connecting brains to build knowledge! great job!--Sela 08:05, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I do like it, it reminded me of the Ubuntu logo, that is Ubuntu is symbolised connecting (3) people, and here 3 brains. This was intentional right?

Votes (21)

  1. Support Support Smurrayinchester 07:16, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support --Tigru 15:43, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support Duarte.filho 19:12, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support Can't sleep, clown will eat me 19:26, 7 September 2006 (UTC) (brainflower, abstracted)[reply]
  5. Kipmaster 20:24, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support Cormaggio @ 14:27, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support NorkNork
  8. Support Support Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 19:21, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support Aldenis 20:00, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support Sainte-Rose 12:00, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support Trevor MacInnis 21:01, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support --Alfakim 00:34, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support -- Nikopoley✪尼可波里|《舉手發言》 05:52, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support any variation, except #8. It looks too much like the Wikipedia (even Uncyclopedia?) logo, it's not necessarily appealing, and not copyrightable. And yes, I know it is a joke, but you never know... Titoxd(?!?) 05:57, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Support Support --Jonas kork 21:15, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Support Sebmol 23:22, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Support Specifically, the 'Abstracted'/orig. brainflower variant (3rd in gallery) Auk 04:15, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support Support --Sela 08:05, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Support --Rayd 18:13, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support Support, preferably semi-abstracted or "brain land" version. --Gray Porpoise 23:31, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  21. guillom 15:30, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#5 (Inverted pyramid)

An inverse pyramid

It's an inverted pyramid, representing how education becomes more complex as you climb higher. Plus it can be (but doesn't have to be) read as a V. Smurrayinchester 07:19, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Mh, I don't know. It's neatly done, a bit original and not too strange, but it somehow just doesn't "do" it for me... —Nightstallion (?) 09:02, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
This logo makes me think of the logo of the civil defence of Belgium http://www.cb1pe.be/_borders/cb.gif --Walter 13:49, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that and the gay triangle. -- Zanimum 14:33, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I like the concept. But this iteration looks a little too much like a Nazi Concentration Camp Badge for my tastes. Davodd | Talk 03:01, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
What about if the shape was the other way up? Smurrayinchester 07:47, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not too crazy about the colors. And what if the tip of the pyramid were stuck inside the circle so that it seemed to emerge fromit?

I highly doubt this is copyrightable, and based on the Incubator logo results, the Foundation likes copyrightability. -- Zanimum 14:33, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (0)

#6 (Child, Earth & Question mark)

First draft was a simple question mark 1st version. The following proposal keeps the question mark in blue, but also shows a child willing to learn and looking at the Earth, which symbolizes Knowledge. Feel free to leave comments / improve it / stole the idea ;) guillom 15:25, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I like the idea. Maybe make the earth green with recognizable continents (it looks like mars now--and make the head red), and perhaps make the question mark a bit more pronounced.-- 20:45, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Lovely picture, but I think this is too similar to the Meta logo to be allowed, sorry. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 11:11, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Rei-artur has proposed a better version (see above). guillom 12:20, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Wow. The one by Rei-artur really is nice. I'm a professional designer and can tell that of all other logos (ranging from various random blobs and/or beveled thingmajigs) don't compare to this one, at least in terms of idea behind the logo. Besides that, it's a derivative of the Wikimedia logo, which is always a good thing. Could use some cleaning up, though... will do that later. 08:50, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Being a derivative of the Wikimedia logo is not a good thing. It will mean that the logo cannot be used. This rule can be argued against somewhere else, but at the moment logos which contravene it will not be allowed. Sorry. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 12:10, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
You're probably right. However, I think the concept is good (and I am not only saying this because I made the first proposal ;) and should be adapted to be both homogeneous with Wikimedia logo and far enough from it, like Wikipecies logo: Wikispecies. Maybe we could alter colors? guillom 14:00, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I wouldn't say this is a direct derivative of the Foundation logo, though. It seems to be unique enough to be seperately copyrighten. Colour is less than the most relevant matter in copyright control. -- Zanimum 14:36, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I like this one the best, as it seems to embody the qualities of Wikiversity, and is also a deritive of the Foundation logo.--Digitalme 17:12, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Whaaaat? You must be joking. Surely it can be used if it is a derivative of the Wikimedia logo; these logos will all be licensed by the Wikimedia foundation! Besides, it isn't actually a physical derivative; it's just a logical derivative, building on the idea behind the logo of the Wikimedia foundation. It in no way infringes on any copyrights that belong to the Wikimedia foundation. Please read Avoid Copyright Paranoia! 21:52, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I love this, but I think the circle should be slimer.--Vipuser 10:12, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

In my opinion, the logo is too similar to the Foundation logo to be allowed. Contact User:BradPatrick for official information. I personally hope that it is allowed; it is a beautiful logo. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 11:00, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
It is my genuine opinion as a professional graphic designer that we don't need to be afraid of this. It's sufficiently different; only the colors are the same, and that's surely not a crime. Besides, won't the Wikimedia Foundation trademark or copyright this logo anyway? 18:55, 31 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This one has my vote.

I second that. Very professional, I think it's good that it uses the Wikimedia colours as a basis and generally I'm up for uniformed logos (with the exception of Wikipedia and Wikisource - two awesome logos). 18:34, 1 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I definitely like the general style of the logo and agree that using the Wikimedia colours is no bad thing. My only reservation is exactly how connected it is to the Wikiversity idea; the question mark suggested is subtle, and it mostly looks like something worldwide and involving people, which is a little vague. -- Mithent 15:39, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I find this perfect.
Mine too. KungFuMonkey, 23:33, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (32)

  1. strong SupportSCriBu msg 18:19, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support Philbert2.71828 01:16, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support Cormaggio @ 14:27, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support NorkNork
  5. Support Lcarsdata 15:48, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support Dbl2010 22:57, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support KungFuMonkey September 8th, 2006
  8. Support Support #2 --HereToHelp (talk) 01:46, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support #2 SallesNeto BR 14:55, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support --Omaryak 09:15, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support #2. Blue caterpillar 16:33, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support #2. -- tonync (talk) (講) 18:39, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Support #2 --Taichi - (あ!) 19:22, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support --Mido 19:27, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Support Support --Malene Thyssen 20:13, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Support --Terence Ong 03:06, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Support for the new version --Moolsan 08:34, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support Support Also for the new version, RSieradzki 18:49, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Support new version --Donarreiskoffer 06:20, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support Support #2. Rholton 22:27, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Support Support new version Trodel 19:57, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Support Support #2 looks good in all sizes. Awolf002 02:29, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Support Support I'm not a member, but Rei-artur's logo is simply the best. That is my opinion as a professional graphic designer. The logo that has gotten most support thus far, down below, is also very good but simply does not work as well as a logo due to its complexity and the fact that it is rather blatant in its meaning. This logo is much more subtle and will have more oppertunity to work well. My vote goes here. 08:57, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Support Support New version is best by far. Looks like a classroom globe and has Wikimedia colors. --Daniel Mayer 16:58, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Support Support Great. Mark Lewis on Wikiversity
  26. Support Support Sebmol 23:23, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Support Support New version, Daniel Mayer says it all. (TrackerTV on WP, the Commons, and Wikiversity 16:49, 17 September 2006 (UTC))[reply]
  28. Support Support New version --Rayd 18:21, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Support Support new version --en:User:Storkk 21:35, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Support Support new version, shape of the head in the original looks rather scary. --Gray Porpoise 23:33, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  31. guillom 15:30, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  32. Support Support stv 11:01, 20 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#7 (Nurturing Questions)

Nurturing Questions

Sorry for the redundancy, but I decided to give it another try, using a different concept. This is my poor attempt at representing the notion of “nurturing questions”. It has a double meaning: wikiversity will nurture all questions through the development of communal resources, and questions will in turn nurture and inspire wikiversity. The project will be fueled by questions. Aldenis 10:59, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Hmmm... the pitcher looks too much like a cross between the Ace of Spades and a nuclear mushroom cloud... Smurrayinchester 17:23, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
You are right, it looks awful, sorry... Aldenis 21:15, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I really like it, and think it looks very good -- 13:00, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Not to be crude, but it looks very similar to a butt plug. (like this one ) - Davodd | Talk 23:47, 27 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Three dimensional renderings are generally not preferable with logos. How many Fortune 500 companies can you find with images like this? -- Zanimum 14:37, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (0)

#8 (Heads Together)

Heads Together

Hi, this logo had its inspiration from shared learning. Heads symbolize people working together and colors that I've used are intended to tell this message. Logo is still a sketch and I'll continue developing it. Talvikki 19:13, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Has potential. My favorite so far. # 08:08, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
That's the best for me. I like colours used and those shapes. -- 20:22, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Hmm, it's nice but you're using Arial, the cheap imitation of Helvetica. 18:18, 1 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Uf! That could be a sensitive comment - Talvikki is a font designer and just added this in temporarily as a font that definitely didn't need permission from the distributer :-). This logo still needs work though - blobs between text and image need to go, I think.. Cormaggio @ 10:25, 2 September 2006 (UTC) [reply]
I like this one, especially with the bubbles. --Jrothwell 15:35, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
This one and #2 are my favorite. Keep it up!

Votes (12)

  1. Support Support Very nice departure from the standard Wikimedia colors. (I think I'm showing my bias now. :^) ) – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 18:05, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support Aldenis 18:47, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support --Shizhao 06:44, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support Cormaggio @ 14:27, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support Trevor MacInnis 21:03, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support Quiddity 06:42, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 18:52, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support imaginative, creative... :) --Jonas kork 21:16, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support --Pepetps 13:30, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support Oh! I love this the most, mainly because of its non-rigid shapes. prabhat 14:45, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support --Imz 20:31, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  12. guillom 15:30, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#9 (Media Bug)

Flying WikiMedia

Yeah, it is me again. I put this one together in a few minutes, to represent how wikiversity would contribute to the evolution of all wimedia projects, etc. After uploading the file, however, I noticed the abstracted version of the three connected brains, and I really like that one much better…. Aldenis 21:54, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

While this is a stylish logo, I fear that it seems like a logo for Wikispecies to me. -- Mithent 15:41, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
You are right. Aldenis 06:05, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Indeed a very good alternative to the currect Wikispecies logo. --Lumijaguaari 10:17, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (1)

  1. Support Support This logo would be even better for Wikispecies, but I think it would work here too. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 18:06, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#10 (Abstract Brain and Connections)

Orange Slice

Yummy - looks like a cross section of an orange.
. Maybe it's me, but I'm not a big fan of always sticking to the Wikimedia colors. Davodd | Talk 03:09, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I like this logo very much, looks like wiki and is a simply wiki logo BUT where is the connection to Wikiversity ... an orange? --Langnickel 06:14, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Apple is the traditional teacher connection. Wikiversity is non-traditional teaching fruit, so an Orange. I like this; it has many sections and cells and it is yummy. --Rogerhc 22:33, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I think this looks too much like the Meta logo; Incubator just about got away with it, since that was meant to be related to Meta, but this one should have a little more individuality. --Smurrayinchester 07:58, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I agree (as the person who did all the arguing for the Incubator logo) it's far too similar, sorry. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 10:17, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Not bad, bit it looks a bit too much like the Limewire logo. 03:13, 20 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (5)

  1. Support Support --Rogerhc 22:30, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support --Shizhao 06:45, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support --Lightningspirit 19:39, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support Blue caterpillar 16:34, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support -- Nikopoley✪尼可波里|《舉手發言》 05:52, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#11 (Lamp of Knowledge)

Here is my entry, This is a rough idea of what I thought would be a blending of Wiki and Place of Knowledge and learning. Of course it is rough, but it is a start of something that would be unique to Wikiversity and flexible to be multi lingual. - Davodd | Talk 12:03, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This one is my favorite , I'm designing my own but I keep coming back to the lamp. How about putting the outline of Pangea in the handle?,to symbolise how wikiversity is for all the world together.

No, just make it look a bit more lamp-like (curve the part with the flame up a bit maybe?). It looks great though. My favorite. -- 01:41, 1 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (14)

  1. Support Support - Davodd | Talk 17:04, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support Schaengel89 18:05, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support SupportSCriBu msg 18:21, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support --Taichi - (あ!) 19:24, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support - superb!--Ragesoss 22:41, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support — MrDolomite | Talk 01:51, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support --Bertrand GRONDIN 08:42, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support -- Badbilltucker The classic light of knowledge works great.
  9. Support Support But I think the colors need to change. -- Wikipedia:User:LtPowers -- 17:32, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support -Rholton 22:40, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support, keep colors - for consistent logo family Trodel 20:10, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support --Rbraunwa 00:11, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Support --Gray Porpoise 23:36, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support -- love it -- Alibaba 22:42, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

#12 (Outstretched hand)

The idea behind the logo is an outstretched hand offering to guide you along the 'road of learning' (er... yeah that triangle in the background is meant to be a road... I'm no artist :) ). I like some of the logos #1-#11, however I feel that they all emphasise knowledge and cooperation rather than guidance. My personal opinion is that wikiversity differentiates itself from the other wiki projects on this point exactly - it's not just a repository of knowledge like wikipedia, but an interactive forum where people help and guide each other in their study.

This particular version is something i knocked up in 3 minutes... I'm not fantastic at graphic design so if someone likes my logo they're more than welcome to make a better looking version of it!

Ehremo 23:27, 2 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (0)

#13 (Question of the World in collaboration with wikiversity)

Question of the World in collaboration with wikiversity

It is very hard to include all ideas of wikiversity in one logo, who tried knows ;) I have started with something like this but it was too much 3D and from my point of view many people would see this logo as chemistry related logo, and I wouldn't blame them. But the symbolic couldn't be better. Model of H2O Molecule is perfect example many things quoted in header of this text as explanation of wikiversity. I've tried to simplify logo, but is simply doesn't work...

And then, I decided to include question mark, earth (kind of), and cone (triangle) which symbolize collaboration between whole world and wikiversity. If approached as cone, in one way - from world towards "wikiversity" it symbolize filler cap, and in opposite direction, it could be a megafon towards the world in demand of knowledge. - dulio 02:25, 03 September 2006 (CET)

This one's quite nice. —Nightstallion (?) 11:28, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I find it not original enough. This is almost the Wikimedia logo upside down. guillom 09:14, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I like this one, it shows an element of research, and fits into the style of wikimedia. Pauric 00:01, 5 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

All of it's flat, then suddenly you have a cone at the bottom. It's not terribly unique, I doubt it would be strongly copyrightable. No. -- Zanimum 18:16, 5 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (5)

  1. Support Support Philbert2.71828 01:18, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support --Shizhao 06:45, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support NorkNork
  4. Support Support Blue caterpillar 16:34, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support stv 11:02, 20 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#14 (Learning together)

The Thumbnails

The Inline Links

This goes back to the notion of learning together. I am trying to represent a simple community (network) of wiki-learners, without hierarchies, reading together and helping each other to hold their books.Aldenis 08:00, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This one's great! Perfect fit. —Nightstallion (?) 11:29, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I agree, this one is the best proposal yet. Timrem 23:01, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I like this one too, but the people currently look very homogenous; it might look better if, for example, half the books were blue, as well as making one side of the book darker than the other, just to make them clearer. Smurrayinchester 23:16, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
You are right. I was worry about the homogeneous and static nature of the design since the beginning. In fact, the original looks like a chopped Xmas tree. I think that rotating the whole thing could make it appear more dynamic, and we could also make it slightly bigger that way. Changing the colors of the books was obviously required, but some multicolor readers are also good. What do you think? Aldenis 03:41, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I am playing around with other designs to encourage variations on this theme. Maybe we could merge some ideas from other logos into this principle of the “networked wiki-learners”. Aldenis 05:57, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Let me just say that I'm certain to vote for this group of logos in the first round. ;)Nightstallion (?) 08:16, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
The first one looks like a Xmas tree, but the 4th one is great. guillom 08:24, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Fourth one is excellent... and the small versions look like an atom, which can't be a bad thing... or can it?????????!?!?!?!?! 08:30, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Should we move #4 to the main gallery? Aldenis 09:10, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I think so. guillom 09:12, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
May I suggest to try other colors than the Wikimedia colors? We just don't need to stick at those. Maybe some orange, or lighter blue. This concept is really nice but it should be more attractive. guillom 09:16, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I don't mind the colours - but I suppose we could try some new ones "just to see" :-). But yes, I agree with general feeling above that the fourth one is great. Cormaggio @ 11:11, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

In my opinion #4 is the best proposal yet. Excellent work :-) --Frank Schulenburg 11:45, 4 September 2006 (UTC) Look at #22 (number four) - it is easier to understand. --Frank Schulenburg 05:32, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, but in my opinion this is a sequence of images depicting a group of homogenous people slowly devolving into a snowflake. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 11:49, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I just uploaded a cleaner version of #4. Redundant shapes were eliminated, everything is more symmetrical and the globe is slightly larger. I think that it will be easier to make changes working with this new version. If you prefer the old one, use the link from the main gallery. Please, feel free to experiment with all aspects of the design. I have no strong opinion, one way or the other, regarding the use of wikimedia colors. My choice was inspired by laziness, because it is an easy default pattern. By the way, variations 5 and 6 by Ehremo are very cool. Thank you all for your support. Aldenis 18:11, 5 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm mildly attracted by 4-6, but 1-3 are too resemblant of this logo (look down the page), which is either International Literacy Day, or some library association. -- Zanimum 18:21, 5 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This is a great set of images, one from this group would be great, especially ones with a globe. 04:20, 6 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Really like this one - the idea of the interconnected community of learners and a repository of knowledge all seems right. However, the mission is, I thing, one to promote collaborative research and knowledge creation _as well_ as learning and teaching. Perhaps if something could be added or changed to get the ideas of "outward-facing", "enquiry", "creating new links and new ideas" into the logo, then that would clinch it for sure. Keep up the excellent work! -- 14:01, 6 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Version #9 would be great for Wikibooks I think... -- Liondancer@de-WP 23:41, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Although I welcome all variations on this theme (having made a few myself) logo #4 in this series still works better for me. However, the people do look rather rigid and the circle does suggest a sense of completeness or even exclusion that is far from what I envision for our project. I guess it is not a good idea to look at these things for too long. Anyway, in purely visual terms, Heads Together by Talvikki has much more fluidity than any of the logos in this series. Can she, or anyone else, try to bring some of that into this design? Basically we have multiple readers connected in a circle around a globe. I think that we should keep the multiplicity and the connectivity, but we don’t really need to stick to the circle or the globe, and the people could be doing something more interesting than just reading. Could anyone do something about any of this? Aldenis 07:03, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

By the way, if we decide to keep the globe maybe it is better to switch to the one by rei artur (#9). The font that he is using looks very nice too. Aldenis 07:06, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Very nice logos. The #9 is very good for Wiktionary too. Stephane8888 18:41, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I uploaded one more sketch (# 10 Open Doors) because I am trying to answer some of my own concerns regarding the lack of openness in the circular versions of this logo, as well as some suggestions above (to get the ideas of "outward-facing", "enquiry", "creating new links and new ideas") Please, do not interpret this as an attempt to tamper with the voting process but rather as yet another plea for others to do some more work on the logo. Thanks again. Aldenis 21:41, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I know, it's already the 8th, but I only just now saw the page. I apologize for not having a cleaner version, but I wanted to get two ideas out there. 4-7 for me put too much of an emphasis on the negative space (which, taken with the hands, makes a handsome little sheriff's badge). Also, the central longitude of the globe's matching up with two book spines calls attention to the basic design of two overlaid squares. My solution was to elimate one of the people and make the globe bigger (I also combined flat people with a shaded glboe). It's not the answer yet (doesn't work as a thumb; the central longitude line still needs curve when the globe's titled; maybe more space between globe and people; etc)Eitch 20:49, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#3 looks a little like they're singing in a chorus to me :-) --Snorky 23:23, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • I love the concept, the basic idea, and most of the realizations are pretty. Howver, I am missing a notion of the fact that input is required to faciltate learning. See #21 "passing information" which puts more of its focus on the in- and outflow. Would it be possible to combine those? I'm not so graphically inclined as to procuce a sample image, but may be you can? There are several images here which I can imagine to be combined some of those arrows. ;-) --Purodha Blissenbach 10:28, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I agree with some of the people above: #9 would be great for Wikibooks. The others stress learning together, #9 does not. I think that some variant of this will be the ticket, however.--HereToHelp (talk) 13:10, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Variations #4 and #9 might also be good for the Wiktionary proposals, as well as Wikibooks. --Quiddity 07:04, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (62)

  1. Support Support Smurrayinchester 07:15, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support In my opinion, the only one of these proposals which really works. —Nightstallion (?) 07:43, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support I think this is the only set of logos which convey the right message Ehremo 11:07, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support Aldenis 16:21, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support Schaengel89 18:07, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Kipmaster 20:30, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support Deltinu 21:10, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support good selection Feydey 01:10, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support #4, #9--Shizhao 06:46, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support Cormaggio @ 14:27, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support NorkNork
  12. Support Support I really like the ones with the globe in the middle. ThomK
  13. Support Support --Javier Carro 16:02, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support Marcelo Silva 21:31, 8 September 2006 (UTC) -- #1 and #2> simple the best.[reply]
  15. Support Support Dbl2010 22:58, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Support #3, #12--Boku_wa_Kage 00:53, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Support I especially like #9 and #12. Simplicity is good, especially in a logo as already complicated as this one.--HereToHelp (talk) 01:42, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support Support --Absar 09:58, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Support #9 or #12 (best #9). SallesNeto BR 15:05, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  20. Support Support Conny 16:35, 9 September 2006 (UTC).[reply]
  21. Support Support --Alfred Dengan 17:53, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Support Support --WiseWoman 21:01, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Support Support Dante, the Wicked 01:25, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Support Support #12--Seyoung73 02:44, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Support Support #9 --OneEuropeanHeart 03:25, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Support Support #4 I agree that this is the best set with globes in middle being best of these, in terms of message, with #4 having good color balance. -- Reswik 16:19, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Support Support #6 and #9 -- Earle Martin 16:45, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  28. # Support Support #1, #2, #9 and 12# This are good logos for a Wikimedia project! -- MichaelFrey 16:48, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  29. Support Support #1, or maybe with a bit of blue but not in the configuration of #2 -- Wiz9999 17:37, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Support Support --Taichi - (あ!) 19:25, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Support Support #2, #4, #9, #11 or #12 --Malene Thyssen 20:21, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  32. Support Support - lots of good options here.--Ragesoss 22:40, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  33. Support Support #4, #5 or #12 RSieradzki 18:59, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Support Support #9. Witty lama 12:02, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  35. Support Support #4, 9 and 12 are my favorites. --Ω 17:37, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  36. Support Support #4 with name of the project, or #12. --Zefram 13:11, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  37. Support Support -- Wikipedia:User:LtPowers -- 17:32, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  38. Support Support #12 is definatly the best--WP:User Paragon12321 18:51, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Support Support #12, although it starts looking a bit tiny in the reduced versions. Since this is wider than tall, can the width be larger than the others, to result in a taller reduced size? Rholton 22:37, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  40. Support -- Nikopoley✪尼可波里|《舉手發言》 05:53, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  41. Support Support any, but in particular, 7, 9 or 12. Titoxd(?!?) 06:00, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  42. Support Support i like version 9, but as was said it would likely work better on wikibooks, there is something about that world/head compression though... to bad its clean simplicty cannot nod to a wiki's inherent collectivity.
  43. Support Support i prefere the ones with the globe in the middle and reading people around it --saciel 17:17, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  44. Support Support 1,2,3 or 12 ONLY - the circle of people is just too much symmetry for me - better a half circle or something Trodel 20:06, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  45. Support Support #4 --Davidlud 01:48, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  46. Support Support #4 or #12. --Pepetps 13:28, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  47. Support Support #12. --Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme 16:17, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  48. Support Support Sebmol 23:25, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  49. Support Support Vote goes for #9, simple, by rei-artur. The head/globe needs a little work though. Auk 06:53, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  50. Support Support I'm going with #12. It's very compact and sleak. -Yorktown1776 14:20, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  51. Support Support I also prefer #12, it's simple enough to get the point across.Danntm 15:26, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  52. Support Support #12 looks cool. Could use a little cleaning up, or at least the text could be a little farther down or something, but even without that, it's really the best of all of the proposals. It conveys the whole 'everyone can learn through wikiversity' message quite simply. Oh, almost forget, my account is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Monk_of_the_highest_order on wikipedia. 20:10, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  53. Support Support Both 4 & 12. Nice work there, guys. --en:User:Storkk 21:41, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  54. Support Support almost any, although I think 5, 6, 8, 15, and 16 are the best of the bunch. --Gray Porpoise 23:41, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  55. Indech 17:40, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  56. Support Support All versions between #4 and #12 are good. My personal favorites are #7, #8 and #11. Grandmasterka 21:41, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  57. Support Support Personal favorite #12, then #4, 14, and 18. Liondancer 23:42, 18 September 2006 (UTC)
  58. guillom 15:30, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  59. Support Support #4 or #17 --Olli 12:37, 20 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  60. Support Support Wow, extremely good. I think we should have a globe in the centre, so I think I favor #4, but #18, #17, #13 and #9 is also very good. --JonasRH 08:52, 21 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  61. Support Support I like #13. Very stylish and professional --Dogthehellrider
  62. Support Support #12 or #13. --Donarreiskoffer 15:01, 21 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#15 (Stylised Person from Top)

Votes (1)

  1. Support Support #9. simple. looks good as thumbnail too. yesbee

#16 (Book)

Mix of every good logo idea, don't know if it make sence... - dulio 23:16, 6 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (1)

  1. Support Support AnyFile 10:53, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#17 (W-hat)

Votes (2)

  1. Support Support NorkNork
  2. Support Support --Möchtegern 19:06, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#18 (Vitruvian Man)

This is the famous Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci. It symbolizes the variety of knowledge, because Leonardo da Vinci was a universal genius (He was architect, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, inventor, geometer, scientist, mathematician, musician, and painter). This just should be the idea, it still can be modified and also needs to be improved. --Snorky 12:00, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

  • A little cliche... scratch that, very cliche. I'm really tired of seeing this guy everywhere. Da Vinci was a fine guy, but I'm tired of everyone idolizing him and this one work of his. There have been plenty of other intelligent people and things since. The vitruvian man image is not that great, and even if it is, it's been done to death. -- 20:15, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (3)

  1. Schaengel89 18:04, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support -- Wikipedia:User:LtPowers -- 17:32, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 09:31, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#19 (University badge)

My logo represents a university bagde. --Albertsab 13:21, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (0)

#20 Current logo + Wikipedia

Note :i'm answering some statements made about the current one at #J

There was another logo before [3], based on a PD image. And i don't think it too USA centric, as it has been also used on other countries. I'm not from USA, and i think a lot

This is the theme i like most, because on seeing it, i think on wikiversity. Most logos are too general. They could be applied to almost any of our projects.

It also gives the idea of educating. A education-level too high on the understandings of some users, well... maybe. Neither does wikipedia clain any accuracy. Is it less pedia for it?


I have gone ahead and did a new one based on this design.

It combines the educational & versity idea with the wiki and knowledge of the wikipedia.

This mixing with the Wikipedia's logo can be good as it shows the strong links between these similar projects, but also bad, as it may be confusing. Not for me, certainly but...

The 35px version And it does show well on favicon. Platonides 21:22, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Wikiversity is a separate project to Wikipedia, and this logo also currently looks too much like the Wikipedia logo, which could cause confusion. Smurrayinchester 07:03, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Also, that mortarboard is hideously blurred. Smurrayinchester 07:08, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, i know it's a separate project. But they've also overlapping objectives, they're are similar but different. I think the cup differences it enough. I already talked about it. The wikipedia logo can be good or bad. And it doesn't need to be this icon. From the top of the page: only choose the idea which you prefer; the exact variant will be chosen in the second stage of voting.

Votes (7)

  1. Support Support--Filip Ljuba 15:43, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support C'est très original. --Bertrand GRONDIN 08:43, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support - Badbilltucker 17:09, 11 September 2006 (UTC) combines the wikipedia symbol and the mortarboard wonderfully.[reply]
  4. Support Support A2r4e1
  5. Support Support AndrewBuck 19:38, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
  6. Support Support --Feddar 21:15, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support -- Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas 20:02, 18 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#21 (Passing Information)

See http://beta.wikiversity.org/wiki/Image:Beta.svg This is currently in use in the Wikiversity Beta. Imho it is the best I've seen so far. It reminds me a bit of the "learning together" suggestion above. It symbolizes the inflow and outflow of knowledge, of different kinds (colors) from various directions and sources, and its storage at a central point. This logo scales well including down to favicon size. --Purodha Blissenbach 01:21, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Votes (2)

  1. Support Purodha Blissenbach 13:33, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support The best I've seen. Simple and stylistic. Jon Harald Søby 16:39, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#22 (University)

A part of a university building --Snorky 10:44, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I fixed the fourth version, but there was a problem with the transparency --Snorky 15:09, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know if many universities around the world have these big columns, but I certainly never saw any (I mean, I can't even remember one in a movie!). Too me it looks either like a tribunal, or the desk of a juge.-- 12:03, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Of course its a University! I guess it refers to the ancient history of universities. Something like the last logo would've been my first suggestion if it weren't already there ... and if i were any good in design ;)

Votes (47)

  1. Support Lcarsdata 15:50, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. number four, font should be the same width as the image. simple, easy to comprehend and beautiful. --Elian 00:42, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support (Number four) - easy to comprehend --Frank Schulenburg 05:33, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. number 4 --Nick1915 13:23, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support (No. 3) I think the no. 3 is the best proposal. --Yes0song 15:22, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support Number 4 is the best!--Vipuser 10:52, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support - #3.--Ragesoss 22:44, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support for #3 — MrDolomite | Talk 01:52, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Davodd | Talk 05:33, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support #4. --Rory096 06:04, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support #4 --Bertrand GRONDIN 08:44, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 08:52, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Support Support Kipmaster 15:30, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Support Support Badbilltucker 17:10, 11 September 2006 (UTC) - All are good, #4 is in my opinion the best.[reply]
  15. Support Support of #3 Meta colours --Marbot 20:54, 11 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Support Support of #3 Meta colours -- WonYong (Talk / Contrib) 06:32, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Support Support #4 but with meta colors Quiddity 06:58, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Support Support Philbert2.71828 20:02, 12 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  19. Support Support I like no. 4 best. Neat and simple.
  20. Support Support -- Wikipedia:User:LtPowers -- 17:32, 13 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  21. Support -- Nikopoley✪尼可波里|《舉手發言》 05:53, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Support Support, #4. Titoxd(?!?) 06:02, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Support Support --Blakwolf 06:37, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Support Support Thumbnails and Inline links are better than the other images-- 19:53, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Support Support versions 3 or 4 Trodel 20:02, 14 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  26. Support Support Krysalist 10:59, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Support Support #4 --Jabba 21:08, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  28. Support Support my favorite --Jonas kork 21:18, 15 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  29. #4 --Davidlud 01:50, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  30. Support Support #4 -- 08:56, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Support Support No Meta colours, please. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 09:28, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  32. Support Support --Möchtegern 19:08, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  33. Support Support. the wub 00:01, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Support Support --Gillom 08:28, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
  35. Support Support ----Ilario 09:37, 17 September 2006 (UTC) It's more simple than others[reply]
  36. Support Support --piero tasso 10:10, 17 September 2006 (UTC) and I strongly prefer #4[reply]
  37. Support Support --DouglasHolton 17:54, 17 September 2006 (UTC) - also prefer #4[reply]
  38. Support Support #4 - I'm monk of the highest order on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Monk_of_the_highest_order -- 20:22, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  39. Support Support --Gray Porpoise 23:44, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  40. Support Support #4 different one: very ancient greek philosophy style. --Tinette
  41. Support Support #3 --Dbl2010
  42. Support Support #3 --Urby2004 18:24, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  43. Support Support #4 -- 19:43, 19 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  44. Support Support #4 only. I really don't like the first three. -- Alibaba 22:42, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
  45. {{support]] #4 is the best one here, the othere 3 are just ok. 03:16, 20 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  46. Support Support #3 Meta colours stv 11:04, 20 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  47. Support Support Schildwaechter 17:25, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

#23 (Learn to fish and feed yourself for life)

This logo embodies the true spirit of learning as in the Chinese proverb, "If you give a man a fish he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life." Education allows each of us to do for ourselves. --ThomK 10:44, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately, if you don't know that proverb, the logo makes rather little sense; it looks like a crane lifting a rocket out of a goldfish bowl. With the proverb, it makes a lot of sense, but without it, it seems very random. Smurrayinchester 15:45, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, I think you're right. Well my first attempt at a logo, live and learn. Luckily there are some really good other ones. I'm favoring the one with people reading around the globe. -ThomK

Votes (1)

  1. Support Support Tk 14:28, 17 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#24 (Collective learning, from all parts of the globe)

The thinking behind my contribution is that the logo reflects what WikiVersity stands for entirely; bringing people from all walks of life, and from all parts of the globe together, to learn. Get voting guys, you know it makes sense! Glenn.

Votes (1)

  1. Support Support

Former proposals

These logos have been proposed to former logo contests. They may inspire new Wikiversity logos.

#A (Pipes)


#B (Flying Carpet)


The W of wiki as a center of dynamic information. This sign seems to be alive and information access is a dynamic ever changing process – the dots grow and form the letter W. it is a symbol for making information accessable and visible. The colour yellow/orange has a friendly, inviting and active character.

Maybe it needs to get over a finetuning concerning the size of the dots. i am not sure whether the W should be more visible, because then you recognize the W too fast. a good sign is simple and clear but also has something to discover by the one who is looking at it.

Very nice, I like your logo tried myself to make a W like Wiki with dots but didn't get it. --Langnickel 06:10, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Users with certain types of colorblindness may not see the W, even when others can see it plainly. -- 05:07, 2 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Actually, I don't see the W. -- 14:33, 2 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
The making "W"s with dots reminds me too much of the new w:Walkman branding, especially in orange and however tenuous. 19:23, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

It vaguely reminds me of wikipedia:Image:Torino 2006.svg.--HereToHelp (talk) 01:51, 9 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#C (Arrows)


A logo idea from the past.

Wikimedia commons --LBMixPro 23:03, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#D (Flower)


This one could probably be a future MediaWiki logo (to replace the sunflower), and in that respect it's too similar to MediaWiki's current one to really be used here. It's still one of the greatest logos never to be adopted by a project, in my opinion. - Mark Ryan 15:40, 8 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#E (Lamp)




An idea from the past: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Wiki-oe-one.png

This one's not bad, since it shows the vibe of the school. But Wikiversity is supposed to be an open-content "online college", and the image looks more like grade school to me. --LBMixPro 22:59, 28 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#G (Witchiversity)


A logo idea from the past.

  • Shudder (2) Turn the logo upside down and you'll get McDonaldversity, quite the oppposite of the kind of university we're heading for ;-) Alegrion

#H (Stygian Shield)

From: Image talk:Stygian Wiki Logo Proto.png

I'm going out on a limb here, using roman letters in the body of the logo, so I'd like to take a few moments to justify it. This variant is easily adaptable to Wiki written in any language, simply by replacing the central letters. These letters are ISO 639 alpha-2 codes, created by the International Organization for Standardization, and are in common use throughout the world... (The various language Wikipediae are located at ??.wikipedia.org.) I envision that all Wikimediae could use the same basic logo, simply substituting the proper ISO code for their language: English = en, Chinese = zh, Esperanto = eo, French = fr, Russian = ru, etc. // Stygian

#I (Connections)


A network of information structures, where you get information linked to other information sources. If you look closer an object (a cube) appears out of the structures, just like when small parts of information "particles" form the whole meaning of something. The colour yellow/orange is a colour which represents brightness, gold, something special, the sunlight, as it is not pure orange, it does not look cheap. it is inviting and it is - like the green version - a friendly colour. wikipedia should be fun after all (so i chose a colour which is not too strong and not too technical).

It seems Languedoc-Roussillon logo w:fr:Image:CR LR Logo.gif -- 20:25, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

#J Wikiversity Beta


I like this one very much. It's the temporary logo, but it is good. Simple and dood to remind.

Unfortuately it seems to be a copyvio, which is why this whole discussion is so urgent. I'm surprised there aren't more designs on that theme, though. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 13:01, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Erf. It is *not* a copyvio, and this discussion is *not* urgent. The problem is this this image has not been specifically designed for Wikiversity, and has been released under LGPL, making it uncopyrightable by the Foundation. Moreover, it is too USA-centric. guillom 14:39, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
OK, sorry - I based my assumptions on various things I've seen around here. Daniel () Check out Wikiscope! 15:17, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Further to what Guillom says, this logo has connotations of 'tertiary education (ie university level)' and 'conferring degrees', neither of which is what Wikiversity is specifically set up to be for. Cormaggio @ 11:27, 4 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Shrunk to favicon size, it becomes unrecognizeable. It seems to make the (currently) false promise of obtaining degrees, and even if we can have any in the future, they'll likely be only for a minority of sites visitors. (Btw. imho in German academic culture, Logos of this kind are a complete nogo. Unless we replace the name part "wikiversity", we already make a strong claim of providing university level services, education, or materials at an exhaustive broad scale of subject matters, in German culture and language. We should avoid to ridicule ourselves, and also not provoke litigation. German and Austrian law, officials, and academics, are particularly picky at those matters of public image, brands, etc. and they are likely to not intervene as long as we're in the beginnings and small. So it would be highly advisable, to establish contacts, 'good terms', etc. early enough.)

There was another logo before [4], based on a PD image. And i don't think it too USA centric, as it has been also used on other countries. I'm not from USA, and i think a lot of people here know it.
This is the theme i like most, because on seeing it, i think on wikiversity. Most logos are too general. They could be applied to almost any of our projects.
It also gives the idea of educating. A education-level too high on the understandings of some users, well... maybe. Neither does wikipedia clain any accuracy. Is it less pedia for it?
#J bis
I have gone ahead and did a new one based on this design.
It combines the educational & versity idea with the wiki and knowledge of the wikipedia.
This mixing with the Wikipedia's logo can be good as it shows the strong links between these similar projects, but also bad, as it may be confusing. Not for me, certainly but...
The 35px version And it does show well on favicon.
Platonides 21:22, 7 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Move with the other proposals
  • Motto and slogan contest for English Wikiversity - Please list your suggestions and help select a motto and a slogan.
  • Wikiversity mission - We can use ideas from the motto, slogan and logo contests to help refine the mission statement. Feel free to post English Wikiversity mission statement revisions.