[okfn-discuss] Competition: Design the OKF Mascot

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 18 16:49:31 UTC 2013


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Laura James <laura.james at okfn.org> wrote:

> *The Open Knowledge Foundation Needs You...*
> *...To design us a Mascot!*
> Some of you may have met *Chuff*, the friendly *Okapi* who travelled to
> OKFestival 2012 with Dr Peter Murray-Rust.

I am simply Peter (MR) :-)

> Chuff has made the occasional appearance on Twitter and on the odd
> t-shirt sported by a few fans, but we want to make it *official*. So, we
> are asking you - our community of Local Groups and Working Groups - to
> design the *picture* which shall forever be Chuff's image! (if you didn't
> see Chuff at OKfestival, here's his picture:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/50136062@N03/8019235389/in/photolist-ddCFi8-ddCFeR-ddCErM-ddCFbM-ddCHo4)
> *The brief*
> *Design an image or logo of Chuff, the official mascot of the Open
> Knowledge Foundation!* This should be easily-identifiable and fun, to be
> used on merchandise such as flyers, t-shirts, mugs, etc. Ideally the logo
> should work in both full colour and in silhouette. As recognisable as the
> Twitter 'bird', this should be readily identified by 'those in the know' -
> our community's in-joke - and a quirky draw to casual observers, such as
> people passing an OKF staff at an event. This should attract people who
> like stuffed animals & cartoons (as opposed to those who are drawn to
> professional, 'businessy', sensible logos & text). It doesn't need to be a
> cartoon - but should be fun!
> *The time-line*
> Deadline for submissions is midnight BST on* Sunday 23rd June*. The
> winner will be announced on Wednesday 26th by 18.00 BST. The judging panel
> consists of noted figures of the OKF including:  Jonathan Gray, Director of
> Policy and Ideas; Laura James, Co-Director; Sam Smith, Designer; Zara
> Rahman and Christian Villum, International Community Managers; Joris Pekel,
> Community Coordinator; Naomi Lillie, Head of Network Unit; and possibly
> even Peter Murray-Rust himself.
> I would love to be involved. BTW Chuff is called Chuff beacuse Okapis say
"chuff" according to wikipedia. I (PMR) have no preconceptions how this
will evolve - that is up to Chuf and its/her/his interactions with humans.
Chuff can be any gender or all or none. There can be one platonic Chuff
and/or many Chuffs.

The only constant things are Chuff - Okapi. Everything else is dynamic
evolution in the digital age.

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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