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The 99 Logo

Post by PDT on Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:30 pm

Not sure it does it for me. I think because it is an image of George Washington. I know he was the first president, and the first military leader, but I'd rather have an image that doesn't conjure up either of those. As I stated elsewhere, I like Benjamin Franklin. If we use a person, I'd rather it be him. We could also maybe use an image of the Liberty Bell or something. Anybody else have thoughts on this?

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American Flag peacesfully centered

Post by Ramon on Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:12 pm

The current American flag seems lopsided to me, perhaps one reason our current state of the union
is so off-kilter, so I decided on a more 'centered' version that also celebrates the peace symbol.
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Re: American Flag

Post by PDT on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:10 pm

Reminds me a little of the flag of Brazil.

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Re: The 99 Logo

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:43 pm

I agree with PDT. The state of Washington uses this exact same George profile for all of its state highway signs! I keep thinking I'm on Highway 99.

Here's the sign for Highway 512 just outside of Tacoma.


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Adjusted American flag

Post by Ramon on Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:44 pm

Yes, I guess it does look Brazilian! Add a little samba parade to Capitol Hill?

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Re: The 99 Logo

Post by kefranklin on Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:00 pm

I've always been fond of the Parchment background.

OWS overlaid on parchment. Of course that it all harkening to founding fathers. Perhaps we want more modern? Something that represents how people feel today?

"99" on top and "WTP" on bottom? Stands for "99%" and "We The People"

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Liberty Bell

Post by PDT on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:03 pm

I'm leaning more and more towards the Liberty Bell.

1. No "cult of personality image" as any individual person would represent. This is about all of us.

2. The Liberty Bell was rung in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776 to signify the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the general public. A celebration of our collective statement of liberty and undeniable rights.

3. It has persevered (though damaged and cracked) for all these years, as a symbol of our freedom, our human rights and our democracy.

"The Liberty Bell is one of the most important symbols of United States freedom and was created in 1751 to mark the 50th anniversary of William Penn's famous decision that colonists in the new world had the right to govern themselves. This was a major step on the part of colonists on the road to revolution..."-Destination360

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Re: The 99 Logo

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:28 pm

Here's a little quickie job that I did - like, no like?


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Hi Molly!

Post by PDT on Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:57 pm

I like the general idea. I was in the process of creating an image while you were posting yours. Great minds think alike! Anyway, lets see if it floats!

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Re: Liberty Bell

Post by PDT on Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:53 pm

another version

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This was a good 'idea'...

Post by astramari on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:04 am

But, looks like the ink-blots psychologists use to determine sanity.

Don't think so, but I like the use of the Liberty Bell in General.

PDT wrote:I'm leaning more and more towards the Liberty Bell.

1. No "cult of personality image" as any individual person would represent. This is about all of us.

2. The Liberty Bell was rung in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776 to signify the reading of the Declaration of Independence to the general public. A celebration of our collective statement of liberty and undeniable rights.

3. It has persevered (though damaged and cracked) for all these years, as a symbol of our freedom, our human rights and our democracy.

"The Liberty Bell is one of the most important symbols of United States freedom and was created in 1751 to mark the 50th anniversary of William Penn's famous decision that colonists in the new world had the right to govern themselves. This was a major step on the part of colonists on the road to revolution..."-Destination360

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I thought about that too

Post by PDT on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:09 am

except what I saw was an elephant and a donkey.

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I don't know...

Post by astramari on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:18 am

It looks a little creepy. Like a liberty bell Chucky might draw.

Anyway, I like the Liberty Bell idea. And, there's something floating around in my mind about, cracked, but never broken. Displaying the famous disfigurement, with some color. We don't want to be seen as a black and white group. I thought gray, but too damn drab. There was also a cute old drawing of an Uncle Sam type trying to paste the cleft up with something...I dunno. Just some ideas. Or, maybe a few hands from different ethnicities holding the bell?



PDT wrote:except what I saw was an elephant and a donkey.

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I like this...but, doubled of course...

Post by astramari on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:35 am

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Can't copy image in...have no idea how to work fiance's damn apple...arggghhh

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Re: The 99 Logo

Post by kefranklin on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:59 am

Dumb idea, tossing it out there though.

Someone stated they liked Ben Franklin as our patron saint? Well Franklin wanted the Turkey to be our national bird. It's a real fighter and it's common (as in common man).

Of course critics will have a field day with it, which might be why Franklins idea wasn't adopted. But still, it is a symbol of every-man in its way.


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Franklin's Letter to His Daughter (excerpt)

"For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

"With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country...

"I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on."

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