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A logo is a perspicuous glyph or symbolic, identifying mark that conveys origin, identity, or ownership. The main function is to elicit recognition. The object of a logo is to act as a mnemonic device and identifier, to communicate a desired thought or feeling, and to generate a desired emotional response. A thought-provoking logo design can strengthen your brand image and corporate identity, giving you a psychological advantage over your competition. Your logo is the core of your corporate identity, defining and symbolizing the character of your company or organization. (http://www.logodesignsource.com/types.html)
There are four types of logos: Iconic/Symbol Mark; Letter Mark, Word Mark, Combination Mark
Students are to create a symbol mark that represents who they are in a visual language. No text is allowed. Symbol Marks are compelling yet uncomplicated images that are emblematic of a particular company or product. In this case, they will represent the student. They use imagery that conveys a literal or abstract representation of you or your organization. Symbols are less direct than straight text, leaving room for broader interpretation of what the organization represents. In order for a symbol to be a truly effective logo, it should conform to these maxims:
Clarity when reproduced in small sizes.
Can be illustrative in nature, either concrete or abstract.