Two logo concept designs for Dribbble Manchester, a monthly meetup of graphic and UX designers in Manchester, UK. (http://pixelcodeuk.github.io/dribbblemcr/)
The brief for the logo was:
The logo must be:
- A symbol of the Manchester Worker Bee
- Square in proportion
- Able to be scaled to as small as 32 x 32 pixels
The first concept is based on a map marker in a honeycomb shape that features a pencil at the point of the marker. The three stripes within the market represent the three rivers which flow into Manchester, the Irwell, Irk & Medlock. The ideas is based on what has become a universal symbol for a meeting point.
The second concept is a more direct reflection to the Manchester Worker Bee. The bee once again contains some elements from the honeycomb design, the 3 rivers are represented on the body of the Bee whilst the tail merges into a pencil to reflect the creativity of the Dribbble community.