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reuse symbol

Winning submission by Cedric
reuse symbol

Describe your design

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Based off of & designed to work with Gary Anderson's three stage recycling symbol, this reuse symbol removes one of the stages while retaining the mobius strip effect. Its two sections denote use & reuse.

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Will both the re-use and recyclables be put into the recycling bin?

by denise.raskin.7
over 2 years ago | Reply

Though I commend this effort and in theory it makes sense to connect it with the mobius loop, I think making it so closely tied to the mobius loop will create confusion--people will think it's just another variation of the recycling symbol.

by anne.bedarf
over 2 years ago | Reply

I appreciate your opinion and I certainly hope no one mistakes this for the recycling symbol. I highly doubt that they will; if you do a quick google search for the "recycle symbol" or "recycle logo" you'll see that a majority of them are a bastardized version of the original and no longer contain a mobius strip. Three arrows making up a triangle appear to be what people see as the recycle symbol. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

by Cedric
over 2 years ago | Reply

I agree.

by kiaistar
over 2 years ago | Reply

I mean I agree that I think people will be confused. As a sustainability educator, I can tell you how many people just don't get it -- Too many.

by kiaistar
over 2 years ago | Reply

I like the arrow on the top better. Maybe you could enhance the continuity by putting it on the bottom too. I'm indifferent to the circle. It strengthens it, but strays from the conventional three arrow design (which isn't bad). I think I'm kinda diggin' it though. It reminds me of a seal on an envelope.
I'm also wondering what it would look like with thinner arrows. Not super thin, but maybe slightly reduced. I bet you've already explored all of those options though. I always obsess over my work, so I just assume that everyone else does too. :)
For branding purposes I appreciate that you evolved the symbol, rather than completely abandoning the established symbol. I def like the direction that you went. Good luck & godspeed.

by reliableartisticdynamiccopywriter
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for the thorough critique!

The circle was chosen to separate it from the recycle symbol while the thickness and arrows were taken directly from recycle symbol in an attempt to tie them together. The original version of this concept did have the bottom part matching the top. I changed it to one flip to keep the mobius strip theme from the recycle logo going. Tying the logos together have been my goal form the start and I'm glad that its evident.

Thanks again.

by Cedric
over 2 years ago | Reply

We would like to contact the author for a licence of use. Please write to letfer@argentina.com.

by Letfer
7 months ago | Reply

Thanks for the thorough critique!

The circle was chosen to separate it from the recycle symbol while the thickness and arrows were taken directly from recycle symbol in an attempt to tie them together. The original version of this concept did have the bottom part matching the top. I changed it to one flip to keep the mobius strip theme from the recycle logo going. Tying the logos together have been my goal form the start and I'm glad that its evident.

Thanks again.

by Cedric
over 2 years ago | Reply

Sorry for taking so long to vote, bro. This says "keep using" to me. Same thing as re-use, right!

by a.wagner
over 2 years ago | Reply

Well done visualizing continuation and reuse. I'm in agreement with the comment about the outer rule is not necessary. I like it!

by Ally m rodriquez
over 2 years ago | Reply

I like the circle!

by Bill Kingman
over 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck Cedric!

by bethany spellman
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Heather & Jude! You both mention the the third R, Reduce, and I agree there should be an individual symbol for it as well. I'll start researching "reduce" and see if I can come up with a symbol that plays well with its siblings.

by Cedric
over 2 years ago | Reply

Maybe in a square configuration;to complement the circle and triangle. Great simple design here!

by jane.schindler.10
over 2 years ago | Reply

Maybe in a square configuration;to complement the circle and triangle. Great simple design here!

by jane.schindler.10
over 2 years ago | Reply

While this idea is well considered, I would prefer to see it without the outer rule - not necessary.

by studioms
over 2 years ago | Reply

This was something I went back & forth on up until I submitted the design. I do agree that it is an element that could be removed but I left it in the design to reinforce the idea that the object does not change, just its use.

by Cedric
over 2 years ago | Reply

As a Graphic Designer, this symbol is in best keeping with the universally recognized RECYCLE symbol. However, there's still one 'R' missing from the mix (reduce). and it seems silly to have a single symbol for each unless they "match" each other. Otherwise, there should be a single symbol designed to incorporate all three 'R's' since they are a universal green concept.

by jude.ockenfels
over 2 years ago | Reply

Like what you've done, simple and intuitive. Would really be curious to see what you would design as a symbol for Reduce.

by heather.duncan.9279
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hope you win! I like yours the best.

by lynn1123
over 2 years ago | Reply

Well done Cedric!

by Jimmy Chin
over 2 years ago | Reply

coherent and compatible with classic recycle symbol.

by suzan.m.powers
over 2 years ago | Reply

Some of the others ones are real good but I like what you did. Keep up the great work, man. Keep it green.

by J Blim
over 2 years ago | Reply

Good luck. Nice symbol!

by gretchen.cummings.3
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks!!

by Cedric
over 2 years ago | Reply

Simple symbol, I like it!

by Willie B
over 2 years ago | Reply

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Wednesday, July 18

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