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iUse (Infinity Usage)

submission by ericchuan
iUse (Infinity Usage)

Describe your design

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Nowadays, many products are purposely designed to have a shelf-life, therefore, companies can keep making money on disposable items.
If we have this iUse logo on any of the products, the universal infinity loop represents it can be use over and over again.

Discussion
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I really like this logo because it's clean, simple and different to the Recycle symbol. The others are too much like the recycle symbol and will just be confused as that.

by Maplesyruped
about 2 years ago | Reply

You've just summed up in less words and better than anyone else did. Thank you. Please tell your friends to vote for my design!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

to: tcraffa Bitter, party of one. Or should I say 2? Coz you and mholcombe are two peas from the same rotten pod. Just because this design is popular due to its simplicity and easy-to-grasp interpretation of the objective, you being the pathetic bitter individual that you are, you deem it to be disqualified. Why don't you submit something and see whether it will get votes anywhere near what this design is getting. Oh, wait, you (or your friend) did and it's in the bottom quartile. LOSER! I have an idea, why don't we disqualify you from the human race. The world will be a much better place with one (or two) less bitter queens. AMEN.

by arvin.arvin.3
about 2 years ago | Reply

Over-react much!!?

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Too sexual

by Greg Wall
about 2 years ago | Reply

really!? Scroll down and you'll find a couple of designs that really are!

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Really? Scroll down and you'll find at least 2 that a obviously sexual. I don't see it in this one.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you for everyone's generous comments and votes, I am grateful! Thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

i agree that the infinity symbol is used quite often, but for me, the original concepts in this design are the two arrows connecting two different cycles. the gray represents the idea of what has already been used or in the past while the blue represents something that is fresh and clean. only by adding freshness and life to the past can you hope to create something that will last forever. if this design can invoke that kind of insight by it's simplicity and elegance, then it is definitely a winner!

by hoi.dinh.le
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you so much for your insight and kind words!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

No originality here at all. Looks too much like those other logos people have cited. It should be disqualified. Or at least should not have received nearly that many votes for its lack of originality. How many of the people who voted for it are friends or family of yours?

by tcraffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

I don't know who you are but you sound bitter. Why assume that the votes are all by this person's family or friends only? Many of those who view this site and take on voting are fellow designers or those who appreciate good design. To claim a disqualification as a response by your simple vain assumption is not very professional, especially the way you say it. Although I agree that everyone has their own opinion and are allowed to express constructive criticism, some things should be kept to one's self and not on a public billboard in such a manner.

by carmencita
about 2 years ago | Reply

tcraffa is another handle of Heather Raffa.

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

No, it's not. Read my posts & note the difference.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

If you scroll down you'll find I originally praised this logo until I happened on a Facebook ad with almost exactly the same logo. The link to it is below.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

I liked it so much that I thought it should win until I saw it's already trademarked. Now I'm hoping the trash can symbol now in second place will win.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Like this logo! The smoothly rendered circular shape convey inclusion, wholeness, focus, unity, infinity and cycle (and of course, "recycle"). Nice work ericchuan.

by arcadetom
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Blue is the new green! I like the clean sophisticated circular shape that mirrors the idea of recycling in an infinity shape. Great job!

by marialondres
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Maria!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I have been in the reuse industry for the last eight years in the deconstruction and building material side. I think your design is great and is one of my favorites. You have talked about how your design can be used in a design for reuse context, designing for durability over disposability. How do you feel your design ties into reuse as it pertains to thrift stores or building material reuse stores? Also one of the later successes of the recycling symbol is the resin codes, the numbers that go in the triangle, for further identifying information. Do you see your symbol being able to be adapted like this for the different types of reuse that are out there? thank you for being engaging on your discussion board. Great work!

by joel.lubell
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Joel! I have actually thought about how to implement the resin codes in this solution. If my icon wins the competition, I will definitely do a study on that. Thank you so so much for your genuine positive great input!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Joel, I must say your comment is the most constructive. If you want any assistance in any freelance design, do let me know, My contact is mail@ericchuan.com Thank you thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Brilliant!

by cadiadesign
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Cadia Design!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I think this is the best use of the infinity symbol. Clean, crisp, and concise.

by darwinsf
about 2 years ago | Reply

Aw, thank you Darwin, hope all is well!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Looks great! Very simple and clean.

by rodamurao
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Rod, Hope all is well!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I love this solution. Not only it depicts the idea of 'recycling' as a whole but visually it works. It is straight-forward, it's intuitive, the colors work, and visually, the two shape speaks to itself creating a dialogue. The green color is redundant but by using a neutral gray and blue create a somewhat modern feeling to it. The unexpected blue and gray tones I think, create a universal soothing experience.Simple is the best and speaks more in my personal opinion.

by tomoyo913
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Thank you for you compliment...

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

This icon is rad.

by Cikong
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I like it a lot - easy to recognize and intuitively makes sense.

by anarisil
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Thank you so so much for you compliment...

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I like the infinite concept, and I also do like that it's reminiscent of Terracycle and Cradle to Cradle - it's a symbolic concept that clearly resonates with people.

by songsongaway
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Thank you for you compliment...

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Here is the link to a logo almost exactly like this one: http://www.facebook.com/ecotrocas.ces

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good try, Heather! You are so persistent! Like I said, there are many similarity in many icons out there. Just because they look similar, it doesn't mean they cannot coexist at the same time.

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Violating trademark laws is serious. If this logo wins, it won't be able to be used.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

There is no trademark, the other two logos you sited which are very similar are not trademarked or service-marked or even register. You have used multiple account to make all these comments, tcraffa is you too? Bitter, party of one, your table is ready.

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago

Do not be jealous, it's not a cute quality. If I were you, I would look at your own "egg" design and think very hard why and what the problems are. Is it because you are lack of taste? skills? techniques? experience? Instead of looking for other ways to shoot someone down, maybe you should spend your free time to read a book: Design for Dummies, or take a class on how to clean awkward-points in Adobe Illustrator!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago

I'm not using multiple accounts, pretending to be different people. I'm trying to be realistic and not have a design win that will be disqualified. I am commenting because I care about the outcome., not just about winning for myself. None of you know me but you sure are making a lot of rude assumptions about me. My design is just the way I intended it, too; there are no awkward points. It's fluid and smooth. I was just took the risk of a totally different approach -more ancient and intuitive than logical- so it wouldn't be the same as anything else that was submitted.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago

Eric. You'll also note that I made logical, thoughtful comments about the design -yours and others. I did not personally insult or assault anyone like you have done to me.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago

This is Trademarked:

http://www.terracycle.com/

by jeremy.j.bristol
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good try! Similar but very different... Terracycle has a similar idea about reusing! Great minds think alike!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

To: mholcombe You must be a sad friend of one of the participants who isn't getting as much vote for their mediocre design and decided to resort to this. So classy of you. You must be a Republican.

by arvin.arvin.3
about 2 years ago | Reply

I think this is stolen from cradle to cradle?!

http://oecotextiles.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/c2c_logo1.jpeg

by mholcombe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Good try! Everything out there looks so similar nowadays... it even looks like the fashion brand Chanel, if you want to draw any similarity! I started to sketch this symbol with the idea of an infinity icon and using this font as my base: http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Danube.htm

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Simple. Elegant. Very effective.

by srgavaghan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Shirali!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I love this logo! It is awesome! It totally says recycle in a modern way!

by robkotraba
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Rob!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Very nice and creative.

by lukalvin
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I''m sorry to say that I saw almost exactly this same logo in a FB ad the other day. Their arrows didn't line up with the thickness of the line the way yours does but still very close. Their was even on a diagonal like this.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Do not be sorry, I am sure a lot of symbols are very similar out there. As long as they are not copyright, we are all in the big hive game.

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

apparently I double clicked and it posted the comment twice. Sorry.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

I''m sorry to say that I saw almost exactly this same logo in a FB ad the other day. Their arrows didn't line up with the thickness of the line the way yours does but still very close. Their was even on a diagonal like this.

by heather.raffa
about 2 years ago | Reply

This is very simply and looks great, but to me it symbolizes using multiple objects because it's using multiple arrows

by simplyadammann
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks for your comment and complement.
The recycle logo has three arrows, my iUse icon has only two. When you put this icon on a let's say a plastic cup, it will be very self explanatory that it is reusable on this particular product.

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I really like this design. Simple. The 2 different colors on the different halves of the infinity symbol help show re-use as opposed to something just lasting forever.

by heather.raffa
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Heather!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

I don't have to bother submitting my idea. This is the second submission using the infinity sign. I think it is simple and self explanatory. Maybe to be perfect there should be a way to show the idea to reuse product until the end of life of and then recycled. I think this symbol is suffice.

by Sustainable Steve
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you Steve!

by ericchuan
about 2 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 18

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 22
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Thursday, August 23

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Thursday, September 06
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Monday, September 10

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