Discussed in the "Marketing"-Thread ( http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-8532.html
), there's some evidence (though preliminary
) that the CCSVI movement could use a logo. It really looks like there's some sort of new organisation forming! So I made some attempts but wasn't satisfied with it myself. Now I've finished it.
But my thoughts were, there also should be a name to the movement - to us. Refering to the board members as "People at TIMS" or something like that pretty much degrades us to the users of a communication tool. But you will agree that it's not about the tool, it's about the people behind it - and they're much much more than some chatters! (No offense intended - TIMS is great!) And there are other people involved who aren't here.
So I've tried to come to a name that covers the main things and is adequate. How to describe this group, consisting mainly of patients and their relevants, caretakers, and very vew specialists? Society is, by all means, not right (and sounds like moldy 19th/20th century
). My thoughts were that "network" fits best for this kind of group of people. And the name should clearly - and proudly - state that it is inofficial and thus, completely independent. Of course CCSVI should be mentioned and that it's international. So here it is:
"Inofficial Patient-driven International Network on Investigation of CCSVI - IPINIC".
There's also some sort of irony in this long name, making it look like something very very official while stating that it is inofficial.
And here's the logo to it:
Really hope you like it, because it's for you and me and everyone here. But of course it isn't carved in stone, if the discussion brings up good ideas for changes, I will make them!
What to do with this logo? Well, one thought was that you now can entitle yourself when talking to the media. "Mr. John Doe, Member of the INIPIC" doesn't sound that bad, does it? It always has some effect.
And of course you can use it on coffee mugs, T-shirts, flyers, posters and so on. You may even sell them. I put this under a creative commons license (I will explain this here later on). There's only one exception: you may not use it as an avatar here - unless Joan and Jeff don't want to use it for that.
I will make a link to a very high res version here shortly (except that there are changes to be made).
This one really is for all of us.
So, what do you think of it?
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Edit: I'm terribly sorry for posting this in this moment. By the time I wrote this I had not seen how severe radecks situation is. Really feel miserable about it. This logo is meant serious, but there are much more serious things than logos anyway. Thought about deleting this post, but that doesn't make sense either. Sorry!
radeck, my thoughts and prayers are with you!