ALERT – NASA Needs a Logo Design Now

That’s right…NASA. The one that launches rockets and people into space. Here are the details:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has established their very own In-Space Manufacturing (ISM) program. NASA and ISM program launched the very first 3D printer into space to be used on the International Space Station (ISS), allowing astronauts to 3D print parts and other necessary objects on demand. 

The ISM logo design challenge, which is open to graphic designers from anywhere in the world, has been launched in an effort to find an appropriate and inspiring logo that will be featured on ISM products, including patches, shirts, and mugs, as well as presentation materials for the 3D printing project and public education materials.

NASA and are hoping to ultimately find a design that appropriately conveys the combined areas of space exploration and 3D printing technologies in a creative and iconic way.

Think you have what it takes? Imagine being the one to design a logo for NASA. Pretty cool and great on your resume…right?

Here are a few specs to get you hummin along:

Your logo design should be submitted in both a color and black and white version, and importantly everything in the logo must be designed by you (meaning no stock images or photography!).

Existing NASA logos or insignia must not be used or incorporated — this must be very oroiginal.

A color pallet of maximum six hues and you decide the specific colors.

Gradients and special effects are also discouraged.

Over 300 designs for the logo have already been received, but a winner has yet to be announced and is still looking for more entries. The winning logo design will come with a $300 reward, and the prestige of being featured on official ISM merchandise and project documents.

For additional special requirements about file sizes and formats, see NASA and Freelancer’s contest page here.


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