99designs has made the news again. This time for taking on a rather unexpected client.
The recent ‘Occupy movement’, which shook cities worldwide through protestors speaking out and ‘camping out’ against corporate greed (and other societal hurts), is looking for a logo and has turned to corporate crowdsourcing giant 99designs for help.
In what is being tipped to be 99designs’ biggest crowdsourced project ever, the ‘Occupy logo contest’ has already attracted nearly 9000 design submissions worldwide. According to occupy.com, it’s looking for more than just the iconic Clenched Fist and is wanting designers to:
“Create a new iconic symbol for resistance, solidarity and empowerment in the 21st century. It should appeal to a broad base and reflect the diversity of the 99%, while encompassing the values of the Occupy Movement – among them, integrity, justice, freedom, equality, compassion, community and true democracy.”
The logo is to be used predominantly on occupy.com and on Occupy’s Twitter profile.
We’ve asked for your thoughts on crowdsourcing design before and we’ve sent your crowdsourcing concerns to 99design’s CEO to answer. Now tell us your thoughts on this competition… just leave a comment below.