Center For a Stateless Society is definitely in need of graphics: at the very least, a logo and banner ads.
I was trying to think of appropriate designs today. I thought of images that emphasized the cooperative aspects of anarchism.
Early ideas involved a picture of Earth. A handshake or circle-A could be superimposed on it.
A lot of C4SS works talk about decentralized production technology and free resilient communities. Solar panels or windmills probably wouldn’t do it. I considered a lathe, that wouldn’t work well in a logo. A simpler tool, the adjustable wrench, seemed like a good one. It is adaptable to many scenarios and can be used for building or taking things apart. Then I remembered that
So then I actually looked up “tools” in Google Image search (seriously!) and found this:
What about a similar four-block image with one letter of “C4SS” superimposed over each square? With or without tools in each square?
Then I took a look at other think tank logos. It doesn’t look like it would be too difficult to best some of these.
So I went ahead and messed around in Photoshop.
Black for Anarchy, Sea Green as a pleasant libertarian color (the color of the Levellers)
They look good, but this logo looks like it belongs on a chemical tank, not a political study.
So I channeled the market for a new color:
I feel the same about this color scheme.
Try dropping adjectives and going gold and black?
Total chemical warning label.
Blue seems to be a think-tanky color. How about throwing blue in there?
I could deal with these.
But what about a banner?
This would look good cleaned up and with a picture of breaking chains added in the upper left region. I don’t feel like doing that right now.
I do like the color scheme of c4ss.org so it might be a good idea to design for that.