I know it has been a long time since I posted on Chief Delphi in a serious manner, but there is an issue that’s arisen among some people I’ve been talking with that I figured I would make a post about to share on the CD forum.
I am, admittedly, saying this as a member of the Kamen family.
**In this post I represent no team, no other person, and I certainly do not represent FIRST in any way. I only represent my own views and hopes for this season. **
The FIRST logo is a piece of art. Someone (my grandfather) created it. If you’d like to see what it means, see here.
In fact, the official LOGO MOTION graphic on the FIRST website says at the bottom, “Honoring Jack Kamen”, and for that, I deeply thank the GDC. That means a lot to me and to the rest of my family.
Now, why is this important? This year’s game is all about the logo. Dean’s homework this year is all about telling people about FIRST. As such, your team may want to use the logo on their shirt or in some sort of publication.
If you are going to use the logo in any sort of team marketing/branding…
please, PLEASE, [size=]PLEASE[/size] use it properly.
The standards are outlined here: http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/content.aspx?id=9452
It would mean a great deal to a whole lot of people if you could keep these in mind when working with your team’s marketing or branding, or ANYTHING.
That’s all I wanted to say. Every year I see so many butcherings of the FIRST logo, and honestly that makes me sad. After all, how would you like it if someone misrepresented, or even blatantly ripped off your art/work/robot design? Since this year’s game is focused on it, I just figured all of us here in the CD community could use a friendly reminder.
Thank you for listening.
PS: Just to reiterate (because I’ve gotten plenty of internet hate for it in the past) I do NOT represent FIRST or any team in this posting. My posts are not the equivalent of something you might see from FIRST. I don’t represent Dean, or my grandmother, or my parents… I don’t represent anyone else but myself. This isn’t a rule, or an order. Just a friendly suggestion and a hope.