(The 8th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy)
26(Tue) - 30(Sat), July 2005 at Egret Himeji, Japan
from the logo designer
LOGOTYPE is usually designed as a simple mark of the event, but I consider that LOGOTYPE should be an icon that properly indicates the characteristics of the event. From this point of view, I have designed the LOGOTYPE of XRM for the purpose of representing the unity of all the participants as well as the atmosphere and culture of Japan where the XRM05 will be held. Here, I would like to describe the concept of design.
The letters "XRM" in the LOGOTYPE
is written with a
traditional Japanese font in Edo era, "Yosemoji", which was used at
theater as a symbol of full house. Wishing success of the show, the
manager of theater and artists used to use Yosemoji type in banners,
posters and programs. Here, the Yosemoji type is used as a symbolic
design for success of the XRM.
The XRM can be regarded as a
festa in our X-ray microscopy
society, which is held every three years. An ellipse in indigo blue
surrounding the letter XRM comes from traditional Japanese wear (Happi
jacket). The Happi jacket that is used in the festival of Japanese
temples is usually dyed indigo blue (traditional color in Japan), and a
circular emblem is printed on the Happi jacket to identify the party
which the owner belongs to. Therefore, by surrounding the alphabet
letters "XRM" designed in Asian taste with the indigo blue
ellipse, the LOGOTYPE represents the XRM which is a global conference
in our society, including Asia, Europe, and America.
It is an honorable work to design
the LOGOTYPE of XRM. I would
like to express much appreciation to Prof. Aoki for designating me a
designer of the LOGOTYPE and BANNER.
Wishing for success of the
Takuji Ohigashi, PhD.