Hackuarium is the open and community laboratory in the Greater Lausanne area with the mission of demystify, Inspire, Innovate, using DIY biology.
As a member of the bio hackerspace I wanted to help designing the logo’s community which would represent its values. In order to know what the hackerspace meant for the community I asked them to give me few keywords of what the hackerspace means to them.
Form the survey and at the creation of the community they sketched a logo based on an octopus because of the word game in french between “hackuarium” and “aquarium”.At the beginning of the hackerspace movement it was more about computer and digital hacking which I thought it would be interesting to represent.
The octopus idea was interesting to personify the community, to have a mascot. The shape of the octopus refers to space invaders game for the digital reference to first hackerspace. In addition, the diversity of profils is represented by the tentacules. The biological aspect is represented with the green color. Glasses represent the lab and open source hardware aspects.