+ The name "Icelab" is a contraction of "Integrated Science Lab", and our work has nothing to do with frozen water. We would therefore like to avoid logos using ice-related iconography. We do use ice bridges as a metaphor for connecting scientific disciplines sometimes, but we frequently get confused for a group working on ice, when we don’t do that at all. We would thus like our new logo to reflect our core theme, which is to “connect researchers”. We would like to request no beakers or test tubes - we don't do "lab" science in general so keep this in mind : No beakers or test tubes please, we do computational science.
+ We will primarily use our logo in academic-conference presentations, on our website, and on twitter and other social media.
+ We would either like for our logo to be square, or for there to be some square graphical element of the logo, for inclusion on posters and academic presentations, as well as social media and our website.
+ We will accept designs using any capitalization-pattern, such as "icelab", "Icelab", or "IceLab". Different spacing patterns are also acceptable, for example “ice lab”, and we have experimented with trying to make a logo that highlights that “ice” is a contraction by writing for instance “i:ce”. ( “:” is used in Sweden as the apostrophe is used to contract words in English).
+ We would like our new logo to be more modern-looking than our current one.
+ We would like our logo to work both in color and in gray scale. We don’t want too many colors in this version, we’d prefer to keep it simple.
+ We have attached a document that shows our current logo, as well as some amateurish attempts we made ourselves in trying to design a new logo. The document also shows two contexts in which the logo will appear: our website and our twitter page. These can be directly accessed at