Design for Natural Selection #17126

In high school I was part of an FTC robotics team (FTC is a robotics competition league) on the first year it was formed: team Natural Selection #17126. I was excited since the team had no "design" or logo, so it was an opportunity for me to create one!

Logo

Thinking on the theme of Natural Selection, I wanted to incorporate the idea of DNA.

First because it related so directly to the team name, but second because if I designed it just right I could get it to be a logo that repeats with itself just like DNA.

Logo in black and white.
Logo in black and white.

Shirt

We needed a shirt for the team, so for the front I utilized the logo repeated one time, with some secondary strands beside it. On the back, I just put a large repeated logo with the team number over it.

Front of the shirt
Front of the shirt
Back of the shirt
Back of the shirt

Unfortunately I don't have photos from the very first time it was created, so you might notice quite a bit of cracking from use over the years 😅

Poster

For the poster, I utilized a repeating logo for the entire background.

Poster background with repeating natural selection logo
Poster background with repeating logo

However the content of the poster takes center stage of course, so in order to maintain continuity of the DNA strands I utilized a blurred background on content cards.

Poster card with blurred DNA strand background
Poster card with blurred DNA strand background

Because of the repeatability of the logo, it allows for a lot of flexibility in terms of form factors. For larger spaces like the poster background, you can repeat the logo a lot, whereas for shirts you can either just enlarge the logo itself or create much smaller DNA strands.