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I made some new proposals for the polymath logo. I tried to create something simple, symbolic, that looks nice at small and large scale and in color or black and white. You can see some variations on the same "theme" here:

The Inkscape svg source is available on the same website if you want to play/experiment with them. And a pdf containing all the logos to check how do they look printed is available there too:

--mseri 11:39, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Here is a simple proposal:


I particularly like the first logo to use the "Sigma" idea. It's simple and direct, but the Sigma conveys an interesting double message. I would perhaps like something a bit brighter, though.

--WikiSysop 16:18, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

How about something simple, involving mathematical characters? For example: I just whipped this up in word so it's more of an idea that someone with photoshop skills may wish to take further

--Aindriu 22:29, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

I like this new suggestion from Russell: Not sure the black background works, but the bright and varied colours are great. It suggests variation, but with an ultimate cohesiveness. --WikiSysop 18:46, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Maybe combine the bright colours of with the "Sigma" idea from --WikiSysop 18:48, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Re "Maybe combine..."; That could work... perhaps send out a hi-rez 'sigma' image, to whomever is interested, for trying out various color schemes. -- Russell

I like Russell's latest design a lot: It's a simple, clean design, that still conveys the idea of many contributions. --WikiSysop 10:53, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Author of "simple sigma" logo here. Sorry - didn't notice the discussion on here. I'll post a link to a vector version of the simple sigma logo and a brighter version in a bit. --IgorKofman

@IgorKofman - great, look forward to seeing it. --WikiSysop 14:14, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

I propose going with I'll wait a couple of days more for objections / alternate suggestions, and if none are made, I'll make that the logo. --WikiSysop 19:14, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm also not wild about any of them, but I find it hard to say why. I think the best explanation I can think of is that they are insufficiently compact — they look more like words than logos. Maybe one could make a logo just out of a [math]\pi[/math] and a [math]\mu[/math]. -- Gowers

@gowers – The \pi-\mu idea sounds like it might work well, if anyone’s willing to put something together. My favourite at present is – do you strongly dislike the suggestion? --WikiSysop 17:32, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Here's a few variations on the simple sigma idea and the illustrator file: --IgorKofman

I did a trial of While I like the logo, I think it has two problems: (1) It's too small; and (2) the background isn't transparent. It'd be nice to fix these problems. Note that point (1) is connected to Tim Gowers' point, above. This problem also afflicts IgorKofman's suggested logos, and several of the other logos. --WikiSysop 11:50, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Here's something a bit more compact: Or even: / --IgorKofman

I really like those, IgorKofman, especially polymath6.png. --Adeel 16:28, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

Me too, they're great. I think that either the font of the word "POLYMATH" or the small sigma symbol should be changed so that the sigma in place of the M doesn't stand out too much. Currently, the sigma is noticeably thinner than the other letters, and it has serifs, while the other letters don't. JohnJamesSmith0 23:10, 13 August 2011 (UTC)