Looking for specific (3d) logo of a cultural building
April 9, 2011 2:43 AM   Subscribe

About a year or two ago I saw a presentation about the design of a logo for a cultural building / institution: opera, theatre, museum or university, library. I think they used a 3d model of the building, to create profile shots of different angles, thereby providing different logos for different occasions Im desperately looking for this presentation or logo. Anyone?

- The use of variations of the logo for different occasions, makes me believe It is probably a cultural building: concerts, events etc.

- I used to watch TEd.com a lot so that was my first place to look, but no luck there yet.

- I believe the logo looked a bit like a simple but screwed up mix between a hexagon and diamond (facets)

- there was variation through the different views of the 3d model, but i'm not sure if they used profile shots or ... slices?
posted by peshay9000 to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Not the new MIT Media Lab logo?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 3:14 AM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: @ Admiral Haddock

No, It's not the MIT media lab. Good find though! It shares some of the ideas.
It also reminded me of something:

- If im correct, the presentation explained how they can sample color pallets (from pictures for instance) to make a variation for different occasions.
posted by peshay9000 at 3:23 AM on April 9, 2011

Response by poster: FOUND IT!! how i love metafilter. :)

@Admiral Haddock
Thank you so much

In the comments on that page about MIT media lab, someone refers to the building and logo i was talking about.

Its the Casa da Musica building by Rem Koolhaas, and the identity / logo is a design of Stefan Sagmeister.

Here is the Ted video (check about 10mins in):

posted by peshay9000 at 3:32 AM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

That is totally awesome. So glad to have seen it!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:17 AM on April 9, 2011

You might enjoy this examination of the Casa de Musica identity on Brand New.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:48 AM on April 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

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