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Friday, February 3, 2012

Occupy Movement Calling on Artists to Design New Logo for 99 Percent

Posted By on Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

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Occupy is asking protesters to do something a little more creative than just occupy vacant buildings.

The Occupy movement has launched a contest, calling on designers to create a new logo that would best symbolize the international movement and its basic tenet -- protesting financial inequality.

The contest, which is, appropriately enough, being hosted at 99designs.com, started this week and will end on Feb. 8 when Occupy will select its favorite design. Aside from designing a ubiquitous emblem that will identify the movement,  the winner will get also get $1,000 -- that's a nice chunk of change for a 99 percenter.

Here's what Occupy is looking for in its new logo:

We are challenging designers to think beyond the iconic Clenched Fist and create a new iconic symbol for resistance, solidarity and empowerment in the 21st century. It should appeal to a broad base and reflect the diversity of the 99%, while encompassing the values of the Occupy Movement - among them, integrity, justice, freedom, equality, compassion, community and true democracy.

The winning design willl live on occupy.com and @occupy on Twitter. It will go on billboards, on TV, in magazines, on sidewalks, street walls, T-shirts, hats, postcards -- basically, all over the world.

So far, there have been more than 850 entries. Here's our personal favorite:

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