Request for Design

HAR2009 (see below) needs a good looking and strong graphical style for communicating what it stands for.

Some of you are probably very competent designers, or might know some. Thus, this ‘call for designs’!

The winning designer will get immortal fame and lots of kudo’s. Also, and this is with a lot of buts and maybes, but there might be some form of monetary compensation involved.

A good thing to keep in mind is print-ability, we want to be able to send it off to printers for t-shirts and the like.

Photos or high-color-depth images would work less for that, vector designs (svg, ai, eps) would be preferable.
The design will be used for:

  • T-shirts
  • Poster
  • Flyers
  • Websites
  • On-site artwork


We need to be able to use the design for merchandise, and papers should be able to print it.
We are currently thinking about cc-by-sa, so if you supply a design please take into consideration that some such license must be applied for the design to be usable for the event.

If you have questions or need some help to understand this requirement please do not hesitate to contact us at


Please put your design(s) on this wiki, preferably as a seperate page under the Design: namespace (eg, a page named Design:GmcsCoolDesign).

Make sure to include the page in the ‘Design Contest Entry’ category (by including the text ‘[[Category:Design Contest Entry]]’ in your page).

If you’re uncomfortable with the wiki, you may alternatively send your design to

It is not a problem if this is an jpg/png file as this will be for demonstration purposes only.


The deadline for submissions is October 1st 2008, the ‘winner’ will be chosen by October 8th 2008.


Short event description
HAR2009 is an international conference where central themes are technology, society and (computer-) security. It is the 6th event in a series of succesfull events happening every 4 years.
Activities during the event are traditionally lectures and workshops in tents by international experts and new talent discussing recent developments. Starting with the first edition, when internet was not as omni-present as it is today, we had an in-promptu network with connection to the internet at the event.

Previous editions can be found at :

The design should incorporate or transfer the idea/image of

  • Something that can be asociated with random/chaos/mess or random functions or sources;
  • Something computer/hacker related;
  • Maybe something in relation to the outdoors;
  • Think colors, think HIP(’97), think woodstock.

No pirates!
The name har2009 will probably sound somewhat piratey, and since the internet pirate scene is mostly known as a bunch of music and movie “sharing” thiefs the HAR2009 theme should not be targeted at pirates. The tongue-in-cheek reference to pirates should be very implicit only in the three-letter acronym HAR.

Extra input (external links about what Random can be)

chaos, self-emerging properties, which describes the way these events work

— at random : without definite aim, direction, rule, or method

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