The 2012 edition of the Nexus conference on architecture and mathematics includes a competition for the logo. The conference logo will appear on the website, on all printed announcements and posters concerning the conference, and on all conference material, and a special webpage on the conference website will provide space for the winning designer to explain the concept and process behind the creation of the logo. All competition entries will appear on a website. A selection of the best entries will be exhibited during the Nexus 2012 conference.

Call for Logo Designs

The logo should capture the "nexus" of architecture and mathematics, the interdisciplinary subject of the Nexus conferences. Past logos for Nexus conferences from 1996 to 2010, as well as competition submissions for the 2010 logo competition can be found on the Nexus 2010 logo webpage.  References to the conference venue in the city of Milan are also appreciated. Designers should remember that the logo design should be meaningful at a variety of scales, from full-size to thumbnail, and that it will be used on the cover of a future issue of the Nexus Network Journal (about 12 cm x 12 cm, or 5 x 5 in), and will appear online as well. Scaling the image up and down during the design phase will help the designer be sure that the logo is readable in all formats.

Who can submit

The competition is open to all those who would like to submit a design. Teachers are particularly encouraged to use the competition as a starting point for a class project.

What to submit

Logo proposals should be submitted in digital format (.jpg or .gif) in a low resolution (96 dpi) on a page size no larger than a standard A4 page (210 x 297 mm). The winner will be asked to send the winning image in an uncompressed format (.bmp or .tif) at a 300 dpi resolution. The proposal can be accompanied by a short (one-paragraph) explanation about how the image was created and what it is intended to signify (but remember, the image should really speak for itself, making the "nexus" of architecture and mathematics clear without needing any verbal explanation. Please include a coversheet with the candidate’s name and contact information.


Logo proposals must be submitted no later than 31 December 2011 for review and selection. Proposals will be posted on the website before the winning design is announced.

The winner will be notified by 31 January 2012.

Where to submit

Logo proposals should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..