North Carolina State University has an IT institute (currently called ITng - http://www.itng.ncsu.edu) which provides information technology services to industry and government. This institute is being renamed and will now be called - OSCAR IT LAB.
In addition, the university is adding a second laboratory - a User Experience Lab (or UX) and it is to be named under the same OSCAR extended brand umbrella.
Thus, the names of the two labs will be as follows:
OSCAR IT LAB
OSCAR UX LAB
We are looking for a logo that can be used for both, but used individually. Thus, the same logo will be used for OSCAR IT LAB and OSCAR UX LAB.
We would like to create a logo and name treatment that reflects the forward-thinking and innovative approach each of these institutes brings to the university and to its corporate partners. Thus, an abstract design would be preferred, but not required. The logo should be sophisticated yet simple in design. The name treatment should be easily readable, clean and strong.
The name treatment should be able to stand alone without the logo.
Because the university’s primary colors are RED and BLACK plus WHITE, we prefer the treatment to include them or some combination (all red or all black is fine as an alternative).
Here are the color charts.
RGB 204 0 0
CMYK 0 100 81 4
PMS 186 C
RGB 0 0 0
CMYK 0 0 0 100
RGB 255 255 255
CMYK 0 0 0 0