In the first half 2021 Portugal will assume the rotations Presidency of the Council of the EU. In 2020, FBA. was invited to design a visual identity bid.
The starting point for this bid was the keywords extrated from the EU goals: peace, sustainibility, growth, progress, union. We converted these 5 keywords into a symbolic concept: the sun. The sun is a symbol frequently used to represent energy and vitality. Portugal is a sunny country, which seems to justify why this symbol is frequently found in many portuguese design and art pieces.
We created a sun-like symbol to each keyword and design more complex symbols, by combining them.
In order to make the combinations of symbols faster, I designed Processing script that allows one to control certain variables, like the number of lines used in each symbol, the stroke's weight, the option of intercalation of the symbols, etc.