The IBO 2001 logo
The logo was created for us in early 1999 by Lidia Defossez, at
this time graphical artist in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
What does the logo mean?
Its aim was basically to be a fine graphical composition; anyway,
- the spiral refers to the everlasting evolution of life on Earth (if
you love snails or nautiloids, OK, you are allowed to see one of them here);
- the five white line suggest at the same time:
- the large and sudden extinctions that happened in the history
of Life, meaning a new start instead of an end;
- the five reigns in which organisms are classified (OK; there
may be 6 of them, sorry about this... 5 is graphically nicer!)
- the bright orange colour insists on evidence of Life on Earth,
while its lighter shade reminds that Biology is a complex science, where the
truth is sometimes hidden behind so-called evidences.
If the logo inspires you, if you find other meanings in it, please mail
us your ideas!