Democracy Reborn

A logo contest submission

The Idea:
A rebirth of democracy must stem from citizens actively engaged with common affairs. This is the concept upon which this logo is built. Starting from the lack of participation, the four vertical lines symbolize a process of transformation; an indifferent citizen is transformed into an active participant in the affairs of the polis as s/he chooses to express an opinion and oversee those in power. The end result, that is, the actual rebirth, appears as the light which rewards the active citizen by lighting up their face.