Emblem of the Association of Indonesian Micronations

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Emblem of the Association of Indonesian Micronations
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ArmigerAssociation of Indonesian Micronations
Adopted2015
EscutcheonSet upon a red and white background, five yellow rice grains drawn interlocked in the middle. The circle is enclosed with a cyan border.

Emblem of the Association of Indonesian Micronations is one of the official symbols of the Association of Indonesian Micronations. The current emblem was created by Tommy N. and was adopted in 2015 to replace the previous logo created during AIM establishment in 2011.

The emblem is not regulated by the Charter ratified in 2015 and amended in 2019, and instead recognised only by a guidelines passed in May 2020[1].

Design

Specifications

The logo is formed by a circle with a red-and-white background and a cyan border. Five yellow parallelograms positioned in front of the red-and-white background, and positioned in such way that the five figures are interlocked and a pentagon is formed by the inside border of the parallelograms.

The emblem consists of four colours. The colours are regulated on the AIM Symbols Guidelines passed in May 2020.

Cyan Gold Red White
RGB 0, 228, 228 228, 228, 0 255, 0, 0 255, 255, 255
Hex #00E4E4 #E4E400 #FF0000 #FFFFFF

Symbolism

The circle form of the logo symbolises unity and amicable relations among member states. Red-and-white background symbolises Indonesia as the colours mimicked Indonesian flag. Five parallelograms symbolising rice, represents the staple food of Indonesians; its number symbolises the five ideological tenets of Pancasila, the official ideology of Indonesia and AIM, and its interlocking position represents harmony and cooperation among member states and institutions of the organisation.

The cyan colour represents atmosphere, sea, and friendship; the colour red symbolises bravery and white symbolises purity. The colour gold represents abundance and glory.

History

Logo of AIM (2011-2014)

The first AIM logo was created together by Nabil Ihsan and Adriansyah Yassin Sulaeman shortly before the declaration of the founding of AIM in 11 July 2011. The final version of the first logo was the combination of proposals made by both Nabil and Adriansyah.

The logo consisted of two stalks of rice and a circle consisted of the map of Indonesia in front of a red and white background. Three red and white stars each placed on left and right side of the rice stalk. A red scroll consisted the motto of the organisation, translated as "Unity of Diversity", was placed above the organisation name in Indonesian and English, respectively.

Alternative proposal of the new logo

During the leadership of Secretary General Rayhan Haikal in 2014, then-Omahkulon leader Tommy N. criticised the logo used by the organisation, claiming that the logo lacked symbolism and was too mediocre. Thanks to his personal interest in graphic design, he also submit his new logo proposal to the General Assembly. The new logo proposal was welcomed by members, especially after he also provides for alternative rather than just criticise the present logo. After General Assembly vote overwhelmingly supportive to the proposed logo, Tommy performed his final modification before the new logo began to be used until now.

An alternative proposal to the logo had a white background and a red-and-white pentagon instead, as the bicolor did not extend outwards.

Usage

As regulated by the Symbols Guidelines, the logo should be used as letterhead of official letters and publications of AIM (posters, banners); as a profile picture of AIM social media accounts, and icon of AIM websites.

The logo is adopted to be used on the AIM flag made official in April 2020. A modified variant of the logo was also used as the logo of AIM 5th Anniversary celebration in July 2016.

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