Part 4: The gold represents the value of knowledge held inside a book, because Gold, in addition to being something that has historical significance in the Yukon, is considered valuable. Finally, the gold and white space can also represent a flower, the student, blossoming over a field of green, representing the healthy environment cultivated at the college. Additionally, all colors used are CMYK compatible.
Part 3: This is the shape I chose for the new Yukon College logo. The negative space in between the shapes creates the impression of the letter Y. There's primarily three pieces of imagery at work. In the first, the golden sun is rising between two green hills, representing the naturalist themes that the Yukon is known for. In the second, the green shapes and white space represent the shape of a book. (Continued in Part 4)
Part 10: Assignment Questions. **IMPORTANT NOTE**: See Parts 3 and 4 for further explanation on Question 3.
Part 9: This version of the logo, which is 1" x 1.5" at 72dpi, shows that the logo maintains readability down to this size, even on a screen. In print, it can be reduced to 0.67" x 1" and still be usable because it would be printed in at least 300dpi. NOTE: I had to add white space around the sides of this image for Pinterest to be able to handle it.
Part These are the logo concepts I drew up. I figured that the right logo in the second row had the most potential without looking too regional, so that is the version I opted to expand on.
Part 1: For this assignment, I opted to create a new logo for Yukon College. I started by collecting logos from various colleges and some universities in western Canada and organized them by color scheme (except the last column, which is logos that didn't fit into other categories color-wise).
Part 5: This image represents the padding which the shape should have. The blue, which represents the horizontal padding, should be the vertical distance from the top of the green shape to the top of the gold shape. The red, which represents vertical padding, is the distance between the green and gold shapes. This amount of padding should also be used with the final version of the logo including text.