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60 years: Sleek and stylish

Check out the official logo from CERN's graphic design team for the laboratory's upcoming 60th anniversary celebrations


60 years: Sleek and stylish

As you are aware, CERN will be celebrating its 60th birthday in 2014. To mark the event, next year will be filled with exciting events... of which there will be a taster in the next issue of the Bulletin.

In the meantime, we are pleased to present the official logo for this important anniversary: created by the Graphic Design Service, it elegantly combines the curves of the numbers 6 and 0 to mirror the shape of our accelerator chain, and in doing so pays homage to the technological prowess of CERN’s installations.

The overlap of the 6 and the 0 also symbolises collaboration between countries, professions and people, which is one of the organization’s fundamental values. The slightly tilted perspective of the logo suggests the geographical layout of CERN’s facilities as well as the dynamism of a forward-looking laboratory.

There’s an obvious nod to the CERN logo, but the new logo differs in the way it evokes a more festive spirit: formed of a loop like a ceremonial ribbon, it gives a foretaste of what is shaping up to be a memorable year for the laboratory.