EDIT: Voting by full party members is now closed. You can see our new logo above!
This week we received good news: That the Transhumanist Party is now officially registered in the UK. Along with that good news, however, we were also notified that our proposed logos were not compatible with Electoral Commission rules. The “+” in “h+” contravenes a rule against ticks or crosses in UK party symbols. The issue is an interesting one, since h+ is the most common shorthand for Transhumanism.
TPUK party members will soon have an opportunity to vote for a single, new symbol to be submitted to the Electoral Commission. Voting will be between three options, as follows:
All three options will be based on the earlier hexagonal design, which has proved popular and eye-catching. The first two will be variants of well-known Transhumanist themes; some kind of h+ (or >h) version which avoids actually having a separate + symbol, and a ring of eight outward-pointing arrows (like the original WTA logo, indicating limitless exploration).
The third option is to be worked up by the open Transhumanist community (i.e. by anyone who wants to get involved, party member or not), and voted on in the TPUK facebook group. Whichever community-made symbol is voted most popular there will be incorporated into the third option for formal voting by the party membership.
The open design competition and facebook voting will close on July 1st. Formal voting for the final party emblem will close three weeks later, on July 22nd. You do not need to be a UK national or resident to join the Transhumanist Party.