DIS has finally its logo. It was clear at the beginning of the design process that it should put forward the world wide networking feature of DIS which is key to its working principle. I looked for various networking grids but couldn't find anything original and explicit enough.
It is fortuitous that I saw an instance of the UVG120 grid which was first discribed in the article "The Planetary grid: a New Synthesis" written by William Becker and Dr. Bethe Hagens in 1984. I adopted this grid for the logo with the written permission of Dr Bethe Hagens.
I find this grid beautiful because of its apparent randomness and its subliminal regularity resulting from combining the vertices's of a dodecahedron and an icosahedron mapped on a sphere. The fact that these volumes integrate the divine proportion may contribute to the impression of beauty.
The logo was designed by the graphic designer Johan VINET. He runs the company grafxtory but is better known as lordyoyo with his blog offering copious tutorials and enlightening information on graphic design. He has a creative and yet a professional approach, with a pleasant benevolent patience I challenged with my exigencies and care of the details.