a16z Battle of the Hacks

Logo for the 2016 edition of Andreessen Horowitz's annual hackathon

For the past few years, Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (often abbreviated a16z) has held a hackathon for university students. While working at KBD I designed the logo for this years event. The client wanted a simple, badge-like mark. I used an aggressive typeface to emphasize the competitive aspect of the event, and used circuit motifs to show the technical side.

Earlier iterations and explorations of the logo. I’m still fond of the Soviet Nintendo Power Glove version.

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