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WiAS 早稲田大学高等研究所 Waseda Institute for Advanced Study

Design concept

WIAS is the acronym for the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study. The sharply delineated letters of the logo are meant to convey progressivity, and the navy blue color is meant to express intellectual depth.
The logo designer intentionally chose to use the lower-case letter “i” to signify originality and informality, the two key characteristics of WIAS, which was established as an institute independent from the other faculties of Waseda University in order to promote innovation and take on new challenges.
The theme of independence is reinforced by the dot of the “i”, which was designed to suggest an unfurled flag, that is in turn accentuated by the dark red, which happens to be the school color of Waseda, a university founded to promote the “enterprising spirit.”

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