Depicts a globe (left) and Earth cross-section (right) to represent the broad spectrum of geosciences: surface to deep interior. Combined with the open access padlock arm to represent a move towards a more open, transparent publishing system.
Besides the earth as a circle (e.g. with latitude longitude lines), a globe (as in desk globe) is one of the most iconic representations of the Earth. It's the closes we can get to a "hands-on" artefact of our planet, and it's an item of curiosity and learning. The coloured "band" forming the second bar for the "X" could be a straight line. The fact that it is not developed from taking apart the vector-rendering of the ...more »