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As you may have seen if you were present in The Bakery, we have been blessed with a great designer willing to create a logo.

The following are the prototype designs that Ronan Forman of Arqade has created. Please vote for your favorite, and we will kindly ask him to create a finished version.

This may be the logo used on the official site (depending on if the higher-ups like it or not (also legal things)), so choose wisely :).

These are not the actual designs (or drafts of the actual designs), so quality should improve; you're voting on the concepts.

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  • Is there any word on whether we can use the actual Raspberry Pi logo? This is my preference. Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 13:44
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    @MarkIngram We cannot use the actual Raspberry Pi Logo: raspberrypi.org/trademark-rules
    – Jivings
    Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 13:52
  • @Jivings Is there a chance I can submit an idea I had? I came up with a rough sketch in Inkscape and was hoping to submit it to the original question. Then I saw this one and it looks like the competition is already started. Commented May 19, 2014 at 23:38
  • @RPiAwesomeness Suuure. Go for it! :)
    – Jivings
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 6:53
  • Cool. I will post the rough draft(s) and keep working on refining it. Commented May 20, 2014 at 11:59
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    question - what about a colour scheme? - a basic design for logo could be found fairly easily, but the colours of the logo sort of depends on the colour of the site background, title, etc.... Pretty cool designs though :)
    – Wilf
    Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 9:32

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The logo should be simple, scalable, easy to remember, and it should remind of something related to the Raspberry Pi (small computers, raspberries, easy hacking ...). How about this mashup with the USB trident symbol (which can be used freely in contrast to the trademarked USB logos)? The symbol should be know to mean "easy pluggable computer device" also for non-technical people:

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I am not sure about the best orientation. You can get the SVG file to play around with at https://gist.github.com/3748136 Feel free to modify and comment!

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  • I like this one - but the it lacks the nice '3d' effect of the official Raspberry Pi logo (ie, on this one - the bits of the berry round the side are the same size as the middle). I see you have posted the actual SVG of this (nice) - but my SVG skills are not up to making this modification myself!)
    – monojohnny
    Commented Mar 1, 2015 at 0:21
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Logo 3

A pie with a raspberry image on top. The size of the slice can vary.

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    The slice could be π. ie. half a pie Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 1:47
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    That could work really well: split it vertically and the semicircle would fit really well next to the site title.
    – ramblinjan
    Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 17:31
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Logo 4

Tux (the Linux penguin) holding a raspberry.

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  • Perhaps it could me made clearer that the creature is the linux penguin? (I didn't get it at first)
    – ACarter
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:30
  • @ACarter If you don't feel like it's clear enough, feel free not to vote for it.
    – user46
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:32
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    I do like it, it could just be made clearer.
    – ACarter
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:33
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    @ACarter This is just a prototype. The final version would be bells and whistles.
    – Jivings
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:43
  • Is that a bookbag on it?
    – user46
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:45
  • @Jivings, I know...
    – ACarter
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 19:48
  • @Bryan It's the stalk of the fruit.
    – Ronan
    Commented Jul 16, 2012 at 23:54
  • @RonanForman Ah. I see it now! =D
    – user46
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 0:01
  • The winglike bulge is quite iffy =/
    – Alexander
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 21:56
  • Wouldn't this be weird for users new to Linux? The main goal of the Raspberry Pi is to introduce students to it, and these students do not know what Linux is.
    – user46
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 4:01
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    Love the concept, but think this would be better suited to a Linux distribution rather than a Pi... While most Pi's are currently running Linux, don't forget that there may be some now or in the future with other operating systems on (such as RISC OS) Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 16:02
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Here's another rough concept:

π Tables!

And a more π-like version:

More π-like

Playing off the π idea, but with no pie.

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    We do have to be careful about getting too close to the Raspberry Pi logo (which is trademarked). Keep in mind when voting for this one that the raspberry will have to look completely different.
    – ramblinjan
    Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 17:32
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Logo 1

A slice of pie with a raspberry next to it. The location is negotiable.

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    I feel like this doesn't convey what the RPi is, integration of Tux (the linux penguin), a chip, π, etc. would improve this
    – Alexander
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 21:42
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    Perhaps the raspberry can be on the top near the crust, with the π symbol being where the current raspberry is
    – Alexander
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 21:42
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    @XAleXOwnZX It's just a logo, Arqade has a spaceship, SO has a box with some rectangles in and SE is a speech bubble. We're not playing pictionary here.
    – Ronan
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 0:11
  • It's often times the one thing people will see, and should be descriptive appropriately
    – Alexander
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 0:41
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    Is the size of the raspberry negotiable also? ... I'd love it to be bigger. $0.02 Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 3:08
  • i would suggest for this illustration that the pies content is some kind of circuit and the raspberry sits on top of the widest part of the pi.
    – kolin
    Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 10:31
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Logo 5

A pie made to look like the chip board for the actual Raspberry Pi.

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Logo 10

The Hacker Emblem with raspberries in the alive states.

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How about a similar shape to the current (default) logo, a square with rounded edges and a triangle coming out of the bottom, but replacing said square with a simple vector graphic of the new A+?

Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange draft

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  • Nice! Looks real good.
    – Jivings
    Commented Dec 20, 2014 at 18:34
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It's a simplistic logo, similar to Ask Ubuntu's logo.

It uses the open font Quicksand, which is the same on the Raspberry Pi Foundation uses.

Version 1: - Simplest version, no extra stuff

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Version 2: - Slightly more complex, and it looks a bit more like the Raspberry Pi. Also isn't quite square.

2nd version

Obviously, these are still needing some work.

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Logo 11

A pie with a pi on top, made by Jin.

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  • Thanks for posting this ronan. this is just a concept, pay no attention to graphic details. The concept is a Pie, with a Pi cut.
    – Jin
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 18:29
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Logo 6

A pie with a slice missing and a raspberry on top.

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Logo 9

A pie with some wires coming out of it.

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Logo 7

Raspberry .14 (pi is 3.14 for those non-maths-y people)

This also ties in with Element 14, one of the two Raspberry Pi distributors.

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    I quite like the look, but is tying in specifically with one of the distributors really a good thing? It makes it seem like we've got an affiliation we haven't.
    – berry120
    Commented Sep 10, 2012 at 23:00
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Logo 8

A pi symbol with some raspberries around the place.

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Honeycomb concept... Things like font and colors can vary

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  • I really like the idea of this, and it could be easily combined with some of the other ideas, such as taking a 60 degree slice out of it.
    – Mark Booth
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 13:37
  • @MarkBooth I think I got in too late for it to pass
    – Kyle Macey
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 14:18
  • I like this. +1
    – DankMemes
    Commented Jun 6, 2014 at 11:21
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Here are a couple of fleshed out ideas based on the top answer, made in Paint.NET:

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And a cropped version for a more squarish icon; this might fit better on the title bar.

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