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. –  Mark Ingram Jul 30 '12 at 13:44
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@MarkIngram We cannot use the actual Raspberry Pi Logo: raspberrypi.org/trademark-rules –  Jivings Jul 30 '12 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. –  RPi Awesomeness May 19 at 23:38
    
@RPiAwesomeness Suuure. Go for it! :) –  Jivings May 20 at 6:53
    
Cool. I will post the rough draft(s) and keep working on refining it. –  RPi Awesomeness May 20 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 Jun 2 at 9:32

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The logo should be simple, scalable, easy to remember, and it should remind at 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 here to play around: https://gist.github.com/3748136 Feel free to modify and comment!

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Logo 3

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

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The slice could be π. ie. half a pie –  John La Rooy Jul 17 '12 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. –  jandjorgensen Jul 31 '12 at 17:31

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 –  XAleXOwnZX Jul 19 '12 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 –  XAleXOwnZX Jul 19 '12 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 Forman Jul 20 '12 at 0:11
    
It's often times the one thing people will see, and should be descriptive appropriately –  XAleXOwnZX Jul 20 '12 at 0:41
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Is the size of the raspberry negotiable also? ... I'd love it to be bigger. $0.02 –  James Khoury Jul 31 '12 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 Jan 4 '13 at 10:31

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 Jul 16 '12 at 19:30
    
@ACarter If you don't feel like it's clear enough, feel free not to vote for it. –  Bryan Dunsmore Jul 16 '12 at 19:32
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I do like it, it could just be made clearer. –  ACarter Jul 16 '12 at 19:33
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@ACarter This is just a prototype. The final version would be bells and whistles. –  Jivings Jul 16 '12 at 19:43
    
Is that a bookbag on it? –  Bryan Dunsmore Jul 16 '12 at 19:45
    
@Jivings, I know... –  ACarter Jul 16 '12 at 19:48
    
@Bryan It's the stalk of the fruit. –  Ronan Forman Jul 16 '12 at 23:54
    
@RonanForman Ah. I see it now! =D –  Bryan Dunsmore Jul 17 '12 at 0:01
    
The winglike bulge is quite iffy =/ –  XAleXOwnZX Jul 19 '12 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. –  Bryan Dunsmore Jul 20 '12 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) –  Graham Wager Jul 24 '12 at 16:02

Logo 5

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

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Here's another rough concept:

PI Tables!

And a more PI-like version:

More PI-like

Playing off the PI 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. –  jandjorgensen Jul 31 '12 at 17:32

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 Jul 18 '12 at 18:29

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 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 Sep 10 '12 at 23:00

I realize this competition really happened about 2 years ago, but I still wanted to submit an idea (in rough-draft form) I had. It's a simplistic logo, similar to Ask Ubuntu's logo.

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

Version 1: - Simplest version, no extra stuff

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

2nd version

Obviously, these are still needing some work, but I just though I would submit them.

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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 Aug 8 '12 at 13:37
    
@MarkBooth I think I got in too late for it to pass –  Kyle Macey Aug 8 '12 at 14:18
    
I like this. +1 –  Zove Games Jun 6 at 11:21

I had some free time so here are a couple of fleshed out ideas based on the top answer, made in Paint.NET (I am by no means an artist):

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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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