Our New Logo

Our New Logo

2016-08-03 Projects Updates 19

We really like it and we think you’ll agree.

Legitimacy

Pi-hole has always been a community-driven project and we couldn’t have made it this far without all of you.  In keeping with that spirit, we wanted our users to help us design and pick a new logo.

Unfortunately, the contest had some issues with legitimate voting as well as some other legal issues, so it didn’t go exactly as we hoped.

It’s partially our fault for not clearly laying out the rules of the contest and setting up a good voting system.  In our defense, we all have full-time jobs and since the Raspberry Pi Foundation was hot on our tail, we wanted to get something going and involve the community.

Compromise

We think the logo above is a good compromise.  It’s actually based off one of the entries, but we ended up making it from scratch so it’s completely ours.

Internally, everyone agreed that “Vortex” (as we refer to it internally) was the top choice when the submissions came in, so we spoke to the individual who submitted it and s/he was OK with us moving forward and making it our own.

19 Responses

  1. Congratulations, I like it!

  2. BaBo says:

    Congrats, you’ve finally got a new logo!
    Although, unfortunately, the strength of it is gone after your adjustments. I liked this one very much in its original form. Hence, there are programmers and there are designers…

  3. Jamie says:

    Graphic Designer here, the original idea looked much better, specially the color tones on the gradient, now it makes no sense, there’s light where the shadow/darkness is supposed to be at, this makes the red thing not look like a one folded piece anymore. Also that line you added on a leaf, that wasn’t necessary, keep it simple, we know those are leaves, no need to add more detail to it. And that evil eye on the center, oh lord.

    • Fran says:

      Also a freelance graphic designer, and although I didn’t like the original one, this one is much worse. The whole thing screams “1990s”, but thats okay. I would probably fail if I turned this into my graphic design professor. The line on the leaf and the hole in the center are so cringy. But it’s perfectly fine for a group this small. It’s kinda clever, anyways.

    • Gorgula says:

      I have no humanly idea why they would ruin the original. Is it some sort of IP issue? “…but we ended up making it from scratch so it’s completely ours.” Huh? Changed the gradients to make no sense? Nice project, but why take on graphic design?

  4. Hillary for Prison 2016 says:

    terrible.. follow graphic designers advices instead.

  5. Hillary for Prison 2016 says:

    terrible.. follow graphic designers advices instead.

  6. grmbl says:

    Seriously guys, you should’ve sticked with the original. Even the sample below looks better than yours… I’m replacing the icon in the admin page.

    • jacobsalmela says:

      We open-sourced the logo so the community can suggest improvements.

      • BaBo says:

        Maybe we all c.h.i.p. in and you hire one decent responsible graphics designer?
        It’s getting from bad to worse; the contest idea was nice, the outcome was painful. Covering it up hasn’t been fruitful.
        Building something wonderful together such as pi-hole, is an effort of people collaborating and testing into extent. Designing a logo is not something you can do in that same way, is my opinion.
        Too much ‘non designers’ have a say, the result will be less …

  7. grmbl says:

    Seriously guys, you should’ve sticked with the original. Even the sample below looks better than yours… I’m replacing the icon in the admin page.

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