OSHW Logo Submissions

Update: 10 logos have been pre-selected by the selection committee, and now the logos are up for a PUBLIC VOTE. Cast your vote!

Update: Submissions are now CLOSED. Thank you to all who made logos, they are awesome!

Update: We’ve been getting so many logos (over 45 logos 60 logos 100 logos submitted!) so the deadline is now extended till march 3rd.

Update: Over 31 submissions! The page below has been updated with the logo submissions to the forum. We will keep accepting logos for another week (until Feb 24th) then will put logos up for selection. THANKS!

Update: For discussion on the logos, please do NOT write in the comments below, but rather go to the forum

With the Open Hardware Definition, we would like to release a logo for Open Hardware to be attached to the definition, and used to brand Open Hardware. Please propose your logos, or comment on the below ones at the Definition Forum under the thread LOGO.

Note: This is a community driven definition and branding effort. Correct usage of the Definition will not be inspected or enforced. So please use your judgment

Criteria: The logo for the Open Hardware Definition must:

  • Be easy to print/see on a PCB
  • Be easy to print/see on a Schematic document
  • Signify Open-ness

OSHW Logo

1- Open Lock

Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Open Hardware Summit
Designer: Mateo Zlatar
Date: July, 2010

2- O-H

Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Sparkfun
Designer: David Stadler
Date: December 9th, 2010

3- Iconographic Microchip

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Nic
Date: January 24th, 2011

4- Open IC

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Chema Alcérreca
Date: February 10th, 2011

5- Self-cannibalizing wrench

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Cameron Leslie (cbleslie)
Date: Feb 10th, 2011
Description: A “self-cannibalizing” wrench depicting self repair, recycling, revisioning, refactoring, infinity and hardware. This idea is not new and has been around for centuries and is depicted elsewhere in history as the self eating snake. It is obviously in an “O” shape to depict “Openness” and is recognized as a symbol for “yes!” in many Asian cultures. Green was used, as this is an international color for “Go”, so perhaps to give an impression of a green indicator on a stop light.
The second element is comprised of a “happy face” and immediately shows the viewer that “it’s okay” or “it’s good” to take part in this activity. Perhaps evening putting the mind at ease that what your doing (or about to do) is right and is within your rights.

6- Open Hardware Development

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Ted Ullrich
Date: Feb 10th, 2011
Description: Logo highlights the open process of give and take between people developing hardware.

7- OHW/OHM

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Ken Stone
Date: Feb 11th, 2011
Description: Here’s my submission for an Open Hardware logo. It was done using GIMP + the ‘Open Symbol’ font under ubuntu.
If it isn’t obvious what’s going on here, imagine looking at it through a mirror placed above or below it.
I know, there’s no cute monkeys or anything, but I think it’s distinctive, simple, memorable, and (of course) geeky

8- Revolution Description Language

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Roberto Guerra
Date: 1/11/11

9- Ogear

Open Hardware Definition

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Andrew Somerville
Date: Feb 11, 2011

10- Free_Spinning

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Brandon L.
Date: 2/11/2011
Description: a broken lock with a gear instead of just an open one.

11-stylized omega

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition

Designer: VitaminP
Date: Feb 11, 2011
Description: I think simple is best. This stylized omega contrives the form of a keyhole and gives the sense of a tunnel opening into sunlight. Needs some refinement of angles and thicknesses, but it works well at any size. It also works well as a line interruption: which provides a nice option for document headers and device integration.

12- Morphed Bird

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Benjamin Chalovich
Date: February 11, 2011
Description: It is a bird morphed out of a gear with circuit board styled lines.
The bird represents freedom – yet it is made out of mechanical parts. It is the embodiment of hardware that is free.

13- Solderable Logo

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Device666
Date: Feb 11th, 2011
Description: The idea of this logo is that it is also possible to solder the logo. Which makes it easy for everyone in the community too make use of the tools easiest available to get the logo on the hardware itself, which I think is inline with the idea of open source.

14- OpnKy

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: ercwtsn
Date: Feb 11, 2011

15- winged wrench

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: PauloS
Date: February 11th, 2011

16- Golden Orb

Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Golden Orb
Author: Macklin Chaffee
Date: February 11th, 2011
Description: I think it would be a mistake to not allude to Open Source branding. People know open source. I don’t remember ever reading anything about Open Hardware (though I’m a software guy) until I saw the Open Source Hardware Definition Release on Slashdot (congrats). colors are hue-shifted duplicates of Open Source. I see the font being changed to something more standard. Someone help me out here.

17- Spanner/Wrench

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: samfentress
Date: Feb 11, 2011
Description: Why use obscure symbols when a word will offer instant clarity? It’s short and to the point. The spanner/wrench both signifies “hardware” and the idea that “anyone can open it.”
(My lines are a little screwy because I did this quickly. It could easily be smoothed about and made into an svg. The font is Impact. An open-source font could be used.)

18- Puzzle

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition
Designer: Hjalti Hjálmarsson
Date: Feb 12th, 2011
Description: it’s simple, easily readable as hardware, a part of a great whole, connectability and is also designed to look like a human figure …which personally I think is the point with the open source concept, connecting creative people

19- Seco

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Seiku
Date: Feb 12th, 2011
Description: This should be readable to more than a billion Chinese, 100 million Japanese, and maybe about a million European and American. Actually, it is a picture, the same as below.

Originally, I was about to propose this:

20- Open Lock v2

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: IHeartEngineering
Date: Feb 12th, 2011
Description: I like the ‘Open Lock’ but I would like to see it opened up a little more to make it easier to engrave into 3D printed objects

21- Mark

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition

Designer: pflodo
Date: Feb 12th, 2011
Description: I think it should be very basic, so easy to put anywhere.
I think of it more like a mark than a logo, like the copyright, trademark, creative commons
Then for graphic environments
A small easy to put anywhere logo
And a larger one for when you have more space

22- OH Component

Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Roy Mohan Shearer
Designer: Roy Mohan Shearer
Date: February 12th, 2011

23- Open Lock v3

Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Roy Mohan Shearer
Designer: Roy Mohan Shearer
Date: February 12th, 2011

24- Few ideas

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: ercwtsn
Date: Feb 12th, 2011

25- Angry Drill

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Randy Gill
Date: Feb 12th, 2011

26- Roy Shearer v3

Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Roy Mohan Shearer
Designer: Roy Mohan Shearer
Date: February 12th, 2011

27- Butterfly

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition

Designer: wyojustin
Date: January 24th, 2011
Description: The butterfly represents freedom. The wings are PCBs. I’ve simplified it by removing some nodes and thickening the traces. The font is Liberation Sans Bold. It was designed using Inkscape on Ubuntu.

28- copyleft chip

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Dr Snaut
Date: Feb 15th, 2011
Description: Etymologically it’s refers to the well known “copyleft” concept and shows well recognisable conventional “chip” sign.
Reversing layout (shows as it could be printed on PCB).
I use the font Bebas http://www.fontex.org/download/Bebas-neue.otf sanserif, which is rhythm with logo outline and masses, and could be useful in relevant compositions. Please note that font block is not obligatory detail, logotype able to be used laconically without any text block.

29- Open Power

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition

Submitted by: Greg Quisenberry
Designer: Greg Quisenberry
Date: February 15th, 2011

30- Golden Orb v2

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: EverydayInventors
Date: Feb 15th, 2011

31- OHArrows

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: Phil Torrone
Date: Feb 15th, 2011
Description: it’s an O and H and the two arrows are formed to show “openness and sharing”…

32- Mashup

Open Hardware Definition
Open Hardware Definition

Designer: EverydayInventors
Date: Feb 15th, 2011
Description: Here’s a quick-and-dirty mash-up of dr.snaut’s chip logo and Macklin Chaffee’s keyhole-gear logo. I’ve edited the gear slightly to be more “C” like, and to have more defined teeth

33- Golden Orb v3

Open Hardware Definition

Designer: jedibfa
Date: Feb 17th, 2011
Description: The above poster’s proposed logo is still one of my favorites. In his post he asked if anyone had any ideas for improving the font. It turns out Mach 30’s secretary is also our graphic artist, and she is suggesting avant garde condensed.

34-OSHW Connections

Designer: dseisner
Date: Feb 20th, 2011
Description:The letters OSHW have become pretty iconic of open source hardware. Riffing a bit off of Chema’s design, thought I’d toss this into the mix.

35- Open Circuit v1


Designer: LiR
Date: Feb 21st, 2011
Description: We’ve chosen a circuit as representation of Hardware, despite the wide concept included in the definition, for two main reasons:

  • The word Hardware is normally used to refer to computers and electronic devices.
  • A implicit tribute to the origin of the OSWH movement.

As for the open-ness meaning we would like to give a clear idea at a first glance using a simple open lockpad for the first logo and the well known open source symbol for the other.

36- Few concepts


Designer: johngineer
Date: Feb 21st, 2011
Description: My idea with these was to make something that could be printed quite small (as in a silkscreen on a PCB). I also wanted something that wasn’t explicitly tied to electronics. I realize most OSHW (at the moment) is electronics, but I think the logo should be more universal. I used an isometric projection to evoke the idea of a physical object, as well as the engineering aspect — many physical blueprints use this type of view (think exploded assembly diagrams). The first one is a 3-D “H” within an “O”, inside a sort of dimensionally ambiguous hexagon. The second one is an “O” on top of, and orthogonal to, an “H”. I like this one because it is very simple and will render well when printed on a small scale. The third one is an alphabet block with the letters “O”, “S” and “H” — to evoke the idea of using open-source hardware as a building block for a larger project, just as we use individual letters to make words, and then paragraphs, and so on. The notion of an alphabet block also conjures up the fearless creativity of childhood. The fourth one is the one I like the most. It’s an open box, with a “0” on one side and a “1” on the other. The box symbolizes a physical object, the 0 & 1 symbolize information, and the open lid symbolizes openness.

37- Debreuil design v1


Designer: debreuil
Date: Feb 21st, 2011

38- Debreuil design v2


Designer: debreuil
Date: Feb 21st, 2011

39- Open lock v4

Designer: Allan Andrade
Date: Feb 21st, 2011
Description: As you can see the O of open is the circle, the open lock reading like the S in the source and the H of hardware.

40- OH capacitor

Designer: Hock Ng
Date: Feb 21st, 2011
Description: Using the capacitor and resistor symbol to form the ‘HW’ inside the ‘O’. The ‘O’ has broken links to symbolize openness.

41- Hex screw head


Designer: Greg Quisenberry
Date: Feb 21st, 2011
Description: A backwards “C” can now be seen reminding us of the copyleft logo. It does not illustrate any kind of hardware like a microchip or gear so it can be universally applied to many different things now and in the future. An interior arrow can denote the flowing of ideas in and out of the source like in the first two images or to give the logo more of a hardware theme I added a hexagon giving an illusion we are looking down at a Hex screw but also looking like a target for your ideas to enter while keeping the arrow for ideas to flow out. Still has an aesthetically pleasing “O” for Open. Does not contain the broken lock which some have pointed out might be a reminder of security problems. Should be easily printable with lettering or alone, in different colors, large and small, in 3D, etched or stenciled and still remain highly recognizable.

42- Open Hardware Bolt Logo

Designer: Jerome Kelty
Date: Feb 21st, 2011
Description: The first thing that comes to mind when someone says “hardware” is a bolt- that’s why I used the hexagon bolt outer shape. A bolt is also something that helps hold everything together and to me that’s the idea behind Open Hardware- everyone working together, developing a standard that holds everyone together. The “O” and “H” are pretty obvious and I just tried to keep it really super simple so it’s immediately recognizable and is readable no matter the size- whether it’s printed, laser etched, stamped, anodized, etc. it should make no difference. I also like the “O” encircling the “H” as many types of hardware could fall within the Open standard. The image isn’t perfect and it needs a bit cleaning up- mostly in the thickness of the “O” and “H” but it’s a start.

43- Make with “legarage of Saint-Etienne”


Designer: Léo, Damed, Clem and Liol
Date: Feb 22nd, 2011
Description: This summit represent an chip (hardware) with the open source inversed key inside. We add an customized arm and(or) eyes for the community aspect, essential in the open source philosophies. This second aspect is free to modification, if an developer just want remove arm and add an tongue or an hat, he can, and we’ll encourage the community to play with. As long the chip and inversed key are here for symbolize Open Hardware, community is an permanent moving aspect. And for finish, this green we chose, is a wink to the T-Mobile copyrighted magenta (http://www.freemagenta.nl) witch we only inversed.

44- Open Hardware Logo “Gear’n Chip”

 

Designer: Fred PRATE
Date: Feb 24th, 2011
Description: I’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible

45- Open Hardware Infinity


 

Designer: Jayden Tutty
Date: Feb 25th, 2011
Description: Infinity: no boundaries, no obstacles, no restriction. Signifies the openness and freedom of open source.

46- Open Arms

 

Designer: Peter
Date: Feb 25th, 2011
Description: This image open arms, for any hardware, uses simple lines and circles available to a cad program so can be easy to add to your board files schematics etc.

47- Switch to Open Hardware

 

Designer: Colin Faulkingham
Date: Feb 25th, 2011

 

48- Open Chip Book

 

Designer:marc foret(ptitbul)
Date: Feb 25th, 2011
Description: The idea of an open book but applied for a chip

49- Soldering Iron

 

 

Designer: JP
Date: Feb 25th, 2011
Description: For me soldering iron is the symbol of freedom to create, to modify and to take apart.

50- OSHW- A new Day

 

Designer: David Sanderson
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

51 – Candy Capacitor


Designer: Tachikoma
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

52- OSHW Bot

 

Designer: David Siren Eisner
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: I’ve always been of the opinion that things get better when you add 8-bit robots.

53- Osmosis

 

Designer: Vincent C
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: Osmosis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmosis)

54 – Simple

Designer: Michael Rucci
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

 

55-  Open Gear v1

 

Designer: bent-tronics
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: open lock design from LiR (entry #35)

56- open arrow

Designer: Nick Vida
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: two fingers touch the same chip and create 2 arrows in this logo entitled “Open Arrow” which is intentionally simple and easy to view at low res. It makes a good favicon, and it doesn’t reference an icon with a meaning already like a lock or something. The arrows signify movement and ascension and is discrete but present. two hands are sharing. Nice iconic and usable weblogo that is elegant at a lot of resolutions. If it is chosen, I would like to clean it up some more and perfect the shapes.

57- Simple Components

Designer: Lucas S.
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: I like these logos because they are simple and also show the nature of products being formed from separate hardware components.

58- OHS person

Designer: Claudio Miklos
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

 

59- Into the sea (of OSHW)


Designer: Kiate
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: Enough of selFISHness! Put it into the sea (of OSHW), so that the others may have a chance to fish the ‘FISH’.  PS.: Inverted Omega sign (fish bowl) was inspired by slowgenuis’s design

60- Open gates, get out sistor

Designer: Robotop
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: here is my proposal. I did it directly on the touch screen of my Fujitsu stilistic. Obviously, there is space for improvements !!! Just to give an idea… and to partecipate to this borning project.

61 – logo ideas 1 through 5

Designer: Scott Griepentrog
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: Playing with the letters, trying to keep design simple

62- openthebox



Designer: chromoxdor
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: You can open the box and know what´s inside

63- Open Nut

 

Designer: DinoSegovis
Date: Feb 26th, 2011
Description: Nut with arrow showing direction to remove nut or open. Nut is a good universal symbol for hardware.

64- Negative Space


 

Designer: Phillip Burgess
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

 

65 – Great Minds


 

Designer: Phillip Burgess
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

 

66- Bit-OH-UnLock


 

Designer: Sanzibar
Date: Feb 26th, 2011

 

67- Open Chip.


 

Designer: Luis Castaño.
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: The logo is an schematic design of a chip (hardware) who “opens” to an schematic landscape. The second logo represents a chip (hardware) into an open cercle formed by 4 arrows who “turns”. This open cercle remember an O but means this idea of “collaboration”, of “circulation” between developpers. This proposition (my third proposition) is derived from my second proposition and looking for reduction and minimalism. The fourth is a variation about my third proposition but inspired by the idea of Solderable Logo (device 666). I think this graphic (5 dots x 5 dots) is, perhaps, possible to solder. The fifth  is inspired by the idea of Open Nut (dinosegovis). The idea it’s also an open nut (hardware but not only electronic hardware) bur there is a diference in the graphic. This nut is differently “open” and the design remember the logo of Open Source.

68 – Circuit Board with Holes


 

Designer: Jac Goudsmit
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description:

Here’s my version of an OSHW logo, partially inspired by Device666’s idea of using soldering patterns. I used MS Paint to draw it but it should be easy to reproduce in other programs including PCB design software. Thoughts: I used simple shapes (squares) for the letters, which will be easy to recognize from a distance, even if reduced in size. When I think “hardware”, I think “circuit board”, so for the details I used shapes that resemble PCB traces. When I think “open”, I think “holes”, so I used vias/holes as part of the design.
In order to use the logo in the same location on both sides of the same PCB, the holes have to be in a symmetrical pattern: the holes in the “O” match the holes in the “W”.
90-degree angles are a problem with some forms of PCB production (the chemicals “eat away” at them), so I used 45-degree angles only (except in the text).
I wanted to make it easy to reproduce the logo in a PCB design program, so I made sure that the horizontal and vertical distances between all holes are a multiple of 16 pixels (at this magnification level). This should help to align the drill holes on a grid.
I wanted to make the version number of the specification part of the logo so in the future it will be possible to distinguish between older and newer hardware.
I put the URL of the website in the logo to give a hint about what it means. The font was hand-pixeled.
As a bonus, the logo can also be easily reproduced as a cutout in a ground plane on a PCB. Obviously the version number and the URL aren’t going to legible if the logo is reduced to e.g. 0.1″ per 16 pixels, but it’s easy to make a simplified version without the text if desired. On the other hand, the logo can also be expanded to add more text. I also realize that the letter “O” may be a little difficult to recognize as such. I considered drawing traces between the three holes in the “O” but that introduced a confusing “T” or “U” or triangle shape that I didn’t like when I tried it. An alternative is to turn the “O” upside down and then draw the traces. That, however, would mean that on the back side of the PCB, the entire logo would need to be turned upside-down.

69- Open-core

 


Designer: Jack Qiao
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: I wanted to do something a little bit different from the lock imagery, and also stay away from letter forms to accommodate non-English users.
I remembered those cutaways of stars from astronomy books, and I thought it’s a great metaphor for openness that also has a solid, tangible feel.

70- Open door OSHW

 

Designer: Miros2424
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: the open door signifies openness

71- The Open Door v1

 

Designer: Eduardo Merchán Álvarez
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: This logo is the graphic translation of the two key concepts Open Hardware means. The idea of the open door is an international concept which means openness, welcome, freedom and invitation to pass throught.
The soldering legs around the doorframe introduces the idea of hardware and electronics. The combination of this two concepts increases the main idea of the Open Hardware, inviting people and brands to asimilate this proyect and contribute in it. The logo has been made with the criteria of very small size reproduction in one single color, without lost of details or restrict the supports in which it can be printed.

72- opentheroundbox

Designer: chromoxdor
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: You can open the box and know what´s inside. This time i have chosen an opened round box because it reminds me of a flower (and maybe some video games   ) because it is something that grows.

73- openminimal

Designer: chromoxdor
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: A very simple logo. The circle in the gear is the O that represents open and the gear itself stands for hardware.

74- Universal open source container for license or icon

 

Designer: logan
Date: Feb 27th, 2011
Description: It would be useful to display licenses directly on open source hardware, so this logo includes space for the names or logos of applicable licenses (e.g., copyleft symbol or “GPLv3”). The space could also hold icons specific to the type of hardware. For example, people who develop open source electronics could rally behind the logo with a microchip icon inserted into the space (e.g., to wear on shirts), while people who design 3d-printed objects could have their own symbol inside. All would be unified by this logo with its very clear text understandable by the general public. This provides flexibility without losing brand recognition.

75- Open Source Hardware Logo 1 & 2 (GearChipBook)

Designer: Joe
Date: Feb 28th, 2011
Description: Logo 1 is  a minimalistic logo that would be easy to silkscreen on a PCB or to create vinyl stickers to slap on other hardware/projects that adhere to the OSHW definition/credo. The gear and the IC pay homage to the hardware aspect of the movement which isn’t only for electronics enthusiasts but makers and thinkers of all types. The IC is also an open book not only signifying the concept of open source but also the role that this movement plays in education of current and future generations of innovators. Finally, the gear encompasses the IC/Book which gives a nice subliminal OH (for Open Hardware) for those English speakers/readers among us. Logo 2 is a very similar concept to the first logo but leaves out the open book. This is simply because the blank space on the IC gives options to different designers for modification. This blank space could also be used for a particular area of interest in the OSHW movement or used for various applicable licensing symbols. Again the gear and the IC signify the hardware aspects of the movement. The subliminal OH is there as well (for Open Hardware). Finally, in an effort to give an idea of how these logos would work I’ve attached this last file as well. The different logos as shown above would work very well as singular ‘stamp’ type logos which would be very iconic. However the gear aspect allows several logos to be ‘linked’ together as the gears mesh. As stated above, letters could easily fit in the logo to create various words/acronyms as shown. Please keep in mind that I have no delusions of Sparkfun or Adafruit in using this logo, they just are here to serve the purpose of how different branding concepts could work. But for us less iconic/prolific makers we could simply use another blank gear to input design information as shown.

76 – OSHW I/O, Mk. I

Designer: Joshua Dotson
Date: Feb 28th, 2011
Description: The logo is meant to instill creativity, wonder and excitement in the viewer.  It makes a nearly animated statement about what goes into the design and implementation of any hardware it appears upon.

77- OSH Key Lock

 

Designer: Samuel Marcos
Date: Feb 28th, 2011

78- opengear v2

Designer: chromoxdor
Date: Feb 28th, 2011
Description: This is a open gear with different color and text options.

79- Open Door v2



Designer: Bob Coggeshall
Date: Feb 28th, 2011

80- “Open cage”


Designer: Adán Sánchez de Pedro Crespo
Date: Feb 28th, 2011
Description: The logo features the word “oshw” surrounded by a frame which is open at its upper-right corner, where two birds can be seen flying away like they were escaping from an open cage. Everything has been schematized to look like electrical circuit tracks and be easier and cheaper to print on PCBs. Of course it has been designed using only FLOSS software.

81- “OH-Screw”


Designer: Ralph Kaeppeli
Date: Feb 28th, 2011
Description: The letters O and H standing for Open Hardware, combined and open at the top resemble a stylized screw. Very simple and easy to recognize.

82- Unified logo

 

Designer: Cr3at0r
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: I saw a few designs on the boards and liked them. i decided to throw a few of them together to make one unified logo. I applaud the creativeness and hard work of everyone that has submitted. This is my collaboration of work. I call it unified or unity. I’m sorry if I offend anyone and want to say these would not have been done with out all your hard work. I only take credit for the end result.

83- a mash-up of the open lock, a hex nut, a 3D cube and a PCB trace

Designer: Kyle Lawson
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: My goal was to create an icon that could be stenciled both as a negative shape, or a positive. I loved the original open lock logo, and wanted to play with it. The final design is a mash-up of the open lock, a hex nut, a 3D cube (because we’re talking about real objects), a PCB trace, and a take on the copy-left logo. I’ll make a second post with an .EPS file if anyone wants to play with it some more. I chose Helvetica Neue, because it was the first font choice on the Open Hardware Summits site. I’m very open to it changing.

84- Open-Key


 

Designer: Jack Qiao
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: this logo is a combination of 3 graphics drawn with a circuit diagram style
– a key
– the “start” symbol of a computer (0/1), sideways
– backwards c for “copyleft”

85- Open-Circuit v2

Designer: Jack Qiao
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: this logo expresses “openness” with two out-stretched hands. It also includes a branching metaphor that reflects the process of open-source innovation.

86- Open Source Hardware Branding

Designer: James Holmes
Date: March 1st 2011

 

87- Open-Circuit v2

 

Designer: joz
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: This logo is just a simplified representation of an open circuit

88- Some Ideas

 

 

Designer: pathfinder X
Date: March 1st 2011

 

89- By Martin

 

 

 

Designer: Martin Bachmayr
Date: March 1st 2011

90- By Martin v2

 

 

 

Designer: Martin Bachmayr
Date: March 1st 2011

91-  opengearnchip

 

Designer: chromoxdor
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: i added a chip to the gear to include the electrical part of hardware.

92-  Open lock v5

 

Designer: Adán Sánchez de Pedro Crespo
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: The logo features the word “oshw” conforming a subliminal open lock. Everything has been schematized to look like electrical circuit tracks and be easier and cheaper to print on PCBs. Of course it has been designed using only FLOSS software.

93- OSHW key

 

Designer: João Paulo Cerquinho Cajueiro
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: A key formed by the letters O and H. I think that a key gives a better idea of open than an lock.

94- Theta

 

Designer: Nashblackcat
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: Theta is the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 9. The number 9 is a lucky number in China and homophone of the word for “longlasting”. Plus the added look to an O/H helps too.

95- Geared

 



Designer: Fred PRATE
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: A simple open circuit gear-shaped.

96- OHctopus



Designer: Fred PRATE
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: I’ve tried to represent the community. So yeah, the little eyes all over the gear are the amazing people who build crazy things and share them with the world (yes the world is a big gear). I think the octopus could be a cool metaphor for the very action of tinkering. Never enough hands. You start something, then realize that you need some more information on a totally unknown discipline.

97- Simple and clear

Designer: Brett Williams
Date: March 1st 2011
Description: This design is going for simplicity and clarity. The middle aspect is the source symbol. Wording is used to keep the design simplistic, easily reproducible and recognizable. Blue color used because many hardware companies have blue as a distinguishing color.

98- Under the hood

Designer: John Anderson
Date: March 2nd 2011

99- Open Bin

Designer: Roy Cortes
Date: March 2nd 2011

100- Geared

 

Designer: Ben Edwards
Date: March 2nd 2011
Description: Both are nice designs but still lacking something, so I decided to put them together and see what it would be like. The result with a bit of tweaking is here, with credit for the initial design ideas to the people named above (Fred Prate and DinoFab). As I placed the opening to the right, it isn’t quite as dynamic as the others with their openings on a diagonal, but the logo is easily identified, whatever angle of rotation it may be placed in.

101- “The geared arrow”

Designer: Fred PRATE
Date: March 2nd 2011
Description: I thought about putting the white holes into the electronic track but I was not satisfied with the result. With “geared”, I’ve tried to avoid tiny details to make it easy to print on pcb. It’s less realistic, I agree, but more “iconic”, simpler.
But, since it’s a community effort, I’ve tried to integrate your suggestions, Theben and Bluke, and here is the result: two logos, one with OH for Open Hardware and one without it.

102- Open Hardware Power Button

Designer: Eric Froese
Date: March 2nd 2011

 

103- circuit diagram drawings

 

Designer: Nicci Shaw
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Inspired by circuit diagram drawings.

104- circuit diagram drawings v2


Designer: Nicci Shaw
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Inspired by circuit diagram drawings.

105- a simple 6pin chip with the top opened up

Designer: VuDuDaDi
Date: March 3rd 2011

 

106- Circuit Board

Designer: Nicole Rende
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: I first thought about a circuit board and how it connects. I wanted to connect the O and he H so that it connected.

107- OH Glasses

Designer: Garry Qualls
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: I think that the logo should have some moxie. You can kind of imagine that the “H” is one eye winking at you.

108- Open Hardware Bot

Designer: Mimil
Date: March 3rd 2011

109- Unlocked IC

 

Designer: Chris Fourie
Date: March 3rd 2011

110- Simple Open circuit

Designer: BeccaBlanc
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Presented in four color options, as well as flat B&W option

111- OH!

Designer: Wookie
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: I’ve gone for something simple, starting from a mechanical element, made of bold lines/forms that could be easily printed or engraved and that tried to keep the surprise factor visible (OH, as in Oh!, what an awesome acronym). The slight turn of the bolts intends to convey movement and their placing tries to get close to the infinite symbol without being too evident.

112- Open Hardware

Designer: Christopher Benjamins
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: This logo design is based on the Open Source Software logo. I thought that since they are related in a sense, that the logo should share the same attributes. I chose just to convert the open ring into a open square. I chose a square because it seems to have a more “hard” feeling, where the circle has a softer feel to it.

113- OH rocket

Designer: Garry Qualls
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Here is a rocket because I think it captures the spirit of the open hardware movement in an iconographic form. I like this because the sky is not the limit for OH, the person is being transported physically and emotionally by their open hardware, and real rockets place the Oxygen tank in front of their Hydrogen tank to improve the vehicle’s center of mass.

114- OHSH simple open logotype

Designer: Danielle Lehrman
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: An elegant, simple logotype that conveys openness. The logotype of the acronym OSHS can stand alone, or can be coupled with the full spelled-out words below as pictured.

115- StackableHardware

Designer: John M. De Cristofaro
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: It’s simple, and designed to be printed small (about 1/2″ tall). I added the 1.0 at the bottom to indicate the license revision. It looks good white-on-black, or black-on-white, so you can silkscreen it onto a PCB or engrave it onto plexi or even mill it/etch it into metal. I think it looks pretty good on a circuit board, and doesn’t take up a lot of room.

116- Stepper Friendly


 

Designer: Alex Arbit
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Because this logo is intended for use on any kind of open hardware, I wanted a simple logo that could be easily rendered by and programmed into even the crudest of machines. The simple, right-angles and even spacing of the logo allow for even rudimentary stepper-motors to print or engrave it. It represents openness by being open itself: it is a single, open path that abstractly creates the letters “Oh”. Because it is a simple path, it can be correctly rendered at many line thicknesses, allowing an easily recognizable logo to be presented on any surface by any method. Because it is completely open, it can be cut as a stencil without modifications.

117- Opened Open

Designer: Ben Brockert
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description:A simple textual representation of just the word “Open”. The hardware is implied by it being on hardware. Can be printed very tiny on a PCB or with ink, can be milled as a positive or a negative (in a single tool width), can be stenciled or plasma cut.
Adding gaps to the closed letters signifies the openness, while making it also stencil-able. Stencils are evocative of do-it-yourself and of modifying something that already exists.
In the 3d printed version both words are less than 1″ long .
Two typefaces are presented, each has its merits. Another option would be to round the sides of the gaps.

118- oh circuit

Designer: Álvaro
Date: March 3rd 2011

119- Open Hardware Logo

Designer: Alyssa Cooper
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: I designed this logo to have an elliptical appearance, much like an open eye. I wanted to evoke this feeling of openness rather than closure, and thought of the human body as an interesting point of inspiration. An open eye goes with an open mind, so I felt that this was an appropriate point to mimic. I wanted the H to appear almost circular, like an iris, and to give off a feeling of dimensionality. I then used the spherical H in the words “Open Hardware” to tie the two ideas together.

120- Open Source, Open Eye

Designer: Brittany Stadler
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description:The reasoning and inspiration behind Open Source tools inspired me to create something eye-opening. I believe that Open Source tools can help designers experiment in new mediums and create things we have never before been able to.

121- Open Lock

Designer: Courtney Scott
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Inspired by a key turning an open lock

122- Open Arrow Logo

Designer: Katie Malone
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: inspired by gears and open arrows.

123- Open Circuit Logo


Designer: Katie Malone
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: O & H are inspired by a circuit board.

124- Open box logo

Designer: Anne Schlaffmann
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: I designed this logo because I see OpenSourceHardware as an open box within anyone can give and take. The symbol might also be used alone, with out the typography, as a “label”.

125- c in a box

Designer: devbisme
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: I think this logo is a mashup of a couple of ideas I read in this post, but I don’t see anything exactly like this. My main impetus for posting this is that I want something very simple, easy to fabricate in a single color on a PCB, and that’s legible even when it’s tiny (some of my PCBs are 2″ x 1″ and I can’t afford a logo that’s 1/2″ in size). I’m no graphic designer (obviously), but I hope whatever the winning entry is, it’s something that I can screen onto my PCBs.

126- Open Hardware Bolt Logo

 

Designer: dennis
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: The bolt suggests hardware. The cross-section suggests openness.

127- OH Spiral

Designer: Garry Qualls
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: This is a more verbose idea, explicitly listing four primary focus areas for many Open Hardware projects. When shown or printed at a small size, the text would be omitted. The outer circle is divided into four pieces by the spiral breaks to make it an open shape.

128- OHS connected

Designer: ohraley
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: It’s a really simple logo that should be easy to mill in nearly one pass. I thought I’d go for a very subtle interpretation of open by connecting all the pieces together and not having any closed portions to any of the letters

129- OHS trackpad

Designer: Alberto Cantalejo
Date: March 3rd 2011
Description: Easy to recognize, a combination of a bolt and a trackpad wich means O and “some kind” of H. Some versions for melting, print on PCB and also for paper design.

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  4. Ted Ullrich says:

    Submitted by: Ted Ullrich
    Designer: Ted Ullrich
    Date: February, 2011

  5. I vote for Iconographic Microchip

  6. J. Simmons says:

    As someone working to develop open hardware outside of the electronics industry, I prefer the open lock. I think it is more inclusive than the other two potential logos. I have also been pondering a logo that is an open gear (kind of like OSI’s logo).

  7. I vote for the Iconographic Microchip, really good!!!

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  9. Alex says:

    I vote for the lock. Most adaptable of the group.

  10. My vote is for the Iconographic Microchip. Might be neat if there were a little “OH” in the center.

  11. Brian Ballantine says:

    Open Lock ’cause it clearly suggests openness and it’s also an “O”. Excellent work on each, tho.

  12. masterwit says:

    I vote for a Polar Bear.

    …wait polar bears eat penguins do they not? Crap.

  13. ken d. says:

    i don’t know about the open lock.
    locks to me imply a ‘security’ application or hardware, not generic hardware.

    some sort of stylized OH without icons related to a specific type of industry
    would be nice.

    • RealGrouchy says:

      Agree. While “unlocked” may be a good thing to techies, to the lay person it may suggest “insecure”.

      It may also be misinterpreted as a label for a security-related component of the hardware.

      The others don’t work well, either. The first one implies electronics (while OH might not be such), and the middle one uses the letter “H”, which is geocentric/ethnocentric to English (and other Roman-script languages that use “H” as the initial for their equivalent of the word “hardware”).

      – RG>

  14. Billy-Bob says:

    The open lock is a great idea. But make the shackle go the other way, to emphasize the fact that it’s open.

  15. Adam says:

    Iconographic microchip – is simple and can be printed on PCB in any conditions – no need for a circular shape 😉

  16. Daniel says:

    As a random by stander my non-vote goes to Open Lock.

    IMHO Open Lock is the most symbolically potent. The symbolism of the other logos is only apparent when you know what you are looking for.

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  18. Debianero says:

    Those three logos are nice but I have to choose only one, so my vote is for Iconographic Microchip.

  19. James says:

    You really only have two options if you are going to print this on actual products and I’ll tell you why after:
    1. Iconographic Microchip
    2. O-H

    Problem: If you have a lock (open or not) what does it signify? On a laptop it is usually near the switch to unlock the battery. If it is on a portable media play etc it usually signifies locking / unlocking the buttons. If it is on a motherboard or PCB it could be the security settings or password lock for the bios or system configuration settings.

    I think you see where I’m going with this, put an open lock and our existing associations with that symbol will come to play when trying to work out how to use the device and cause people to jam things where they shouldn’t.

    Your choice guys! 😉

    James

  20. James Meredith says:

    Also, why not have it as a vertically inverted version on the Open Source software logo (http://www.opensource.org) and then you can eventually join sites for Open Source as a whole foundation that might even produce some amazing colaborative projects between the hardware developers and software developers of Open Source projects.

    Perfect World?

  21. David says:

    Vote for Nic!

    Submitted by: Nic
    Designer: Nic
    Date: January 24th, 2011

  22. dale says:

    how about we stick the open lock in the middle of the microchip and call it a day

  23. keff says:

    Dale’s idea about the open lock in the middle of the chip is really good. The iconographic chip clearly gives the idea of hardware, but not what the chip means. The open lock really completes the picture !!!

    K

  24. Mutaz says:

    I’m a fan of the iconographic microchip with the caveat that it seems to be exclusively referring to electronic hardware, whereas the OSHW definition is more inclusive (“machines, devices, or other physical thing”).

  25. Dustin says:

    Iconographic Microchip, reflects the essence of hardware.

    All of them are great!

  26. Lisa says:

    Iconographic Microchip, hands down!

  27. Kriss says:

    Absolutely the Iconographic Microchip! The lock is very nice but it’s just a lock!

  28. Kevin says:

    I have to say, as an outsider looking in, the O-H is most striking. It lends itself to the (c) (r) and (cc) Creative commons visually, and of course, looks enough like a circuit to be meaningful.

    Its simple, and of the others besides the microchip (which is just.. to jagged, and 1990) it is the least confusing.

  29. vernes says:

    From these 3, Iconographic Microship.
    I would like to see variations on that design though.

  30. nicholas says:

    I dont think any of these logos mean anything to regular consumers.
    If i saw any of these logos on the side of a box it would mean nothing to most people.
    The logo needs to to represent freedom in some way.

    The closest representation is the open lock design – but that is too widely used in computers to represent security.

    Not sure im keen on any of the logos as they dont portray meaning very well.

  31. Sarmad says:

    I like the Iconographic Microchip, it’s really simple and clean

  32. joost says:

    open lock!

    but lock can be a little bigger in dark gray background…

    when i squint my eyse, the iconographic microcchip becomes a blur.

  33. Pander says:

    The open lock is confusing with unencrypted information/communication. +1 fro Iconographic Microchip or O-H.

  34. I like the desing made by David Stadler, it’s more web 2.0

    Raúl Oviedo

  35. MoJo says:

    I think we need more than just a single graphic for the logo. Look at the Creative Commons, USB and WiFi logos. They all have a graphic and text. Unless you are a major brand with a recognisable graphic logo (Nike, Mercedes, maybe Apple) you need some text to explain it.

    There are basically two options. You can go the WiFi route and integrate the text into the logo or you can go the more common route of having a graphic and optional text to go with it. Motorola and Windows are examples of the latter.

    I will try to come up with someone but I’m no artist. I feel that all the options submitted so far don’t convey any meaning or idea of what Open Hardware is.

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  37. Jesse says:

    As a graphic designer, I hope this is not the entire list of options. None of these are horiblie, but they are all lacking. The lock has the most potential because it’s not tied into a specific type of hardware and suggests the open nature of the initiative. However, it could use some revisions or further exploration to make it more unique.

  38. Ricardo Antonio says:

    I vote for the O-H logo, it seems more “universal” and “open” than the other too. It also looks more futuristic.

    Open hardware doesn’t necessarily have to have microchips or other electronic components, which makes the iconographic microchip way too specific. It also looks like a logo from 20 years ago with that “squary” style.

    The Open lock one could be misleading, people could understand that some mechanism in the device is unlocked.

  39. J. Simmons says:

    I have a couple of questions about the logo selection process. First, I am not very familiar with electronics. Can someone elaborate on what makes a logo easy to print/see on PCBs/schematics? Second, can someone review the overall process for selecting a logo? For instance, how long will the logo submission process last, then who and by what means will select the final design?

    Thank you.

    — Cross posted to forum —

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  41. gnubie says:

    The open lock is just too generic…it’s on lastpass too. Branding is what a logo is about..

    I would’ve wanted the lock, but will opt for the microchip

  42. M Webber says:

    As a consumer and developer using both F/OSS and Open HW (and having a background is graphic design,) let me expand on James Meredith’s comments and also address some of the other issues.

    I concur that the best design would be one that would take its cue from the existing OSI symbol and shown together, clearly represent the idea of ‘open.’ The OSI symbol, using a very simple, abstract shape conveys this meaning well. But the circle has been used for OSI, so let’s not use it again to mean something different (as in Sparkfun and OHS submissions.)

    By the same token, using the open lock symbol is a problem: A lot of pre-existing use of the symbol to be synonymous with ‘secure/unsecure’ taints the different meaning of the symbol (open vs. closed.) I know that to many of us, we feel that closed hardware really is like having a lock on the hood of your car, to which only the dealer has a key. But that isn’t how the symbol has been used, and when defining meaning for an existing symbol, you have to start from what the existing symbol popularly represents. Presently, it represents ‘secure/unsecure.’

    Since you may wish to produce open hardware that happens to have a data security component to it, the lock symbol would be a poor choice. There is also the canard that anything that is ‘open’ in design is inherently ‘insecure.’ It isn’t an idea I’d like to perpetuate by using that symbol to mean something other than what it popularly means now.

    So, if we put these two pieces together, the solution would be to simplify Nic’s design to remove the IC pin legs (not all ‘hardware design’ is an IC, or even electronic; it is about open design e.g. not patent or restrictive license encumbered) and reduce it to just the diamond shape that it is now, leaving the top open in reflection of the OSI ‘bottom open’ symbol. For a wholly open stack (the HW is open and so is the IDE or protocol or API) both symbols may be printed together with their open ends facing each other to show the open relationship.

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  44. Shompol says:

    O-H is the best!
    – microchip does not imply openness
    – lock interprets as “not secure”, which is bad karma for obvious reasons

  45. s4mdf0o1 says:

    O-H, is simply excellent!
    – microship difficult for the eye
    – lock too known/popular
    thanks all 😉

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  48. elik says:

    I always think of open hardware (and open source for that matter) as idea recycling, so I’d see a recycling triangle (or a square verion of it) with something relating to hardware in the middle of it. Representing hardware as a whole is hard, but what is shared in the end is the idea, the concept, so I’d see a light bulb as a good candidate.

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  51. James Meredith says:

    A special thanks to M Webber to being a voice of reason and at least having an open and logical approach to the problem. I’m glad that someone whom actually works and contributes to the field has put in their valued opinion.

    I second this design revision to the Iconographic Microchip:

    ==> the solution would be to simplify Nic’s design to remove the IC pin legs (not all ‘hardware design’ is an IC, or even electronic; it is about open design e.g. not patent or restrictive license encumbered) and reduce it to just the diamond shape that it is now, leaving the top open in reflection of the OSI ‘bottom open’ symbol.

    The message needs to be clearly removed from security or a symbol that looks like a football or some other high school sports team guys.

    Just a few cents…

  52. zzorn says:

    The open lock is somewhat overused, and associated more with security than openness – it basically says “not locked” or “insecure” instead of “open”. Thus I don’t think it’s suitable. It’s better to define things through positive concepts than negated negative concepts.

    The microchip is nice, although doesn’t really communicate or associate to openness or licenses.

    The O-H logo associates to the CC license logos, and is perhaps the best out of the alternatives – it associates both to copyright (the similarity with the (C) symbol), to openness (an open circle), to hardware (the H and the socket and blob on the loop), and to other similar licenses (similarity to CC license logos). So I recommend it.

  53. Paul H says:

    when’s the deadline for submissions?

  54. Kurtis says:

    The open lock all the way. I do like the suggestion of surrounding the open lock with a gear.

  55. Absinthe says:

    I vote for the O-H logo.

    No lock, even open. And the microchip doesn’t suggests something open…

  56. salsaman says:

    Of these three, it can only be the “O-H” logo.

    The microchip is nice, but open source hardware is not necessarily electronic.

    The unlock icon is already widely used, so it would be ambiguous if applied to OSHW. Also, while it signifies “open,” it also is understood to mean “insecure.”

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  58. WestfW says:

    I don’t like the backwards C (copyleft) in this context. Assuming a PCB, and without additional clues, it looks too much like someone made a mirroring mistake…

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  61. Lucas says:

    Love the OH component and Golden Orb if it had a more single-tone style. Both offer the simplicity of easy recognition when viewing a PCB.

    OH component is nicest design while Golden Orb incorporates OS initiative logo.

  62. a. says:

    please, don’t use the lock as a symbol for openess. even if it’s unlocked.

    it’s hard to make a positive message out of a double negative (not locked).

  63. David says:

    After reading the current OSHW definition I really think that the lock is a very good representation. This is not only about having blueprints, schematics, BOM,… it is also about being able to use what you build without restriction, that is, what you build cannot be locked…

    IMHO, locked HW has been one of the main issues so far, not the design itself. For instance, the OpenMoko smartphone was a full open project. You can built your own phone. But if you want to use the 3D capabilities provided by the Glamo chip, you need to sign an NDA, because that information was locked.

    Using the lock is, for me, a way to say that the situation has changed, because we are not starting from a “no situation”. The previous situation was that hardware was locked.

    I would also like to say that I think the chip or an electronic reference is the best symbol for the logo. I cannot make sense of seeing this logo in, for instance, a coffee cup… even if you can download the design. It sounds weird to me (as a non native English speaker) to refer to a coffee cup or to a chair as open hardware. For me those are just things.

    Maybe for native English speakers it would make sense, but from people like me, hardware is a word only related to electronics. Most of the people I know uses it as it is (the English word) even when talking our native language.

    Finally, I think that the hardware (the electronic) concept has enough entity to be considered on its own. IMHO, for a more broad concept a different word should be chosen.

    Yep, my vote will go for one of the lock/circuit logos. I really like the open circuit one (number 35). It looks terrific in the Arduino mega. Pretty cool photo manipulation in link provided in the forum.

  64. Sam Kelly says:

    I know not everything within open hardware is electronics, but #4 and #34 are really nice, and I can imagine them being silk-screened on PCBs with great results.

  65. ClapSo says:

    Number 8- Revolution Description Language is the logo! It’s perfect!

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  66. addidis says:

    Personal fav 23-2 multi colored 3d open box.

  67. Jack says:

    I would like something that would be great for electronic, as well as non-electronic applications, like casting into concrete, plastic, metal. Making something that could be routed easily using a simple bit into wood or plastic without lots of detail would make it usable in other areas (other than electronics that is).

    Suggestions would be similar to:
    2 or 22 or 30
    I like 33 personally, but it does not fulfill the needs suggested above. 42 is good but has to many detailed sharp corners to be easy to route into wood.

    A great logo is never an easy thing to come up with.

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  73. JC says:

    Hey all. I’m a graphic designer who specializes in logos. I came across this article via Reddit’s design page. If anything but #84 wins, you guys have chosen the wrong thing. 84 is unique, conceptual, and intelligent. To the guys who are running this project: Do you see how many logos have an open lock? It’s too obvious, too cliche. Instead of using the lock, 84 uses the symbol of a key—which OPENS the lock! So brilliantly simple. Not to mention the other nuances of the logo (power symbol, backwards ‘c’).

    Go with 84, that logo is worth a hell of a lot, conceptually and financially.

  74. anon says:

    The wrench in #17 is a great symbol for open hardware – accessible, modifiable, hackable, and hardware neutral. Also the self repair manifesto choose the spanner as an element on its logo ( http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto ).

    The word ‘Open’ is already associated with open source, although it is not really optimal to include words in a logo – maybe it could be reworked a bit.

    • anon says:

      The winged wrench in #15 is probably even better – although a bit fanciful, it evokes a powerful positive and free association.

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  76. Nicolas says:

    I vote for n° 4

  77. Dorian says:

    I vote for n°64 (but n°33 is good too).

  78. Zrzzzz says:

    Worthwhile requirements as I see them:
    A OSH logo should be professional, uncomplicated, clean, unmistakably iconic like a copyright or TM logo. Something recognizable in any size. Something International-friendly. Not too specific to one engineering discipline.

    My votes are for:
    22- OH Component – Iconic. This would be unmistakable. You see it once, you’d never forget it.
    42- Open Hardware Bolt Logo – very nice, clean and simple

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  81. C.c. says:

    There’s a lot of good ones but.

    Loved the butterfly!

  82. My favorites are

    30- Golden Orb v2
    62- openthebox
    78- opengear v2
    127- OH Spiral
    Great stuff guys.

    Regards, Marcus

  83. Sebastian Montabone says:

    Well… now it is decided…

    This is the chosen logo:
    http://www.adafruit.com/adablog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/file-1.jpg

    But, it looks the same as the one from the Open Source Initiative:
    http://www.opensource.org/logo-usage-guidelines

    “The OSI logo is a trademark of Open Source Initiative”

    Is it ok to use it anyway?

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