Logo Contest Entries – Logo Voting Begins

Hi everyone,

I’m sure that you all have been looking forward to the start of the contest, so let’s take a look at the entries. There were a wide variety of designs submitted, and in many sizes and formats. I have tried to present them here in their original format and original size, but sometimes that was not possible due to website requirements. Some larger images have been distorted (squeezed) horizontally due to the website image size limits. You might be able to see them in their original form by following the original links in the previous post. Also, it’s the artwork and concept that count, please don’t worry about whether the images are “too big” or “too small”, I didn’t try to scale them all to the same “pleasing” size.

With that in mind, let’s review the entries:

On January 19, 2011 at 7:45 am
Andrés sent in these three images:




On January 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Andrés sent in one additional image:

[ This image I did crop to remove the desktop clutter, but I moved (kept) the small icon near the ruler. ]


On January 19, 2011 at 11:57 am
Scott H sent in some good info about .svg files and icon sizes. Thanks, Scott.

On January 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm
Martin Owens sent in one entry:

On January 22, 2011 at 3:52 am
Alex King sent in one entry (the first of several):


On January 22, 2011 at 10:21 am
two more Alex King entries were sent by Scott H:



On January 22, 2011 at 9:17 am
Alex King sent in three more entries:

[This next entry was submitted as a 64×64 svg, but for some reason it appeared to be 3.0MB, so it had to be converted to a png.]




On January 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Pedro sent in this entry:


On January 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm
Redicon sent in these two entries:


[Redicon’s next entry was a 7-zip file that contained many images and icons, but too many to post here, so this one was selected.]


On January 23, 2011 at 11:03 am
Helder Serpa sent in this entry:

On January 24, 2011 at 8:12 am
Helder Serpa sent in these entries:








On January 24, 2011 at 3:02 am
Daltom Designer sent this entry:


On January 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm
nitrofurano sent this entry:


On January 26, 2011 at 5:41 am
Rallaz sent the first of two entries:

On January 31, 2011 at 8:06 am
Rallaz sent the second of two entries:

On January 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm
to b sent four entries (later repeated, but the same info):





On January 30, 2011 at 8:05 am
Alex King updated his earlier entries:

[The last two were submitted as svg but had to be converted to png here for display ]




On January 31, 2011 at 4:52 am
fraktaldesign re-submitted his designs on a different server:


On February 4, 2011 at 3:36 pm
A Laforest sent in this design:


And that concludes the entries!

Thank you all very much for your hard work.

So now, place your votes! Comments are welcome too. (Helpful comments anyway, be nice!)

Voting will continue through (what, April 6?)

All the designs submitted were very good. And once again, thank you all very much for your hard work.


42 thoughts on “Logo Contest Entries – Logo Voting Begins

  1. I vote for the design of TO B of January the 27th… It is sleek and can act as a design guideline in it self for the programs further graphical design. It might need some further work though.
    REDICON and the first entry of ALEX KING is nice as well.
    The second cup of ALEX KING is really nicely done as well, but i hate late deadline nights so a coffee cup…
    Cheers 🙂
    Nice to hear from you again.

  2. splash: Alan King On January 22, 2011 at 9:17 am (it is distorted, click on the image to see the right aspect ratio)

    icon: Alan King On January 30, 2011 at 8:05 am (any of those, might want black text instead of white for contrast)

    those two work together as a consistent theme. We can share the svgs of those with everyone to come up with more/similar branding and icons

  3. I like Helder Sherpa’s designs first, and then Andres’ first entry second.
    Having a nice and recognisable icon is more important than a splash screen, as that’s what we’ll see on our desktops every day.

  4. I like Daltom Design Option 1 (logo and splash) and Option 3 (icon). I think it’s a nice system, clean and polished.

    I’d put Alex King (the cup of coffee) in second place and “to b” in the third.

    BTW: I noticed that all the logos larger than the width of this blog’s template were squashed in the x axis. They look ok in the lightbox if you click on them, but visitors who don’t click on them could think that the actual logos are squashed (which is a common design mistake). It was my first reaction when I saw them.

    • D’Oh! I just read the text of the post where you explained about the squashed logos. I’m such a tool 🙂

  5. MY vote for to b (as it wouldn’t be nice to just vote for myself 🙂 ) also good looking from daltom designer and the splash from redicon
    the other ones seem less “clean” – and that is the most important thing especially for an icon
    no offence to the coffee cup but it’s a little too complex.
    – and the first version is very unpolished and “sketchy”
    and after all this is a cad app icon – not an artist app
    If I may suggest – after choosing the winner we might do some collective work and critique
    to come up with a final version of the design – wouldn’t that be in the open source community spirit 😉 ?

    • quote fraktaldesign:
      If I may suggest – after choosing the winner we might do some collective work and critique
      to come up with a final version of the design – wouldn’t that be in the open source community spirit 😉 ?

      good idea! Many artists/designers don’t like the competition format since they don’t get feedback and are “blindly” submitting ideas. If there isn’t a time constraint, that can be done (as well as come up with any other in-program icon improvement along the same theme)

      As for the “sketchy” coffee cup, it was just a concept sketch which he did on a white board and then took a photon of. He didn’t mean it to be an entry. The second set of icons are the final products.

  6. I’d say Daltom’s design takes clear precedence over the other submissions (in terms of cleanliness). However, I don’t think his icons are exactly usable, they seems a bit… lacking. Perhaps if he remade one of his splash screens into a usable icon, then I would say he won hands down.

    Redicon’s icons is nice… But rather unrelated. His icon replacements/enhancements are pretty swell though.

    Alex King’s submission would also be pretty swell, iff he made sure that his splash screens’ lines were actually horizontal, and if his icons weren’t so… not related. Perhaps a flattened blueprint with a house on it… The coffee cup reminds me of Java.

  7. I like the whole identity around the one from Daltom Designer, the concept seems clean, smart and professional as I would expect from a good CAD application. The “C” from logo Option 2 would do as a nice icon, instead of the three proposals.

  8. I vote for the Daltom’s logo(option 1) and splash sreen(option 1) and “to b” for the icon
    with a little work to unify fonts and colors of these two design.

  9. I personally like logos and splash images from Daltom Designer and Helder Serpa. The Daltom’s logo looks more clean while Helder’s looks more hackish, the corresponding desktop icons are not as good as the icon from to b.

  10. I vote:

    Daltom Designer
    ## Logo: Option 1
    ## Splash: Option 1
    ## Not fully satisfied by the icons (maybe option 2)

    Helder Serpa icon instead is better but either not so great (anyway it’s useless to take the icon with a different logo).

    In conclusion:
    1° > Daltom Designer
    2° > Helder Serpa

  11. I need information to cooperate with traslation to Spanish, and create a manual help for LibreCad.
    Ican create a new icons to display a modern menu.
    My mail is prar78 (at) ymail (at) com

      • Thanks Pablo!

        We’re trying to get better at internationalization, it is very important to the project.

        Maybe make a web-based translation portal too. This should be set-up as development continues

      • Pablo, I think you updated the spanish translation, but I can’t access the translation file.

        “Sorry, the page (or document) you have requested is not available”

        Can you send it (or a patch) to me (showard314@ubuntu.com), and I’ll include it in future releases of librecad.

        I think we’ll be setting up github mirrors of the svn to make it easier for people to contribute as well through forking and pull requests.

    • Hola, gracias por los votos que ha recibido mi diseño, aqui envio una revision a la propuesta que previamente he diseñado solventando asi los gustos y deseos de muchos, para ver la propuesta favor hacer clic en el siguiente link:


      Hi, thanks for the votes for my design, here sent a revision to the proposal that I have previously designed solvent and the tastes and desires of many to see the proposal please click on the following link:

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  13. Interesting project, I look forward to seeing how the DWG integration goes. I just wanted to make a point against some of the entries. Several of them have 3D shapes in the background or as part of the logo – let’s remember that LibreCAD is a 2D cad program and avoid misleading users.

  14. I’m seeing a lot of ugly stretched type on these. Some good ideas, but the typography needs a lot of tweaking.

    I do like the coffee cup/blueprint. I’d go with that one

  15. I’d like to support three designs:

    To B
    Alex King
    Daltom Designer

    Maybe we all can select three and then have a final vote on those three?

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