New FreeBSD logo and website design

Chris Zumbrunn chris at
Fri Feb 11 09:59:25 PST 2005

On Feb 11, 2005, at 5:58 PM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:

> Nice.  It still has that devilish look to it, which might cause a
> problem politically, but at least it's clean and simple and easy to
> print.

:-)  Generally, in the discussion so far, almost everybody jumped 
through the hoops to emphasize that the need for a new logo is based on 
the need for a clean professional look and printability (scaling and 
cost due to colors) - and not about the political correctness.

> The fine details on Beastie might be a problem at very small
> sizes.  (It has occurred to me that a logo using only part of Beastie
> might be able to get around the small-detail problem.)

I redid our beloved beastie in a simplified way that eliminates this 
problem sufficiently. Take a look at the following example which is 
reduced to just 28x42 pixels!  And this is on screen! - when printing, 
it is possible to go even smaller with this design without any trouble. 
No need to drop beastie as the freebsd logo for this reason:


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