Request for comments on a keycap (keyboard key) logo

Tim Čas darkuranium at
Thu Dec 20 23:26:28 UTC 2012

Update -- shortened the feet:

Nevermind the non-filled-in eyes, I think that's an unintentional change of
his [the guy working on this].

Marshall has replied, and he has given this his seal of approval, so to
speak; I quote:
    "I've contacted Marshall regarding the use of this particular image,
with the modification, and he will consent the use of it for this purpose."

Any comments on the Beastie (apart from the eyes)?

On 20 December 2012 17:14, Tim Čas <darkuranium at> wrote:

> Hey there. A few days ago, I asked a company which makes customized
> keycaps (for the Cherry MX keys) if they'd consider adding a FreeBSD logo
> to their selection of OS keycaps (aka the Windows/Super/Command keys), to
> complement the Amiga and Linux variants that they have (plus the usual Mac,
> and the even more usual Windows, of course).
> To my suprise, their response was affirmative, and after a couple of
> emails sent back and forth, they've presented me with a potential draft for
> the Beastie logo (I do not know at this time if they plan on adding both
> the "orb" and the Beastie logos, but I have suggested for them to add both).
> Here is the draft: I will probably be reorganizing my server soonish, so this won't be
> up forever).
> It is simply a monochromatic rendering of the Beastie here:
> Before you ask, yes, I did inform them about the copyright status of the
> artwork, and they said that they've contacted the author. I'm pretty sure
> that he won't mind this being used to promote the OS by having this as an
> option for the keys!
> I'll give you the link to the company -- and the relevant OS keys page --
> later, for I fear that I might be pushing the limits by having 2 links in
> my first email to the list, and that a 3rd might go over the top. Besides,
> they haven't *yet* added this to their selection.
> Anyways, the reason I'm sending this here is two-fold:
> 1) I'd like some comments on the Beastie variant above. Someone has
> already commented that the shoes look rather long; I've notified them of
> this.
> 2) Simply to let you know that, if you have a Cherry MX switch-based
> mechanical keyboard, you might be able to have FreeBSD OS keys soon!
> PS: I'm not sure if this is the right mailing list. I apologize if it's
> not.
> Best regards,
> Tim Čas

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