Time to find the HedgeDoc logo

I really like your first scribble @pixelkind, the ‘cuteness factor’ is definitely there :smiley:

It should also work as a favicon, which might be a problem with @mrdrogdrog s Cody (at least the variants with a pen, which might just get too small to be discernible).

(Tbh: my favorite is Cody without a pencil and without border.)

I like @pixelkind s first draft. I tried something similar but couldn’t create a hedgehog with front perspective without creepy eyes :sweat_smile:

I love the first and fifth one, I they could make quite a good logo and represent our intentions behind HedgeDoc.

The last one is quite funny, but I think a bit too edgy for a logo :wink:

In general I like the comic style quite a lot and would love to see more of it. But I wouldn’t go with Comic Sans as main font :see_no_evil:

As we already talked about on Matrix, I think the drafts are great. I also prefer the borderless version, but think they fit better into some sort of explanation section just to represent the mascot than as a logo.

As already mentioned, I think this is caused by the fact that they are painted in profile which makes it less jumping out to you, which at least from my perspective a logo should do.

Hedge Banner

Not really a Logo. More a text banner idea.
Inspired by my good friend @davidmehren

EDIT: I changed the font color. It’s more color blind proof now according to https://mapeper.github.io/jsColorblindSimulator/#

I was bored and played around with the draft :yum:

Found that today and though it is cute.

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Every time there’s a rebranding in a free software community, a plethora of logos sprout up, and often ends up in a gallery of horrors. Logo design by committee can be a heck of a nauseous ride.

Hence my joy at seeing the first proposal here! I find @mrdrogdrog’s original Cody – why not Codi? – really cute and recognizable.

Unlike its author, I prefer the one with the pencil on its shoulder, but it’s a matter of taste, and this character can be easily put in many different contexts and situations. For example, the HedgeDoc logotype could have it rolled in a ball to make the O in doc, or even be “written” “Hedge :hedgehog:”.

@pixelkind’s proposal can be another variant.

Another reason I like the :hedgehog: is that it’s an animal that is barely considered anywhere by the literature. Some suggested it was because of its promiscuity. As a gardener, I enjoy very much the presence of hedgehogs around, as they’re voracious of slugs and insects that can be deadly to edible plants.

Thank you all for your hard work and fantastic community!

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Hello, here is my logo formula:


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Of @eric_G s suggestions I prefer this one, because it’s more square.

I like the idea in general! It’s simple and unique.

The only thing that bothers me is the part where the curved line of the heart meets the straight line of the outer shape. In my eyes that doesn’t match.
I created a quick draft of an alternative version.

But the alternative version looks a bit more boring than the heart version. Don’t get me wrong! I really like the idea with the heart :smiley: … but something is wrong.

Any idea for a solution that is somewhere in the middle? :sweat_smile:

@mrdrogdrog thank you for your remarks! I have reworlked a bit the face and the nose: :rat: < :hedgehog:


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I’m quite fond of #16.

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@eric_G
I’d definitely think we should pursuit the first book-like hedgehog. I have just a few points:

  1. Could you maybe remove the spray paint effect on #16?
    Maybe we could replace it with a gradiant?
  2. I think your first nose design was better than the current one.
    The logo looked more like a pen with the old nose, which I think is a great aesthetic for a collaborative note taking tool.

I think you mean like this?


(I was bored and created an svg with inkscape for experiments)

Great stuff, all of you.
Just because I like the heart-shape so much:
@eric_G: How would a full circle like in #17 with the (fully) heart shaped face look like? Would you be so kind to make me a draft?

How long will this thread be open for suggestions?

I think it’s time to decide which logo idea we should pursue.
Please vote below which of the suggestions you find most appealing. You can give each of them one to five points. The poll will close in one week. Please note that the poll is not for choosing the final look, but just the idea. We will probably iterate a bit before choosing a final design.

Cody by @mrdrogdrog


For other variants see https://github.com/mrdrogdrog/hedgedoc_logo

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A design by @pixelkind

HedgeDocLogo_01
For other variants see here

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Hedge banner by @mrdrogdrog


For other variants see here

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A design by @eric_G


For other variants see here, here, here and here or just scroll up a bit :wink:

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