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The current logo:
is the logo used by Meta, which itself is the logo of the Wikimedia Foundation with the subtitle "Meta-Wiki". I propose that the Commons logo should be slightly different from the standard Wikimedia logo to avoid confusion.--Eloquence
I think it should be significantly different from the Wikimedia logo to give this project its own identity. Something indicating that the project is about sharing images and audio files between Wikipedias would be ideal, but I have no idea how to implement that. Angela 15:50, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I disagree - Wikimedia Commons is, like Meta, a sub-project (a "service-project", if you will) for the main projects; it shouldn't have a significant identity, as it's here for simplification and so on reasons, no?
I knocked up a quick logo (well, I put some text to the Wikimedia logo) [1], but it'll need a little tweaking...
For those that want to have a stab at creating a logo, I remade the Foundation logo at a somewhat larger size at [2], which probably should be uploaded to here.
James F. (talk) 20:26, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I agree with Angela - I think the meta-wiki style logo scares people away. Something friendly that shows people on arrival what the commons is for. Ed g2s 21:07, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Commons is both a service to the projects and it will be a resource in its own right. It will serve as a repository for quality free material. It will be one thing to some and a different thing to others. I would prefer a different logo, but I am just happy that we have just started this new resource. GerardM 21:30, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I also think it is confusing to have practically the same logo for Meta, the Foundation Wiki and for the Commons. The Foundation logo should be for official Foundation stuff, not for sub-projects of Wikimedia. Angela 15:38, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Both Meta and the Commons are not subprojects, they are meta-projects. Hence I suggest that they use a modified Wikimedia logo (different enough to avoid confusion, similar enough to suggest relation).--Eloquence
The same can be said for Mediazilla, it has however a completely different logo. So, there is a precedent for a nice logo. GerardM 06:03, 11 Sep 2004 (UTC)
The Mediazilla logo is "Buggie", the official Bugzilla mascot and the Bugzilla default logo.[3] We just haven't gotten around to changing it to our own yet.--El

How about this shiny logo (also at en:)? It closely resembles the Foundation logo, but each element has a photo-like texture. It scales pretty well; see m:Translation requests/NL-1/Nl:. – [[User:Mxn|Minh Nguyễn (talk, blog)]] 01:09, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Nice image Minh. Though a bit shiny for a logo maybe (my own opinion). Here is my proposal: Keep the general design of the Meta logo. Keep the blue wrapping "circle". Replace the red spot and the 2 green "stains" by icons representing image/audio/video/text media. --Tchev(wiktionnary/fr)
That sounds good. But what kind of icons would those be: example pictures or textures? Or do you mean clipart-style icons, like a music note or something? – [[User:Mxn|Minh Nguyễn (talk, blog)]] 01:28, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)

stonyplain logo designs[edit]



here is another idea 135x155 a rough scetch!

Wow! i quite like that one, thinking about how it would be in high quality vektor.. would vote for that if i could.. --Subn 17:48, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Squash logo designs[edit]

Design 1 - Flower[edit]

Squash's logo design

Squash designed this logo; I submit it for consideration. If one week from now there is consensus to adopt it I move that it be adopted as the Wikicommons logo. -- Grunt 03:31, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I like it, it is the best candidate so far. But more candidates would be good. Gerrit 09:19, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
A week is too short. The logo contest for Wikipedia went on for months. There are 100s of candidates at m:International logos (overview) which could be adopted for use on the Commons. Angela 15:30, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I like this one the best (as of 14:49, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)). I think the logo should be simple, and this is simpler than the others, except for maybe Angela's suggestion, which I just don't like aesthetically (just my opinion, no offense). Anthony 14:49, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I like this one too. Tuf-Kat 06:24, 3 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I like it, but the actual curve might look a bit funkier/niftier with something like r = sin (cos 1)t or r = sin et, t ∈[0, 35\pi] I can't get these drawn right now so you can see, unfortunately. Dysprosia 09:54, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Design 2.0 and 2.1 - Wikimedia book with object icon[edit]

User:Squash logo design 2.0
User:Squash logo design 2.1

2.0: I am Squash on the English Wikipedia (I also created and designed the above flower looking logo. I also have made another logo, a slicker, bold and a logo that is based on that what User:Angela said about the below tetris logo with an uncomplete image (The image I made isn't uncomplete image, but the Wikimedia book thing is uncomplete :p). The image is GFDL and the source code is provided along with other information if you want to see it... The source code and other information of the image :-) Squash 01:50, 27 Sep 2004 (UTC)

2.1: The same one like design 2 but based on the variant by Eloquence, which is in turn based on mine. This has been enhanced in GIMP. Arrow thing based on Eloquence's Wikinews suggestion Squash 06:15, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

For some reason this logo reminds me of the windows logo... 07:11, 11 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Design 3.0[edit]

User:Squash logo design 3.0

Another one :-) This time professional Squash 11:52, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

tsca's suggestion[edit]

I suggest this:
It's from m:Final_logo_variants. I find its symbolics appropriate: endowing gray (text) Wikipedias with colour (images). ;-)
09:51, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Seems too similar to Wikipedia. Images on the Commons are for all Wikimedia projects, not just for Wikipedia. Angela 15:30, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Can we do this with images instead of letters? I.e. every puzzle is an individual image? -- Chris 73 15:51, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Yes, that would be fine! --Severin Heiniger 16:05, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

i would like this one. maybe with small images as angela proposed. jan from german wiki 12. november 2004

Unfinished picture idea[edit] Since the Commons is mostly about images, some sort of unfinished drawing might be good for the logo. I liked this one until I realised it was Tetris, but something a bit like this might be good. Angela 15:30, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)


I also like this: Eloquence created it for Wikinews, but since it looks more like they are painting than writing, I think it would be better for the commons. Angela 05:02, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

New logo variant[edit]

I created a variant of Squash's design above:


It embeds the Wikimedia logo. It doesn't have the nice gradients, but overall I prefer this version. I'd be happy if someone tried to refine it further - the SVG is on the image page.--Eloquence

I quite like this one. I'd like it better if it said "it's yours -- feel free to use it" Pedant 23:40, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Using any text other than the site's name is a not a good idea since the logo needs to be suitable for all languages. Angela 19:43, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Well, Commons is an English name. I think a nice slogan is important.--Eloquence

New concept (first proposed for wikinews, then moved here)[edit]

Here's an updated version of the logo that I proposed for wikinews that Eloquence suggested might be better off here. I was really just creating a general wiki-oriented logo at the time anyway, so I feel that it works just as well (better, actually) here. I've got it in vector format as well and I can post as well if people like it. --reidab

I like the concept of this idea. Maybe play around with the colors a little, but the concept is really fitting!

As many others I think this logo symbolises the concept of commons in a strikingly clear way. I have just two minor suggestions for further improvement:

  1. By clockwise rotation of 90° it might be possible that the outer arc can be interpreted as C, as for Commons. (It still should be no problem for the logo to meet the size constraints of 135x155 pixels.)
  2. I agree with the users that suggested the usage of some green colour for the logo. E. g. the small arrows inside the arc could be changed to Wikimedia-green. --[[User:SteffenB|SteffenB_]] 20:02, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

CONGRATULATION!!!! --Horst Frank 21:10, 12 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Prototype, based on Squash's flower[edit]

Commons logo candidate.png

Here's something what I was talking about. It's kinda bad right now, and is really more of a prototype than anything, but voting has started, so I don't know what use it is me putting it here :) But anyway. Dysprosia 05:21, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Lobster's uploads[edit]

Not sure where they came from, but here are two logos uploaded by Lobster. Probably to late to be voted on, and i like the other logos much better anyway -- Chris 73 13:47, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)

200px 200px

Image:Squash Wikicommons with BG.png[edit]

Squash Wikicommons with BG.png