This page is about logos and graphical building blocks related to Gentoo Linux.
Larry the Cow
As to current best knowledge Larry was first introduced to Gentoo by Daniel Robbins by the graphic above around 2002-01-02. All of these heads originate from a font labeled Font Heads created in 2000 by Ethan Dunham of Fonthead Design licensed under the End User License Agreement (EULA) of Fonthead Design.
Of those heads only the cow was integrated with the gentoo.org website — in the about section, the 404 page and to accompany certain news posts — under the name of "Larry the Cow".
On the right a re-paint with body of 2004-04-18 by Manuel "Nefarius" Zwerenz can be seen.>
As Matteo traced Larry's head from a small bitmap back then, Larry's head has a distinguishable look in his version, best noticed side by side. Also, there is an alternative re-trace by Alex Legler. Both his and Matteo's version have been used in print.
On request of the Gentoo Foundation, Fonthead Design Inc. gave written permission to use the original artwork of Larry the Cow (letter "s" of font Font Heads) under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license on 2011-05-31.
Related: Ripple icons
These icons appear at the front page of gentoo.org next to a news item. The original artwork was done by Daniel Robbins, vector remakes were created by Sebastian Pipping.
Ripples Gentoo by Gentoo Foundation, Inc., licensed under CC-BY-SA/2.5
Znurt and his shadow
Separate graphics for each of them are available. The original artwork was done by Daniel Robbins, vector remakes were created by Sebastian Pipping.
Both SVGs and PNGs are licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike.
Variations of the "g" logo
Vector version "g" logo
Lennart Andre Rolland has created a vector version of the "g" logo which is widely used by now. There also is a vector version by Matteo "Peach" Pescarin. Below you can see them side by side for comparision with the original Blender version created by Daniel Robbins.
The Gentoo/FreeBSD project has its own variation of the "g" logo.
The Gentoo/OpenBSD project has its own variation of the "g" logo created by Dawid Węgliński in 2007.
Rendering the offical "g" logo
The blue "g" logo
The red "gentoo" logo
Again, original artwork by Daniel Robbins.
It is possible to render this logo as a transparent PNG with custom resolution.
- Get a copy of gentoo3.blend.bz2 (licensed under CCPL-Sampling-Plus-1.0) and unpack it using bunzip2
- Pass it to Blender (package
media-gfx/blender) for rendering, details below
- Apply post-processing
- Apply Autocrop Image in GIMP
- Add Adam7 interlacing for web display
- Optimize file size using OptiPNG losslessly
- Apply post-processing
Blender can be made to render from the command line as follows:
The script gentoo3.py is used to customize rendering parameters. We are using a hard-coded resolution of 800x600 in this guide.