I'm working on the redesign of http://git-scm.com and took a stab at coming up with a new Git logo. If you're familiar with Git, you'll recognize that the concept is based on branching. I started with making grids out of coins until I decided that 5x5 worked the best.
UPDATE: My GitHub colleague Matt Graham has put together a great Git logo pack (EPS, PDF, PNG) based on this design. Download it here.
over 1 year ago
Can go both ways.. from bottom-up, it looks like merging. ;-) Yep, really like this concept.
Guess I should have pointed out that the top one is the actual (potential) logo. The blueprint version is just showing how it's constructed.
Personally I'd use the blueprint ;-) However, the actual logo is amazing.
Very nice work.
Great work @Jason - I love the idea with the branches!
Let me know if y'all need any help when you get to the UI design. Looking sick so far!
Thanks Chris (and everyone). The site design and UI is actually what I'm mainly working on. The logo was just a "see what you can come up with" side thing. It's been surprisingly well-received given that I'm not a logo designer.
Git needs to be made to feel less technical. It needs to be vulgarized, explained. I understand the aesthetic appeal of a blueprint style logo, but the simplicity of the black and red one would be much more appealing to the very people who feel Git is too daunting for them to use, when it actually isn't.
@Oliver - several people today have mentioned that they prefer the blueprint version, but that was never meant to be an option. I just thought it would be interesting for people to see that there was some reasoning for the positioning of all of the components. The orange version compliments the site design I'm working on (hopefully more Dribbble shots to share soon).
Love this, my only thought though is that the actual icon looks a bit too weighty when I look at the logo as a whole. Would like to see the icon scaled so that it is the same height as the font. Would love to see this as the official logo though :)
Like it! Good concept ! great
Love! I think both could have their place. Top logo for the homepage. Blueprint for the doc pages.
sexy! what's that typeface called? thanks!
Looks excellent - great job! I know the blue one is there to show the process of it, but I'm still glad it isn't a consideration for the final logo as you would have appalling scaling issues!
@Jonatan Castro - it's Adelle. It's what Simple uses on their site and I'm hoping to use it on the Git site as well. Turns out that it works pretty well in a heavier weight as a wordmark IMO.
@Adam Whitcroft - exactly. It's neat and all, but it shouldn't be used as a logo.
Everything about this is amazing.
I like how the grid would allow sub-logos / variations if needed.
Nice! But I'd flip the sign horizontally
Using the grid was a brilliant move, to echo @Matthew D. Kenyon. This looks great! I happen to love Git, and I'm so glad to see it getting some attention in the design area.
I love how you used the circle grid!
about 1 year ago
Loved it and decided to give it the logo of the day honors on May 19th. You'll find it here on that very same day: http://www.toroloco-design.com/blog/
@Stefano Slomma Thanks!
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