Our logo has been designed by our dear friend and fellow member Xavier Diverres, in the early days of Hackuarium. It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Switzerland (CC BY 3.0 CH) license. Please share freely but accordingly.
Not fancying himself as a graphic designer (he prefers interactions and interfaces), Xavier made a pretty good job nonetheless!
(.eps and .zip versions are coming at some point)
We wanted a water-based animal to play with the words Hackuarium / Aquarium, the octopus was chosen because he can grabs many things, the octopus is also an animal with a distributed brain: each tentacle has an independent brain, still the octopus acts as a single organism. This represents well the spirit of our community.
We first started investigating the idea of a logo and proposed it on networks at the beginning of the space:
To look at the history it happend like this:
Yann Pierson thought:
"What did the others do? If we want to be "hackers" we'll need to reach out, reach out far and a lot! What animal could be the best? An octopus: and came up with this research that showed the orientation for the "water based animals" maybe a medusa ? Then he designed the big black octopus picture you can find in this early hackpad but as the others correctly said: "It's way too complicated" =)
So Xavier did his magic and came with the final result! It was first presented to the world here again (you guessed the medium).