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Drupal 8 will ship with a new version of the Drupal logo, known as the Druplicon.

It's not the biggest news in the world, but this will make some people happy. The discussion about replacing the logo lists several design problems with the current version:

  • The 'freaky alien' vibe.
  • It looks a bit dated - it's 11 years old now.
  • Some people find it "sinister", or "mean".
  • The lighting on the logo is from top left which can conflict with other sources.
  • The color scheme is muddy and out-of-sync with "Seven" administration theme.

Designers in the Drupal community wanted a flatter version if the logo, but one that also maintains a strong link to the original. Here's the current version of the logo, side-by-side with the new variations:

new drupal logo

Here's also a detailed breakdown of the improvements made in the new version of the logo:

annotated drupal logo

If have a few minutes, it's interesting to read the full discussion at: https://www.drupal.org/node/2057767.

In that thread you can find the original versions of the logo from the early 2000's. This particular logo inside the Drop.org name is hilarious:


You can also find wonderfully creative uses of the Drupal logo, some of which we covered before:

drupal 8 drupalchix logo

P.S. Some pedantic people will say that this is the Drupal "mascot", but for all intents and purposes, the Druplicon currently serves as the Drupal logo.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.