The Logo, Transmogrified

Well. It seems I’ve had my first official trademark infringement letter! Gerv mailed me and said if I didn’t change the logos he’d send over Vinnie to break my knees. No, actually, he reminded me of something I already knew, yet forgot. We have to be proactive and protect the trademark so the foundation doesn’t lose it, and to help keep people from making official-looking buttons that say stuff like “Firefox – Now With Spyware!” or “Firefox – Now With Alien-Tentacle-Rape Hentai!” (he didn’t mention the alien-tentacle-rape hentai, but I figure it’s a good example). So I remembered Jon Hicks had blogged a little about his thought processes in creating the Firefox logo. I specifically liked this little guy. So, I used that as an inspirational base, and made this guy. I’m not the artist Jon is, but I like it. So, all the buttons listed in this post have been changed to reflect this, except the FireCthulu button as evil is trademark free.

6 Comments

  1. Phil Ringnalda had this to say,

    September 22, 2004 @ 3:18 am

    I’m not quite sure what to use as button text, but that little guy always looks to me like he should have skipped the 17-alarm chili, if he didn’t want to wind up farting flame.

  2. Grey had this to say,

    September 22, 2004 @ 8:34 am

    Hahahahaha! I never looked at it like that… hmm… Maybe Jon had the original tail off to the side for a reason… :)

  3. Ivan Icin had this to say,

    September 22, 2004 @ 1:53 pm

    I hope you like my idea about regulating microcampaigns. See http://www.spreadfirefox.co

    If there is the policy, I believe that most users will agree on it when making custom material.

  4. Kenneth (Kete) Foy had this to say,

    September 22, 2004 @ 5:51 pm

    A for effort. The logo looks so bad. The fox needs to face us. I hope somebody makes your idea look as good as the Thunderbird icon.

  5. Kenneth (Kete) Foy had this to say,

    September 22, 2004 @ 5:52 pm

    I meant the current firefox logo looks so bad.

  6. foxy tory had this to say,

    September 24, 2004 @ 12:18 pm

    Eww, the Thunderbird icon is so ugly, especially iwht that yellow crusty envelope. THe FF icon is my favoruite icon in the world, along with WMP9’s icon.