José Luis Romero L. asked me for a Logo for LinuxMaya, the honduran Linux users group. I said yes, mainly because it was an interesting opportunity, stylistically, and a welcome break from my currently more layout and interaction-design heavy job.

From their self-description, they are a group of professional and enthusiast users of Free Software and GNU/Linux, who want to spread the word about Free Software and offer expertise in Honduras and Central America.

Now it would be cute if one could express such ideas in a logo, but it’s all so damn abstract and shared by many projects. The first responsibility of a logo is to be recognisable. So I focused on the name and found inspriation in mayan symbols and stone carving.

A few small sketches:

The final result:


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I'm a designer from Germany. My main interests are visual and interaction design, free/open-source software and (electronic) music.

7 Responses to LinuxMaya

  1. Adrian says:

    This looks great! Congrats!

  2. Thomas Bonte says:

    Lovely logo Thorsten

  3. Loki Davison says:

    Good work as always Thorsten! I’ve got some work for you if you’re keen. Get in contact with me somehow, as you’re email address doesn’t work for me. I’m on skype or email me.

  4. linuxmaya says:

    Thank you!

  5. Cimi says:

    The penguin looks sad… 😦 I would refine eyes and mouth

  6. Fitoschido says:

    Great logo, well done 🙂 I think it correctly reflects Mayan culture, seems appropiate and well crafted. And the penguin is actually not sad… It’s serious. 😛

  7. Dan says:

    freaking nice! fantastic job. very original.