Update on new logo designs

We are getting great feedback on the design concepts for an updated Eclipse logos. Changing an existing logo can bring out a lot of passion in people and based  the feedback changing the Eclipse logo is no exception.

We started with four different concepts. Based on the feedback two seem to be the most interesting:

Concept 1 was the most popular based on the feedback from the web site.


Concept 2 was the most popular when I asked Eclipse committers, including the architecture council.


The next steps were to try to improve on both concepts. Concept 1 was a big change from the existing logo so we tried to make it look a bit more like the existing logo by adding the lines. Concept 2 needed some clean-up on the proportion of the graphic to the word. We also changed the font and colour to be those from concept 1.

Concept 1B

concept 1b

Concept 2b

concept 2b

We are going to test out these concepts to gauge the community perception of these two concepts. Based on the feedback we might also try to experiment with different colours and gradient. This will be a process but I do expect we will get an updated logo for the Eclipse community.

26 Responses to Update on new logo designs

  1. […] UPDATE: Thanks for the feedback we are now testing 2 concepts.  […]

  2. jmini says:

    Why isn’t the C orange anymore in 1B ?

  3. Steal3rd says:

    I like Concept 2b. There’s something about Concept 1B that reminds me of Xerox.

  4. Wolfgang says:

    Definitely Concept 2b! Adding a hint that voting takes place in the header on eclipse.org might be a good thing for people new to this logo updating process

  5. 2b, but minus the orange dot over i if you ask me…
    (1b looks like it is about to fall on its face).

  6. 2b without the dot as it is not standing out.

  7. OblongZebra says:

    1B with the orange C.

  8. 1B, but get rid of the gradient. No orange letters within the name

  9. Eric Rizzo says:

    Any particular reason both of these are departing from Eclipse’s current/traditional colors? I think it would be valuable to maintain the color tone (purple) to help with brand continuity.

  10. oppligerr says:

    2b, “eclipse” should be written in the same light blue as found inside the icon of 2b

  11. +1 for 2B, make the striking lines a bit bolder

  12. Don’t like 1B or 2B, the 3 white lines are distracting. Too much of an 80s era miami-vice / ferrari vibe. What happened to the orange C? the original Concept 1 is still the best choice for the modern era.

  13. I prefer the way 2A moves the eye down and to the right. I like the orange dotted “i” from 2B to go with it, so a blend of 2A’s globe and 2B’s lettering.

  14. Wim says:

    If you ask for feedback on the website and A is the winner, then choose A. Personally I would like to see some other logos in the mix because these two are so much alike, they could be twin sisters.

    • Ian Skerrett says:

      The feedback we are getting is not meant to be a vote. We are gauging perception and feedback on each concept and then trying to improve each concept. My goal is that we take the input to create the best logo possible.

  15. Xavier Raynaud says:

    As both commiter and user, I still prefer the A

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  17. Concept 1 is OKay but they all kinda old …

  18. Amy says:

    Orange and black: not good. Halloween colors and a bit garish to the eyes.

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