Haskell logos/New logo ideas

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The great 2009 Haskell logo contest

The Haskell logo has changed over time, and the current "new" logo reflects the advanced features of Haskell. However, it is looking rather dated, and doesn't necessarily reflect the mature Haskell we have now.

So, time to find a new logo. Something reflecting the modern emphasis of Haskell on purity and simplicity.

Please submit your entries here, and attach your name to them. To be eligible, you will need to upload them.

Very quick attempt:

BurkeLibbey Haskell.png

The main font is Diavlo (free). The lambda is in Candara, which I believe ships with Vista and/or XP. Not sure of the licensing there. If there's significant interest in this, I'll redo it as a vector graphic.

-- Burke 02:33, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

More of a mascotte, though she could be used in a logo as well.

This is Monica Monad, and she's a Warm Fuzzy Thing. Just giving a face to SPJ's alternative name for monads :)

Her main purpose would be to present tutorials.

Monica monad falconnl.png

--FalconNL 00:52, 16 December 2008 (GMT +1)

A slightly different take on the Haskell logo, as the lambda-in-a-circle looks a bit too much like the Half Life logo for my taste. This one references monads instead of lambda calculus. Three possible slogans, emphasizing the fun that comes from programming in Haskell. Number 2 and 3 also reference function composition. Number 3 is my personal favourite.

Haskell logo ideas falconnl.png

--FalconNL 22:58, 15 December 2008 (GMT +1)

Yummy. What's the font? Is it free? Porges 21:59, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. The font is called Officina Sans. Is that a problem? FalconNL 00:02, 16 December 2008 (GMT +1)

Simple, clean:


I really like this t-shirt logo, by the way. Gets my vote so far. — Chrisdone 00:18, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Minor tweak to the above:


Minor modification of the t-shirt logo, the lambda was a bit skewed in my opinion:


And another modification of the same theme:


--Sebastiaan 13:29, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

I really like this one. A font other than Arial would be nice ;) Porges 21:25, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

HaskellLogoTShirtWhite.png -- Chrisdone 23:19, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Some ideas. Supposed to resemble a lambda abstraction. I realise there are no formal parameters. ---- Chrisdone 00:12, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Here's another one; lambda is Gentium SIL, Haskell is MgOpen Cosmetica, tagline is MgOpen Canonica Italic. Porges 21:25, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Haskell Logo.png

Another take. A bit simpler, more symmetrical.



The logo uses Kautiva Bold as (non-free) font.

--Eelco 07:43, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

This one is dedicated to Derek Elkins, to sooth his eyes after having them hurt on the previous logo:


--Eelco 08:53, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Makes sense. Comic Sans is the *Official Font of Haskell*, after all.


File:HaskellLogoTDavie.pdf (vector pdf version)

Beelsebob 08:32, 15 December 2008 (UTC)






Logo fun using Blender:

Haskell Logo idea with lambda as mascot

I tried to give the lambda sign an alive feeling. --GokhanSan 12:49, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Middle one looks a bit too much like the ghostbusters logo :D Porges 21:25, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Not sure about the colour. I tried to pick the purple from the current logo.

More vectorial Haskell logo concepts. Using inkscape and the popular advent font (CC at-nc-nd).

Haskell infinitylambda.png Haskell halfhalfinfinitylambda.png Haskell 3qhalfinfinitylambda.png

Vectorial images (svg):

1 2 3

  • alvivi 19:28, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


--Rgreayer 20:44, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Find a font where 'k' looks like a reverse lambda (after removing the "stalk"). For example:


Note this example uses Monotype Corsiva which is not a free font. If the basic approach looks good, we can find a similar free font that works.

--OrenBenKiki 01:40, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Illustrator, vector art available, apologies to GokhanSan

--Mpeter 10:18, 15 December 2008 (UTC)