Peertube's mascot

Hey,

As you might remember, I started long ago; in june 2018 a work on designing a mascot for Peertube. It all started with polls over social medias, and the first confusion I massively seen was audience mixing logo and mascot. So, for starting this thread on good base:

“A mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity” ~ Wikipedia mascot page

I like mascots, they make documentations funnier to read; they decorate contents sometime a bit too serious (404 pages, error messages), they also creates item to collect or to wear.

So, it started like that:

and quickly the poll elected the tiny octopus

but I wanted to push the design further, and get something a bit more in relation with the logo. But I just get confused, not happy about the design and about my art technique for rendering it. Also, the test of the cubic TV on left was misunderstood to be a microwave from the generation who knew only flat TV and monitors.

I eventually continued later on my sketchbook with tests until I finally was happy with this one:

The latest mystery for me was “how to render it?”. If I paint it; it will be hard to maintain because I would be the only one to generate new derivation of the mascot, and for sustainability of the design, I disliked the idea. It took time until I realise I should try with Inkscape with flat vectors.

2019-10-28_peery

This way, all the parts are easy to combine, rotate like a muppet made of paper shapes.

The source SVG is here:
https://www.peppercarrot.com/extras/temp/drawing.svg

I plan to release it under the same license than Peertube, GPLv3.0. I usually goes with CC-By but I don’t want to be attributed on any usage of the mascot.

What do you think about it?

18 Likes

This is so awesome !

2 Likes

I’m in love ! Thanks, @Deevad

2 Likes

Awesome!

2 Likes

So it’s more like a cuttlefish with the triangular “head” ! I like that 7774507576_2104186ca8_b|653x500

2 Likes

@Deevad cute, original and unforgettable: love it!

2 Likes

Looks awesome! Great job.

1 Like

love it too :smiley:

I love it! :heart_eyes: Excellent work! :+1:
:octopus:

2 Likes

Damn! Can’t they be taught something about the past maybe? This one is really a work of art… the triangle head looks weird because it’s too rigid… needs to be more organic…Like separate overlapping triangles like it’s hair, or thought bubbles, or something…?

1 Like

Wow ! Realy stunning works ! :heart_eyes:

So we have landed on a name for this mascott, and it is…

:drum: :drum: :drum:

Sepia

(thanks @goofy for suggesting it)

It is both a color that remind of old movies and a latin radical for the cuttlefish, so it seems fitting.

BTW, we (at Framasoft) won’t make any PeerTube merch, but fortunately @Deevad has opened a shop (and I know he’s shy and won’t plug it so I’m doing it), and you’ll find Sepia on clothes, prints, etc. on this link.

2 Likes