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Debian Logo

Logos can be found on the Debian logo guidelines page at:

The official logos have been selected by vote of the Debian developers in Mid 1999.

They have been created by Raul M. Silva (

The red color

The red color has defined pantone values as you can read at this page archived in the WayBackMachine.


The font used to write "Debian" in the logo is a commercial paid font (see this discussion in the debian-desktop mailing-list) called Poppl Laudatio Condensed. The i-Dot has been manually replaced by a red diamond. Julien Blache annotated that the text has been condensed horizontally and stretched vertically. The "debian" text can be found in vector format here (GPL licensed - source).

There was also a similar free font LaudatioC at and a PopplLaudatio-Condensed.otf for download free.

A DFSG-free font called Prociono is available as a Debian package.

Unofficial/Alternative Logos

The Debian Logo is Open Source Brand, (Wikpedia page on Open-source brands). So there are several versions adapted from the Debian Swirl. You can use the spiral in color and style that you feel satisfied or your community Debian.

Some unofficial, alternative Debian logo art is available at, with some previews viewable in this page.

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