There’s an Updated Drupal Logo for Drupal 8

new drupal logo

Drupal 8 will ship with a new version of the Drupal logo, known as the Druplicon.

It’s not the biggest news in the world, but this will make some people happy. The discussion about replacing the logo lists several design problems with the current version:

  • The ‘freaky alien’ vibe.
  • It looks a bit dated – it’s 11 years old now.
  • Some people find it “sinister”, or “mean”.
  • The lighting on the logo is from top left which can conflict with other sources.
  • The color scheme is muddy and out-of-sync with “Seven” administration theme.

Designers in the Drupal community wanted a flatter version if the logo, but one that also maintains a strong link to the original. Here’s the current version of the logo, side-by-side with the new variations:

new drupal logo

Here’s also a detailed breakdown of the improvements made in the new version of the logo:

annotated drupal logo

If have a few minutes, it’s interesting to read the full discussion at:

In that thread you can find the original versions of the logo from the early 2000’s. This particular logo inside the name is hilarious:


You can also find wonderfully creative uses of the Drupal logo, some of which we covered before:

drupal 8 drupalchix logo

P.S. Some pedantic people will say that this is the Drupal “mascot”, but for all intents and purposes, the Druplicon currently serves as the Drupal logo.


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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8 years ago

Not true. Does the issue say something is decided? Also “the Drupal design team”?!

8 years ago
Reply to  Duh

You’re a cheerful commenter šŸ™‚
Dries: [url=]…[/url]

“After giving this a lot of thought, Iā€™m in support of changing the logo

and getting the new logo committed to Git prior to Drupal 8 RC1.”

8 years ago

Good grief! That thread about sums up the Drupal core community, for better and for worse. Hugely democratic, not to say inefficient, consultation, in which non-contributors of code say they are made to feel like second-class citizens, and in which Dries says will ultimately be decided by edict from him (though he also says he does not think it an important issue). An object lesson in the anthropology of our tribe.
Interesting fact: Acquia is rare among Drupal shops in not using the Druplicon anywhere on its site (as far as I can see) though there are many icons on Acqia’s site which refer to it.

8 years ago
Reply to  John_B

Well said. Yes, for all those reasons, we thought it was worth pointing out to people … it’s an interesting insight into Drupal.

8 years ago
Reply to  John_B

Addressing the most minor of your points, but the Druplicon can be found in the “Q” in Acquia’s logo. It’s subtle, but it’s there.

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