Cute alternative logo for haskell.org

Hi everyone,
We have received a very nice contribution that enables a cute alternative logo on the haskell.org landing page. You can access it by passing the uwu=true query parameter in the URL: https://www.haskell.org/?uwu=true.

Have a nice week-end.

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It seems that once I open https://www.haskell.org/?uwu=true, the choice sticks (in cookies?) and later on even vanilla https://www.haskell.org/ shows the alternative logo. I figured out that https://www.haskell.org/?uwu=false switches it back. It would be nice to have it written somewhere.

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Indeed! I figured it’s a bit difficult to cleanly document that, so we’ve decided to have it not persist. Thanks for the feedback!

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Could someone explain the design language of this logo to me? It seems to incorporate some sort of Japanese (?) characters, but I lack the cultural background to understand the implied meaning.

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The Japanese characters spell ハスケル, which is the Japanese transliteration for Haskell! Source, I speak both languages & follow the (small) JA-speaking Haskell community.

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Can confirm.

For anyone wondering why there’s Japanese in the logo: the “joke” is that it makes the logo look like a stereotypical Manga/Anime logo.

I, for what it’s worth, appreciate the addition :stuck_out_tongue:

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For the sake of being pedantic, aren’t you supposed to credit the author of the image you put on the webpage? The License section of the repository suggested that.

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There’s a note in the console if you pass the parameter, similar to how the alternative is implemented on other webpages. Could be improved though, I agree.

We did get written permission from the author, so license-wise we are OK.

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For context, this logo was created by Swaratsuki1004, who has been doing a bunch of logos for various languages/packages/services. You can find logos designed by the same author at
React,
Hono - Ultrafast web framework for the Edges,
Next.js by Vercel - The React Framework,
Bluesky, and
Asahi Linux
and other places. We’re just joining in on the trend to have a little fun :slight_smile:

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Hasukeru ga hanasemasuka?

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The linked picture,

in terms of “too much at once”, reminds me of the old Haskell logo:

Both the kawaii one linked and the old one remind me of how lucky we got with that logo design contest that produced the purple >>= one, it’s startlingly simple and says “Haskell” so well. :clap:

In fact I just realized that saw the linked page and I thought “it says Haskell twice :thinking:” and realized that the logo is so internalized for me that I read the >>= symbol as “Haskell.”

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Do you read this as “Haskell Haskell” as well? :thinking:

But I digress. This style is supposed to be noisy, it’s part of the “vibe”. I wouldn’t suggest this as the official logo, but I think it’s a fun Easter egg.

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Reminds me that GHC once used to have a dino as its mascot, which I was only able to find with the wayback machine, e.g. The Glasgow Haskell Compiler And I only ever heard about this due to Wouter’s PC talk at Haskell '14.
happy-dino
RAWR!

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Let’s (not) forget the narwhal logo, too

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