Logos and graphics

The BOINC logo

The BOINC logo and its variants are copyright (C) University of California. If you use one of these images in a web page or other medium, you must link it to the BOINC web site (currently https://boinc.berkeley.edu) or display that URL next to the image.

You can use the BOINC logo on merchandise such as T-shirts, coffee mugs etc., provided that either a) this merchandise is not sold for profit, or b) its sale profits only an existing business that sells such merchandise (such as customink.com).

Icon: Installer splash screen: 'Powered by BOINC' image:


The BOINC logo and associated icons were designed by Michal Krakowiak. Its arms represent the convergence of separated things (such as computers) into a unified whole. The colors are based on U.C. Berkeley's blue-and-gold colors.

The other volunteer-supplied images on this page are owned by their respective creators; contact them for license info.


ArtistImages (click for hi-res version)
Jacob Klein
Francois Normandin
Robin Weezepoel

The original BOINC logo

The name 'BOINC' refers to a particular sound. It was intended to convey humor and lightness. So I made a humorous logo:

  • The logo in its native form as a Word document. The logo uses the Planet Benson font from Larabie Fonts.
  • Hi-res versions of the logo: PNG, JPEG.
  • An icon for BOINC-related Podcasts, from Christian Beer:

The 'B in a circle' icon was designed by Tim Lan. The Mac variant was contributed by Juho Viitasalo.


Landi Paolo

Logo proposals

At some point - 2008 or so? - I decided it was time for a new logo. Realizing my own limitations as a graphic designer, I asked the BOINC community for proposals. There were lots of good ones:

ArtistImages (click for hi-res version)
Keijo Simonen
Jim Paulis ... and several variants
Eduardo Ascarrunz
Adobe Illustrator source
Invisible Design ... and many variants in different sizes and colors, and for specific countries.
Markus Beck
Yopi at sympatico.ca
Dario Arnaez
Markus Beck
... and various others
Michal Krakowiak
16x16 icon:
Michael Peele ,

Banners for BOINC projects

Jared Hatfield
Anthony Hern


Tony/Knightrider/Chuggybus has created BOINC coinage. See the large and small versions. The Latin text means 'Berkeley open and shared resources'.

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