Logos and graphics

BOINC logo

The BOINC logo

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 BOINC logo and its variants are in the public domain. If you use one of them in a web page, we ask that you link it to the BOINC web site (currently https://boinc.berkeley.edu) or display this URL near the image.

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

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



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

Banners for BOINC projects

Anthony Hern
Jared Hatfield


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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