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[hono-dev] Designing a logo for Hono


As discussed off-list with Kai and Henryk, I've drafted a brief for crowd sourcing a logo for Hono. Please see below:

Name to incorporate in the logo: 

Description of the organization and its target audience:
We need a logo for our open source software project Hono – 
Hono is a technology that helps software developers connect billions of “things” to the Cloud and the Internet of Things
Hono is a software component running in the Cloud, that allows to uniformly and transparently communicate with all sorts of "things" (cars, home automation devices, scientific equipment, …) independently of the language (protocol) they are using, and that is designed to handle millions of messages per second.

The name of the project comes from the Maori language.
"Hono" means "link", "connect" or "united" and thus nicely relates to project Hono's purpose of connecting devices with applications.
In addition, "Honohono" also is the Maori name for an orchid species with the scientific name of "Dendrobium anosmum" which is commonly used for leis (wreaths of flowers). See 

The Hono project is part of a larger ecosystem of open-source projects called “Eclipse IoT”. The Eclipse IoT website is available at and the logo of Eclipse IoT is attached to the brief – while not mandatory, we encourage designers to provide logos that convey the idea of Hono belonging to the Eclipse IoT brand.


Some important keywords relevant to Hono that we would like somehow to be represented in our logo:
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud
  • Connecting
  • Scalability (i.e Hono is ready for connecting billions of devices)

Do you guys have any preference regarding color(s) for the logo? We can add that to the brief too.

Benjamin –

Benjamin Cabé – IoT Evangelist

Eclipse Foundation
+33 (0) 619196101

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