I see that the Monero logo is basically a monogram with a white M whose ends extend to the circular sides. It also has a orange upper half and the gray lower half. What is the symbolism of this design and colors?

The Monero Logo


The logo is a creation of designer rantjack in logo design contest site 99design. There is no public statement by rantjack about a symbolism.

We can note that three of the four inspirations given in the brief (Bitcoin, NXT, Blackcoin) feature orange/yellow/gold color.

A similar question asked on BitcoinTalk forum have had not specific answer other than the general symbolism of orange:

Can someone show me why orange and gray were the colors chosen aside from the fact it looks nice (in a generic way), or if there was any deeper symbolism to the logo? not that it matters much but man and his symbols always fascinate me.

[Orange] combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, and stimulation.


I see a Monero sunrise...dawn of a new paradigm.

  • Good point! Now I see it, too... – janowitz Oct 14 '16 at 12:16

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