The Oric Logo in Vector Format

  • Alexios
  • oric
  • graphics
  • logo

Back in 1996 or 1997, the Oric Project had a number of logos in use, most of which were hand-made bitmaps or badly scanned from Oric documents or photos. When I took over the Oric Software Page for a brief time, I decided I needed a decent logo, and made one. I used a scanned document (I forget which, but it looks like it's the Oric Atmos manual), which I then traced with a nascent pre-1.0 Gimp1. I made it into a TIFF and released it to the Oric Project. Now, I find myself needing a vector one, so I traced the original again. This time in Inkscape. Here are the results. I have made my best to keep the Persian Flaws of the original, but couldn't help but correct a few issues here and there. Here it is; enjoy!

The Oric Logo vector remake is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Update: this is a redone vector version of the logo (December 2014, thirty years on!) that matches the logo on the Atmos and Telestrat/IQ164 badges and the Atmos manual. I think we may consider the older, somewhat awkwward version to be aberrant and obsolete.


Please note that all of the samples below are in the SVG format (which modern browsers can finally all display). You can save the samples and resize (or edit them) all you want.

The standard Oric logo

The standard logo, as found on Oric literature and the badge on the Atmos and Telestrat.

The Oric logo on a white background

The logo on a white background, for printing.

A greyscale version of the logo

A greyscale version of the logo on a black background.

A greyscale version of the logo on a white background

A greyscale version of the logo on a white background.

The Oric Logo
All four versions are included (black background, white background, and greyscale versions on black or white backgrounds) in SVG and 300 dpi PNG, as well as the master file in SVG, EPS and PDF.

  1. There were no good vector drawing packages for Linux back then. Unless you counted Xfig, which I used a lot for LaTeX work, but hated with a passion reserved only for its clunky, counter-intuitive, crash-prone user interface.