A Crystal Mascot?

In a previous thread the question of a Crystal mascot came up.

This is related to the topic of what should Crystal users be called:

I see two major issues to decide for a mascot:

  1. Its name.
  2. What is looks like.

Maybe the most famous (or most recognizable) Open Source Software mascot is Tux, for Linux.

I thought this topic should be given its own thread so people can contribute their thoughts, ideas, and depictions for a Crystal mascot in one place.

Let the suggestions begin! :smiley: :thinking:


All the software dev mascots I can think of are animals: Rust’s crab, Linux’s penguin, Go’s gopher, GNU’s gnu, Python’s python. Would it make sense for Crystal to follow suit?

Thinking of an animal that starts with “cr”… crab! Oh, crab! Rust took it.


Some other animals: cricket, crocodile, crow. Crow is nice because it’s black, like the Crystal logo :slight_smile:


And crows like shinny objects like crystals


Crows are nice :+1: from me


AFSIK, crow is a really really (probably the most) smart birds.



I think a bird -or even a crow in particular- would make a great mascot (or at least has one of the biggest mascot potentials).

And while I’m absolutely not favouring a jelly fish, I just want to mention, there is a crystal jellyfish which would fit name-wise probably the best (I’m still in favour of a bird though - which could be still justified just fine by @beta-ziliani’s explanation by its attraction to shiny things).

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But that’s a toucan - almost as far from a crow as it can get :wink:


A kind of beetle (strong, durable, shiny) ?


It seems like a bug… (unsure)


I really like the idea of both a mascot, and making it a crow. A mascot just makes the language feel… I dunno, more human. Maybe “Chrissy the Crow”? :rofl:

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The idea of a beetle is unique and has potential that other programming language mascots do not have. The negative meaning of the word " bug" might also be nice thing. We need to come up with some better explanation as Rust means fungus. However, since beetles are generally complex in shape, it would take more artistic talent than a crow to make it a friendly mascot. I feel that crows will certainly succeed. However, the attraction I feel for crystals is more like that of a powerful, shiny beetle than a clever crow.

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