Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#11501 new enhancement

Improve visual identity of Tor's PTs

Reported by: asn Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Pluggable transport Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: dcf, mikeperry, isis, sysrqb, mrphs, mcs, alex@… Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by asn)

We've been failing with naming Tor's censorship circumvention tech for a while ('Pluggable Transports', 'obfsproxy', 'obfs3', 'obfs2', 'flashproxy'...).

We know that our users are getting better at learning these terms, but we should try to help them. I think establishing a visual identity for PTs through a logo, might help.

This way, we can put the same logo in the PT/obfsproxy homepage, and in BridgeDB, and in TBB (in the step of the wizard where you have to add your bridges), and people will learn that when they see that logo it's PT-related.

I'd currently use the obfsproxy logo:
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/attachment/ticket/5111/logo%20shaded.svg
except if someone tells me it's a terrible idea (I admit it's more silly than confidence inspiring, but I think it gets the point across). Any other suggestions are welcome.

If people think that this is a reasonable idea, I will create tickets for the BridgeDB and TBB mods.

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stegotorus.png (5.8 KB) - added by dcf 4 years ago.
perl6-sm.jpg (146.3 KB) - added by isis 4 years ago.
FSF-meet-the-free-software-gang.png (88.7 KB) - added by isis 4 years ago.
blobfish1_1024x1024.jpg (51.2 KB) - added by isis 4 years ago.
blobfish6_1024x1024.jpg (181.4 KB) - added by isis 4 years ago.
sad_onion_by_karaszkun-devianart.png (27.4 KB) - added by isis 4 years ago.
miku.gif (361.5 KB) - added by dcf 3 years ago.
ミク
leek.gif (283.4 KB) - added by yawning 3 years ago.
missingno.png (2.1 KB) - added by dcf 6 months ago.

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Change History (31)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by isis

Oh. My. God. I just found the perfect obfsproxy mascot totally on accident:

https://people.torproject.org/~isis/mlp-discord.jpg

It's from a MyLittlePony™ version of cowsay; it's a rendering of the MyLittlePony™ character Discord.












Everybody raise your hands if you think this should be the new obfsproxy mascot!

/me raises hand

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by dcf

Ha, it looks not unlike the StegoTorus.


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Changed 4 years ago by dcf

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comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by mrphs

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comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 4 years ago by isis

Replying to dcf:

Ha, it looks not unlike the StegoTorus.


Oh weird, it does. I like the StegoTorus too!

Changed 4 years ago by isis

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comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by isis

Basically, I was thinking something along the lines of the Perl 6 chickenalligatormoosecamelbutterflychameleon.

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/11501/perl6-sm.jpg

But I think that whatever we go with, we should have a fun, lovable character and make webcomic for children about it. Something like

This is an obfs. Watch the obfs run. Run, obfs, run.

[INSERT IMAGES OF THE LOVABLE obfs GALUMPHING/FLUTTERING/LAZERING/HOVERING/HIJACKING/MOOSING/ETC]

Go, obfs, go! Look at the obfs go!

The obfs is doing something to your internets! What is that obfs doing to your internets?!

[INSERT IMAGES OF THE LOVABLE obfs MUNCHING/DANCING WITH/SMOKING/PICKLING/THROWING/ETC SOME PACKETS]

That obfs totes just hella obfs'ed your internets! Wow!

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by asn

Description: modified (diff)

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by dcf

I can't wait until we have mascots sufficient for our own version of the Free Software Gang. Frolicking in the garden :)

comment:8 in reply to:  7 ; Changed 4 years ago by isis

Replying to dcf:

I can't wait until we have mascots sufficient for our own version of the Free Software Gang. Frolicking in the garden :)


https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/11501/FSF-meet-the-free-software-gang.png

That is just… wow. How about we use that as a bad example of branding?


Post scriptum: Also there is neither an onion nor a firefox. Do they not like us or something?

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Changed 4 years ago by isis

comment:9 in reply to:  8 ; Changed 4 years ago by dcf

Replying to isis:

Post scriptum: Also there is neither an onion nor a firefox. Do they not like us or something?

There's a Firefox, it's just known as an Icecat.

No onion, though. I guess Drupal is kind of onion-shaped.

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by isis

After reading dcf's tor-dev@ post on Huggable Transport stuffed animals, I learned that the internet actually has such a thing as a stuffed "Obfs the Blobfish":

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/11501/blobfish1_1024x1024.jpg

Complete with Lulzsec costume(!!):

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/11501/blobfish6_1024x1024.jpg

Sooo Cute!

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Changed 4 years ago by isis

comment:11 in reply to:  9 Changed 4 years ago by isis

Replying to dcf:

Replying to isis:

Post scriptum: Also there is neither an onion nor a firefox. Do they not like us or something?

There's a Firefox, it's just known as an Icecat.

No onion, though. I guess Drupal is kind of onion-shaped.

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/ticket/11501/sad_onion_by_karaszkun-devianart.png

comment:12 Changed 4 years ago by yawning

Parent ID: #16754

comment:13 Changed 4 years ago by yawning

Parent ID: #16754
Severity: Normal

On second thought, removing the parent relationship with the cleaned up PT spec.

Changed 3 years ago by dcf

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ミク

comment:14 Changed 3 years ago by dcf

As part of a continuing effort to improve its visual identity, the meek pluggable transport is pleased to introduce its new celebrity spokes-vocaloid, Hatsune Miku.
ミク

Changed 3 years ago by yawning

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comment:15 in reply to:  14 Changed 3 years ago by yawning

Replying to dcf:

As part of a continuing effort to improve its visual identity, the meek pluggable transport is pleased to introduce its new celebrity spokes-vocaloid, Hatsune Miku.


At least make it onion related.

comment:16 Changed 3 years ago by asn

insightful concept. im sold. great times are coming!

comment:17 Changed 3 years ago by isis

APPROVE. Are we going to make a chibi Hatsune Miku rendition of Loituma?

comment:18 Changed 3 years ago by mcs

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comment:19 Changed 2 years ago by strugee

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Changed 6 months ago by dcf

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comment:20 Changed 6 months ago by dcf

MissingNo. as mascot for look-like-nothing transports. Cf. doc/AChildsGardenOfPluggableTransports#obfs3.


comment:21 Changed 5 months ago by teor

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asn does not need to own any obfuscation tickets any more. Default owners are trouble.

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