The official Blender logo is a registered property of Blender Foundation.

This logo is being used to brand and identify official Blender Foundation projects and content.

Third parties can only use it provide credit for the product Blender or to link to blender.org.

For usage guidelines, scroll down.

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Blender Logo

PMS 716
#e87d0d

PMS 647
#265787

WHITE
#ffffff

These variations of the logo can be used when the background is simple or plain color.

Blender Logo
Blender Logo White

Community Badge

If you create videos, tutorials, books, or any content using Blender, you can give Blender credit by adding this badge to your thumbnails.

The purpose of this badge is to unify community made Blender-specific content around the web.

Usage Guidelines

  1. General Usage
    The badge can only be used to indicate that the software Blender was used.
  2. Prominence
    Do not use this badge as your logo. You will visualize your own name/brand prominently. It has to be clear for an average viewer who made the product.
  3. Modification
    The badge is to be used as-is, unaltered, in original colors, original typography, without enhancements and always complete.

Example of the community badge used in context.

Blender community badge example

Blender community badge example
Blender community badge example

Usage in Credits

You are welcome to credit Blender in your project!

Please follow the guidelines below however to avoid confusion about affiliation with the Blender team.

If you want to explicitly mention that your project was created using Blender – do not use the logo but type it out as shown above. Example: Spring Open Movie
You can also just include the Blender logo in conjuction with others – please do not use the logo in isolation. Example: Sintel Open Movie

The Blender logo can be placed among other logos, for example when listing 3D software.

Usage Guidelines

Blender is a registered trademark (®) of the Blender Foundation in EU and USA. The Blender logo itself is property of the Blender Foundation. The logo and the brand name “Blender” are not part of the GNU GPL, and can only be used commercially by the Blender Foundation on products, websites, and publications.

Third parties may use the Blender logo, provided all of the following conditions are met:

  1. General Usage
    The logo can only be used to point to the product Blender or to give credit. When used with a link on a web page, it should point to the URL blender.org.
  2. Prominence
    You will visualize and promote your own branding more prominent than you use the Blender logo. The Blender logo only can be used as a secondary brand, which means it has to be clear for an average viewer that this is not an official Blender or Blender Foundation website, publication or product. Do not use the Blender logo as your own logo.
  3. Products
    You can use the Blender logo on promotion products, such as T-shirts for events or trade show booths, provided it is a secondary brand as described in point 2.
  4. Modification
    The logo is used unaltered, without fancy enhancements, in original colors, original typography, and always complete (logo + text blender).
  5. Commercial use
    Only in exceptional cases permission will be granted to use the logo on commercial products, you must contact us with a picture of how it will be used, and ask for explicit permission.

If you have further questions or doubts, do not hesitate to contact us.


On artwork and community websites

Blender’s logo has been used in hundreds of ways. This was — and still is — considered to be an honest tribute to Blender, and the guidelines are not meant to make these uses “illegal” or “officially disapproved”. This page is only meant to clarify the Blender Foundation guidelines so that people know their minimum rights and where they can use the logo.

Modifying the Blender logo is really part of your own artistic freedom, and the Blender Foundation will never act against such tributes. Just don’t expect us to “officially approve” of it, that’s all.

Usage of the name Blender, trademark and brand.

Blender has been registered as a trademark by Blender Foundation in USA and EU. It has been used by Blender Foundation since 2002, and it’s a well recognized brand now. Although the name ‘Blender’ is a generic word (for a mixer), in the context of products or company names related to software it’s protected by trademark law.

With the rise of Blender’s popularity, the Blender Foundation will work on more clear guidelines for using the brand. A very good example are the guidelines from Mozilla Foundation.

In short – if you want to start a company or website related to Blender services, avoid using the name Blender in it. You can use it as a secondary tagline though – such as “Awesome Company Inc., the Blender specialists”. Same goes for forks of the Blender software, give it a new name and create a unique brand that way. The latter is also enforced by the GNU GPL, which explicitly excludes brand names from the freedom.

Some exceptions might apply, for example for free accessible community sites or websites that already exist for many years. For advice, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thanks,

Ton Roosendaal, Chairman of the Blender Foundation, Amsterdam, November 2019

A Trip Down Memory Lane

The Blender logo has changed a lot throughout the years! Check out this brief history of the Blender logo in the Internet Archive.

Blender Logo History