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<h2>A GNU Head</h2>

<p><a href="/graphics/gnu-head-sm.jpg"><img src="/graphics/gnu-head-sm.jpg"
alt=" [Image of the head of a GNU] "
width="129" height="122" /></a></p>


<address class="byline">by Etienne Suvasa</address>

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<p class="announcement" style="margin-bottom: 1.5em">You may prefer to use
the <a href="/graphics/heckert_gnu.html">a bold href="/graphics/heckert_gnu.html">Bold GNU Head</a>, which is the
version now used by the Free Software Foundation on any new GNU-emblem items,
items and stickers.</p>

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<a href="/graphics/gerwinski-gnu-head.png"><img
   alt=" [Image of the head of a GNU] " /></a>

<p>A handsome GNU Head head with typical beard and smart-looking curled horns.
He or she appears to be smiling contentedly with its works as of yet,
but it still gazes off into the distance.</p>

<p>This image is available in the following formats:</p>

  <li>jpeg <a href="/graphics/gnu-head-sm.jpg">7k</a>,
    <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.jpg">21k</a></li>
  <li>png <a href="/graphics/gnu-head-sm.png">2k</a>,
    <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.png">6k</a>,
    <a href="/graphics/gerwinski-gnu-head.png">566k</a></li>
  <li>pdf <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.pdf">41k</a></li>
  <li>ascii (txt) <a href="gnu-head.txt">5k</a></li>

<p>This Head of a GNU was the default art for pages on this web site website, including
<a href="/home.html">GNU's href="/">GNU's home page</a>.</p>

<p>It page</a>. It was also used on the front of the 1997 <a 
href="/order/t-shirts.html">GNU T-shirt</a>. It is also on 
href="https://shop.fsf.org/collection/gnu-gear#Tshirts">GNU t-shirt</a>, and
the spine of many <a href="/doc/doc.html">GNU Manuals</a>.</p>

<h3 id="license">Licensing</h3>

href="https://shop.fsf.org/collection/books-docs">GNU manuals</a>.</p>

<dt>Original image</dt>
<p>It was drawn by Etienne Suvasa, who has also done several covers for FSF
  <li>PNG  <a href="/graphics/gnu-head-sm.png">2kB</a> (129x122), 
    <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.png">5kB</a> (276x261)</li>
  <li>JPEG  <a href="/graphics/gnu-head-sm.jpg">5kB</a> (129x122), 
    <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.jpg">18kB</a> (276x261)</li>

<dt>Redrawn version</dt>
<p>The original image is available was enlarged and redrawn by Peter Gerwinski.</p>
  <li>PNG  <a href="/graphics/gerwinski-gnu-head.png">292kB</a> (1200x1200)</li>
  <li>JPEG on <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gerwinski-gnu-head.jpg">
    Wikimedia Commons</a></li>
  <li>SVG  <a href="/graphics/official%20gnu.svg">135kB</a>, vectorized
    by Victor Siame</li>
  <li>SVG  <a href="/graphics/gnuhead_plain.svg">185kB</a>, vectorized
    by Ville Solarius and Ruud Steltenpool</li>
  <li>PDF  <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.pdf">73kB</a>, made by Arlo Barnes</li>
  <li>XCF and vectorized EPS on <a
    Gerwinski's website</a></li>

<dt>ASCII version</dt>
<p>It was made by SpAwN for use ASCII-only terminals.</p>
  <li>TXT  <a href="/graphics/gnu-head.txt">5kB</a></li> 

<div id="license" class="infobox">
<hr />
<p>Copyright © 1996 Etienne Suvasa</p>

<p>These images are available under either the <a 
href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html">GFDL 1.3</a>, <a 
href="http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:FAL1.3">the rel="license"
href="/licenses/fdl-1.3.html">GNU Free Documentation License</a> v1.3, or the
<a rel="license" href="https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:FAL1.3">Free
Art License</a>, or under the <a href="http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:CC_ASA2.0">
CC-BY-SA 2.0</a>. 
It rel="license"
href="https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:CC_ASA2.0">Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License</a>.</p>

The GNU head is, however, also a trademark for the GNU Project.
<strong>If you want to use the GNU head to link to a website run by
the Free Software Foundation or the GNU project, feel free, or if
you're using it in contexts talking about GNU in a supportive and
accurate way, you can also do this without permission.  For any other
requests, please ask <a 
href="mailto:licensing@fsf.org">licensing@fsf.org</a> <<a
href="mailto:licensing@fsf.org">licensing@fsf.org</a>> for
permission first.</strong></p>

<h3 id="attribution">Attribution</h3>

<p>This graphic was drawn by Etienne Suvasa, who has also done several
covers for FSF publications.</p>

<p>We also would like to thank Peter Gerwinski for the 1200x1200 PNG version
of this image.</p>

<h3 id="Variations">Variations</h3>

<p>Dustin Jorge made a nice wallpaper inspired by this GNU head. He spent
some time researching copyright for a paper he had to do for a
class. In the meantime he made this desktop. It is available in the 
following formats:</p>

  <li>png <a href="/graphics/gnublue.png">503k</a></li>

<p>Ville Solarius has come up with the following variations of the GNU Head 
in the SVG format: </p>
   <li>Plain <a href="/graphics/gnuhead_plain.svg">99.2k</a></li>
   <li>Inkscape <a href="/graphics/gnuhead_inkscape.svg">99.2k</a></li>

<p><a href="mailto: ripley@salug.it">Ripley</a> added the slogan "Your
Passion. Our Potential." to the <a href="/graphics/gnupassion.svg.gz">GNU head</a>.</p>

<p>A set of colorful GNU heads by <a
href="mailto:johnmwooten@youspeakmylanguage.com">John M. Wooten</a>:</p>
      <a href="/graphics/gnuwooblk.png">Black</a> |
      <a href="/graphics/gnuwoogrn.png">Green</a> |
      <a href="/graphics/gnuwoored.png">Red</a> |
      <a href="/graphics/gnuwoowht.png">White</a> |
      <a href="/graphics/gnuwooylw.png">Yellow</a>

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