The logo is for an Open Source (and professional) project called "Monkey HTTP Server" or Web Server for short. To get a notion of what Monkey is and the style of the current but old design please refer to the project page:
There are many HTTP or Web servers around like: Apache, Nginx, Cherokee and many others, Monkey is like one of them. If you are not familiar with what a HTTP/Web server is, you can think about it as the following: on the web, there are two main actors, the client and the server. A web client or well known as browsers, "request" and "render" pages, software examples are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer (RIP), etc. But they talk to a partner called "web server" which is in charge to provide the requested information such as pages, CSS, images, and any other media or dynamic content. So Monkey is a HTTP/Web server that serves content to browsers within other functionalities.
If I would have to describe Monkey with a couple of keywords I would say:
"Fast, Scalable, High Performance, Lightweight, Flexible Architecture, Multi-protocol support"
The project born as a hobby and turned really serious like 4 years ago which affected it development and general roadmap. As you can realize our Monkey Logo looks a bit young and "hobbyist", which is not longer that.
The logo that I am looking for, is the representation of a mature software but with very modern technology on it, agile, scalable and very clean, a logo that can be used on top of a white background for web or on top of a black background such as for t-shirts.
- Clean Monkey like Samurai-Ninja (well shaped, simple)
- Monkey + Network Nodes
- Idea / position: Monkey shape like in this Thor position:
- Idea / position: http://images.sequart.org/images/St…-Man-2.jpg
- Idea: http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/7680167_f260.jpg (without katana of course)
- idea: consider a cyber-monkey-like: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.co…fb4e93.jpg
remember: it needs to be clean, simple and elegant. It's not just a cartoon.