The original purpose of this topic was creating artwork for, and donating artwork to, FreeBSD (for splash screens and such). This thread is slowly but surely evolving into a 'desktop wallpaper appreciation and request' thread, which is not what the original poster had asked for. Please re-read the opening post and try to stay on topic.
I'm working on a bmp version, but I couldn't get gimp to easily save as an 8 bit image, I'm sure I just missed something.
I was wonder if there are any plans to update the splash code to allow for more useful splash screens? Something that would allow you to see the boot message along with the splash or at least and animated loading type thing?
IMO that's what exactly should be dropped (horns, hoofs...).
FreeBSD is very serious OS with great future.
Logo must be relevant and for sure shall not be cartoon/comics alike.
In general any great logo is never a picture but rather sketch, symbol and the simpler the better.
To keep succession with current logo I propose to leave only the TRIDENT.
What is trident? It's a power. It's exactly about FreeBSD.