Osu! Logo

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Looking at the “Osu! Logo” makes you want to press right on the center button. Hands are asked to lead the cursor behind the figures. The emblem takes the viewer into the world of pleasant emotions and favorite melodies. It remains to tune in to the rhythm of the song and play.

Osu!: Brand overview

Founded:September 16, 2007
Founder:Dean “peppy” Herbert

Osu! is a free-action rhythm video game that challenges players’ musical senses. It is written in C# on the .NET framework. Its author is Dean “peppy” Herbert, who designed it from scratch and released it in the fall of 2007. At the moment, it exists in several versions: for Microsoft Windows (made for it initially), macOS, Linux, Android, iOS (gradually adapted to them). The gameplay mainly focuses on the community, so they create all playable melodies and beatmaps using an internal editor.

The video game was inspired by many other rhythm action games, including Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, DJMax, Beatmania IIDX, Taiko no Tatsujin, and the like. In this version, users are offered a choice of four different modes with various methods for playing rhythm maps. They can be combined with added mods, thereby reducing or increasing the level of difficulty of the gameplay.

But, despite the wide range, the most popular is the standard mode, launched the very first. As of 2021, the number of registered players has already reached more than 15 million 200 thousand people. And now the video game osu! available in 35 languages. You can interact with it using various peripheral devices: a two-button mini-keyboard or a computer mouse in combination with a keyboard. There is also a paid service that expands the functionality for users.

There are an incredible number of followers of this rhythm action. They meet at specially organized events – beat mapping and fan art contests. In addition, the players hold unofficial conventions, the largest of which was “cavoe’s osu! Event”, usually referred to simply as “osu! Event” or “COE.” The fan meeting has been held three times a year since 2017. The main action takes place in the Brabanthallen conference hall, located in the Dutch city of Hertogenbosch.

Meaning and History

Osu! Logo History

Osu emblem has also been featured on the official booths of events such as Anime Expo and TwitchCon, so it’s well-known not only to fans. This is a simple icon in terms of the number of elements but complex in terms of interior design.

The word “osu!” on the logo consists of lowercase letters because the official branding of the video game provides for the writing of its name only in lowercase. When a capital “o” is used, it is considered a violation of the rules. And at the end, an exclamation mark is always added, symbolizing positive emotions and delight from the exciting gameplay.

Due to its round shape, the emblem resembles a classic American cookie, which is why it has received the appropriate name – a cookie. The image of the logo repeatedly appears in the music game distribution. A bright icon appears in single-player mode, in the main menu, and on the splash screen.

2007 – 2015

Osu! Logo 2007

The debut logo looks like a pale pink balloon. It is divided diagonally into two fragments of different shades, which are quite difficult to catch with a cursory glance. The demarcation line is not straight but curved and resembles an inverted arch. The top half of the circle is slightly lighter than the bottom. Inside, in the very center, is the name of the rhythm game. It is written in lower case type and is accompanied by an exclamation mark to encourage immediate action. Although the letters are painted white, they have thin, barely noticeable, evenly drawn strokes of pink.

2015 – today

Osu! Logo

Modern osu! emblem, the structure is much more complicated than the first. The entire surface of the circle is randomly filled with miniature pink triangles of various shades and sizes. The name is in bold font, which the developers have slightly corrected by removing the lower “u” fragment. They also reduced the diameter of the ball and surrounded it with a barely visible gray line. It appears most clearly below, representing a symbolic sound wave radiating from the center. The dot in the exclamation mark has taken the form of a convex square.

2018 – today

Osu! Logo 2018

The designers enhanced the brilliance of the logo by adding additional pink shadows. But they are unevenly distributed. Gentle illumination appeared near the frame ring (bottom and right), as well as the exclamation mark and partially the last two letters in the inscription. The white elements got a pinkish tint because all the gray outlines were repainted in pink. The background pattern of triangles has been preserved, although it has become lighter. This transformation makes the emblem look fresh, bright, and optimistic.

Font and Colors

Osu Emblem

We can say that the identity of the game has not changed. It evolved slightly, having received small additions, almost invisible to prying eyes. But this characteristic expresses the key essence of the action rhythm: you need to catch the elusive and accurately convey it in actions. The current osu! the logo looks like a big button.

Osu Symbol

For the inscription in the emblem, the developers chose the Aller Bold typeface. This is a font family introduced by designer Dalton Maag. It appeared in 2008 and was created for the School of Media and Journalism from Denmark. The official palette consists of several shades of pastel pink. In addition to it, the logo has a white color.

Osu! color codes

Thulian PinkHex color:#f062a1
RGB:240 98 161
CMYK:0 59 33 6
Pantone:PMS 212 C
Persian PinkHex color:#ff79b8
RGB:255 121 184
CMYK:0 53 28 0
Pantone:PMS 212 C
Princess PerfumeHex color:#ff87c6
RGB:255 135 198
CMYK:0 47 22 0
Pantone:PMS 211 C