The Beaver is Surly! The Canadian HTML5 Logo


The Canadian HTML5 Coat of Arms was designed to inspire and excite the Canadian developer community around the usage of HTML5. The central logo and secondary technology class logos, which are imbedded within the shield, are available through a creative commons license by the World Wide Web Consortium and can be found on the group website here.

The inspiration for its design is the classic coat of arms style and the incorporation of animals which act as symbols of Canada. The logo can be found for download in both PNG and SVG format. The SVG version is made available to encourage Canadian designers and developers to work with the raw image file to reuse the logo and even alter it to make it their own!

Ps. No one really knows why the beaver on top is surly, but we like it that way!  Want to tweet it? Why not hashtag it with #surlybeaver?

Comments (2)

  1. goodman@live.ca says:

    What animal is on the right? Elk? Deer? Caribou?

  2. plaberge says:

    It is Canada's quintessential quarter fauna, namely the moose!