A logo for cri-o

Dan Walsh recently asked me if I could come up with a logo for a project he is involved with – cri-o. The “cri” of cri-o stands for Container Runtime Interface. The CRI is a different project – the CRI is an API between Kubernetes (container orchestration) and various container runtimes. cri-o is a runtime – like rkt or Docker – that can run containers that are compliant with OCI (Open Containers Initiative) specification. (Some more info on this is here.) Dan and Antonio suggested a couple of ideas at the outset: Since the project means to connect to Kubernetes via the CRI, it might be neat to have some kind of nod to Kubernetes. Kubernetes’ logo is a nautical one (the wheel of a ship, with 7 spokes.) If you say cri-o out loud, it kind of sounds like cyro, e.g., icy-cool like Mr. Freeze from Batman! If we want to go for a mascot, a mammoth might be a neat one (from an icy time.) So I had two initial ideas, riffing off of those: I tried to think of something nautical and frozen that might relate to Kubernetes in a reasonable way given what cri-o actually does. …