How are icons for sites on SE defined? I.e., Math.SE, TeX.SE, Unix.SE, and several other of the sites I visit around here have their own, distinctive icons. Others have a just a light blue blurb with white letters (like this one).

If this is up to the community to define, how would we go about defining an icon?


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The design we have is the standard beta-site design. Sites get their own design once they "graduate" that is once they leave beta.

It is done by SE staff (possibly/presumably with some community input/feed-back).

I do not think it is possible to get our own design before graduation.

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    $\begingroup$ Note that there is one tiny design aspect that is individual: The content of the speech bubble in our favicon. See aviation or chess for non-acronym examples. $\endgroup$
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 18:24

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