January 12th, 2010
Thanks to everyone for taking and creating such amazing images to celebrate Firefox’s 5th birthday. In particular, we’d like to announce the winner of the Mozilla Creative Collective Five Years of Firefox challenge — Rogelio Calamaya, Jr., also known as Lucero. As you can imagine it was a tough decision with so many great choices (see John Slater’s slide show). Rogelio’s illustration, Happy B-day Firefox, really captured everyone’s hearts and imagination. As inspiration for his design, Rogelio imagined a busy Firefox who’s always running around, stepping away from his 5th birthday party for a second to rest and enjoy some cake. Congrats Rogelio!
In addition to the Creative Collective challenge, we also put out a call for community members to “Light the world with Firefox.” The response was overwhelming – check out the results. We wanted to call out some of our favorites and thank everyone for their creativity and time!
2.) Vineel Reddy and Paramveer Singh used light graffiti to create some great pictures!
3.) Irvin Chen projected Firefox onto the skyline over Love River in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for a great effect.
4.) Mitsuhiro Takano got a great shot of hundreds of Firefox flashlights eliminating the ceiling at the Tokyo Developer Day this past fall.
5.) Marcia Knous experimented with light painting using candlelight and a flashlight as light sources.
6.) Tristan Nitot (and others) caught the incredible light installation at the Paris party in action.
7.) Bob Moss, our resident photographer, took some amazing photos of the San Francisco party, including our effort to light up San Francisco!
I also wanted to mention some other great photos that didn’t incorporate light but really captured the spirit of our community and the 5 year celebration.
- A Firefox drawing.
- A handmade Firefox cake + banner in India.
- Billboards that dotted Macedonia during November.
- Another awesome Firefox cake to add to our collection.
- SathishKumar Kandasamy and friends overtook (peacefully!) an Internet Cafe in India.
- Hands holding out Firefox buttons.
Thanks again for all the wonderful creative work and adding to our repository of wonderful Firefox imagery. Here’s to another five awesome years and beyond!