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Vegetable [PersonRank 1]

Friday, January 9, 2009
5 years ago14,085 views

Just noticed a new favicon on Google.com's properties! Colorful!

Vegetable [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

Not sure whether it's live for every one or not.
Here's a copy:


img525.imageshack.us/img525/50 ...



[Imagefix~hebbet]

beussery [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

yep seeing it here too

beussery [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #


beussery.com/fav.jpg

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

lmjabreu [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

"The new design consists of three color areas – blue, red, green and yellow"

humm

Bullet Boy [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I'm not a fan. It looks cartoon like. Perhaps this is part of some celebration? Temp?

Gotecki [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I like the older one... IMHO the latest has too many things for such a small space.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

google.com/favicon.ico

F.O.R. [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

seems an attempt to use the Chrome logo for branding.
I still think that the capital G remains the recognized 'icon' for Google and it will always be until the default standard vanilla www.google.com presents it so prominently.
The 4 colors could work, but i think they need a better composition (the Chrome icon seems much better than the new favicon, for instance).

amagi tremper [PersonRank 3]

5 years ago #

mhm... i think i gets quitea friendly touch also a little bit playful.. just as one may have liked to see google a few years ago :/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

> "The new design consists of three color areas – blue,
> red, green and yellow"

Heh. Thanks, fixed!

Deltapi [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

too much green for my taste

slack [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

argh.... it's the same 4 colors of the windows start button!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

True... slightly rotated ....


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Jakob [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #


avg.com/stc/tpl/crp/img/logo/a ...

too

Marty191 [PersonRank 3]

5 years ago #

how come i see "before" icon on google.com and "now" icon only at homapage of my country?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Hmm the Dutch Homepage still has the old one. I like the new one better, it's clean.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

WebSonic, did you try hit refresh or empty your cache? I'm getting the new one on google.nl...

neovaio [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

just disimprovement.

guga [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

it's nice ... wonder if it will stick, as the world was used to the old one.

V [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

I love it!

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[put at-character here]Websonic.nl
   Try refreshing google.nl/favicon.ico is new like google.com/favicon.ico

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[put at-character here]David Mulder/myself/edit/Phillip
   The last few comments seemed of no importance so I somehow missed your/Philllip's reaction (they all seemed the short kind of guick reactions...).
Well I think the chrome icon would fit google quite well, even though I tend to believe a capital g with a new design would be better. Wonder whether the last icon was only a transition icon to this one (people being shocked if this icon would have replaced the first one)

miko3k [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

this icon is really great compared to previous one which really sucked. However imho it requires too much imagination to see the lowercase g now (which could a be good thing, lowercase g is not usable as logo anyway:))

Ignis Fatuus [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

Man, this new favicon is UGLY! Am I the only one who sees the resemblance between it and


lamariposaimports.com/poncho1. ...

?

mavrev Matt [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

Google needs to decide on the order of colours. It's a tiny detail, but it bugs me a lot. In the Google logo the four colours are in this order together. Red, yellow, blue, green. In the Chrome logo it's red, yellow, green, blue (if you end in the center), and in this logo its red, green, yellow, blue.

winxpguy [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

At first I thought it was just some random colors, now that I came here I see the G.

brinke guthrie [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

shows up in FF...not in Chrome or IE.

tematizacion [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

im unconvinced. they only changed it a few months ago, so why repeat the exercise. stick with their classic shade of blue i say.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

OK I can see where Google is going here. Although I still dislike the 2nd logo. I can now see that the original logo may have been a bit too proffesional, and Google want to go for a more fun look.

I was reminded of the Windows flag though :P It's only 90 degrees out, the colours are in the right order!

Matt [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I don't like it too much. What's wrong with the plain blue background used in mobile? It's professional and clean looking. And why is it that Windows, AVG, and this new favicon have the same order, just rotated?

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Says mistake all over it. I bet the Googlers are calling for Marissa's head.

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

The Google Blog has a post on the new favicon.

The post shows some user suggestions that they say inspired the new favicon.

Personally, I like all three of the following better than the favicon that Google designed.


4.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk ...


André Resende


1.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk ...


Lucian E. Marin


2.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk ...


Yusuf Sevgen

(And the fourth one I like about equally with the final design, which isn't bad.)


3.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk ...


Hadi Onur Demirsoy

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Here's the Google Blog post:
googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/0 ...

And (hopefully) here's Yusuf Sevgen's favicon suggestion:


2.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk ...


sharysce [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

dammm!!!! now what!!!!

Robbbbb [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

What is it about software companies using Fisher-Price colors, icons, and logos that only a 4-year old could love. Is it so difficult to create and use adult, sophisticated color schemes? Are primary-colors some unspoken requirement?
Is this being policed by the same people that requires all Office Supply retail stores use red and white for their company colors? Time break out of the rut. Geeez.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

IT IS UGLY.
I'm sorry, but I had to put that in caps. It's so ***** ugly. And we are far away from April 1st to believe it will last only one day.
I want the good ol' G icon back :(

Anwar Ben Tanfous [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I like much more the new one, it's very easy to spot and look much professional than the previous versions.

Aynslie [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

As soon as soon as my Google page loaded, I noticed the new icon, because of its colours, and I love it! There's just something about it that's soooo much more interesting than the last two. I hope they keep it.

Martin [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I love the new icon! :) It makes me happy!

dspsbspoon [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

The older is better. This one is ugly, very ugly, and really ugly.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

First Chrome icon resembled windows logo, now favicon...

What's next? What's the plan?

Bob [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Some things are best left alone – Uppercase 'G' is just so simple and elegant......and screams 'Google', whereas this new mess could mean anything. Its a bit difficult squeezing much detail into 16x16 pixels – ends up looking too 'busy'.

Nacho [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

Horrible...

scjm [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

I like it a lot better than the old new one.

Dan [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

UGLY!

jf [PersonRank 5]

5 years ago #

It sucks.

RARCA [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Not seeing the new one on Google.com from a Swedish IP.

caeious [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

well here was my submission. what do you think?


caeious.com/media/old/GoogleFA ...

caeious [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

oh that looks ugly all enlarged.

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

I was thinking the same as @F.O.R. about Chrome's color similarity. Think of this new favicon as a "subliminal branding" attempt for Google to get people switched to Chrome, thus increasing their gain in browser market share.

Don't worry, i'm on to them ;)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

[put at-character here]brinke: Is your MSIE showing the old one?
Safari on Mac shows the old one for some reason.

Fabio [PersonRank 9]

5 years ago #

Google Discovery, brazilian blog about Google, published an interview with Andre Resende. This guy is a lucky man!

googlediscovery.com/2009/01/10 ...

Paul [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Well I personally like it, a big improvement on the purple g. How do I update the quick search box in firefox?

rolandas [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

I don't like at all new logo, too noisy.
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alakani [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Man, you guys. Weren't we all complaining about how lame the first favicon change was? Well, it was pretty lame. I'd have been glad to see it gone with just about any replacement. But this new one is actually pretty nifty. What's wrong with a little color and a few abstract shapes? It makes my tabs easier to find, and it's fun to look at for the 1/10th of a second it takes to click on one.

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

The latest one does not fit in the simple and elegant style of google UI design.

David [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

RGB(+Y) < CMYK

get with the times google...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Yeah, IE7 still shows the old icon. And interesting Chrome never shows favicons.

How can you get the new icon into the FF search box?

PS for trivia only;

shows ⓒ2009 on Google.com; iGoogle still shows ⓒ2008.

Gerhard_Kaiser [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Thats a ugly thing...the oldest is the best for me...looks clear and obvious.

Verena [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I want the old "G" back!!!
I absolutely do not like the new designs!

E.B. [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Am I the only one that likes it?

I LIKE IT!

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Maybe you are (more than 2100 views in this forum thread now) ;-)

George R [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

From where are all the views coming?
Google does not show any backlinks.

Rufus [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I don't like the new icon. Previous icon was even worse. The old one was a little better. It seems that it is a real challenge for Google to come up with a good icon :) Who are these art "geniuses"?

Shazbot [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Didn't everyone hate the first favicon when it came out, then after time you liked it. Then came the second favicon and everyone hated it at first then you came to like it. But with this one, some people here like it from the start, and eventually everyone will like this favicon. I certainly do, it fits well.

This is getting loads of views because its the 4th in the list when searching google favicon in google

Leon Poole [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Ah Google... what are you guys doing? The previous favicon didn't even last a year. I have to say that I think the previous one also looked better. -1 for the new favicon from me.

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Didn't like the "before" and it didn't grow on me. It has made the "Older" look outdated tho.

The "new"? Well, the version by André is decent. The Google marketing team take on it? It looks like a committee designed it. In the "undesirable compromise" sense.

Harald Ringvold [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

I like the new icon. They godt the color with it. Didn't like the last one.

dev [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

I'm seeing the old favicon, again. The bland one, with just the 'g' in blue.
check it here:
google.com/favicon.ico

or is it, just for me??

JimR [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

It looks like a duck. but hey I like to see things in clouds too...

rich lee [PersonRank 1]

5 years ago #

its like a blended google icon going through a tornado!!!

[signatures remove]

Jason [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

Sorry but I hate it. I gave it two days and I still hate it. I thought Google was supposed to stand for "simple and elegant" and not for "playdough on crack in a 8-bit color scheme".

Thank God for Firefox. I'm changing it back as soon as I can find the old favicon online. I wish I had saved that somewhere.

Anton [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

I think it's ugly. It looks way too busy on my Firefox toolbar (where I have several links to various Google properties).

So I used one of these solutions to get the old 'capital G' back:
userscripts.org/scripts/show/2 ...

Agrae Dimpson. [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

devilsworkshop.org/googles-new-
favicon-inspired-from-avg

[unlinked for now, site was down when I checked. -Philipp]

danielle [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

i much prefer the older version with the colourful square around it. the g is not easy to distinguish in the new version.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

foxiewire.com/Mozilla/Update_F ...

how to put new favicon in FF search box

Martha B. Rabbit [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

On its own it's not bad I guess but it's plain horrid when you have several google pages open and your tab bar gets transformed into a glaring carnival :(

mudstick [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

much prefer the old [G] icon, but new one would look better in PURE PRIMARY COLOURS to make it all computery :p rather than painterly.

WeNDoR [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

it's even lamer than before!

MichaelM [PersonRank 0]

5 years ago #

The new favicon is remarkably similar to that used by an Austin TX company named Ginny's Printing......

ginnysprinting.com/

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

5 years ago #

Now I see it on Chrome in the top corner..hadnt seen it earlier.

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