2613.I just now noticed this … I should keep up on Google Chrome browser news, especially since I love the logo quite a bit. Clever little thing.
When I started up Chrome today, just to go get a look at somthing in it, I noticed it had become, well, flat …
… and I knew it used to look a bit more pictorial:
Or as Steve Rura, designer, explains it:
Which, if you're going to evolve a logo design, is a good way to move - in concert with the animating idea, or at least as close as you can execute it. After being a bit surprised by the evolution, I found myself warming to it right away. So, for me, it's a good move.
Read all about it and look at some of the user explorations that inspired the move here: http://chrome.blogspot.com/2011/03/fresh-take-on-icon.html