It’s official, Google has a new look! That iconic emblem that is such a familiar household name has a new facelift. In keeping with the same look and feel of Windows 8, IOS 7, flat tones are in this year, and shadows are out! The revised design matches the flatter Google logo that appeared earlier this month. Google announced they will roll it out across more products and services in the coming weeks. In addition to this enhancement, the navigation bar is getting a new makeover too, to bring users a more streamlined experience. Gone is the black bar many users see today; instead, Google’s products are now organized into the same apps grid seen on Android, providing quick access to the company’s most frequently used services.
Google’s updated logo isn’t exactly a complete overhaul, but it matches nicely with the design language the company has implemented across Android and iOS in recent months.
Yakushev Grigory, St. Petersburg based graphic designer has created a collection of Angry Avian Art through famous brands of logos. His latest collection, “Angry Brands” features 8 brands with and Angry bird twist! You can view his collection on Behance:
If you haven’t heard yet, Internet giant Yahoo has decided that it will change its logo on September 4th, 2013. What makes this a truly remarkable campaign is that they will unveil a different logo each day on their blog, Facebook and Twitter page.
An official statement from Yahoo’s Tumblr page talks about their thought process behind the new logo.
“Over the past year, there’s been a renewed sense of purpose and progress at Yahoo!, and we want everything we do to reflect this spirit of innovation. While the company is rapidly evolving, our logo — the essence of our brand — should too.
We’ve introduced beautiful new products that have changed the way you see the weather, read email, share photos, and follow your favorite sports teams. We’ve partnered with great artists including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, John Legend, and Imagine Dragons to take Yahoo! On The Road. And of course, we are excited to come together with tumblr, and by extension, its incredible community of creators.
The new logo will be a modern redesign that’s more reflective of our reimagined design and new experiences. To get everyone warmed up, we are kicking off 30 days of change. Beginning now, we will display a variation of the logo on our homepage and throughout our network in the US for the next month. It’s our way of having some fun while honoring the legacy of our present logo.
Come back to Yahoo! every day in the next 30 days and check out our official new logo on Sept 4th at 9pm PT/Sept 5th midnight ET.”
The branding change is another example of CEO Marissa Mayer transformational leadership. From the acquisitions of Tumblr (for impressive price of $1.1 billion). Mayer has an equally impressive background. The first female engineer and 20th employee overall hired by the then-upstart search company Google. Graduating from Stanford University with a masters degree in computer science, and specializing in artificial intelligence, Mayer is making her mark and ensuring that Yahoo! will be too!