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Google Chrome and Chromium to get new logos

By Emil
Mar 16, 2011
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  1. Google Chrome will be getting a new logo in the next version. Those on the dev branch are already seeing it in version 11.0.696.12 dev.

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  2. unrealmp3

    unrealmp3 TS Member Posts: 49

    I think the original one was better looking.
     
  3. I personally like the old logo, but the new one does look cleaner.
     
  4. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    Looks awful, what were they thinking?
     
  5. For me the old one is better....^_^
     
  6. Old one is much better. New one looks like a CD, a CD from someone without any decent label maker and used crayons instead.
     
  7. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 881   +130

    Either way looks just fine to me.
     
  8. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    As a logo the new one might be better but as an application icon definitely the old one is the way to go, I believe it integrates better cross-platform because in OS X that chromo logo/icon will definitely look weird on the dock.
     
  9. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    I like the old one better
    Same with the icon for IE8 vs IE9
     
  10. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TS Enthusiast Posts: 107

    I do like the new look, but I wish that they kept the illusion of reflectivity a little bit.
     
  11. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Definitely like the old ones better, might help if they would add some depth to the new logos.
     
     
  12. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    They might as well change the name of the program to "Matte"
     
  13. The new one is way more effective. Logos don't need to look pretty, they just serve a purpose.
     
  14. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    I way prefer the old one! I like the depth and shine and the deeper colors. Wish they had kept the old one.
     
  15. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 331   +22

    seriously, they got rid of the chromo style. This is why I hate designing logos.
     
  16. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    The purpose is to look pretty and be recognizable.

    Old one serves both, new one is now generic and dull.
     
  17. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    The purpose is to look pretty and be recognizable.

    Old one serves both, new one is now generic and dull.
     
  18. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 637   +124

    And scratch another vote for the old one. The new one is an eyesore.
     
  19. rajwraith

    rajwraith TS Rookie

    I guess I'm the only one here who likes the new one :p
     
  20. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    That's ok, I'm sure there's another person besides you, the creator of the logo, and the guy who approved it to share in your bad taste. :p
     
  21. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    The old one is machine-like and almost intimidating. I think the improvement here are the new 'friendly' and 'pleasant' looks of the logo.

    In graphics arts terms, the old one displays superior technical proficiency. Fancy logos don't always (And usually do not) make the best brand images though.
     
  22. This shows how hard it is to design for clients sometimes. What you think they would like an run with is the exact opposite. Sometimes its best to save those brainstorm concepts,.... they may just be your lucky stars waiting to shine.
     
  23. Both are awful !!!
     
  24. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Maniac Posts: 803   +9

    I raise my glass to you.
     
  25. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    True, a simple logo can work well, if not better than a complicated one. But going from a 3D-like logo with reflection (like it was chromed, get it?) to a generic, flat multicolored pokeball is not the way to do it.
     


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