It’s been a week of logos. Well, more specifically Yahoo logos. The company ended its 30-day period of showcasing designs to finally unveil its new logo — while companies like 99designs, Survata and DesignCrowd jumped on the wagon offering opinion and crowdsourced alternatives.
Here’s another to add to the pile. Yeah, we know it’s close to overload already, but this one is worth it since it comes from someone on Yahoo’s design roster: intern Max Ma, who was part of the redesign team.
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As this video shows, the idea is that the badge can be used in addition to the name, making it a more versatile branding option.
You’ll also note that there’s no exclamation mark — something that CEO Marissa Mayer vowed to retain during the redesign.
Here’s how that compares to the logo that Yahoo unveiled on Wednesday evening (US time), which has been widely criticized:
Images via Max Ma and Yahoo