Google has a new Favicon, do you like it?

Google has a new Favicon, do you like it?

In other shocking news, Google changed their favicon again! As you might remember, Google updated their favicon to a rather *fugly* one last June. A few days later Google challenged its audience to come up with a better Favicon. – Chapeau Google, good strategy to get people sending in submissions.

We have a winner!

Google was “impressed by the volume of submissions”, and managed to make a decision – almost one year later, Google launched their new favicon today!

This colorful icon is based on the design by André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil. “His placement of a white ‘g’ on a color-blocked background was highly recognizable and attractive, while seeming to capture the essence of Google.”

We would like to congratulate André with his winning submission, and please tell us… You did get something from Google right? Something besides the eternal honor? A trip to the Googleplex, or a bag of money? Tell us!

Edit: André tells us that he didn’t get anything from submitting the winning piece. I’d say, Marissa Mayer, Micheal Lopez do something about that! He deserves some sort of prize! Right?
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