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This article was published on September 1, 2015


Google has a new logo, seriously

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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Google has updated its logo in the wake of the move that created Alphabet as a parent company for it and some of the projects and sister enterprises that it spawned.

The new Google logo in motion.
The new Google logo in motion.

Here’s how the company explains it:

Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC. These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day. You expect Google to help you whenever and wherever you need it, whether it’s on your mobile phone, TV, watch, the dashboard in your car, and yes, even a desktop!

Today we’re introducing a new logo and identity family that reflects this reality and shows you when the Google magic is working for you, even on the tiniest screens. As you’ll see, we’ve taken the Google logo and branding, which were originally built for a single desktop browser page, and updated them for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs (such as tap, type and talk).

It doesn’t simply tell you that you’re using Google, but also shows you how Google is working for you. For example, new elements like a colorful Google mic help you identify and interact with Google whether you’re talking, tapping or typing. Meanwhile, we’re bidding adieu to the little blue “g” icon and replacing it with a four-color “G” that matches the logo.

It makes sense. The previous Google logo, though tweaked and refined over the years was, ultimately, the product of a time when ‘Google’ meant a search product you interacted with on the desktop, rather than a suite of services.

Google says you’ll see the design roll out across “all” of its products soon, so expect to see other new design choices thrown into the mix as well.

Google’s look, evolved [Official Google Blog]