Ralf HallerRalf Haller January 10, 2009

New Favicon from Google

Favicons are the icons in the browser URL line that are small versions of companies’ logos (typically) and as such an important part of a their corporate identity.

Google was not entirely happy it seems with its last favicon redesign from mid-2008 so decided to tap into volunteer help calling for submissions. The outcome is this new favicon:

Update: as Francis Turner pointed out this new Google favicon resembles color-wise that of AVG, a security software vendor, which has been around since 1991, suspiciously well:

And another guy had a lot of fun pulling together 24×24=576 favicons into a “modern art” favicon gallery.