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Google Older Logos Google logo Sept-Oct 1998 Google1998 Google logo colour Google 2014 Google 2015
1997-1998 (beta testing) 1998 1998-1999 1999-2013 2013-2015 2015-present

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Fav2007 Google Favicon 2008 Google Favicon 2009 Google Favicon 2012 Google icon-Sep15
1999-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 2012-2015 2015-present


1997–1998 (beta testing)

Google Older Logos

This logo was used during Google's developing stage at Stanford University. Google was, in fact, originally named BackRub.

1998–1999

Google logo Sept-Oct 1998

This logo was used only for a month. Back then, the uppercase "G" was green.

Google1998

In 1998, the uppercase "G" at the beginning of the wordmark was colored blue, the logo is a bit smaller, the logo is now floating instead of indented in, and an exclamation point was added at the end of the wordmark, possibly to mimic the Yahoo! logo. This logo appears as an easter egg if you search "Google in 1998.", complete with the old interface from said year.

1999–2010

Google logo

This logo was launched in 1999 and was discontinued in 2010. It has more darker colors than the previous logo and the font on this logo is named Catull BQ. The exclamation point was also removed.

2010–2013

Google logo 2010

Launched in 2010, this logo is just like the previous logo, except that the colors on the letters now have brighter tones and the shadows behind them have been reduced. This logo first appeared during a beta testing of the site's new look on November 8, 2009, before it fully premiered in 2010. This logo is still used on some pages despite the fact it was succeeded by the next two logos, and it is still being used on some services by Google including Google Earth and Google Checkout.

2013–2015

Google 2014

In 2013, the logo was given a more two-dimensional and flatter effect to fit more in line with Google's most recent products. Some subtle differences from the previous logo include serifs with more straightened acute angles on the uppercase "G," a more straightened "l", a more straightned angle on the lowercase "g" and a connected horizontal bar on the "e".

2015–present

Google 2015

On September 1, 2015, Google introduced an entirely new logo with a new font and stopped using the serif based wordmark which had been used for 16 years. Another notable change to the wordmark was that the lower-case 'g' is now single-story opposed to Catull's double-story approach. In its official blog release, Google stated that the new logo was introduced "for a world of seamless computing across an endless number of devices and different kinds of inputs".

The new logo was designed by graphic artists from across America including Google's internal studios working together within a week-long sprint in New York. The criteria the new logo had to meet is as follows:

  • A scalable mark that could convey the feeling of the full logotype in constrained spaces.
  • The incorporation of dynamic, intelligent motion that responded to users at all stages of an interaction.
  • A systematic approach to branding in our products to provide consistency in people’s daily encounters with Google.
  • A refinement of what makes us Googley, combining the best of the brand our users know and love with thoughtful consideration for how their needs are changing.

This redesign was mainly influenced by a trend in technology companies to simplify their logos to make them more recognisable on the growing number of electronic devices which use their services. With this redesign, a new typeface called Product Sans was introduced as the font for the logo and to be used Google Apps, a refresh of the green, yellow and red colours used on the wordmark to better contrast each other and a smaller image size change from 14,000 bytes to 302 bytes to suite low bandwidth areas. As with former logos, the "e" in the logo is slightly askew (as emphasised by the nudge it's given in the Google Doodle and intro video) as a reminder that Google will always be an unconventional company. The new logo is also accompanied by a new favicon, changed from a lowercase "g" to an uppercase "G" sporting the colors of the main wordmark. Another new branding asset introduced with the rebrand is a set of circles colored with the colors of the wordmark which act as a method of communicating with the user in Google's search app.

White logos

White versions of the Google logo are used during times of great tragedy. Instances when the white logo has been used include the Polish aircraft disaster which killed President Lech Kaczyński, the Qinghai earthquake and the Gansu mudslide of China. White logos would also appear if you customized the main page of Google by adding a background with the now-decommissioned iGoogle and still appear if you customize the Google Chrome browser with themes that have backgrounds that the fully colored logo is not visible if placed over them.

1999–2010

White logo-276x110

2010–2013

White logo-276x111

2013–2015

Google logo white 2014

2015–present

Google logo white 2015

Doodles

Please help by adding the logos on google.com/doodles to the Doodles pages.

On various days of the year, Google changes from their default logo to a stylized one with significance to the date (i.e. Thanksgiving). These are known as Google Doodles. To look at these Doodles, see the list of pages below, each referring to a specific year.

Icons

1999–2008

Fav2007

2008–2010

Google Favicon 2008

2010–2012

Google Favicon 2009

This icon still appears on some pages.

2012–2015

Google Favicon 2012

The icon first appeared in August 2012. This logo is basically an inverted version of the 2008 icon.

2015–present

Google icon-Sep15
GoogleDots

Following its logo change in 2015, the new Google icon now uses an uppercase "G" with the four colors from the new main logo. The rebrand also introduced the new "Google dots". The "G" favicon is also slightly reminiscent of the 1993 logo for Gymboree.

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