Long time Mozilla visual designer, Sean Martell, has announced the evolution of the Firefox logo. As summarized in the official post, the main goal here has been simplification with fur details from the body and tail, and globe gloss removed, a brighter tail that lights the fox’s snout, and other retouches here and there.
Nothing too dramatic but a clear and welcomed update in my opinion.
Based on an original idea of Daniel Burka, sketch by Stephen DesRoches and rendering by Jon Hicks, the Firefox logo is the most recognized and valuable visual asset of Mozilla.
Here is the evolution of the Firefox logo since its debut in 2004. Click to see a larger version.
The new logo is making its debut in today’s release of Firefox 23 beta and it should be moving to other products including Firefox for Android and Firefox OS in their next updates.
What do you think?