Google’s New Favicon Inspired from AVG ?

Today, I was surprised to see the new favicon on google and its related sites. I knew someone would have surely made an entry on Devil’s workshop and Deepak did mentioned it here. But the new image was so familiar to me and later I found out it was like that of AVG antivirus logo. Actually, Google was inspired for the new logo by a design submitted by AndrΓ© Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil. But I think this what would have actually happened.

AVG favicon + 90 degree turn + Old favicon + Some smudging -> New favicon


Sorry, I’m very poor at photoshop πŸ™‚

Links: Google blog | Old Favicon Change | AVG


Pat Bitton January 11, 2009

Neat construct – thanks πŸ™‚

p@r@noid January 11, 2009

Very interesting find…..
Dugg for the unique find.

Sriganesh January 11, 2009

Thanks buddy… πŸ™‚

Kalpak Valaulikar January 12, 2009

cool stuff

anonymous January 12, 2009

The AVG icon is basically the windows logo rotated 180 degrees anyway!

Rahul January 12, 2009

Great information in depth. i was wondering why Google changed its favicon.

CoffeeBeans January 12, 2009

Rotate it another 90 degrees and you have the Windows Vista icon with the exact same angles

Jason January 12, 2009

Not surprising since Google uses the AVG virus scanner on their search results/GMail attachments.

Pratik Parekh January 12, 2009

i think the favicon…is more like the one used by
it looks almost same

Deepak Jain January 12, 2009

@ Pratik Parekh
Not exactly.. But its usage of ‘g’ on the favicon resembles with that of

Pavan Kumar January 18, 2009

That’s a nice find…. A deep observation can assist you identify such thing… stumbled πŸ™‚

Sriganesh January 18, 2009

Thanks… πŸ™‚

Gautam March 20, 2009

Lol.. yea….

Bapun March 20, 2009

Interesting observation there…

Luca November 30, 2011

and avg ispired from windows. rotate it 180Β°