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 André 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 🙂
Links: Google blog | Old Favicon Change | AVG
Neat construct – thanks 🙂
Very interesting find…..
Dugg for the unique find.
Thanks buddy… 🙂
The AVG icon is basically the windows logo rotated 180 degrees anyway!
Great information in depth. i was wondering why Google changed its favicon.
Rotate it another 90 degrees and you have the Windows Vista icon with the exact same angles
Not surprising since Google uses the AVG virus scanner on their search results/GMail attachments.
i think the favicon…is more like the one used by http://www.guruji.com
it looks almost same
@ Pratik Parekh
Not exactly.. But its usage of ‘g’ on the favicon resembles with that of guruji.com
That’s a nice find…. A deep observation can assist you identify such thing… stumbled 🙂
Interesting observation there…
and avg ispired from windows. rotate it 180°