The most recent Firefox buzz around the Web seems to be based around the idea of giving the Firefox logo itself a ‘bit of a makeover. Alex Faaborg has been stirring the debate with several interesting ideas.
From what I have seen, so far I like the old icon a ‘bit better than what I have seen thus far. I am more of a fan of the subtle design rather than that, “ahh look, it is on fire and it is all wacky looking” look and feel. So why fix something that is not broken? Alex explains:
In a marketplace that is focused on products that are newer, faster, lighter and shinier, design work is inherently perishable. Part of this is larger trends and fashion (for a period of time cars had fins), and part of this is simply ongoing visual change as an indication of overall progress.
So far, here are the draft renderings we have to check out:
The first two icons are being rendered by Anthony Piraino at the Iconfactory. The design is based on a conceptual sketch by Jon Hicks. The third is being rendered by Stephen Horlander. If you want to keep up with the latest, be sure to keep an eye on Alex Faaborg’s blog as they are promising more concept art every 24 hours or so.
So, do you think we need a Firefox logo refresh, or are you happy with how it is right now?