Chrome Logo

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Like each Google product, Chrome has a distinctive logotype emphasizing some of its core properties. In case of the Chrome logo, it is the simplicity of the user’s web experience.

Meaning and history

history Chrome Logo

Google Chrome browser has been very consistent with its visual identity, and once introduced in 2008, its iconic multicolor swirl symbol became synonymous to the browser and doesn’t need to be changed to any other icon.

2008 — 2011

Chrome Logo 2008

The emblem, adopted by the browser in 2008, boasted a three-dimensional rounded figure, composed of three equal segments and a blue sphere in the middle. Each of the segments had its sides cut diagonally, which created a sense of swirling and moving, adding a sense of speed and dynamics. The three segments featured red, yellow, and green color, which in combination with blue made the color palette, reflecting its affiliation with the Google Company and showing the endless possibilities of the browser to its users.

2011 — 2014

Chrome Logo 2011

The icon was simplified in 2011, and now the three-dimensional effect and glossy surfaces were gone. The logo became flat, yet still had light shadows, creating a sense of rotation. The blue circle in the middle was executed in gradient shades, and its matte texture resembled a globe.

2014 — Today

Chrome logo

In 2014 the logo got simplified even more by replacing the gradient blue circle with a plain light blue one. The outline of it was switched from gray to white and became wider. As for the colored segments, their contours and shadows were also slightly refined.

Original emblem

Chrome emblem

Starting from the very first version, the Chrome icon has used the colors extracted from each letter of the Google wordmark. So, as far as there are four colors in the Google wordmark, the number of colors in the Chrome’s palette is the same (plus white borders).

Current symbol

Chrome symbol

While the original Chrome symbol featured a 3D effect, the 2011 version sported a 2D design. According to a post in the company blog written by designer Steve Rura, the logo was simplified so as to emphasize that Chrome makes our web experience “easy and clutter free”.

In 2014, the Chrome logo was slightly tweaked.

Font

Font Chrome Logo

Someone who does not understand the core reasoning behind the development of the Chrome browser may call the typeface too simple and overtly generic. It has a lot in common with such simple fonts as Verdana or Myriad Pro. However, taking into consideration the concept of the product, it is obvious that the typeface is simple for a reason.

Color

Color Chrome Logo

The icon is comprised of the four primary colors, if you do not take into consideration the white borders inside the circle.