Opera Logo

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Opera Logo

Opera is the name of one of the most famous web-browsers, developed in 1995. Today it is available in over 40 languages and has its versions Windows, Android, macOS, and Linux.

Meaning and history

Opera Logo history

The iconic Opera “O” icon was designed in 1999 and has undergone several modifications throughout the years. The only thing that remained untouched — was a color palette.

1999 — 2001

The original Opera logo depicted a small red letter “O” with a big perspective shadow, drawn in gray. The letter had a thin gray outline in order to create some volume and was delicate and elegant.

2001 — 2003

In 2001 the “O” becomes bigger and the shadow is more proportional now. The letter has no outline and the design of the icon is completely flat.

2003 — 2009

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In 2003 Opera creates a three-dimensional logo. The signature red becomes calmer and gains gradient tones. Even the shadow has a 3D shape now.

2009 — 2013

The redesign of 2009 keeps the 3D concept of the Opera logo, but the big “O” shadow is now replaced by a small gray line under the letter. The color palette is back to the Scarlett red, the letter contour is refined and now the logo looks powerful and stylish.

2013 — 2015

In 2013 the logo is being refined again. Not the shadow is almost invisible and the letter “O” became thinner and more delicate and elegant. This version stayed with the browser for only two years.

2015 — Today

Opera Logo

The redesign in 2015 brought a completely new “O”, without shadow. The letter has now the shape of the ring, which is perfectly seen due to its three-dimensional execution and half-turned placement.