Google Unveils New Favicon

Google has a new Favicon, which it unveiled over the weekend. If you're not familiar with the term, a Favicon is a small image that appears in a browser bar or tab, next to the title tag and/or URL, depending on the browser you use.

Here's Google's new Favicon:


It's based on a submission by a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil named André Resende. Here's Resende's original design:


Here are some honorable mentions, which also incorporate the letter G and Google's famous use of primary colors:

Favicon_Hadi.png by Hadi Onur Demirsoy

Favicon_Lucian.png by Lucian E. Marin

Favicon_Yusuf.png by Yusuf Sevgen

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Nathania was a Search Engine Watch news correspondent from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she held positions as Senior Editor at Bold Interactive and Search Marketing Copywriter at Fortune Interactive.