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Firefox Changing Logo to be More Fiery, Less Hairy

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Firefox getting more fiery, less hairy.

A major new version of Firefox is nearly here, complete with a ton of new features such as private browsing and geolocation (check details on the latest beta here) – but one thing that Mozilla is working on is giving the browser a new, tweaked logo.

“Something else that I’ve been thinking a lot about recently is how effectively visual information in an exterior chassis can communicate the power of the complex system that it contains,” wrote Alex Faaborg, principal designer on Firefox. “In the case of sports cars, you can look at a still image of a car you have never seen before, and immediately assume from the air vents and arcs in the exterior body that it is in fact a really high performance vehicle. In reality it might be a concept car that doesn’t even contain an engine, and people have to push it around.”

Faaborg continued, “So to answer the question of why I think refreshing the Firefox application icon for 3.5 is worthwhile, it’s because I think we should be viewing the icon as an exterior chassis for an underlying engine that has recently undergone some really significant changes.”

Mozilla Links has one of the draft new logos up and compared with previous iterations.

The latest revisions of the upcoming logo shaves the fox a little bit more and adds a bit more definition to the flames.

The differences do appear to be subtle enough that at first glance, people will still see the same old Firefox logo, but on closer inspection they will see the fresh new foxiness. So, will anyone be revising this now-classic image?

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    tenor77 , May 21, 2009 7:15 PM
    Any reason to show off the firefox babe is a good reason.
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    DXRick , May 21, 2009 7:22 PM
    They need to re-photoshop the FF babe with the new logo ASAP!
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 7:07 PM
    z0mg! fap fap
  • 32 Hide
    tenor77 , May 21, 2009 7:15 PM
    Any reason to show off the firefox babe is a good reason.
  • 12 Hide
    DXRick , May 21, 2009 7:22 PM
    They need to re-photoshop the FF babe with the new logo ASAP!
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    tweak13 , May 21, 2009 7:24 PM
    Looks good Im all for it!
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    dman3k , May 21, 2009 7:25 PM
    I like that fourth version on that tee bust, I mean, best.

    I wonder if Firefox could have 9 tails...

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    theafricandude , May 21, 2009 7:25 PM
    I think they should use the third rendering to the right. looks all cool nd hot like the chick you guys posted.
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    deltatux , May 21, 2009 7:27 PM
    I think the second rendering is better since it still does have have some fur which makes it a better fox. I think there should be a balance between a fox and the fire that trails it.
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    xpont8 , May 21, 2009 8:05 PM
    the babe looks good. :D 
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    spongebob , May 21, 2009 8:14 PM
    A new logo is newsworthy??!!?!??
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 8:17 PM
    @deltatux
    So you prefer it hairy? I personally think a shaved fox is better.


    So, i prefer it shaved. rofl
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    FlayerSlayer , May 21, 2009 8:26 PM
    dman3kI like that fourth version on that tee bust, I mean, best.I wonder if Firefox could have 9 tails...
    Look closely at the second (Current) logo. It does have 9 tails.
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    B-Unit , May 21, 2009 8:27 PM
    DXrickThey need to re-photoshop the FF babe with the new logo ASAP!

    Photoshop hell, I demand a fresh shoot!
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    jerther , May 21, 2009 8:32 PM
    DXrickThey need to re-photoshop the FF babe with the new logo ASAP!

    no way man, make another pic :D 

    Good idea to anyone who may think about it: dye the girl's hair like the firefox :D  That'd be awesome :D 

    And show more of the couch... This brownish one looks ugly enough to pick my curiosity :|
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    armistitiu , May 21, 2009 8:36 PM
    Now that's good marketing right there! Nice chick :p 
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    gosefroba , May 21, 2009 8:44 PM
    sort of sad that this is really news
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2009 8:50 PM
    This is the FireFox logo I'd like to see!
    http://www.toyboxarts.com/gallery/pics/thumb/tb24.gif

    Here are two desktop backgrounds.
    http://www.toyboxarts.com/gallery/pics/ffox-wp-1024a.jpg
    http://www.toyboxarts.com/gallery/pics/ffox-wp-1024b.jpg
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    Mizoguchi , May 21, 2009 10:34 PM
    God do I love nerd girls.
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    anamaniac , May 21, 2009 11:31 PM
    gosefrobasort of sad that this is really news


    Very true.
    They seem to be making everything and anything news at the moment...

    However, none of those icons win.
    http://iconpacks.mozdev.org/packs/firefox2005.html
    Icon pack I use, the sexiest Firefox logo ever.
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    Gin Fushicho , May 22, 2009 12:12 AM
    I wont notice the difference in the new logo because its so damn tiny at a 1920x1200 res.
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