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April 27, 2006

First Google Logo

Google's first name was BackRub, back when the search engine lived on Stanford's servers and could be found at backrub.stanford.edu. BackRub's logo was a scan of Larry Page's hand.

From BackRub's FAQ:
Your logo is upside down: Why is the light source obviously below the image? It looks quite unnatural...

The logo is simply a scan of my hand, from a flatbed scanner converted to black and white. The back in the picture is the scanner cover, and the shadows are from the scanner light.

4 comments:

  1. "Nothing ventured nothing gained " is a useful phrase to describe Google's startup...

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  2. Google has had several logos since its renaming from BackRub. The current official Google logo was designed by Ruth Kedar, and is a wordmark based on the Catull typeface.

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  3. I don't see Google making much changes to its evergreen logo design. It has been just making slight amendments to its logo over all these years. However, I think Google has the best and most simple logo.

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  4. I don't see Google making much changes to its evergreen logo design. It has been just making slight amendments to its logo over all these years. However, I think Google has the best and most simple logo.

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