Mozilla is redesigning its Firefox logo. And this time the plan isn’t just to create one new icon for the browser, but to design an entire series of icons to fit the brand’s different ventures from mobile and VR browsers, to screenshot and file sharing tools. Mozilla has already uploaded some possible takes, and it want users to comment on its blog for feedback about what the icons should look like.
Mozilla designers wrote in a blog post. “As an icon, that fast fox with a flaming tail doesn’t offer enough design tools to represent this entire product family”. That means looking past recoloring the logo or making the fox sleeker. Mozilla is starting from square one with many aspects of this Firefox redesign.
he company has shared two different design system approaches to get feedback. Both options offer a master brand icon either a stylized, geometric fox head, or a more familiar swooshing flame that all of the products will live under. Mozilla also shared options for a general browser icon, along with what appear to be other, more singularly focused browser icons along with symbols for some of its standalone apps, but these proposed icons might be far from where they ultimately end up.
Each individual icon will undergo several rounds of refinement, or may change entirely, before they launch the final version of the product, the company said that “Our focus at this point is on the system.”
Now this is not the first design change that Mozilla has undergone recently. Back in December, it launched a bolder, brighter, and simplified icon for Firefox Quantum that was less about fur and more about a being made of flame, also the company wrote in a blog post. Not only that but this whole Firefox change is pretty similar to the process Mozilla used when it was redesigning its own logo about two years ago.
Now Mozilla is not asking for users to submit their own ideas for designs, and it’s not looking to put these designs to a vote.They are just looking for feedback on the design ideas also these design systems are still a work of fiction, and that icons are not final.