People are realizing why the “L” in Google is green and not yellow
EVER noticed that all but one of the letters in the Google logo are primary colors? It’s not a coincidence.
The Google logo was designed with this odd quirk for a very good reason.
It is one of the most recognizable logos in the world.
In fact, you probably look at it several times a day.
They are mainly primary colors: two blue letters, two red and one yellow.
But the “L” is green, which is not a primary color.
This decision was made to show that Google thinks differently and doesn’t necessarily follow the rules.
“There were a lot of different color iterations,” said graphic designer Ruth Cedar, who detailed the process in an interview with Wired more than two decades ago.
“In the end we ended up with the primary colors.
“But instead of fixing the pattern, we gave the L a secondary color, which brought back the idea that Google wasn’t following the rules.”
It is also said that Google originally encased its very first server at Stanford University in Lego bricks – in blue, red and yellow.
Definitely, the Google logo is one of the most recognizable around the world.
There was an earlier version of the Technology Logo that had a different color order.
It used a green G and L, red O and E, yellow O, and blue G.
And a very ugly first iteration used three red letters (G, O, and E), a blue O, a green G, and a yellow L.
Ultimately, Google opted for the current color scheme and kept it for over 20 years.
But can you remember the correct order without looking? Give it a try and see how you progress.
Why was the name Google chosen?
Google – which dates back to 1996 – was originally called BackRub.
This was because the system was designed to look for “backlinks”.
By counting the “backlinks” – links that point to a website – the importance of the page could be assessed.
Eventually the name was changed to Google.
It was a pun associated with the mathematical term googol, meaning a huge number (one followed by 100 zeros).
This was intended to represent how Google would handle massive amounts of web data.
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