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IE9 icon gets a slight redesign

The IE Blog offers insight on their logo refresh with a look at the typographic evolution of the blue “e” and 15 years of Internet Explorer logo designs dating back to 1995. There is even a reference to Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style  in the detailed post from Microsoft.


The above image shows the subtle nuances in the letterform for the evolved ‘e” using House Industries’ custom Chalet New York 1960.

“…Why start a post on designing the new Windows Internet Explorer 9 logo with a quote from our post on IE9’s Developer Platform Preview 4? As logo designer Paul Rand said in his book Design, Form and Chaos, “It is only by association with a product, a service, a business, or a corporation that a logo takes on any real meaning.” The decision to evolve the logo, and the choices we made in the redesign were driven by the fundamental improvements in performance and standards support…With the Windows typography team, we studied the letter e in a number of typefaces. We looked for the attributes we had set out to achieve: balance, legibility, fast, modern and lightweight…”

via IEBlog


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