Firefox Logo Inspired By Firey Fox
For those who are not aware of what Firefox is: it is in my humble oppinion, the best open-source web browser available for the web. In my experience it has just been more pleasant to use versus Internet Explorer and comes with a plethora of plugins available for download all over the internet due to being an open source application. I highly recommend anyone who does not already use Firefox to begin doing so now. It can be downloaded through the website located at http://www.mozilla.com/
The logo was created by Daniel Burka, a web designer currently living in San Francisco, California who used to be the creative director over at Digg up until October 2009. What struck me as interesting was where Daniel actually got his inspiration from for the logo.
The image listed in this post is a photograph of a page from a childhood bible of his depicting a man and a couple of foxes. Notice the correlation between the colour scheme of this image and that of the Firefox logo along with the design of the fox’s tail in the logo.
I found this as a some-what of a wake up call to realise that inspiration really can be found anywhere and there are no limits. I’m usually one to watch some nature documentaries, go for a long walk or spying advertising around the world to gain inspiration when its really needed but who would have thought that a simple illustration in a childhood bible would spark the infamous logo for Mozilla‘s Firefox.
Have any thoughts or know of any other interesting design origins? Feel free to post a comment below!