Google recently launched its much awaited networking app – Google buzz. One can share status, have conversations, tag the buzz with location, share photos, is integrated with Gmail inbox, import data from twitter, so much to do :-). Google has also rolled out a version of buzz for Android and Apple iPhone.
With every new launch of Google product I wait to see Google product demo videos – Not that the products are complicated but I have always loved to watch them. Hats off to the creative team who continuously strive for more and still not make the storyboard complex. A treat for the designer’s senses Google Buzz Demo
Conceptually I love everything about Google videos but somewhere in my mind while watching the demo of Google buzz – the butterfly concept in the video reminded me of MSN logo (maybe due to my association with msn client few years back)
There is a striking similarity between the Google buzz logo and MSN logo
Google buzz logo – Derived from old / new msn logo?
1) Graphical element: The sequence of red, blue, yellow and green are the replication from msn existing logo, just the yellow and green colors have been swapped, similar to the old msn logo. The color of top wings (new logo)combined with bottom two wings of MSN butterfly(old logo) results into buzz logo
2) Font color: Color used for ‘buzz’ seems to have been lifted from msn old logo.
Buzz logo now looks like a caged butterfly to me!