Mozilla has unveiled plans to give all its Firefox icons a complete overhaul, introducing a new “design system” based around a “master brand” icon.
To make sure it gets it right, the company first wants some feedback from its users. Mozilla does specifically state that, however, that this isn’t a vote and it doesn’t want users to submit their own design, but it would greatly appreciate some constructive criticism through comments on its blog post.
So far, two “design system approaches” have been revealed, but all the icons will still undergo “several rounds of refinement, or may change entirely, between now and their respective product launches,” the company said. “Our focus at this point is on the system.”
“Say Firefox and most people think of a web browser on their laptop or phone, period,” reads the blog post. “There’s more to the story now, and our branding needs to evolve […] As an icon, that fast fox with a flaming tail doesn’t offer enough design tools to represent this entire product family. Recoloring that logo or dissecting the fox could only take us so far. We needed to start from a new place.”
You can take a look at the two different design approaches in the gallery above and head over to the Mozilla blog post to leave your thoughts.