It seems the jury is split on whether Google Product logos are good corporate branding or just a bit too boring and predictable. I am not going to try and convince you either way nor go into any deep analysis of the designs, but I will help you take a look at a few of these logos and showcase what product they represent. All of these product logos appear in clean, simple blue lowercase type alongside the Google logo.
Google Buzz is the newest social networking tool that rolled out in February. Buzz allows users to share updates, photos, videos, and more. Buzz is integrated with your Gmail inbox and connects you to all your contacts immediately. It can also recommend interesting posts and removes ones you’re likely to skip. Buzz can import your stuff from Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and Google Reader.
When viewing the logo I was immediately reminded of the AVG Internet Security logo look.
Google Maps was launched in July 2005. It is a web mapping tool that powers many map-based services.
Google News launched January 2006 and is an automated news aggregator.
Google Docs was made available on February 2007, it allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.
Google Chrome is a free web browser that was released in December 2008.
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
Google Blogs let you find blogs on your favorite topics.
Google Books allows users to search the full text of books.
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
Google Images is a tool that I use all the time to find images online. I love the refined search options.
Gmail is fast, searchable email with less spam.
Google Reader lets you get all your blogs and news feeds fast and in one location.
Google Talk lets you IM and call your friends through your computer.
Google Translate makes viewing web pages in other languages simple.
Google Checkout is a faster, safer and more convenient way to shop online.
Blogger lets you share your life online with a blog – it’s quick, easy and free.
Google Desktop allows users to search and personalize your computer right from your desktop.
Google Finance is all about business info, news and interactive charts.
Google Calender lets users organize their schedules and share events with friends.
Explore Google’s technology playground at Google Labs.