What do you think of the new Go logo?

I got a hilarious message from my friend about Go's new look & logo announcement. It went something like this:

Friend: LOOK AT THIS BULLSHIT
Friend: WHERE DAT GOPHIE

Then I sent her the fine print:

Rest easy, our beloved Gopher Mascot remains at the center of our brand.

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Looks like a gas station logo.

It would be also a good fit for low-cost airlines, accompanied by a slogan “Just go!”

I hate to admit it because I like Golang but you are right. Haha

First look feels like a new brand to overthrow Uber and Amazon. O_O
Second look feels like its a modern entity. Something that promotes professionalism.

Even though it looks nice but somehow it lacks the programming context. Hmm, what could be missing? There, it misses the thing. And, the vertical stripes are too small.
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This might be unpopular. While I think the Go Gopher is a super fun character, I also really like the updated logo and professional look. I'm also getting some of those classic "Hot Wheels" vibes, in a good way. Speed, speed, speed.

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I think it's a bit boring, doesn't really have the gopher's personality, but is clean and probably serves its purpose.

I'm sure they feel that Go has established itself enough that they can get away from cutesy gimmicks.

On the logo, ultimately

Gopher hasn't stopped being the mascot, though. The old logo was very similar to the new logo, but a pencil sketch version instead of the more formal version it is now.

I dislike it personally.

However I feel like if you look past your own feelings, this can mark an
important step in the development of the language.

The first time I looked at Go, the website look and feel made it seem more like a research project / niche language rather than the reliable, solid language that it is, neither did it reflect how rich and vibrant it's community is.

Perhaps this will help newer developpers pick up the language, and make picthing it internally easier in some companies.

And for that, ultimately, having good branding is useful.

I dislike it on the basis of my own taste and nostalgic bias. But that doesn't mean we should throw it out with the bath water.

Reminds me of the New Balance logo a bit.
But as long as they keep the Gopher I'm cool with it. To me the Gopher is on the same level as octocat...also there are sooo many cool Gopher designs that it would just be a shame

I love it! For whatever reason, I love all of the logos for the different languages (I'm a sucker for Python's) and I was unimpressed with the old "hand drawn" one that Go used to have. Glad we still have the Gopher, though!

No a fan. It does not indicate that Go is a programming language. It only indicates that Go is fast; it kind of beats you over the head with it. It's like the whole design spec was "wooosh, but minimalist"

I'll never be able to look at this and not just think of my prior ISP: Wave G waveg.wavebroadband.com

Fair point. On the other hand, I've never written a single line of Go, but what I know about it is that it's fast. It powers my static site generator of choice, Hugo, and I swear that thing breaks warp speed. So a "this is a thing that is fast" logo is pretty on-brand.

GO or already GONE. It s the question.

I'm just going to call Go... Идти.

GONE would be more like... Прошло.

(Courtesy of Google translate, which may have been written in Go.)

and if it is already GONE then for it not nessesary somewhere to go

I like it. Very clean and simple just like the language.

Seems straight out of the Cars movie.

My favorite version is the black and white one.

Seconded on the black and white; I also like the white and blue because it reminds me of the Gopher colors.

That's why design should be approved by engineering.

Not that big of a fan. The logo looks more like it's for a toy car brand than a programming language, and it doesn't fit well with the Gopher.

To be honest, I couldn't care less.

I don't feel anything from looking any logo.

WHAT IS THIS BULLSHIT. For real though I like that the logo gets the point across but cute gopher. I love Renèe French's logos like Glenda the bunny

Looks like a brand of running shoes. Even with the fine print, bring back the gopher! I need my boy!

It's totally the New Balance logo.

We will probably get used to it.

Does it mean I can now use the previous Go gopher logo as my brand logo?

I saw this on my twitter feed. I did not know this was about the Go language so I read past it. I guess that says enough.

Without Gopher on it... this new logo has no special meaning, it could be anything except Golang

It looks like a Dropbox design

Unpopular opinion: I find the mascot ugly

I got upset until i saw this wasn't real lol...

I didn't want to lose the gopher :\

This logo will force people to "Go" to another language :)
Just Kidding!

Gopher lovers -- the gopher is still in the brand book: storage.googleapis.com/golang-asse... -- page 21.

Was the gopher ever the logo?

Go is no more. I loved this thing they had before. Now it is really a gas station or car sharing service.

My first impression: Is it a parcel delivery service now? 🤔

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