About 6 weeks ago reader Unicorn left a comment in the post about my LinkedIn logo 3d illustrations, curious to know if I had any Google Plus illustrations that were similar. I didn’t at the time, but I thought it would be a really quick and easy thing to do. Always willing to accept a challenge (assuming I have the time), I decided to start an all-new full batch of renderings featuring the updated Google Plus logo. The previous set that I created is long out of date, so I figured that this would be a good opportunity for a refresh.
Unfortunately, the hectic nature of daily life got in the way nearly as soon as I started. I was only able to create two illustrations before things got really busy again, and the truth is that so much time has passed that I don’t really have any desire to finish the set. I’ve got way too many other things I’d rather be working on!
Anyway, the Google + logo hasn’t changed much from my first set – color treatment is the main difference. Where it used to be mostly black with blocks of bright color used as accents, the official mark is simply red and white now. That ties in a lot better to their flat design language, and it should work just as well with their new Material design language which is due to be launched within weeks. Perhaps there’s a new Google + logo coming as well? Possibly.
On a side note, these are the first 3d renderings I’ve created in the new version of FormZ. Although my time with v8.0 has been limited thus far, I do have to say that I like it quite a bit. Looking forward to playing with it some more.