Meet the Fennec logo

Firefox Mobile (codename Fennec) development builds will now sport its own cool logo based on the plain globe icon of unbranded Firefox builds with a large fennec fox head overlaid. A fennec fox is a small large-eared Saharian fox and, according to te Wikipedia, the only fox species that can be kept as a pet though not domesticated.

There is also a simplified version to be used when a very small size is required.

Both versions were created by Nobox, the design firm responsible for the Firefox 3 robot, Operation Firefox, Firefox Campus Edition and other Firefox-related art.

John Slater, Mozilla Creative Director, notes that this logo “has nothing do to with the final Firefox Mobile branding” in the announcement post.

Fennec recently reached Milestone 4 with builds available for Nokia’s N800 and N810 Internet tablets and is expected to go final by year’s end.

19 Comments

  1. Morbus July 5, 2008 4:25 am 

    Cool logo. A bit wide for a 16×16 format though. Could be more “square” if you know what I mean.

    Damn you fennec and your large ears!!! :shakesfist:

  2. meneame.net July 5, 2008 4:59 am 

    Conoce el logo de Fennec (Firefox Mobile)…

    La empresa de diseño Nobox, que ha sido la responsable del diseño del robot de Firefox 3, nos presenta el logo de Firefox Mobile (codename Fennec), basado en los pequeños zorros fennec, que habitan en el desierto del Sáhara y Arabia. Existe también un…

  3. vinitneo July 5, 2008 8:26 am 

    Will Firefox Mobile be available for Nokia N70 later? By the way the logo is nice.

  4. Conheça o novo logo do Fennec - Firefox Mobile | Open Mania July 5, 2008 10:46 am 

    [...] dito neste comunicado. A versão final do Firefox Mobile está prevista para finais deste ano. [Via Mozilla Links] Se gostou deste post então por favor subscreva ao RSS feed do Open Mania. Também pode [...]

  5. Firefox Mobile: il logo : Spaziocellulare News Magazine July 5, 2008 12:07 pm 

    [...] Come potete vedere c’è sempre la Terra ma al posto del panda rosso c’è la testa con le sue grandi orecchie di un fennec, che è anche il nome in codice di Firefox Mobile. Il logo probabilmente non è quello che sarà adottato in occasione della release finale prevista per fine anno, ma verrà comunque utilizzato durante la fase di sviluppo in corso. E’ stata anche realizzata una versione stilizzata che potete vedere qui sotto. (fonte: MozillaLinks) [...]

  6. Olh July 5, 2008 4:06 pm 

    The coolest logo since Mozilla’s Soviet dinosaur!

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  8. android August 28, 2008 9:33 am 

    Nice!

    Only thing I would change is to make it a little less “angry”.
    Since it stares the user straight in the eyes I think it would be better if the eyes showed a somewhat friendlier expression. No I am not suggesting a big smiling face, but when you look at a real live Fennec it looks more like a cat than an attack dog.

  9. ingo October 17, 2008 7:01 pm 

    Could you send me a .png of this? fox_hglrzc@rcpt.at thx

  10. Zack Green November 16, 2008 5:14 pm 

    So I guess this means there’s no chance of ever acknowledging the fact that a “firefox” is a red panda.

    Oh well. I like foxies.

  11. Almeida November 23, 2008 12:56 am 

    Amazing logo, another great brand for Mozilla products!!

  12. Vikki December 20, 2008 9:22 am 

    Is there an SVG format available ?

  13. Pawel March 26, 2009 4:46 pm 

    Cool logo, angry look is fine, because in nature its a small little cute fox, so the internet browser mobile is small but it does not mean that its, you know, pinky sweet or something… mobile browser besides its smal, mobile browser schould be small and fighting spirit… so this logo express this, its small Fennec, small browser, but its good, has fighting spirit and can do everything.

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