After making its appearance in the latest Firefox 3.5 RC 1 candidate builds, Mozilla has officially introduced the latest update to Firefox’s icon. Started several week ago, the design happened completely in the open through 14 iterations (released in small batches) so people were able to provide their feedback on what needed to be retouched.
Rendered by Anthony Piraino from the Iconfactory, you will notice that its main new characteristic is a stronger 3D look as the flames are truly surrounding the globe, more details in the hand and fur, more furry ears and snout, deeper shadows over the globe, and different reflections on the globe.
And here are all the Firefox icons so far:
The icon is available in a variety of sizes, formats, and layouts at the Mozilla Wiki. A vector version is also planned to be released soon. It will accompanied by a special license agreement to help prevent commercial distribution of it.
For more details about how the icon evolved and other questions, check Alex Faaborg’s Q&A on the subject.