How is Google's new logo just 305 bytes?
J Thoendell stashed this in Misc
The old logo of Google is 14,000 bytes.The old logo uses a complicated serif font which can only be created using bezier curves. All together, it has 100 anchor points, resulting in a 6 KB (6,380 bytes) file. When compressed, the size comes down to 2 KB (2,145 bytes).
A simplified version of the new logo, on the other hand, can be constructed almost entirely from circles and rectangles (with the exception of the lower-case g):
The entire logo consists of:
- 10 circles (2 each for the capital G and lower case g, 2 for each O, and 2 for the e)
- 5 rectangles (2 for the capital G, 1 for the lower case l, 2 for the e)
- 1 shape made with 7 anchor points (the descender on the lower-case g)