Is this the subtlest logo change in history?

“G” one pixel to the right and “l” one pixel to the right and down.

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Google just made the slightest logo tweak in the history of logo changes. Though the changes were extraordinarily subtle, they did not pass unnoticed by the keen eyes of one design geek from Reddit. According to user Roastmasters from his post on May 25, 2014:

Google moved the “g” left one pixel and the “l” down and left one pixel on their logo.

 The tweak was done to address the minimal kerning problem of the letters. As one Redditor commented: “The bottom of the ‘l’ and ‘e’ did not line up horizontally and that, my friend, must have driven some design employee crazy.”

What is the change for? A Google representative sent this statement to Gizmodo in response to their post about the logo change:

Great to see people notice and appreciate even single-pixel changes — we tweaked the logo a little while ago to make sure it looks its sharpest regardless of your screen resolution.

Here’s a before and after comparison between the two versions of the logo:

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Sources:

Google Makes the Subtlest Logo Change in the History of Logo Changes | Adweek

Google Changed Its Logo This Weekend and You Didn’t Even Notice

You! Be Informed! #0064: Subtlest Logo Change In History by Google

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