Thunderbird Unveils a Striking Logo Redesign: Embracing the Past, Leaping into the Future
Discover the new and revitalized Thunderbird logo that pays homage to its history with Mozilla while propelling it into an exciting future. Dive into the redesigned logo’s features, compatibility across platforms, and the brilliant mind behind this transformation.
The Journey to Redesigning Thunderbird’s Logo
It is exhilarating to reveal a fully redesigned Thunderbird logo that not only respects its history and strong ties with Mozilla but also paves the way for another 20 years of success.
Thunderbird’s resurgence is evident after years of being perceived as stagnant. The project now thrives on a renewed sense of purpose, fueled by enthusiastic energy flowing from its users, contributor community, and core team members.
Over time, both the software and its logo have experienced incremental enhancements throughout their 20-year existence. As the software evolves into something more modern without losing its powerful customization capabilities, there is no better time to reimagine its visual identity with a fresh and representative logo.
To ensure that this iconic design remains true to its roots, Jon Hicks – creator of the original Firefox and Thunderbird logos – was commissioned to breathe new life into Thunderbird’s visual identity.
Introducing the New Logo: Consistency Across Platforms
Take a closer look at how this stunning new logo appears on Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS:
The redesigned Thunderbird logo features subtle variations for each operating system yet maintains consistent design elements. It showcases a circular app icon depicting a blue elemental bird embracing and safeguarding a white envelope.
In addition to retaining compatibility with existing platforms, an iOS version of Thunderbird has been officially added to future development plans. Keep your eyes peeled for more news regarding this development toward late 2023.
A Sneak Peek: Thunderbird for Android
Get an exclusive glimpse of how the Thunderbird for Android logo will appear on an Android device, sitting proudly alongside its best friend, Firefox:
The side-by-side screenshots of an Android device demonstrate the eye-catching harmony between the Thunderbird and Firefox logos.
Upcoming Integration: Thunderbird 115
Curious when this revitalized logo will be integrated with Thunderbird itself? The plan is to incorporate it into Thunderbird 115 (code-named “Supernova”) during the summer season. In the coming months, expect to see a gradual website redesign and branding updates across social channels and communication platforms.
Embracing Change: A Bold New Era
Change can be daunting, but this striking new look for the project is hoped to be well-received by all. Everyone is encouraged to allow this new design some time—give it space to breathe, let it sink in, and share your thoughts after a few days.
While many may have a soft spot for the old Thunderbird logo (fondly referred to as the “wig on an envelope”), positive changes are transforming this project significantly. Now more than ever, it’s essential to boldly showcase these transformations through a beautiful and invigorated logo and icon that will carry Thunderbird confidently into its next chapter.