Your Vote: Approved Yahoo Logo or Intern's Alternative?
Last week, search company Yahoo updated its logo design, revealing on its site what looks to some like a simple twist of the original, offered up by a high school student learning how to use PhotoShop during third period class.
Let's face it, it's simply a rendition of the original logo's font, with what looks like a few passes at the bevel and emboss menu. Many, including Forbes, have submitted their two cents one way or another, and were ready to move on.
Until this surfaced...
According to Technorati listed mega-blog Huffington Post, the above item was submitted to the Yahoo design team by intern Max Ma, who showed off the alternative design on his personal site. Since then, according to HuffPost, the site has been taken down, and the image removed, but not before it was captured and tweeted out.
The result is a movement on social media by some, asking Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer to reconsider the more simplistic choice and embrace Ma's design, which has a far more modern look. One could easily play with the y design and flip it to become the a and h, making it even more artistic in nature.
Revealing the alternative logo's image wasn't that big of a deal, considering that Yahoo has 29 total possible logo choices on their site, with Ma's option openly listed under Day 12.
To be fair, Technorati listed blog Gizmodo lent its support of Meyer's decision to make a minor adjustment vice a sweeping change, stating that such a large scale overhaul "would've likely stirred up more controversy than it was worth".
What are your thoughts? We'd love to know if you are all for the first design, chosen as the future face of Yahoo, or would prefer to see intern Ma's alternative design?