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Yahoo is one of the first Internet behemoths. For a long period, their search engine was the standard home page for the majority of early Internet users. Until Google and other large groups usurped the throne, Yahoo was a household name -- and for many, was how they first learned of the wonders of the Internet. But how did its icon came to be? Let’s take a brief journey!
It was 1994 when Yahoo made its debut. Since it was in its very, very early stages, its icon was very simple -- it was literally black text with Times New Roman font:
In 1995, Yahoo finally changed its spartan icon to something more fun. It was in relatively low resolution, and first featured the exclamation point:
1996 came with a new logo, featuring a jumping figure, and the iconic Yahoo serif text at the bottom:
From then on until 2013, Yahoo maintained and refined its vibrant, shadowed red icon:
From then on, several versions came to be -- one of which was in 1997, when the simple Y! The icon was introduced:
And on the present day, Yahoo revitalized its logo with a wide, sans serif font: