Microsoft Edge Logo

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For Microsoft’s browser, the most important things are high speed and convenience. The Microsoft Edge logo not only conveys these qualities but also hints at the product’s name. The emblem symbolizes the program to which it belongs and its connection to web surfing.

Microsoft Edge: Brand overview

Founded:July 29, 2015
Edge was created in 2015 when Microsoft realized that its Internet Explorer couldn’t compete with the more popular Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It was meant to replace the outdated application as a separate product, having nothing in common with IE. The fact that the software giant was developing a new web browser became known back in 2014. But until April 29, 2015, users knew it by the codename “Spartan.” Initially, the program was released for Windows 10 PCs, and a mobile version appeared a few weeks later.

Meaning and History

Microsoft Edge Logo History

The Microsoft Edge emblem once resembled the Internet Explorer icon, but these are different applications. The modern browser inherited the IE logo as a symbol of continuity since they were created by the same company. Designers significantly altered the iconic letter “e,” removing the ring around it. This icon accompanied the application until 2019, when it became clear that Edge was recognizable enough to rid itself of any associations with IE.

What is Microsoft Edge?

Microsoft Edge is an application that provides access to websites. It was created by the American technology corporation Microsoft and introduced in 2015. The internet browser has versions for different operating systems, including Linux, Windows 10, iOS, and Android.


Project Spartan Logo 2015

Until April 29, 2015, Microsoft’s new browser was known under the codename “Spartan.” Its beta version had a logo with a stylized image of a globe – specifically, a graticule consisting of two parallels and two meridians inside a ring. All lines were blue, and the base was white.

2015 – 2021

Microsoft Edge Logo 2015

In April 2015, an emblem resembling the Internet Explorer icon was introduced. It contained a stylized blue “e” but without the usual ring (as with IE), which turned the letter into something resembling a planet. The left half of the “e” was divided into two parts with sharp ends.

2019 – today

Microsoft Edge Logo

Microsoft changed the logo of its browser, making the “e” resemble a “c.” The new letter refers to the word “Chromium,” as Edge is now based on this Google technology. The symbol is shaped like a multi-layered spiral consisting of different colored segments: dark blue, light blue, and turquoise with a turquoise-green gradient. The three-dimensional design creates a motion effect, making the image resemble a wave. The dynamic emblem emphasizes the goal of fast web page loading. The rounded shape reflects the fact that the developers have made the browser simple and accessible.

The icon was officially presented on November 2, 2019. However, users discovered it a bit earlier in a mini-game where they had to solve puzzles to visualize a 3D object at the end. This object turned out to be the Edge logo. It is designed in the same Fluent Design style that applies to all Office application icons.

Font and Colors

Microsoft Edge Emblem

The Microsoft Edge emblem contains a stylized letter “e” without additional inscriptions. It is painted in blue with a turquoise and green gradient. Blue is a tribute to the heritage of Internet Explorer. It is associated with reliability, professionalism, and tranquility. And the additional bright shades give the icon depth and a three-dimensional appearance.

Microsoft Edge Symbol

Microsoft Edge color codes

US Air Force Academy BlueHex color:#0e4d90
RGB:14 77 144
CMYK:90 47 0 44
Pantone:PMS 2945 C
Green BlueHex color:#0783d8
RGB:7 131 216
CMYK:97 39 0 15
Pantone:PMS 3005 C
Blizzard BlueHex color:#33c1ee
RGB:51 193 238
CMYK:79 19 0 7
Pantone:PMS 312 C
UFO GreenHex color:#47d469
RGB:71 212 105
CMYK:67 0 50 17
Pantone:PMS 354 C