Google Got Inspired By WPEngineer?

google-ventureSome days ago Google launched Google Venture to seek and discover great companies. We were a little bit surprised by the similarity of their logo with our WPEngineer logo. Even some of our readers, thanks Bastian, notified us, that the new logo looks familiar. But don’t get me wrong, I really like their Google Venture logo and the background, maybe they took our logo and made it just a little tiny better. ๐Ÿ˜‰


But I don’t want to start any speculations or accuse them, that they copied our logo, not at all. Even though, they weren’t inspired by our logo and had the idea out of the blue, at least we can say, we set a trend. ๐Ÿ˜€

What do you think?





18 responses to “Google Got Inspired By WPEngineer?”

  1. Neri Avatar

    Yo me imagine lo mismo cuando lo vi

  2. Sascha Avatar

    It remembers me to Opera’s dev banner for Opera 10:

  3. Constantinos Kouloumbris Avatar

    You know what they say…. Great minds think alike…

  4. Stefano F. (tacone) Avatar

    They may have dropped you a few dimes for the ispiration. If they can’t pay for their own logo, where will they get the money to fund the ventures ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Rick Avatar

    Hard to say. The “drafting design on blue paper” is a pretty common motif on some design sites. Hard to say which one I like better. I just found your site through a tweet but I’ll definitely stick around and see what you have.

  6. Claudia Regina Avatar

    “The “drafting design on blue paper” is a pretty common motif on some design sites.” [2]

  7. Alex Avatar

    @Neri, gracias ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Sascha, yeah, like I said, looks like we set a trend ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Constandinos, thank you for the compliment!

    @Stefano, so true ๐Ÿ˜€

    @Rick, thanks for sticking around, hope you will like our future posts

    @Basti, funny, looks like all big companies going this way now, thanks for the link Basti!

  8. Anthony Avatar

    Nah, I don;t think so.
    It’s no snowflake IMO.

  9. Claudia Regina Avatar

    Sorry, didn’t want to be rude… xD

  10. Alex Avatar

    Hey Claudia, you were rude not at all, don’t worry ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Brett Avatar

    If the “G” were half colored with a pencil look and the “O”s looked like the gear in your .com, I’d be screaming bloody foul. However, it seems pretty innocent although similar.

    By the way, I have always loved your logo. I have visited and bookmarked your site several times and find it funny that it takes a post about your logo to bring me out of the woodwork. I like the way your logo matches the RSS feed icon and the tag at the bottom of the page. Very pleasing to the eye, but in a completely different way than a website such as

  12. Frederik Avatar

    Well, I think it is indeed inspired, but as you can imagine: Inspiration comes knocking your door when others think alike (as Constantinos already mentioned). By the way, I like the “plagiat” better because it is less a scribble than a header ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. jharr Avatar

    You can go way back – and the very similar UPA 2007 logo I developed the UPA logo and then was told about the cocoa radio logo, having never seen it I about fell off my chair how similar the 2 were. Both created independently and yet almost a match.

  14. Alex Avatar

    @jharr, indeed, they are pretty similar, funny though. Just FYI, we also think that Google created their logo without knowing ours. I think it’s just a common style nowadays.

    @frederik, I really like the “plagiat” too

    @brett, thanks for the compliment. Glad a post like that made you write a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. jean-marc Avatar

    Where the design mean something for wpengineers, I can’t really see a meaning of the “blueprint-engineered” stuff for a venture capital firm.
    Typical of the Google’s tasty way of approaching business…

  16. jordi Avatar


    every day I learn something. The inventor of blueprint are wpengineer and they have the original of this kind of corporate design.


    Probably Google knows you but i think exist a lot of logo that using this graphical resource and much better than you, but i can understand you and it’s so estimulating see other logos from a big company like google that seems a lot but apperf before you.

  17. Alex Avatar

    @jordi, true, it’s motivating that big companies goes the same way. And true, of course this kind of style existed way before WPEngineer was even an idea. ๐Ÿ™‚