Introducing the New Goodreads "g"

Posted by Patrick Brown on February 11, 2011
How many times have you wished that you could add a simple, beautiful graphic representation of Goodreads to your blog, website, email signature, etc? All the time, right? I know the feeling. Our logo is great, but it's a little long. It lacks the simplicity, the impact of single letter. All of that is about to change.

You may have noticed that we have our snazzy new favicon (that's the little image that appears in the address bar of your browser when you visit a website). We're quite taken with it, and as such, we would like you to use it to help us spread the word about Goodreads.

It's simple, really: Go to our API page (Don't worry if you do know what an API is, you won't need to.) or just scroll to the bottom of this post. Scroll to the very bottom of the page, and choose from one of the handy sizes we've made. Right click or control click on the image and click "save image as" to save it to your computer.

You can add the Goodreads "g" to your blog, website, email signature, Facebook page, etc. Make it a clickable image that will take people straight to your profile on Goodreads, your author page or book page, or even your favorites shelf. Maybe you could design a kite with the Goodreads "g" and fly it at the beach this summer. Or make a patch and sew it onto your backpack. Or get it tattooed on your body. Think of it -- your very own Goodreads "g" forever emblazoned on the body part of your choice! The possibilities are limitless.

Here is the Goodreads "g" in all its various sizes and glory:

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message 1: by AMythicalBeast (new)

AMythicalBeast On my body? Wow, my dad'll LOVE that idea!
Thanks for the great new icon and congratulations!
I definitely love it!!

message 2: by Julie (new)

Julie This is great! I'll definitely be using this soon!

message 3: by Ameena (new)

Ameena Adel "Or get it tattooed on your body" hahahahahaha
Love the g! ;)

message 4: by Antof9 (new)

Antof9 You know what? I *did* notice this on my browser "hotlinks" bar recently, but it hadn't registered in my brain that it was new; it was so perfect!

Yay Goodreads!

message 5: by Jamie (JK) (new)

Jamie (JK) Hah. I hadn't noticed the favicon either. It's awesome. Very simple, but in a classy way.

message 6: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I love it! Definitely going to have to start using it. And a tattoo of it..... hm.....

message 7: by TheYetiWakes (new)

TheYetiWakes Nice icon. Not so much with this but what's with goodreads in general and all the lowercase love going on round the site?

What's wrong with a few nasty great big CAPITAL letters? I want to use them on my shelves!

message 8: by ♥Xeni♥ (new)

♥Xeni♥ I had a bit of freakout moment when I noticed the new favicon... I thought it was my browser! Glad to know that it came from you guys :) Love the layout!

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

.......reminds me of a scrabble peice

message 10: by Kendall Anne (new)

Kendall Anne nice! I like it!

message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura Williams *♥Nemonica♥* ~*One of the forgotten*~ wrote: ".......reminds me of a scrabble peice"

I agree!

Jeanette (Ms. Feisty) Lovely! I'll embroider it on my "g"-string. :D

message 13: by Sara (new)

Sara The tattoo idea made me laugh. It'd be an interesting tattoo to explain. Oh what is the G for, oh it's for goodreads, I'm a fanatic of the site. *snicker*

message 14: by Esther (new)

Esther i tried to post it on goodreads... i tried like three times before i remembered u can't do that on goodreads XD

message 15: by Sashana (new)

Sashana I love it!

message 16: by Sketchy Z (new)

Sketchy Z "Gir, reporting for duty" *Salute*

"Gir? What does the 'G' stand for?"


message 17: by Laurielu (new)

Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections Nice and simple! Love it!

message 18: by Andrez (new)

Andrez hmm, a tatoo... tempting

Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker why does "Nuthin But a G Thang" come to my head right now.

message 20: by Laurielu (new)

Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections hee, hee - now I have a tune running through my head!

Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Laurie wrote: "hee, hee - now I have a tune running through my head!"

You and me both! The craziest part.. some people have no clue what I'm talking about. :)

message 22: by Laurielu (last edited Feb 11, 2011 02:05PM) (new)

Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections (Sigh) Alas, you are probably right... I will just go do some singing while I do some laundry! Hoping to enlighten my household because I would not want them to suffer the loss of knowing the little diddy swirling through my head!

message 23: by Aleetha (new)

Aleetha Simple but it's cool!!!

message 24: by Brit (new)

Brit McCarthy I'm so getting a tattoo ;)

message 25: by Bethany (new)

Bethany Jeanette wrote: "Lovely! I'll embroider it on my "g"-string. :D"


message 26: by Laura (new)

Laura Yea, I noticed this icon a few days ago when you use the site as a bookmark :D Looks good ;3

message 27: by ضُحى (new)

ضُحى I like it.
Love you 'g'.

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

I am enjoying staring at the 'G'.
A bit too much, I think. :3


♫♫☺Allie☺♫♫ Beautiful "g". I applaud you. BRAVO! :D

message 30: by elizabeth (new)

elizabeth whatta legit "g"

message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

haha I'm so glad I wasn't going crazy when I noticed there was a new 'g' :P

message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

I noticed that a couple days ago, I like it. It looks modern.

message 33: by Filipa (new)

Filipa Really cool 'G'.
I noticed a few days ago on my browser's bookmarks.

message 34: by Megan (new)

Megan ...? But there has always been a "g" showing up on my browser tabs...True, it used to be capitalized- which I prefer, as it is more proper, but I'm fairly certain that doesn't matter- but it has always been there.

message 35: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Hmm, call me old-fashioned, but I prefer to have the existing goodreads logo which I have on my blog, because anyone can see straight away that it's a link to something about books.
A 'g' doesn't signify anything at all. Gorillas, garbage, grog, girls etc. Could be anything, means nothing at all.

message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

The first letter in my name XD very nice

message 37: by Donna (new)

Donna Rochow - Poljarevic I agree with Lisa. A 'g' can mean anything. I'm going to stick with the old-fashioned method of doing things. Why fix something if it isn't broken

message 38: by Jesse (new)

Jesse Richman is it just me or is it nearly identical to Glassjaw's logo? (minus the dot of course)

message 39: by Brit (new)

Brit McCarthy Petra wrote: "Brit wrote: "I'm so getting a tattoo ;)"

Of this icon?"

Definitely. Lol.
My mum would shoot me.

message 40: by Ruthie (new)

Ruthie Cool Icon!

message 41: by Colby (new)

Colby I probably shouldn't say where I got it tatooed... :)

message 42: by Joanie (new)

Joanie Definitely noticed the change on my bookmarks bar. Love it!

Maria [the clockwork creeps on useless lives] Haha, Colby.

I like this!

message 44: by Sayshisweetie (new)

Sayshisweetie Honour wrote: "On my body? Wow, my dad'll LOVE that idea!
Thanks for the great new icon and congratulations!
I definitely love it!!"


message 45: by Savita (new)

Savita I'm not seeing it...

message 46: by ~ Lihllith ~ (new)

~ Lihllith ~ Very nice! Hope the iphone app icon gets updated to this one. Those little stacks of book as an icon is cute but not as clean and nicely designed this.

message 47: by Peyton (new)

Peyton Stafford Could you give me a link to your api page? I downloaded the image file, but I need help turning it into a clickable icon I can append to my sig or incorporate into my web site or blogs.

message 48: by Lord' (new)

Lord' Williams Nice. I will use it in my blogs. -'Bout time.

message 49: by Samita (new)

Samita It was worth the wait xD

message 50: by Jamie (JK) (new)

Jamie (JK) Peyton wrote: "Could you give me a link to your api page? I downloaded the image file, but I need help turning it into a clickable icon I can append to my sig or incorporate into my web site or blogs."

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