Following one successful launch with another, we released the much anticipated mobile version of Firefox on Android earlier this week – with our map continuing to glow bright, and sparks flying everywhere.
The desktop and mobile launches represented huge milestones for us… so when it came time to celebrating the momentous occasions, we held [nearly] nothing back. Kicking things off at 5 AM, our office was buzzing with excitement: a DJ spinning live, champagne toasts, branded treats, amazing demos, giant sunglasses, confetti guns exploding at every corner, and much much more. While we all had an awesome time, there was one important thing still missing from the experience: The Firefox 4 launch t-shirt, which many folks have been asking about.
Our Creative Collective challenge to design the Firefox 4 shirt drew to a close on Monday with nearly 1,900 submissions and a variety of great design concepts from the community. These included stylized representations of the version number “4″, creative spins on the Firefox logo, fox characters, retro inspired designs, typographic solutions, and more abstract/whimsical expressions of Firefox.
After carefully reviewing the entire gallery, I surfaced the strongest designs (including my personal favorites) into this album for easy viewing.
As always, we had the very difficult task of narrowing down the submissions to the top 5. Designs were evaluated based on a number of factors, including: how well they addressed the stated brief, appropriate capture of the brand and essence of Firefox 4, overall creativity in interpretation of the themes, originality, quality of execution, globally friendly / gender-neutral design, and of course…. something that worked well on a t-shirt. It was definitely a tough process as there were many great designs that ultimately didn’t make the cut. But we’re really happy with our top 5, seen below, and are excited to see which one wins.
With that in mind we turn it over to you, our community, to determine the winner. Please visit the MCC today and vote for your favorite design(s). At the end of the voting period (2 weeks, ending 4/12) the design with the most votes will be printed and distributed as the official Firefox 4 t-shirt. Good luck to all the artists in our top 5, and thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge.