New Google Photos logo falls flat

Google has released a major update for its popular Photos app, which includes a simplified layout and a new map view. But perhaps the most notable aspect of the update is a new Google Photos logo.

The app logo has been flattened, with each of the four shapes now rounded instead of pointed. Logo design inspiration can come from many places, and in a blog post featuring the redesign, Google says the pinwheel design (those lovely windmill beach toys) is a nod to childhood and nostalgia. . But some don’t sell entirely with the new streamlined look.