Java is a prominent and extensively used object-oriented programming language. In 1995, Sun Microsystems created it. Later in 2009, Oracle Corp takeover Java.
History of Java Logo
The name of the island known for its coffee is Java. According to the language's creators, James Gosling, Arthur Van Hoff, and Andy Bechtolsheim, the Sun Company changed the name of the language from "OAK" to "Java" at that time. James Gosling chose the image of a cup, saucer, and steam since he was in a coffee shop at the time. The name chosen is a representation of coffee. A hot cup of coffee was chosen as the symbol of Java for a purpose. The blue and red shaded coffee cup has been a part of the brand since the beginning and was only upgraded once, in 2003, maintaining the original meaning and color range.
Why Cup of Coffee is a logo for Java?
An Indonesian island by the name of Java. For its coffee beans, it is well-known. Peet's coffee, produced with Java-sourced coffee beans, was formerly the preferred beverage among Java developers. Hence, the rising steam sign on a coffee mug symbolizes Java.
Color and Font
The primary Java badge's title case lettering is powerful and elegant. It is set in a confident sans-serif typeface that resembles Sun SemiBold and incorporates elements of Cast Medium and Taz Text Regular Grade100.
The Java visual identity's color scheme of blue and red is set with its elements against a white background, giving the badge an airy, fresh appearance while conveying quality and professionalism and demonstrating Java as a dependable and secure language.
Evolution of Java logo
The first Java logo was created in 1996, just after the release of the language. A prototype of the Java logo has a blue coffee cup with red steam rising over it. The Java engineers, who drank a lot of coffee while creating the Java programming language, were recognized with the logo. Java coffee beans were used to make the coffee they drank. It belongs to the coffee species. Java coffee beans are wet-processed coffee grown on the Indonesian island of Java. Java programming language inventor James Arthur Gosling picked Java coffee beans for the language's name and external look.
The logo was planned with smooth bent lines. It seems to be a sketch. The cup in blue tones addresses some hot espresso, and the smooth red bent line simply over the cup addresses the steam. In basic words, it addresses some hot espresso.
The programming language's name (JAVA) in capital letters was put simply under the seal. The main letter J was expanded in contrast with different letters.
The logo went on with the programming language for quite some time, for example, from 1996 to 2003.
From 2003 to Present
The current Java logo, developed in 2003, is entirely based on the previous design. The red wordmark and red steaming coffee cup are still present, but the contours have been changed and made bolder.
Now more precisely, the cup only has three thick, smooth lines, but the steam has two vertical curves.
The inscription saw the most significant change, as the conventional serif font was swapped out for a sleek contemporary sans-serif with angular cuts and softly softened lines. Another significant change is that the programming language's name is now written in the title case with only the letter "J" capitalized.
In 2004, a revision to the Java logo was made. The red wordmark and steaming coffee cup are still present, but the curves have been changed and strengthened. Now that it's more precise, the cup only has three thick, smooth lines, whereas the steam has two vertical curves.
The engraving (curving) saw the most significant modification, with the traditional sans-serif lettering style being replaced with a contemporary, smooth sans-serif with slightly altered lines and unique cuts.
Another noteworthy change is that the programming language's name is now capitalized, with the letter "J" appearing to be promoted. The main letter's tail has been considerably condensed, perfectly suited to the long, pointed red, rich steam lines.
Instantly recognized and classic, the Java logo. Despite having little to do with the company's mission, the coffee cup has become an industry standard and perfectly illustrates how seemingly unrelated elements can come together to form a powerful brand.