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Feb 19, 2012

Microsoft reveals Windows 8's new logo: 'It's a window not a flag'

Microsoft is making plenty of big changes with its Windows 8 operating system, and that has now also extended to a new logo. As explained by Microsoft's Sam Moreau in a post on the official Windows blog, the logo was created with the help of the design agency Pentagram, which posed a simple question when it began on the project: "your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?"

That discussion eventually led to the four-paned window you see above, which not only looks more like a window than the previous logos, but clearly echoes the company's new Metro design language. Microsoft also notes that the logo is "authentically digital," and says it will welcome you with a slight tilt and change color based on your desktop. More here.

8 comments:

R said...

I like this new logo!

Adam said...

Microsoft could have done better. Maybe use something other than MS paint to come up with a logo

MynameisEarl said...

No wonder Apple is catching up.

Red13 said...

nice post

YeamieWaffles said...

I don't like the logo too much but I think it was a good idea for them to actually try something new and branch out with something different if that makes sense to anyone.

Smile said...

I like the blue but not the design

Baur said...

Oh man a boring box! NOOOOO

Zyu said...

Well the icon is kind of a play on how Windows 8 will look like, so I guess it fits.