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    Microsoft Unveils a New Look


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    It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.

    The Microsoft brand is about much more than logos or product names. We are lucky to play a role in the lives of more than a billion people every day. The ways people experience our products are our most important “brand impressions”. That’s why the new Microsoft logo takes its inspiration from our product design principles while drawing upon the heritage of our brand values, fonts and colors.
    The logo has two components: the logotype and the symbol. For the logotype, we are using the Segoe font which is the same font we use in our products as well as our marketing communications. The symbol is important in a world of digital motion (as demonstrated in the video above.) The symbol’s squares of color are intended to express the company’s diverse portfolio of products.
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    I like it, it's bold, simple, yet symbolic.

    Although you do need to see their little video for it to make sense, although they don't seem to be using yellow for anything....I wonder if that represents Bing and their online division.
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    ^ The 'Bing Desktop' logo is yellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Ha wow, same color sequence and all...
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    Yeah, I know, that's why I couldn't resist posting it.
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    I wonder how much it cost to come up with that? lol
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    Looks like Simon: that's a riot. Thanks for the laugh, Alphanumeric!
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    Looks like Microsoft has changed over the years... Click image for larger version
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    I think the logo looks ok. It is slightly bland, though I like the color (May not be so nice in monochrome though).

    It could have been worse. SO MUCH worse. Microsoft's last logo was absolutely nothing special. Logos at best are "meh" at worst they are just horrible (Not even talking about 80s chic or anything, but some of the new fad logo designs that just make you groan, is the swirl or swoosh or arch or spiral in this month?)

    So because it's not hideous, it's actually pretty good...
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