Friday, February 17, 2012

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

Windows 8 is going to be a completely new OS. We already know that, because there has been many posts about what is going to be changed. From USB, to accessibility options for disabled people, this OS is different inside and out. But what about the logo? Well that is getting a makeover, for the best for worst depending on the person. 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.

Below is a bigger picture if you want to see a bigger picture.
Click here to read the full story of its creation (along with a look back at past logos) from the Windows Blog.

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