Windows 8 Logo Redesigned – It’s a window… not a flag

Windows 8 Logo

Windows 8 logo

Microsoft has made tremendous changes to its Windows 8 Operating system. We already had got a glimpse of Windows Developer Preview months back and thereafter quite improvements have been made including the Widows 8 logo. It’s been officially released by Microsoft and made it in news following the Windows 8 logo change.

Microsoft’s Sam Moreau explained in a post on the official Windows blog, the logo was created with the help of the design agency Pentagram. Paula Scher (from the renowned Pentagram design agency) asked a simple question, “your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?” which led to the four-pane window which not only looks like a window but also depicts the company’s new  Metro Style Design.

Check out the Windows Logo Evolution chart below which describes how the Windows logo has been transformed from the days’ Windows been into existence.

Windows 8 Logo

Quote from the Official Windows Blog:

Windows 8

With Windows 8, we approached the logo redesign with a few key goals on mind.

1. We wanted the new logo to be both modern and classic by echoing the International Typographic Style (or Swiss design) that has been a great influence on our Metro style design philosophy. Using bold flat colors and clean lines and shapes, the new logo has the characteristics of way-finding design systems seen in airports and subways.

2. It was important that the new logo carries our Metro principle of being “Authentically Digital”. By that, we mean it does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.). It has motion – aligning with the fast and fluid style you’ll find throughout Windows 8.

3. Our final goal was for the new logo to be humble, yet confident. Welcoming you in with a slight tilt in perspective and when you change your color, the logo changes to reflect you. It is a “Personal” Computer after all.

Here we present you the Original Windows 8 Logo. Just click on the Image to view it in full size.

Windows 8 Logo

Source: The Windows Blog

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Nitesh Kunnath

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