Whenever a new Windows is released or about to be release, one cannot miss out on the Windows logo itself. The much awaited Windows logo is revealed after it leaked on a Chinese website on Monday. The color pattern is completely different from the leaked one but the design is the exact replica of the one unveiled by Microsoft. The newest logo is much better and simpler as compared to the previous versions of Windows like Windows 7, Windows vista or much older version of Windows. The simple flat blue colored four window logo organized with clean lines depicts todays Metro Style design.
The logo brings back the memories of first version of Windows which was released in 1985 called Windows 1.0. The former logo also used a comparative light blue colors as well as similar shapes to release the Windows. Microsoft considers new logo as homage to the logo that started Windows Software from the scratch and made a massive shift in the Brand’s name, but design change is Windows logo is infinitesimal as compared to Apple’s logo change during the years.
According to Microsoft’s User Experience Director the new logo depicts modernization and classic age which directly influences civilizations’ Metro age. He also adds that the logo’s frame sharpness have same design as that of designs been seen in subways and airports. He further adds the logo in overall is created as a sign of humbleness with full confidence. The tilted logo reflects the user and when you change your color the logo reflects you in the same way.
As Microsoft’s new Windows 8 logo respected its two decade old logo, it has also raised many criticisms on the Web Blogs. A person at Beta News called the new logo a disaster and claims that image of Titanic has been very much used. Another person at Venture Beat has called the new logo plain and bald and adds that it Microsoft paint can easily paint such a logo. The blue colored pattern in frames with interjecting white cross lines of the logo also claims to have similar looks to flags of few countries. It’s exact to old flag of Iceland, French city of Calais, some ships of Greek Navy and also in Shetland Province in Scotland. To some it’s a “real loser” logo, some have created a laughing version of the new logo and have named it as “blue screen of death” while to some the Window’s logo does not have a proper outlook if it is considered to be square in shape.
The designer of the new logo is “Paula Scher” and since the day the logo was revealed, it has attracted many designers from freelance to post the official redesign of the logo on the official Blogs. Many designs suggest putting back the frames on the four frames or number of Windows apps amalgamated in it. Comments received for the logo Lange’s from “mind-blowing” to “failure” as well as people’s questioning about Microsoft’s step towards creating a logo which resembles the very first logo in color used and shapes of Windows 1.0. Officials at Microsoft to speak for the comments they received regarding the query of logo’s design and shape change.
Pentagram have also posted these very rudementary animations of the Windows logo.