New Logo for Windows 8


Microsoft and Windows are all about putting technology in people's hands to empower them to find their own perspectives. And that is what the new logo was meant to be. The new Windows 8 logo is less of re-designed and more to return it to its original meaning and bringing Windows back to its roots – reimagining the Windows logo as just that – a window.

The new logo is redesigned with the following approaches:

  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

To all the developers, let’s keep these approaches in mind when you want to develop an apps for Windows 8.

For more details read about the new logo for Windows 8 , you can click the link here.

Comments (4)

  1. "Authentically Digital"… Yes it really is. Very simple and very genuine.

  2. Thanks for pointing out to the great article and thanks for this article.

    Now windows looks a true windows.

    But feeling skeptical about how the general mass will accept it.

    This is too meaningful and less attractive than the previous logo's.

  3. MNazri says:

    No heart feeling, but the new logo looks like crap..

  4. Abdullah Abbas says:

    Well, i love the new logo, simple, and really Metro style 🙂

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