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Microsoft: 1st logo revamp in 25 years

2012-08-23 20:31

Redmond - Microsoft's corporate logo has a new look to set the stage for upcoming products designed to cast the world's largest software maker in a new light.

It marks the first time that Microsoft has revamped its logo in 25 years. The new logo cast the Microsoft name in a lighter and straight font instead of the italic bold typeface used in the old standby. The new logo also includes the familiar red, blue, yellow and green colors used in the flag on Microsoft's Windows operating system in a square box.

Microsoft unveiled the new logo on Thursday at three stores in Boston and the Seattle area.

The redesign comes as Microsoft prepares to release a dramatic makeover of Windows and a tablet computer called Surface.

Comments
  • elewies - 2012-08-23 21:35

    Likit

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-23 22:00

    Drab!

  • tyranvz - 2012-08-24 08:11

    That's a NEW logo? What a joke! How much did they pay for that piece of crap. Dunno why they even bothered. Microsoft fails again.

  • uwe.klopfer - 2012-08-24 08:40

    straight forward and no nonsense. Hope for their sake it translates to a proper windows 8 and some cutting edge thoughts...windows 7 while great had nothing cutting edge...everything simply works well, which is gr8...but not earth shattering

  • rossouw.eksteen - 2012-08-24 09:12

    Boring ....!!!

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-08-24 09:44

    YouTube comment: "No rounded corners. Apple must be sad that they can't sue them... Oh wait! The gap between the logo's tiles seems to be the same width as the the iPhones bezel!"

      masamune.azeem - 2012-08-25 18:51

      lol

  • paul.bester1 - 2012-08-27 13:28

    Such a stupid re-design. I think one of the designers used sticky notes during the planning of the logo and by chance they were stuck to the whiteboard in that design just when a Microsoft exec walked in and approved it.

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