The rumor of the new Windows 8 logo finally settled, as Microsoft officially announced it in a post called “Redesigning Windows Logo” on Windows Team Blog.
The catch? It’s Metro and it’s a Window. So don’t call it a flag anymore.
“Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”
But if you look back to the origins of the logo you see that it really was meant to be a window. “Windows” really is a beautiful metaphor for computing and with the new logo we wanted to celebrate the idea of a window, in perspective. 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. We did less of a re-design 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.
So yea, it’s a back to the past with a modern typographic. I actually quite like it.
Let’s also look back to see a history of Windows Logo we’ve eve seen.
The original version we are going back to.
A version we started calling as a flag.
A version mixed with both window and flag.
The first windows logo that has 3D effects.
An AERO designed aesthetic logo.
A logo we’re kind tired of.