Microsoft has a new logo
It appears to be live now on parts of microsoft.com. They dont explain what the yellow colour is supposed to represent but blue is Windows, red is Office and green is Xbox.
Whats the sudden obsession with clip art style boxes?
Oh they are really pushing the bounds now, four whole coloured squares. How many business majors did it take to come up with that one? :)
They've obviously got a 4 year old in charge of their marketing department. Everyone, and I do mean everyone, recognises the wavey Microsoft flag. It is stylised and has a distinct look. 4 squares? Not unique, not special and not going to impress anyone.
Can I work for MS now? :)
When it takes 5 minutes to copy a logo with paint, you know there's something wrong :(
It looks like the sort of logo you make in a hurry using drawing objects in word to represent the windows logo when your mad skillz in paint don't quite stretch to a wavy flag...
The flag is iconic and as familar and loved as the Apple fruit and the Linux Penguin...
When I ride into battle against the segway-mounted Apple corps waving my sharpened array of restore cds I'm going to want my battle standard to inspire my bloodlust. Not hang stiffly from the flagpole like a fridge-mounted primary-school-childs painting. Bad form MS. Bad form.
Edited again to add: The Yellow represents the gold in Bill Gates' money tower. Picture Bill Gates instead of Scrooge McDuck and you get the idea...
Hmmmm have yet to figure out what the yellow square is representing.....
Proof it isn't unique:
Just different colours.
They probably did it on a tablet, they're teh futurez you know.
Originally Posted by localzuk
How long before this is apples logo and sues Microsoft about having rights to the use of squares first?
Hmmm. I vote cloud based services, which is where lots of things are migrating these days.
*Mental note to self to start the 'Things everyone got wrong on EduGeek' thread to include such favourites as 'The iPad - It's just a big iPod Touch' and 'The Cloud - It'll never happen'. There are a couple more as well once I dig them out :)
It looks similar to the Microsoft Store logo.
The yellow colour would surely be for Windows Phone?
Between that logo and the Chrome advert at the top of the page for me, I have to ask: when are we going to get over this [primary colours] + [sans-serif font in grey] phase?
Nah, people haven't said they won't happen. They've said things like 'until internet connections improve, and data security and integrity is better, the cloud won't happen'. For some, like some of the Aussie members, that might well mean 'never'.
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
The iPad, its happening, but how long until everyone realises its a giant mistake? :p
Microsoft: we're a bit square
Wonder how much they paid for that wonderful and thought provoking piece of design?