What the #Windows8 logo should have been
February 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
I get it, Microsoft. Windows. Not flags.But what happened to the colours? Windows 8 is a visually rich OS, with tiles of different sizes and a vibrant palette of colours. So why is its logo just one flat shade? With one quartered trapezoid? Above, I present my version of the Windows 8 logo, based on the official version.
- Through the coloured panels I’m looking back at Microsoft’s heritage from Win 3.1 to 7.
- But by splitting up one of the “windowpanes” I’m looking forward at the new Windows 8 “Metro” interface.
- And by half-assing this in MS Paint I’m attaching this concept to a proud Microsoft tradition of taking a good idea and kinda screwing it up.