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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby bngi » August 23rd, 2012, 3:20 pm

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Def like it!

Feels close to its heritage without looking dusty and dated.
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They needed a reboot in all ways - product, image, brand, perception, user-base, etc.

I think the Surface tablets (if they work like they seem to) are going to go a long way toward helping reboot their products, so I think the logo is fine - not complicated, doesn't look same-ole, same-ole AND still signifies who they are.
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I think Microsoft assigned logo designing team were superstitious and lacked vision when designing that Windows 8 logo.
Otherwise they wouldn't have used that over simplified 2 point perspective & that light blue single coloured logo.
This colour is mainly used to chase bad spirits in the Arab world, Microsoft may have wanted to chase some Gremlins away...?
The logo itself tends to over simplify the window idea down to a boring level.
I wouldn't expect anything more of an up to a 7 year old boy drafting it, while anyone older simply failed to do the job.
It fails to transfer the sophistication that was present in previous logos, a legacy that started in Windows 3.1 and apparently died with the last sophisticated logo - Windows 7 .
My Verdict on the Logo:
UGLY - for Colour choice,
UGLY - for Single colour usage,
UGLY - for over simplified design.

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Cameron » March 7th, 2014, 12:29 pm

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Looks great on my Lumia 1020 as the home icon, also looks good on startup screens. Clean, contemporary, simple. Moving away from the faux kindergarten facade of the rainbow now owned by Google.
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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Mr-914 » March 13th, 2014, 7:19 am

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Cameron: In spite of what I've said earlier in this thread, I agree. It works perfect as the Lumia home button.
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I've gotten used to the logo. At first I thought it was boring and a stupid move. But it works on the devices. Maybe because it's more minimal I came to appreciate it, the more wavy logos maybe were nice at first but they become boring over time. At least the minimal logo does not pretend to be stimulating. I don't know if that makes sense. I don't think the logo is there yet though. Maybe it does need a bit more of a dynamic quality or tension.
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