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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 21st, 2012, 10:52 am

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How to post an image? sorry for asking but I did a quick search on the site and couldn't find anything

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby NURB » February 21st, 2012, 10:56 am

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If you're posting a linked image:

copy the link URL
Click the "Img" button and you'll see some tags like this " [ img ] [ /img ]"
Paste the link between those tags, and your image will be posted

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See the "Upload attachment" tab below the Submit button.
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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 21st, 2012, 10:10 pm

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I gave it a quick shot just 5 minutes, i think it might be something to further develop, what do you guys think
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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby engio » February 22nd, 2012, 2:02 am


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Maybe if you would work the window/metro tiles to resemble a squarish #8.. now - no. Symbol needs to work without the type, it will be on icons, buttons etc.. Looks like a TV channel now..

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 22nd, 2012, 2:13 am

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it was just a quick thought, not really thought through, I was hoping more people could throw in their version and in the end we come up with something cool.
If you have time throw one in

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 23rd, 2012, 8:57 pm

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Anyone else wanna give it a try???

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Stuffed Vulture » February 23rd, 2012, 9:23 pm


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It's not even the right Logo: "Meanwhile, the logo’s designer, Paula Scher at Pentagram, could only sigh. The dimensions were off, and it wasn’t even in the right color. Her work for one of the world’s largest brands was already being skewered, but it wasn’t even the right work."

FastCo account of thought process, and about Pentagram's servers being "hacked". “Someone took a picture of a logo or made a stamping,” Scher tells us. “Some Chinese website leaked it. They put up the wrong form, wrong type size, etc.”

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 23rd, 2012, 11:00 pm

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yeah, just read that as well, http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669092/the ... and-haters. Kinda of funny that it got a good review by some very professional designers on this forum!!!
So come on guys lets see what you got and redesign it. I gave it a quick try, hope someone can follow up

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Mr-914 » February 24th, 2012, 8:03 am

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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby NURB » February 24th, 2012, 9:46 am

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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 24th, 2012, 10:39 am

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I still think it's incomplete somehow and it could have been done better but maybe the better concept went in the drawer!

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Deformat » February 26th, 2012, 5:30 am

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@those who don't see the resemblance with the Apple logo: It actually went from multicolor to monocolor if you remember.

Another awesome thing I found today:

theverge.com/2012/2/24/2822891/windows-desktop-ui-concept

Also, I was thinking at what if the logo could actually keep the colors W7 logo had, and have a black text?..

And I think that a Windows 8 redesign challenge would turn out damn interesting.

EDIT: Something like this:

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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Lmo » February 26th, 2012, 3:28 pm

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Somewhere, lurking in the negative space of that "window" is the numeral "8"; I don't know if it's a matter of rotating it 90° and/or dropping two of the squares, or changing their color, or shade values, adding large radii to them, but it's there.

Then again, who gives a flying rat's .... they upgrade, update, change their software so frequently they should simply adopt the "Forever" system implemented by the U.S. Postal System.... or simply use: Windows 10.24.2012 (or any other date of release) as the name.

What's Windows 13 going to look like?

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Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby dexigner20110 » February 27th, 2012, 12:22 am

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found this online http://www.windows8update.com/2012/02/2 ... -fun-poll/

I wonder what the guys at FROG would have designed???

Re: New Windows 8 logo -beautiful or ugly?

Postby Cameron » February 27th, 2012, 1:13 am

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Definitely an improvement in moving away from gradients and four colors, especially since Google executes that paradigm much better.

Font's kinda boring. It's not the same as the metro font, is it? The modified Frutiger? Maybe it's just the boring weight/execution...

The color isn't working for me, but I guess in context it may be applied in cool ways.

I love the move away from the flag window. Could be more dynamic like the 1.0, but it communicates it pretty well.

Not bad MS, between windows phone, the lumia 800/900 and this I'm starting to be convinced that amazingly talented designers have authority in the company....I'm still skeptical about the Office/Outlook divisions though, gmail is still better than outlook.
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