Do you Like Microsoft’s new logo for Windows 8?

Logos are probably the most important identity of a brand. That is why even when companies change their logo, they do not opt for a complete break from the past. As you might know the Microsoft is busy building Windows 8, which might show up on tablets, mobile phones and PCs later this year. Microsoft has been developing Window 8 with metro-styled tiled layout. This is astheitcally very pleasing and having uniformity in user-interface across different devices is a good idea.

Microsoft today unveiled the new logo for Windows 8. It is going to raise a few eye brows as it has done away with the 4 coloured flag logo and opted for a single coloured logo.


Windows Logos through time

Here is a quick timelime of all the previous logos for Windows. It is interesting to note that with the Windows 8 logo has a lot of similarity with the logo of Windows 1.0.


I am not certain why they did away with the familiarity of 4 coloured scheme but I guess a simple logo with a single color scheme would make it a lot easier for manufactures to print the brand logos on mobile phones and tablets.

I sort of like the new logo but not sure how it will look on the OS. What are your views? Are you happy with the new Windows logo?

Related: Hidden meaning behind some famous logos!


Dnyanesh Mankar February 18, 2012

Take a poll on Facebook! 😉

Aditya Kane February 20, 2012

Thanks Dnyanesh. I just took up your suggestion to take a poll on Facebook.

windows fix February 18, 2012

I hate…. but no option for us other that accpect it..:)

Techvigil February 18, 2012

I like the new logo and the great job done by Pentagram design team. The logo is surprisingly modern.

Msp February 20, 2012

Dull logo…

When the logo has only one color it shld atleast have a good design…

Thumbs down MS…

Bharat February 20, 2012

I like this logo, its nice and decent.

aatif February 20, 2012

I really don’t like it . looks like microsoft going down in design . just a box with ordinary text 😛

prashant February 24, 2012

I like this new logo. It’s a awesome.

Unknown Guy March 2, 2012

Its a classic logo…although not very stylish neither innovative…
its just OK….!

Hamid Shaikh March 13, 2012

No i dont like this logo but no option for us other that so have to accept it 🙁