Is this the new Microsoft Windows 8 new logo design? Maybe, still to be confirmed.
One thing I would never expect to see is Microsoft losing their multi-coloured logo for a more minimalistic and iconic design, but by all means don’t get me wrong, if this Windows 8 new logo design turn out to be the real thing I’ll take my hat off to Microsoft. Regarding branding, it’s certainly the right move.
For the moment, this is just a rumour based on the photo below, taken of a tablet system which allegedly will be running Windows 8 operating system.
Microsoft Windows 8 logo on tablet device via cnBeta.
Previous Microsoft Windows Logos
Just to give you a better idea of what this rebranding means in the long term evolution of Microsoft Windows logo design I compiled this list which also includes Microsoft Windows version 1 and 2 logos, when they didn’t have even included the wording ‘windows’ as part of the identity.
Microsoft Windows first ever logo.
Microsoft Windows version 3 logo.
This logo show a slight update with a twist.
Microsoft Windows 2000 logo, the server version of Windows 98.
Microsoft Windows ME is a consumer variation of Windows 98 celebrate the millenium.
Microsoft Windows XP logo unleashed a never-ending trend of emboss, shadows and bevels.
Microsoft Windows Vista is a slightly update to the previous version.
Windows 7 has been the most iconic Microsoft Windows logo yet.
Apple Branding Strategy
The Apple black colour logo was the update to change the Apple rainbow logo.
A move taken by Apple back in 1998 was to remove the multi-colours from its logo and they end up with a simple, yet iconic black brand. Is that a move being copied by Microsoft today? What do you think?