So as you probably saw, Microsoft just released a new corporate logo yesterday.
It looks like this..
So far so good.
The problem is, I thought that look and feel looked familiar so I went back through the archives.
I remembered that I held a poll back in February (for fun) where people got to vote for a new Windows 8 logo. It was a tongue in cheek affair where the readers weighed in on some professionally designed alternatives.
(Archon Systems Inc.) held a Windows 8 logo redesign competition on 99designs.com. I took my voting samples from there.
This was the entry I noticed back then.
This was a design by user ROM done in February 2012.
I know that it’s not exactly rocket science to put the logo and colors in that order.
Here’s another one that was done by Alay Patel in February as well.
I guess in retrospect, the Microsoft logo colors were obvious to most designers and not as original as i thought at first.
What do you think?