Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2012 22:42 UTC
Windows Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Windows logo, and unlike the several previous Windows logos it's no longer a flag, but actually a window. Which is weird, since Metro doesn't have windows. Love this bit: "It does not try to emulate faux-industrial design characteristics such as materiality (glass, wood, plastic, etc.)." A well-deserved jab at Apple's inexplicable obsession with skeuomorphic My First Operating System-esque interfaces.
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It may be stylized, but...
by Hexadecima on Fri 17th Feb 2012 23:03 UTC
Hexadecima
Member since:
2010-09-01

...I really wish they had done the perspective properly on the middle line. That's driving me nuts, and I think I'm going to hate this logo forever because of it. The one-color version of the Vista/7 logo (like on new laptops' Windows keys) was so much more agreeable.

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RE: It may be stylized, but...
by lacroix1547 on Fri 17th Feb 2012 23:50 in reply to "It may be stylized, but..."
lacroix1547 Member since:
2010-09-12

It is probably too late to fix that. Now they have to support customers who rely on bad window perspective.

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RE: It may be stylized, but...
by Zifre on Sat 18th Feb 2012 00:00 in reply to "It may be stylized, but..."
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

I really wish they had done the perspective properly on the middle line.

I'm not sure I understand this. I think you're referring to the horizontal white line between the upper and lower window panes, and to the fact that it's totally horizontal. But The perspective is straight on (i.e. the line is exactly at eye level), so isn't that how it should be? Unless you're talking about somethings else.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The line should become thinner at the left side.

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RE: It may be stylized, but...
by zima on Sat 18th Feb 2012 00:55 in reply to "It may be stylized, but..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

...I really wish they had done the perspective properly on the middle line.

Maybe it's better to look at it as a head-on window, but just a bit misshapen one, generally a bit "broken" or "wrong" (could it be that logo team wanted to sneak in some hints? ;) )


More curiously, this logo is essentially... anti-Finnish (flag); not sure what to make out of it, in light of Nokia alliance.
(alternatively, it's some perverse tribute to Shetland; or maybe Calais)

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righard Member since:
2007-12-26

Late, Never mind

Edited 2012-02-18 01:22 UTC

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