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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RE: It may be stylized, but...
by Zifre on Sat 18th Feb 2012 00:00 UTC 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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roar Member since:
2009-12-26

it does slightly

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

It's subtle, but the logo can be interpreted two ways (and I think that was the point from a design perspective)...

1. As a window with 4 panes with horizontal perspective.

Or

2. As a clear window (no panes) with horizontal perspective overlooking a metro-style screen in the background with no perspective (the plane of the 4 metro "boxes" in the background is completely flat... Like metro is)

That's my interpretation anyway. And even if I'm wrong, a good logo makes people's gears turn unconsciously when they look at it. By all the discussion about it I think it worked...

Edited 2012-02-18 05:07 UTC

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