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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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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UglyKidBill Member since:
2005-07-27

Honestly, it strikes me as a darn *brick wall*... the out-of-place one that Willie Coyote would smash against in the middle of the road... :/

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