Microsoft Windows 8’s simplistic logo ushers tough times for logo design companies.
If you wish to receive a brief history of logo design fashion and graphic program capacities, all you need to do is to take a look at the gallery of Microsoft Windows’ logos. Every version of the operating system so far has had a logo more elaborate than the version preceding it. Windows 1 starts it off with its original simplistic window-shaped logo from 1985. The Windows 3 logo (1990) is created with use of the Blend tool and wave editing. The Windows 95 one includes a shadowing effect and color nuances created with Photoshop editing. In 2000, Windows ME’s logo includes gradients, and the 2009 Windows 7 logo goes even further, with gradient transparency. And now, in 2012, with almost endless possibilities for graphic design available thanks to dozens of programs developed to that effect, Microsoft suddenly hatches this logo that seems to have escaped right out of the year 1985. Read the rest of this entry »