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The evolution of Microsoft Windows logos

Surprisingly large amounts of time and thought went into Windows 8 and earlier logos

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With each new major release of the Windows operating systems, Microsoft has traditionally reworked its logo, which over the years has morphed from an angular design to one in which the window incorporated in the logo looks a lot like a flag. With Windows 8, the company is again changing the logo, this time to a monochromatic angular style to mimic the overall design directive of the operating system itself known as Metro. Here is a sampling of Windows logos since Windows 3.1 that the company included in its Windows Team blog along with the explanation of what the company was trying to say with the images.


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With each new major release of the Windows operating systems, Microsoft has traditionally reworked its logo, which over the years has morphed from an angular design to one in which the window incorporated in the logo looks a lot like a flag. With Windows 8, the company is again changing the logo, this time to a monochromatic angular style to mimic the overall design directive of the operating system itself known as Metro. Here is a sampling of Windows logos since Windows 3.1 that the company included in its Windows Team blog along with the explanation of what the company was trying to say with the images.




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