Microsoft changes its logo: The new Microsoft logo is the Windows symbol


The last O in Micro had a distinctive design. Microsoft employees often times referred to this letter O as “Blibbet”.

In 1987 Microsoft logo was remade. The new logo was created by designer Scott Baker. Because of a cut in the same letter O the 1987 Microsoft logo remained in history as the Pacman logo. Later on in 1994 the logo was combined with Microsoft’s new tagline: “Where do you want to go today?”. The tagline was changed many times because people did not connect with Microsoft’s first tagline. In 2008 Microsoft had one small change in the logo. They changed the tagline to “Your potential. Our passion.” and they used italic for both the logo text and the tagline. The logo remained unchanged until today.


Although Microsoft had different logo changes over the years. The current logo remained pretty much unchanged since 1987 when it was first introduced. Now, after 25 years Microsoft is presenting to a select amount of people their new logo. Even though everyone was used to the Microsoft bold italic text logo, Microsoft decided to change its logo to a multi-colored Windows Symbol.

Most people are not familiar with Microsoft’s history of logo changes and only know the last logo. It will be very hard for Microsoft to introduce this change. Microsoft officials declare:

“This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs.”


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