Microsoft’s first new logo since 1987. Janet I. Tu:
For the first time, the company’s logo will also include a symbol: In this case, a square formed by four multicolored square tiles — reminiscent of the company’s multihued Windows logo in years past. (Ironically, Windows 8’s new logo is now single-colored.)
Well, I guess Windows isn’t going away anytime soon. Overall, much better.
I’m debating that, myself. Microsoft’s current logotype is simple and distinctive. There’s nothing bad about the new logo, but “distinctive” isn’t the first word that comes to mind about it. I’m not sure I like the “ft” ligature, either. Is that really picky?