UPDATE: 21/05/2013: I was wrong… they kept the circle. The Xbox One has been announced and they haven’t integrated the Xbox into the Microsoft ‘look and feel’.
I’ll leave this post up for fun, and so people can laugh and point at me.
On 23rd August 2012, Microsoft unveiled their new logo, the first update for 25 years and understandably people were excited.
It’s very plain, but that’s the idea, plain and simple like the new range of Windows products which are coming our way very soon. The squares of the logo representing not only a ‘window’ but also the tiles from the universally* loved
Metro Modern UI operating system. Soon these tiles are going to be everywhere… I like them and think Microsoft has done an incredible job of transforming their operating system into something fresh and genuinely new.
Reading the press release that accompanied the new logo, it’s clear that this is the beginning of a new brand strategy…
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.
So, there’s probably going to be a new logo to accompany the new Xbox console due out
later this year next year.
So here and now, I’m calling it – this is my prediction for the new Xbox logo**.
The window/tile emblem is the same, just rotated 45° to create an ‘X’ and recoloured to match the Xbox brand. Initially I coloured the tiles different shades of green as seen in the official Microsoft logo animation but it seemed to loose a bit of it’s strength. So I used the same colour green on all the tiles, except one which I’ve recoloured orange to represent Xbox live. The font is ‘Myriad pro’*** – with a custom ‘X’ which matches the angles of the tiles.
* Well me and three of my friends like it!
** Please excuse my graphic design ‘skills’
*** The official font is ‘Sergoe’, but I don’t have that and ‘Myriad Pro’ is pretty close!