Microsoft has unveiled a new logo for Windows 8, which reflects Microsoft’s new Metro style design. To convey the message of Metro, it uses flat colors, clean lines and shapes. The logo is a Window rather than the traditional flag found in earlier versions of Windows, says Microsoft’s Sam Moreau. Also, the logo color will change according to your theme color used in Windows 8.
With Windows 8, Microsoft approached the logo redesign with a few key goals on mind.
“Microsoft wanted the new logo to be both modern and classic by echoing the International Typographic Style that has been a great influence on their Metro style design philosophy”.
“It was important that the new logo carries Microsoft’s Metro principle of being “Authentically Digital”.
The final goal was for the new logo to be humble, yet confident. It welcoming you in with a slight tilt in perspective and when you change your color, the logo changes to reflect you”. (More details - via)