Today, Microsoft Design team revealed that it has been working along with various product design teams across the company to redesign over a 100 product icons.
All the design teams followed Microsoft’s Fluent Design System to design these icons to make them authentically represent the larger Microsoft brand.
While Microsoft Design only talked about products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, an even more prominent icon was also hidden in the collection.
One of the images appears to show a re-designed Windows Logo. This is a major update to the monochrome 2015 Windows Logo which can be seen below:
The different shades of blue on the logo harkens back to one of the earliest Windows 3.0 logos from 1990.
In their Medium post Microsoft says:
As we continue to evolve our technology and roll out new icons that will reflect the future of Microsoft, our design system will also evolve to address new scenarios that we haven’t considered yet.
The line suggests we may see a new icon with a new version of Windows and Windows 10 X appears to present the perfect opportunity to update the look of the old standard.
In fact, if we look at the design studies leaked for Windows 10 X we do see the icon in the Windows 10 X taskbar, which suggests we may see the new logo show up in the second half of 2020.
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