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#1 scaramonga

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:03 PM

images/news/windows.jpgOn Friday, Microsoft confirmed that it would launch a new logo for Windows 8, making the familiar "flag" look more like an actual window this time. There's been a ton of debate surrounding the new look, both pro and con. Now a third party company wants people to come up with their own idea for a new Windows 8 logo.

Logo creator company 99 Designs has launched, just for fun, a Windows 8 logo contest. The web site is currently accepting designs from anyone until 8 pm Eastern time tonight. A number of finalists will then be selected and they will continue to submit designs until a winner is found.

The nice thing about this contest is that the winner actually gets some money for his or her efforts; $295, to be exact. However, it is definitely not sanctioned by Microsoft.

A lot of the user-submitted Windows 8 logos for this contest are simply small variants on Microsoft's official logo. However, some are pretty creative.

Windows 8 Logo Contest


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:19 PM

Oh, and here is my effort :)

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

I wonder who designed the Vista 2 logo?!? nyuk, nyuk...

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:54 AM

:)

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

Well, at least mine got a mention :)

We got a chance to ask some questions to Matthew Kostanecki, the Online Marketing Specialist for inFlow Inventory's parent Archon Systems, about the Windows 8 logo contest, what he thinks of Microsoft's official Windows 8 logo and more. He also reveals a second cash prize for the contest.

Interview: Neowin talks to the organizers of the Windows 8 logo contest


So far are you impressed with the designs that have come in from people who have entered the contest?

"The creativity has been fantastic! Of course some designs stand out better than others with some being parodies".

"Some of the parodies are entertaining with my personal favourite going to Bill Gates in a stained glass window, #77. Honorable mentions go to the Apple design #75, Vista 2 #277 and Windows with curtains #263".

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:31 AM

haha, i love it! hehe, and that one with the curtains lol

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:25 AM

I'm not alone lol, popularity is growing :D

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:02 PM

hehe, that's super!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:46 AM

Literally 2 mins in Photoshop lol, and a little sarcastic tone, he he, god I love life at times lol... :D




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