Microsoft Logo Evolution
- 1975: Company founded on April 4 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
- 1975-1976: Original "groovy" logo 1975-1979. Gates and Allen worked on an interpreter and simulator for the MITS Altair 8800 microcomputer.
- 1980-1981: 1980-1981 "The heavy metal band name logo phase". In 1980 Microsoft launched Xenix, their version of the UNIX operating system.
- 1982-1986: The "blibbet" featured an emphasis on the "O" as the middle letter and a green background. In 1984 Microsoft launched Microsoft Windows - a joint project with IBM, 4 billionaires and 12.000 millionaires created when
the company went in public in 1986.
- 1987-2012: The "Pacman" logo. Designed by Scott Baker and emphasised the "soft" with a slash between the "o" and "s".
- 1994-2012: From 1994 the slogan "Where do you want to go today?" was also added. Windows 95 launched on 24 August 1995, XBox console launched in 2001.
- 2006-2011: New slogan "Your potential. Our passion" was introduced. Windows Vista launched in January 2007, Windows Phone OS launched in 2010, replacing Windows Mobile.
- 2011-2012: Another new slogan used with the same logo "Be what's next". The Metro design language led to a rebranding of all logos, products, services and websites. The new logo was launched. According to Microsoft it "takes
its inspiration from our product design principles while drawing upon the heritage of our brand values, fonts and colors". Microsoft launches in 2012 include Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, new XBox Services, and version of Office.
The Logo C° | Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft | http://www.dinesh.com/history_of_logos/worlds_best_brands_and_logos/microsoft_logo_design_and_history.html.