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Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple’s Typeface

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Design, google, Microsoft

Microsoft Unveils a New Logo Since 1987

Microsoft Unveils a New Logo Since 1987

After 25 years, Microsoft has unveiled a new look and feel to its corporate logo. The new logo, which incorporates a multicolored Windows symbol in addition to the “Microsoft” name in straightforward, lighter type, is intended to “signal the heritage but also signal the future — a newness and freshness,” said Jeff Hansen, Microsoft’s general manager of brand strategy.

The new logo features the name “Microsoft” in the Segoe font — a font Microsoft owns and has used in its products and marketing for several years. The font also figures prominently in the new Windows 8 user interface.

Its not surprising that Microsoft got inspired by Apple in this time around, the new logo font Segoe is a clone of Apple’s Myriad Pro font which is used in Apple’s various products as the one typeface.

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple's Typeface

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple’s Typeface

Interesting that what they ended up with reminds people of Google’s Chrome browser logo colors as well.

Google Chrome Logo

Google Chrome Logo

via The Seattle Times, Andrew Brett Watson

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, DLC, Games, News, Rants & Raves

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

A new tidbits for the famous game designer Peter Molyneux‘s next project revealed, the upcoming game is called Curiosity and its making its way to iOS, PC and Android.

Curiosity is set in a virtual room that contains a single black cube. As you tap away at it it fractures. Other fractures caused by other players can also be seen. After a large number of taps the cube opens, revealing its innards. Only the player who performs the final tap gets to see what’s inside. Molyneux said the mystery is “valuable, and so life-chantingly important.”

“It’s so amazing I think it will appear on news reports,” Molyneux said elsewhere in the presentation, “though it’s not a dead cat, by the way.”

Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux

This is great but beyond that, the game promises to take the in-app purchases, aka DLC, to an insane level, before the cube opens, players will be able to buy one of a limited number of chisels to improve their tapping strength. An iron chisel – 10 times more powerful than the default tap – costs 59 pence. The diamond chisel is 100,000 times as powerful – but it costs $50,000, and there is only one available.

Molyneux didn’t have a problem defending the price.

“Why is that not nice?” Molyneux retorted animatedly. “We can’t be ashamed for asking people to spend money. We can’t be ashamed of that. As a designer that is proof that I have done something meaningful. I’m not saying that you have to buy these chisels – and I don’t expect the diamond chisel to ever be purchased. If it is I want to meet that person. They may be an investor or something!”

“I’m not doing this to purely monetize,” Molyneux carried on, “but I don’t mind monetization. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of.”

Although I’m not sold into the idea of this whopping amount but anyone out there “curious” enough to find out what’s inside the last cube? via EuroGamer

Microsoft 8 New Logo Made on a Mac

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Design, Humor, Logo, Metro, Microsoft

Microsoft 8 New Logo Made on a Mac

Microsoft 8 New Logo Made on a Mac

Following to the officially confirmed Microsoft Windows 8 New logo, and some humor around, I have discovered that its actually made on a Mac. By digging inside the metadata for the original logo, the above image, also located on Microsoft Blog here.

Check it out yourself or see the image metadata below before the original file pulled up:
Microsoft 8 New Logo Made on a Mac

Microsoft 8 New Logo Made on a Mac

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