Yesterday we told you that Microsoft re-designed their logo to bring it up to speed with their latest “Metro” design standards. The logo features a sans-serif font called Segoe, and different coloured squares that Microsoft says “express the company’s diverse portfolio of products.”
Have you ever wondered how Microsoft’s design team came up with this new logo? Well, if you have, trained graphic artist Andrew Watson seems to have figured it out…
According to this infographic of sorts Microsoft has decided to take a more direct approach to designing their new logo and chose a font very similar to Apple’s corporate font “Myriad Pro.” Regardless of how you take this, it is interesting that Microsoft would use a font similar to its largest competitor.
Is this just some conspiracy theory made up by an Apple fanboy? Or do you see some truth in Watson’s claims? Share your responses in the comments section below.