Microsoft is refreshing its Windows logo and the icons for many of the operating system’s apps.
While Microsoft already announced new icons for the Office suite, Microsoft is now redesigning more than 100 icons across the company with new colors, materials, and finishes.
We can see a softer modernized design based on their Fluent Design set of principles.
You can see the new Windows logo in the image below.
This is all part of a bigger push to modernize Microsoft’s software and services under the Fluent Design set of principles. “With the newest wave of icon redesigns, we faced two major creative challenges,” explains Jon Friedman, corporate vice president of design and research at Microsoft.
These arent huge changes but slight flourishes to existing icons to make them look congruent when viewed in a series or set.
This also seems like part of an attempt to clean up inconsistent icons in the Microsoft Windows OS.
Microsoft’s icon work is gradual and will continue throughout 2020.
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Read more about Microsoft’s design philosophy here.