31 Beta Alternatives of the Windows 8 Logo

Posted by Matthew Kostanecki
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With Microsoft announcing the release for the beta of Windows 8 today, we thought it would be fun to showcase some of the top entries from our Windows 8 logo redesign contest.

We actually ended up receiving over 700 designs! We looked at each and every one and managed to narrow it down to 31 finalists. Some were chosen for their creativity while others were chosen because we thought they were designed well. Now we need your help!

Simply cast your vote at our voting booth by rating the entries out of 5 stars. A 5 star rating would mean “Yes! I can totally see Microsoft using this as their Windows logo!” while a rating of 1 star would mean “No way! They shouldn’t use this!”

Voting will end Monday March 5th 2012 and we will announce the winner on Tuesday March 6th 2012.

Cast Your Vote Here

Update: Voting is now closed. Only the votes cast before March 6th will count.

Matthew Kostanecki

About Matthew Kostanecki

Matthew Kostanecki is speaker, author, and active contributor to the small business community. He leads the marketing and business development for inFlow Inventory.

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  1. I hope, windows 8 has excellent graphics compare than windows 7. Windows 7 graphics are awesome but now everyone wants change. And i want to say something that “XP” is OS which is using by most people of this world still.

  2. I granted 5 stars to logo with the tear. I think its an inovation and is very different to the old motives and other ideas

  3. I granted 5 stars to logo by Najla Mansour. It is the best logo of all I saw here. Most of the logos here are not well designed. It has wrong perspective, asymetrical view or even coloring is terrible. Only the logo from Najla (it’s my opinion) meets perfect coloring, composition, even have right amount of reflection or balance of light.
    I strongly recomend you not to accept terible convention of apple -> one-color easy (ugly) logo. It may cost you your face. (You know what I mean – your image, it won’t be windows anymore)…

  4. @matthew here is my description. I posted it on my designer page, but it didn’t get posted. I hope it’s not too late!

    Hi, my name is Keanu and this is my design.
    “Windows 8 will come in many different shapes and sizes” is the phrase I built upon these logos. My design features 3 different types of Windows PC’s with Metro-like Windows logos inside it, representing ‘Windows built inside’ and a ‘new window of experience’. These logos can be used on “compatible with” stickers on these devices.

  5. @Juan The winner will be chosen by the votes (unless we have a reason not too…)

    We really like yours and how how it ties in the whole Metro UI. Although, they would probably need to come up with a different logo for windows phone.

  6. Will the winner be selected based on the votes, your own criteria, or both?

    If you like simplicity and consistency, consider voting for mine. 🙂 It’s the one with the small icons below the main logo.

  7. @Level The voting system logs your IP when you vote (to help prevent duplicates) So no, there’s no way of changing it at the moment. Which one did you like?

  8. please give your sound guys. . . . .

    also give voice to me. . .

    congratulations to the winners. . .

    greetings.

  9. can not say anything.

    “CONTEST A VERY GOOD”

    Just congratulations to the winner. . .

    please vote my design too. . . (murwanto)

    greetings.

  10. As the main change we got to see in Win 8 is the new Metro look (Square Looks) so I voted 4-5 stars to those who got metro look in their logo also while reading the concepts, I loved some and also voted those with 4-5 stars… such as the concept with individual and no. 8 combined… 😀

  11. I think it was a pretty fun contest. For some it’s a great way to imagine and create whatever out of the word “Windows”, but for some it’s a great opportunity to stop and ask yourselves some important questions about brand identity and the right balance between preservation and evolution.