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How Microsoft Could Get Smiles – Amusing Windows 8 Logo Winner

by Matthew Kostanecki | Last Updated: July 30th, 2021 | inFlow Updates | 0 comments

The never ending Windows 8 logo sequel has come to an end (thank you to Otto Gierling for the #NeverEndingWindowsSequel hashtag on twitter :)). After receiving 700 entries for our Windows 8 logo contest, we received some amusing ones which we couldn’t let go unnoticed. We decided to hold an additional contest and award a $150 prize for the one that generated the most buzz. Below are the two runner ups followed by the winner.

In 3rd place, “Windows 8 Literally” by Jay Machalani

Windows 8 Literally

In 2nd place, “Monroe Windows 8” by Kurniawana

Monroe Windows 8

1st place, “Close the Windows 8 Curtains” by Russell Thorn

Close The Windows 8 Curtains

The winner of the most amusing Windows 8 logo is Russell Thorn for his design of the Windows 8 logo with some added curtains. His entry received the most tweets out of the 12 designs eligible in the contest. Russell is a web designer in London for Aardvark Media Ltd. After asking him what his inspiration for the logo was, he had the following to say:

“My inspiration for the design was that the current logo looks more like actual window than ever before. So I thought I’d smarten them up a little. Also, I’m hoping that Windows 8 will be so easy to use that even my grandmother will be able to use it (hence the choice of curtains). I was also inspired by my good friend Scott Beaman.”

Congratulations Russell and thank you to everyone else who participated!

Matthew Kostanecki

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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