Microsoft Re-Tooling Xbox, Skype and Bing Brand
And the timing makes sense. A new Xbox is likely right around the corner, and it'd make sense if Microsoft were to get every one of its major product lines into a similar design theme. The new language is just simpler and cleaner. We see design trends come and go, and it's likely that these will feel "too simple" and need a tweak in 5-7 years, but for now it seems to hit the spot.
Reports suggest that Nike provided at least some of the inspiration, as well as a number of other companies that are changing their design language. So, what do you think? Is Microsoft moving in the right direction? And one has to wonder -- what would the new Zune logo look like if that were still around?