Windows 8 third party logo contest winner named

A few weeks ago, Inflow Inventory and its parent company Archon Systems decided to have some fun. They launched an online contest where they asked the public to submit their own designs for the logo to Windows 8. Microsoft had revealed its official logo design just a few days earlier.

Now the contest is over and the winning logo is the one you see above. The design was created by someone who goes by the handle "Biaggong." In his statement on creating this alternative Windows 8 logo he says:

You can probably tell that I was inspired by the existing metro style interface and the movement of it. I really like how it flows and you can swipe between apps. Swiping between apps looks more fun than it does on iOS, so this is something I really wanted to put an emphasis on. I also liked the traditional colors so I wanted to keep them to be true to the Windows roots.

For his efforts (or her; we don't really know) "Biaggong" will receive a $300 cash prize from Inflow Inventory and Archon Systems, plus the bragging rights that the Windows 8 logo was picked out of over 700 entries. However, the contest is not yet over. Inflow Inventory and Archon Systems will be giving away another $150 prize for the person that creates the most humorous Windows 8 logo among all the entries they received.

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I liked this one too somewhat, but it makes me think of Office rather than Windows.

(like from right to left: Word, Powerpoint, Excel...)

I think it looks nice, but I'm not sure if I'm getting "Windows" (or "windows") from the design. Is is better than the official logo? Maybe.

Like a few people have said, this just looks like the icon for Flip3D, a feature introduced in Vista, still present but ignored in 7, and actually removed again in 8, so... Yeah, it might have made a good logo for Vista.

Yeah, well, I voted exactly for this. Even though it doesn't quite represent Metro (at least as it is, not as I'd like it to be) others sucked way more.

All art is subjective, of course. Personally, I do not like the winning logo at all. Not one bit.

x-byte said,
The logo have nothing to do with Windows, except the colors. Not a bad logo, does not fit as a Windows logo.

exactly... MS (Pentagram, to be exact) redesigned the logo by keeping the familiar look but with a facelift indicating "Windows reborn" while the contest winner just took the redesigned logo and re-redesigned it so it does not represent the brand anymore... looks okay for SOMETHING, but cannot represent a Microsoft Windows product

and it looks like a Flip3D screen, wich does not represent the Metro design language in any way, not even in function; Metro on Windows desktop is all about fullscreen apps and apps ALONGSIDE each other, not behind in a queue

trip21 said,
I don't understand why both this and the official logo use a perspective view when Metro is flat?

official logo: because Metro is "in motion", by adding a little tilt they illustrate the trademark animation phase of applications opening on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone

I much prefer the official logo and I have always disliked the use of the four colours in the Windows logo. Nevertheless, I'm happy to see this person rewarded for their creativity.

they selected this logo? *facepalm*
this logo least presents the idea of windows or metro app switching even.

The original grew on me. Their distored perspective has a reason behind it and The logo MS showed and are using is not the same as was designed. The lines are supposed to be really thin. (and equal in all directions)

Actually, with over 15 000 votes, it won by quite a fair margin out of the 31 finalists we picked out of the 700 entries.

Zain Adeel said,
they selected this logo? *facepalm*
this logo least presents the idea of windows or metro app switching even.

The original grew on me. Their distored perspective has a reason behind it and The logo MS showed and are using is not the same as was designed. The lines are supposed to be really thin. (and equal in all directions)

official logo is still better but nice to have some people try out their creativity, thumbs up
on the other hand I like the thinner font style in the contest winner logo (the actual font is better looking in the official but it should be thinner)

You're right, the official logo is better because it accurately represents how horrible Windows 8 is. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me that all this pro-Metro crap and anti-production environment rhetoric coming out of Microsoft was nothing more than to boost sales of Windows 7 licenses.