Microsoft Office apps get a new identity today. As part of a major platform refurbishment, Microsoft felt the need to give a new logo for Office apps to reflect the main changes that came to the Office recently.
The new icons are a big step forward from the current Office icons. So far, Microsoft has been making repetitive tweaks to the identity of its Office apps, but this year's updates seem quite important.
Microsoft's smart design focuses on making the logos "a builder, lighter, and friendly." The redesigned icons are also quite tidy – for example, a Word icon contains two panels, one that includes the W, and other letter containing blue blocks that are supposed to be represent text On the other hand, OneNote has the notebook tabs, with Excel showing spreadsheet and PowerPoint cells showing charts.
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Here is a video that shows the new icons in place. Interestingly, at one point of the video, Microsoft shows the new icons on the Windows 10 Start Menu, along with other Windows 10 apps such as Mail, Photos, News, Calculator, Calendar, etc. who could also get new logos.
"As a result, we have had a cross on the Office's rich history and used to inform design decisions. Strong colors have always been at the root of the Office brand, and new icons are an opportunity to evolve our palette. Color distinguishes apps and creates a personality, and for the new icons, we chose a light, lighter, lighter and friendly – a goal to how the Office has developed, "said Jon Friedman, head of the design in Microsoft Office, detailing the design of the new Office app icons.
Microsoft will start introducing the new Office icons that start with mobile and web apps in the coming months, and then other platforms.
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