Microsoft Office applications today acquire a new identity. As part of a major overhaul of the platform, Microsoft felt the need for Office to contain a new logo that would reflect major changes that have taken place recently in the office.
New icons represent a significant step forward from the current Office icons. Meanwhile, Microsoft has only iteratively improved the identity of its office applications, but this year's updates really look very important.
Design wise Microsoft focuses on creating a "builder, lighter, more friendly log". The icons that were newly designed are also clean – for example, the Word icon contains two panels, one containing the letter W and the other containing the blue blocks to represent the text. On the other hand, OneNote has notebook bookmarks, Excel displays table cells and PowerPoint tables.
And the new OneDrive icon? It's just a cloud.
Here's a video showing new icons in action. Interestingly, at one point in the video, Microsoft displays new icons in the Windows 10 Start Menu, along with other Windows 10 applications, such as Mail, Photos, News, Calculator, Calendar, which could also get new logos.
"Since embarking on, we have embraced the Office's rich history and used it to inform about design decisions." "Strong colors have always been the core of the Office brand, and new icons have a chance to develop our palette." "Color differentiates applications and creates personality, and for new icons, they are more courageous, lighter and more friendly – a nod to develop Office, "said Jon Friedman, Microsoft Office Design Manager, who details the design of the new Office icon.
Microsoft will begin to develop new Office icon icons that start with mobile and web applications followed by other platforms over the next few months.
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