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Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/23/2012

New Microsoft logo looks like something I just came up with in MS Paint

Well, Microsoft has a new logo. And they claim to be excited about it!

Here it is.

Ta-da! (Handout - GETTY IMAGES)

And here is the old logo.

What really sets it apart from the existing logo is the colorful squares and use of Segoe, which the Post’s Hayley Tsukayama calls a “clean, upright font.” It certainly looks less 1980s-mildly suspicious-gentleman-in-white-socks-and-blue-jeans than the present logo. But then again most things do.

I just hope they did not spend too much money on it.

To illustrate how little effort the logo required, here are a few that I came up with in MS Paint just now, without spending any money at all!

I am not using a clean upright font, but other than that, I think these could pass muster. Microsoft, you are welcome to any of these.

I think these stand up against the work of the pros, but then again I think MS Paint is still a viable software to create things in, so that shows you what I know. (Created in MS Paint.)

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