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Could Microsoft's Surface become the 'Lumia'?

A rumor emerges that Microsoft will integrate certain elements of Nokia branding into its product names. Would this be madness?

By June 28, 2014


Microsoft squares off with new logo

Out with the old, in with the new -- logo, that is. As Redmond gets ready to unleash Windows 8 and a wave of other new products, it does a little design housekeeping.

By August 23, 2012


Microsoft reveals boring new logo, explains its thinking

Microsoft has a new logo! It's the word Microsoft written in grey letters, next to a multi-coloured block.

By August 23, 2012


Microsoft: Don't call it Metro. Call it 'Windows 8'

Microsoft may go the simple route and replace 'Metro' with 'Windows 8,' sources are saying.

By August 9, 2012


The secret to designing a great smartphone font

In the second portion of our two-part series, we explore the history and theory behind mobile phone fonts with the help of typeface designer Steve Matteson.

By April 11, 2012


The man behind your phone's fonts

In the first part of our two-part series about mobile phone fonts, we sit down with Steve Matteson, the typeface designer for Droid, Windows Phone, and countless other UIs.

By April 10, 2012


Why Metro now rules at Microsoft

The tile-based user interface created for Windows Phone has moved to the core of Microsoft's consumer offerings. Now, Microsoft has to make sure it doesn't muddy Metro's clear design.

By February 8, 2012


With acquisition, Monotype eyes smartphone fonts

The $10.2 million acquisition of Ascender gets Monotype Imaging experience in typefaces for smartphones, TV, gaming consoles, and other devices.

By December 8, 2010