Microsoft Access Logo

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Microsoft Access Logo

Microsoft Access is a part of the Microsoft Office suite, specialized in database management. The software was developed in 1992. The program operates and keeps the files in its own format.

Meaning and history

Microsoft Access Logo history

The Microsoft Access visual identity changed with the whole Microsoft Office design concept and had eight different versions during its existence.

1992 — 1993

The original Microsoft Access logo was designed in 1992 and stayed with the program only for one year. It was composed of a white and blue table with the yellow key on it and a “Microsoft” lettering above it.

1993 — 1995

In 1993 the “Microsoft” inscription is removed from the icon and the contours of the table and the key are refined. The letter “A” in the key is now more visible.

1995 — 1999

The redesign in 1995 removes the “A” and makes the key more yellow, while one table is replaced by two sheets of different sizes, which keep the original blue and white color scheme, with additional yellow details.

1999 — 2003

Microsoft Access Logo 1999 2003

In 1999 the modern icon is designed — a dark red detailed key is placed diagonally inside a white square with the dark red outline and rounded angles.

2003 — 2007

Microsoft Access Logo 2003 2007

In 2003 the logo is made more three-dimensional and the white of the background is replaced by a light shade of red, which is closer to pink.

2007 — 2010

Microsoft Access Logo 2007 2010

In 2007 the contours of the key are modified and it is now placed on a pink square with its upper left corner rounded.

2010 — 2013

Microsoft Access Logo 2010 2013

The letter “A” appears on the 2010 Microsoft Access logo version. It is executed in a bold sans-serif typeface with the use of fuchsia color. The “A” is placed over the white key on a pink background.

2013 — 2019

The redesign in 2013 brings back the color palette from the 1999 logo version. The white letter “A” is placed on a dark red square which hides the part of a white cylinder, which is horizontally divided into three equal parts by dark red lines.

2019 — Today

 

The Microsoft Access logo from 2019 is created basing on the principles of the Fluent Design. The logo is composed of a square badge with the letter “A” in it and a cylinder, consisting of three layers, each of them featuring its own shade of red.