Microsoft Office Logo

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Microsoft Office Logo
Microsoft Office is a package of software and services designed for Microsoft. The first Office was released in 1999 and today it is available in over 100 languages and has more than one billion users across the globe.

Meaning and history

Microsoft Office Logo history


The rich Microsoft Office visual identity history can be divided into three main stages: puzzle, squares and an “O”.

1995 — 2003

The puzzle era of Microsoft Office logo started in 1995 and finished in 2003. It was slightly changed during eight years, but the composition was always the same — a “Microsoft Office” inscription with a square emblem, placed into a rectangle with rounded angles.
The square emblem features a four-colored puzzle pattern, composed of red, blue, yellow and green details. During the first years, the colors were bright and intense, enclosed in a thick black frame, but in 1999 the frame became thinner and the colors — lighter.

2003 — 2012

Logo Microsoft Office
In 2003 Microsoft changed the Office visual identity. The puzzle emblem was replaced by four squares of different sizes, keeping the original logo’s colors. The squares featured gradient shades and were three-dimensional.
In 2010 the squares’ contours were modified and the Office logo now resembles a flower with four petals. Orange is the only color of the product’s palette now. These were the last two years of the four squares logo era.

2012 — 2018

The completely new emblem was designed in 2012. Now it is a box, placed in a half-turn and resembling a letter “O”. It looks modern and fresh, reflecting the new generation and approach. The orange color became more intense and deep, making the company’s product stand out.
The wordmark in sans-serif can be executed both in orange and black colors, depending on placement.

2018 — Today

Microsoft Office Logo
In 2018 the box emblem was modified into a more three-dimensional image. The orange color gained gradient red and pink shades, while the wordmark is mainly black or white now and has bolder and stronger lines.