Microsoft has really taken a turn for the better in the last few years. The all-digital, metophor-less, Metro UI is an inspiring look at the future of software in an Apple world of skeumorphic design. In many ways, I find Microsofts approach to be more experimental and avant-garde. It casts away the past, and paves way for the future: where smart interface design, replaces familiar analogue symbols.
However, Microsoft--in many ways--is still Microsoft. Their branding and marketing is weak, and their execution and roll-out of their products can be sub-par. It seems Andrew Kim, a design student, knows this. He's taken the effort to rebrand Mircosoft, and the results make so much sense.
Take a looksee here.
Steve Ballmer really should hire this man.