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Microsoft's inspiration by metrovinz Microsoft's inspiration by metrovinz
Microsoft's inspiration for the Modern style in Zune & WP7

Ever wondered where Microsoft got the idea for the Modern guidelines taken from the underground stations at Gare du Nord, Paris
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Technostyles Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   Interface Designer
There is "U-Bahn" , hahaha :D U-Bahn is german :D
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vertus-design-being Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
And they did it better (% .
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clindhartsen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is pretty well outlined in the Metro UI guidelines online, but yes, it's definitely based on transportation signs used around much of the world, much with flat backgrounds, clear type, and simple iconography.
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ZestyOranges Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thats pretty cool!
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metrovinz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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