The logos are probably more a reflection on marketing and what sells in society. The logos didn’t grow up, the consumers did, so the companies had to change their marketing approach to appeal to the new consumer wants.
@VibratingButtChomper, if the next generation of kids ends up shoving tide pods up their ass holes, when they grow up the companies will change their logos to accommodate that.
@VibratingButtChomper, incorrect. It's based on their *perception* of the market changing and growing up. In reality I don't know a single person either millennial or gen x that prefers the new flat boring logos
@Davrial, meh, companies spend billions of dollars on marketing and market research. Sometimes they get it wrong completely (remember Pepsi Next? Target age 18-29, doesn’t exist anymore) but if the logos stick, then the research held up.
@VibratingButtChomper, market research is completely different for a product vs brand representation
That Cartoon Network logo still looks new to me. I remember the words "Cartoon Network" spelled out and had black and white tiles.
That logo is the Win 95 logo, Win10 logo is like the same but single colored
@Elmato, windows 3.1 all the way!
@seeUpee, that was the one with the rounded square shape and the window lines being all over the place, right? I love that one. I grew up with windows XP+
@seeUpee, MS-DOS 1.x
I miss old CN though...
I'm a graphics designer and yes minimalistic 2d shapes are in with logos. Anything added is just branding guidelines and add-ons. Even shading a logo has guidelines.