Skype Logo

Skype Logo

Skype is the most popular online communication service in the world with 663 million users as of September 2011. It is one of the first companies to create a huge impact on the Internet phone market. Founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis in 2003, the company was acquired by Microsoft Corp. in May 2011 for $8.5 billion in cash.

DESIGN ELEMENTS OF SKYPE LOGO

Shape, Colors and Font of the Skype Logo:

The earliest form of the popular Skype icon was launched in 2003. It was based on a simple yellow speech balloon. The icon underwent several overhauls throughout the years. The current Skype icon features the letter “S” in white color with a bright blue background.

The bubbly Skype logo, one of the other hand, is based on the Arial Rounded MT Bold typeface. It features the company name on a series of circles which collectively make a “cloud”.

The blue color in the Skype logo represents communication, prosperity and the emotion of hope; whereas the white color represents peace and harmony.


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