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21 Jul, 4 tweets, 2 min read
some TRS-80 software from Microsoft, which includes their Heavy Metal band logo.…
fun fact: from 1980 to 1982, Microsoft was technically a heavy metal band.
I've seen people say it looks like the Metallica logo, but that's incorrect. Microsoft adopted this logo in 1980, and Metallica didn't form until 1981.
The Metallica logo looks like the second Microsoft logo, not the other way around.
The font, btw, is New Zalek, designed by Bronisław Zelek for Mecanorma in 1974.

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