An icon for a twitter app that fits our app theme (http://tapbots.com/software/) was hard to visualize at first, but I thought it might be worth pursuing using the twitter bird I created for our website (http://drp.ly/1Kqm7l/). I like it, but have the feeling a lot of people might not. That's why we decided to release the look of the icon early and get people's thoughts on it. General response on twitter was pretty positive, but I'm sure there will be more [constructive] criticism on dribbble.
I feel like aside from minor tweaks, there's not much I can do completely different and still be part of the Tapbots branding. I've had a few people say they don't like the original bird illustration which is fine. Maybe they won't like this icon either. But I think it has character, which is probably most important to me.
Any thoughts? I know some will comment on possibly having the beak completely in view. I tried that and it didn't look right. The beak felt like it was floating. It feels a lot more balanced and grounded being cut off at the bottom.
over 2 years ago
Niceeee!!! Maybe some screws on the blue part (middle) to give the touch of metal? Or a soft texture
I own every Tapbots app, so maybe I'm biased, but I really like this concept and execution. I can see how it'd be controversial, but it definitely fits in with the rest of your icon family. Plus, it's nice to see the eyes make a comeback ; )
I love it! wouldn't change a thing :)
I love that it's consistent with tapbots apps and its fun. Too many apps are serious.
More like Sweetbot ;)
The rich colors is a nice departure from the rest of the set (can see you slowly moving in this direction with the last two apps).
What makes this icon different from the other TapBots icons is that it's a picture of the bird in a gem container, rather than a physical object like a clipboard or a robot face. If the speaker+beak was fully in the frame then it might bring it back to the more tactile 3d icon, similar to your other icons. Whether thats important it up for debate, but it was in my head so figured I'd share it :-)
For what it's worth this is a really sweet piece of artwork.
Love the blue tones :)
Insane! Can't wait for the app...
This is perfect!
I think you did an EXCELLENT job! If anything, I'd make it less cool, so you don't make everybody else feel like crap designers :)
Beautiful icon! Universal?
Man. I love this.
The first time I think that "bot" isn’t a good part of the name. :P
Anyway. Looks awesome, dude!
looks great. i'd buy it just to have the icon on my phone.
Mark, for me it might well be your best app icon until now. I love it all the way.
Really love this. I really think this might be your best work so far. Something about it stands out, the colors and the beak just SCREAM uniqueness.
I feel like the beak is very round, and it kind of feels like its a duck and not the kind of bird "Twitter" typically brings to mind. Maybe if it were more oval?
It may not work at all, given the wonderful geometry in all of your icons. It also would ruin the "loudspeaker" feel of it, that I feel is quite special. Something about this icon does feel slightly off for me, but there's also a lot to love.
I own every TapBots app and Tweetbot's icon is great too!
Maybe I would add a few details to look more like a robot. Screws, shine etc. Maybe it doesn't look better but you should try it.
Are we going to see some Interface shots?:)
Icon looks so awesome on a Retina display!
Am I the only who finds it kinda scary? Reminds me of that scene from The Matrix, where Keanu Reeves’ mouth melts shut.
Awesome work either way!
Being consistent is so important for company branding and you nailed it on the head again. I don't think it needs are 'screws' or anything, none of your other icons do. It's fantastic the way it is. Can't wait to add it to my iPhone's dock. ;)
To me this is nothing short of perfect. I'd expect nothing less from you Mark having seen how great your previous work has been.
I honestly think you've nailed it. I wouldn't change a thing about it.
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