NYC Transit App Icon

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9 Responses

  1. Shubham Kedia Shubham Kedia

    First attempt at an icon for a MTA Transit app I'm working on for the iPhone. I'll be showing more as I make progress on the app over the next few days.

    I'd love any comments or suggestions.

    over 1 year ago

  2. Nik Nik

    Are those folds?
    Also I think the dot could be a bit more visible and you've got a few different styles going on here (1px strokes, 2px strokes etc.).
    Have you tried it already on the actual device? The background could be a bit too busy.

    These are just a few thoughts, I like the concept, though.

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    over 1 year ago

  3. Digital Poke Digital Poke

    Would love to have this icon on my device.

    over 1 year ago

  4. Ulrik Stoch Jensen Ulrik Stoch Jensen

    Maybe the background with the city could be less sharp. I mean you don't see a background and foreground but foreground and foreground :)

    over 1 year ago

  5. Danny Arar Danny Arar

    very nice, love the style

    over 1 year ago

  6. Waseem Dahman Waseem Dahman

    Saw this on The Industry's Postgame and I'm totally loving it. Great job!

    over 1 year ago

  7. David Keegan David Keegan

    Thanks @Waseem Dahman!

    Hey @Shubham Kedia

    I've started a weekly column on The Industry that reviews shots from dribbble. This shot was one of the first ones in this column! Here's what I had to say about this awesome shot:

    What I loved
    What I like about this icon is how much information there is but how nicely it all fits together with great use of color. I love the city scape that fades off into the distance with progressively lighter shades of blue. Cityscapes are usually two colors and only have one row of building silhouettes, but in this icon the buildings are given a styling often reserved for rolling blue mountains. Also the use of iconic NYC buildings like the Empire State Building make this icon instantly understandable. I think that simple subway glyph is done really well. It’s clean, readable, and has some nice depth with the tracks coming toward the viewer. Finally the red and yellow line at the bottom really jumped out at me as a great element in this icon. It conveys a feeling of the lines on a subway map and the two colors give a nice sense of traveling, that we are observing this subway line in the midst of going somewhere.

    My Critique
    The only thing I would change about this icon is I am not fond of where the red and yellow lines overlap. I like the rounded line end but I don’t like that some of the red is showing through like the yellow line is transparent. It forms a little circle that just rubs me the wrong way. But it’s subtile and doesn’t detract from the rest of the icon.

    You can read the full post here: http://theindustry.cc/2012/10/04/postgame-a-weekly-dribbble-shot-review-column/

    over 1 year ago

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  9. Shubham Kedia Shubham Kedia

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've cleaned the icon up a little bit, made the colors more saturated because I think it looks better on the device, and got rid of the folds.

    I also made the background more subtle so that it doesn't stand out as much.

    Hey @David Keegan, thanks for writing about the icon. I'm glad you noticed and liked most of the things I was going for with the icon.

    I've changed the part where the two lines overlap into a circle that makes it clearer what the subway sign is pointing towards.

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    over 1 year ago

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