A new icon for an upcoming version of the iMore app.
The idea was to keep it clean, simple and very much like the stock iOS app icons — predominately a single colour glyph, with a bit of detail when seen at larger sizes.
Layers panel attached (only one layer style!).
10 months ago
A welcome refresh!
@Lucas Veiga @Ramy Majouji Thank you.
Nice to see an icon that is not overloaded with unnecessary details, but focused on the pictogram & hue. And looks suitable to sit next to other generic iOS apps. Is the mark representing upcoming iPhone news? I might need to review the app to get a better understanding.
Just out of curiosity, why did you decide against layer styles here (for the most part)? They scale easily and you save yourself a lot of layers. The whole icon can be done in two (or three, if you do the stripes separately).
@David Bani The logo is iMore's existing logo. And yep, they cover all kinds of iOS, Apple and tech related news, which is shown in the app itself.
@Janik Baumgartner For icons, I often use shape layers with mask feathering instead of layer styles, because that lets me use non-integer offsets and blur radii. Layer styles round values to whole numbers, which can be an issue when scaling to the crazy amount of iOS icon sizes, which are mostly fractional scales. So for icons, it's for a very specific reason. I don't mind using layer styles for iOS app design though.
According to the Guidelines you are not allowed to "use replicas of Apple hardware products in your artwork."
@Oliver Lukman The current app has a similar logo in it, so I guess we’ll see how we go.
Nice hue of blue, but it's too much of frame in a frame in a frame in a frame for me. I think at least the speechbubble could sit by itself.
The tip of the speech bubble looks too much like an afterthought.
Marc, I have a lot of respect for your work, but two things bother me here: 1) the radius for the innermost rounded rectangle looks like it should be a few degrees larger 2) the speech bubble "hook" is super sharp in a very curved design, and it's coming super close to the edge of the white space - perhaps change the white space to accomodate?
@Philip Clark Thanks. The main glyph is the site’s logo, so it’s not really something that could be altered just for the iOS icon, even though I agree that some tweaks for this execution may have been nice.
by Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango
The nice folks over at iMore are busy working on a huge update to their iOS app. The update feels at home with the new iOS 7 design language, so we thought it’d be a good idea to refresh the app’s icon, too.
about 1 month ago
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