Overcast

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  1. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    Today, Marco Arment announced that he's building a podcast app called Overcast! Here's the icon we made for it!

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    7 months ago

  2. Arno Richter Arno Richter

    you are taking the iOS7 grid really seriously. the icon is pretty, but all in all I like the more liberal designs you made for other iOS apps better. maybe it'll grow on me after some time, but the large circle still upsets me. solid work though, as always!

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  3. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Arno Richter You have to learn how to use it properly. There *is* a harmony to app icons sharing certain ratios. It should not constrain you, it should really only be used for hinting the shapes you want to draw anyway.

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  4. Newar Newar

    @Louie Mantia Agreed. Fitting in is what it is, for better or worse. And you're managing that great.

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  5. Arno Richter Arno Richter

    @Louie Mantia I guess the grid will begin to pay off once more icons on my home screen adapt to it.
    Personally, I enjoy constructing and also working inside rather restrictive grid systems. Figuring out when to break out of them is what I'm having the most trouble with :) Thanks for your reply!

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  6. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Arno Richter Again, like I said, you have to see it as not being restrictive. It isn't telling you that you have to hit any of the gridlines. But when you design something you like, if they come close, it might be nice to adjust your design slightly to hit them.

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  7. Visualia  ⚒ Visualia ⚒

    The gradient looks to strange ...

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  8. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Visualia ⚒ Perhaps you could elaborate? These colors are derived from the iOS 7 color palette.

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  9. Arno Richter Arno Richter

    All that being true, I'm not totally convinced that using a grid for icon design, with an app store of thousands of apps and icons, won't lead to increasingly similar icon solutions. We'll see how things develop. It's a great opportunity for new apps, that's for sure.

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  10. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Arno Richter Well, here's what I think: If you're going to draw a circle, a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line (wow, are there really any other options for drawing shapes?), you might as well snap some of them to these gridlines. I think almost every idea in the world can still look unique while adhering to *something* within this grid. It gives so much opportunity and doesn't constrain you. And it will bring so much harmony between icons that previously wasn't possible.

    You'll see, of course, that I hit some of the lines, not all of them... and in another icon I hope to post soon, you'll see I hit completely different lines in that one. But side by side, all of these icons together look coherent. I used one circle shape for only half of the waves. I didn't rely on another circle to draw it. There are so many options here, and if you feel constrained in any way, that's when you need to get creative. :)

    Again, I highly recommend drawing whatever you want to draw for an icon first, then re-evaluating to see if any of your lines might look just as nice when snapping to this grid. My guess is that it will look great and still unique!

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  11. Derek Krencik Derek Krencik

    I think it looks great.

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  12. Arno Richter Arno Richter

    @Louie Mantia man, now I'm just excited for your next icon :)

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  13. Moaaz | Limitless Creativity Moaaz | Limitless Creativity

    I like the icon. The colors, orange/dark grey/white complement each other so well :)

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  14. Jake Marsh Jake Marsh

    The thick stroke around the circle really helps to balance iOS 7's grid. Great use of it dude! Lovely work :)

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  15. Jordan Borth Jordan Borth

    Looks really good! Although the background gradient looks very similar to Instacast's new icon. Perhaps all podcast icons will go orange ;)

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  16. Moeed Ahmad Moeed Ahmad

    Have you tried dropping the white background from the logo and just make the logo be clean white strokes, like the App Store icon.

    I think that could work here.

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  17. Lucian Marin Lucian Marin

    The black round border is not very iOS 7 friendly. Also, the only icons that have a round border are the apps with support for Touch ID.

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  18. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Jordan Borth Both apps are using the colors from iOS 7. It's no surprise to me that they match.

    @Moeed Ahmad Yes. We tried that. But it didn't feel right.

    @Lucian Marin I disagree. It's a color in the palette of iOS icons (look at the Camera icon). "The only icons that have a round border are the apps with support for Touch ID" is a strange statement as these icons previously have had circles and didn't have support for Touch ID. Touch ID is *not* the reason for those circles.

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  19. Simeon Griggs Simeon Griggs

    I love constraints. Nice icon.

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  20. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Simeon Griggs I mostly consider myself an artist, but when you have constraints like this, that's what makes you a designer!

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  21. Simeon Griggs Simeon Griggs

    @Louie Mantia That's also what makes 'just do whatever you like, it's a blank canvas!' the _worst_ brief.

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  22. Jesse Wallace Jesse Wallace

    I still have a problem with the imagery - well, of all podcast apps really. It's a radio tower and while traditional radio is inherently terrestrial, podcasting is purely a digital construct. The tower just sends an off signal (no pun intended) to me. Kind of like the floppy disk save icon.

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  23. Henrik Dahlheim Henrik Dahlheim

    I'm loving this shit, so good.

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  24. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Jesse Wallace I appreciate the critique, though I challenge you to create alternatives! Rebound this!

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  25. Rudy Chidiac Rudy Chidiac

    Good icon

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