Shopping Carts

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  1. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    The icons for Zappos, Amazon, and the Apple Store focus on shopping carts when they should be focusing on their own brand instead.

    More about app icons here.

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    about 1 year ago

  2. Denis Talalá Denis Talalá

    Very reasonable.

    about 1 year ago

  3. Jeremy Goldberg Jeremy Goldberg

    100% agree with you

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    about 1 year ago

  4. Nobtaka Nukui Nobtaka Nukui

    Clean.

    about 1 year ago

  5. Kyle Gray Kyle Gray

    Great write up Louie. Agree with everything in your post. Nicely done.

    about 1 year ago

  6. Jason Hobbs Jason Hobbs

    Agree, especially with Amazon.

    Even though I've got a folder on my iPhone labelled "Shopping", where Amazon lives, it still takes me a second or two to spot it amongst the others...and it's all because it's a shopping cart, not their recognisable 'a'.

    about 1 year ago

  7. Trevor May Trevor May

    Absolutely. I'm always hunting for that damn Amazon icon!
    Simple is best. Nice work!

    about 1 year ago

  8. Christopher Downer Christopher Downer

    Can't speak for Zappos, but a nice idea for the Amazon icon would be to have the 'A' logo with arrow you have there on a cardboard-y background like the boxes you receive from them. It has a physical reference which makes more sense than their current metaphor of a shopping basket, but with that suggestion, you do of course lose their iconic(?) colourway.

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    about 1 year ago

  9. Todd Coleman Todd Coleman

    That was a great article Louie. You really should write more, it's nice to read your insights on design.

    about 1 year ago

  10. Claudio Guglieri Claudio Guglieri

    Great article and really valid thoughts. I don't agree with you though on the Apple icon on an iOs device. I could understand Zappos and Amazon I think but when it comes to the Apple Store App Icon on an Apple device I would need more info to understand that's somehow a shopping App.

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    about 1 year ago

  11. Rick Roberts Rick Roberts

    Loved the article. You're right on, and the icons look great.

    about 1 year ago

  12. Christopher Michon Christopher Michon

    Good read.

    about 1 year ago

  13. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Claudio Guglieri every app Apple ships has an icon of what it is. An "Apple App" could only be a store.

    about 1 year ago

  14. Paul Kelley Paul Kelley

    Considering Amazon has a dozen iOS apps, how would you handle those other app icons? The nice thing about the shopping cart, however dated it is, is that it's instantly recognizable as a shopping app.

    about 1 year ago

  15. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Paul Kelley let me ask: what could you expect the amazon app icon takes you to that doesn't correlate with what "amazon.com" takes you to?

    about 1 year ago

  16. John Schlemmer John Schlemmer

    Always though Apple's retail store app icon is one of their worst designed icons. Yours... is perfect. It is EXACTLY the essence of Apple retail.

    about 1 year ago

  17. Kristy Marcinová Kristy Marcinová

    Love your insight of this, Louie. The article was a great read, too.

    about 1 year ago

  18. David Lanham David Lanham

    Really, it's even more important for these type of apps to have bold obvious icons since they are normally viewed at super tiny sizes inside folder groups. Good to remember for any icon though, too, great job.

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    about 1 year ago

  19. Patrick Algrim Patrick Algrim

    Maybe branding doesn't matter anymore?

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    about 1 year ago

  20. Kevin Burr Kevin Burr

    Spot on, @Louie Mantia .

    about 1 year ago

  21. Scott Dunlap Scott Dunlap

    Yes! The originals all look like there was a committee involved.

    about 1 year ago

  22. Eddy Gann Eddy Gann

    This!

    about 1 year ago

  23. Bilal Karim Bilal Karim

    Simple, and so much better.

    about 1 year ago

  24. Guillermo Mont Guillermo Mont

    I read your article and really enjoyed it. Quick question though, since Apple actually has a physical retail presence, did you think about making the Apple icon look like an Apple store storefront?

    about 1 year ago

  25. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Guillermo Garcia-Mont I mentioned in my article that both the products and the store feature a glowing white logo embedded in metal. It's great symbology for the store. So yes, I thought of it, and it's what you see above. Any additional detail (panels), is distracting and doesn't help the icon become any more clear.

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    about 1 year ago

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