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iOS 7 Mac icon project: A new (and better) Trash icon

We take another look at Trash and improve on our original redesign

icon comparison

This one is a little bit different, but it’s something that’s been bothering me for a long while – the Trash icon. When I was working on my first design, it always bothered me that I wasn’t really working from Apple’s own version of the icon, but I just hadn’t been looking closely enough at the new operating system. Now I’ve been using it for the last few days, I’ve got a better handle on the design for the icon, and the result is this simple and more minimalist icon. Plus, I based the full trash on the old Trash can icon that so many of us fell in love with back when System 7 was in town.

I won’t remove the previous version of the Trash icon completely, as some people may still prefer it. Personally, I think the new icon looks better, and it might push me to create folder icons for Apps, Documents and Downloads that would look good in Stacks next to Trash in the Dock.


Grab the icon below and let me know what you think of the new design in the comments. I’m interested to see whether people like it more or less than the previous design. You can also get all the other icons in the project below, and remember that you’ll need Candybar in order to apply the Trash icon easily.

App Store
iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
Full Trash

App Store              iTunes              Messages               Safari             Reminders              Trash

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash

..Finder              Launchpad               Mail                   Notes              Photo Booth          Calendar

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
Mission Control
           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash          
System Preferences

Contacts            Dashboard     Mission Control        FaceTime      System Preferences     Preview

Time Machine
Game Center
iOS 7 Mac icon project: iPhoto

Calculator       Time Machine        Game Center          TextEdit               iPhoto

TrashTrash Full