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iOS 7 Mac icon project: Contacts

More iOS 7 app icon goodness is heading your way, this time in the form of a new Contacts design

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Before working on Mission Control and Dashboard, which I’m hoping to finish up in the next few days, I started on Contacts.
This one was relatively straightforward in overall design, as the iOS 7 icon translates nicely over to Mac. The biggest problem I had was with the shape of the icon – I didn’t want it to be a rounded square like other iOS icons (or my Finder icon from the other day), so I instead used a rounded rectangle that was similar to that from the Mail design. I used the hand-drawn torso that I created for Photo Booth last week, and added some tabs to the right in bright colours.

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The only other decision I had to make was whether I would translate the shadows over from the iOS 7 icon to the Mac design. In the end I decided that it looked better with them, and despite making the entire thing look a little more ‘3D’, it improves the design as a whole and makes it easier to understand as a book of contacts.

You can grab the previous icon designs in my project below, and get the Contacts icon a little further down. As ever, you should also get hold of Candybar from here to make applying and saving the icons much easier.

App Store
          
Finder
          
iTunes

App Store               Finder                iTunes

Launchpad
           
Mail
          
Messages

Launchpad               Mail                Messages

Notes
          
Photobooth
         
Safari

….Notes             Photo Booth            Safari

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