A Showcase of Beautiful App Icons

App Icon Inspiration

For a long time now, I’ve been a fan of really well designed app icons. It’s quite similar to logo design, in that it represents the brand and personality of a product, but that it only has a very small canvas size in which to do so. It’s also exceptionally difficult to get it right, and when it’s done well it looks easy.

Mobile app icons have – over the years – only gotten better, partly as more and more designers have gotten used to the format, and also because the bar has been consistently raised each year. It’s often no longer good enough to have just a standard, functional app – it needs to be beautifully designed with impeccable UI, and the icon has to look good if you want it to feature on the home screen of the device.

So, with that said, I wanted to bring together a collection of some of my favourite fresh, recent, beautifully designed app icons that all make the most of the tiny screen size they’re given. Each of these has been carefully crafted and gives a real brand to the software that they represent. I hope you find the collection useful and interesting, and if you know of any other app icons that you’d like to share (or if you’ve created any that you’re especially proud of!), I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

The Showcase

01-app icon inspiration

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1805392-Camera-Diary-Icon-Concept

02-app icon inspiration

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1755566-Pattern-to-Login

03-app icon inspiration

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1744147-CodeRange-Icon

04-app icon inspiration

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1781896-Creatives-Land-Icon

05-app icon inspiration

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1807459-Candy-Camera-Icon

06-app icon inspiration

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1803314-iOS-Philips-Hue-Bridge-Icon-Concept

07-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1798320-Gaian

08-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1797288-OP-1-Synthesizer-Freebie

09-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1804112-SwiftHue-App

10-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1794994-NDC2014-iOS-App-Icon

11-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1747215-Boleyn-Ground-Photo-App

12-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1788645-Where-Your-Money-Goes-App-Icon

13-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1766449-Canva-iPad-App-Icon

14-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1754194-Sunrise-Calendar-Icon

15-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1762169-iStat-Menu-5

16-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1770020-Map-Pin-Icon

17-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1759696-Combust-App-Icon

18-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1791616-icon-SO-app

19-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1729211-Quan-Quan-iPhone-App-Icon-Design

20-icon

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/1806363-Taxi-Icon

Hopefully this collection of app icons has given you some inspiration, and maybe it’s even encouraged you to open Photoshop or Sketch and get some of your own designs out of your head and onto the screen. I’d love to hear what you think of these designs or if you have anything else that you’d like to share.

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15 Stunningly Beautiful Landing Page Designs

David writes for Radley, who create beautiful handbags and purses. When he’s not working, he enjoys studying product and user interface design.

It’s particularly difficult to design and build landing pages because they often need to appeal to several different types of people, as well as fulfill several different goals. Often they need to inform visitors, get them excited and interested in a product and help to show off the product in the best light possible. Not everyone looks at a landing page in the same way – some are extremely visually oriented and will respond better to imagery and bold headings, while others want to get down to the nitty gritty and will study everything you have to say. An effective and well-designed landing page will be built in a way that appeals to everyone. Of course, that’s significantly easier said than done.

I wanted to bring together a collection of some of my favourite landing pages for products. One thing I love about these designs is that they’ve done a great job of explaining the product, building excitement and hype for them, and have managed to look good while doing so.

MailChimp
01-landing

Source: http://mailchimp.com/

Brace
02-landing

Source: http://brace.io/

Squarespace
03-landing

Source: http://www.squarespace.com/

Harpoon
04-landing

Source: http://harpoonapp.com/

Inc
05-landing

Source: https://sendtoinc.com/

Rdio
06-landing

Source: http://www.rdio.com/

Ghost
07-landing

Source: http://ghost.org/features/

Scrapd
08-landing

Source: http://scrapd.nl/

Slik
09-landing

Source: http://slik.io/

Leap Motion
10-landing

Source: https://www.leapmotion.com/

Sennheiser Momentum
11-landing

Source: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/momentum-on-ear

Tutor Universe
12-landing

Source: http://www.tutoruniverse.com/

Transbunko
13-landing

Source: https://www.transbunko.com/

Placeport
14-landing

Source: http://global.placeport.net/

Flutter
15-landing

Source: https://flutterapp.com/

Have you come across any creative, interesting and beautiful landing page designs that you’d like to share? Which of the collection do you like best? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!

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