Since the release of the iPhone and the app store over half a million applications have been created. And for every app, there has to be an iOS icon. The popularity of mobile devices and the unstoppable force that is Apple means that this figure will surely increase dramatically over the next few years. Which begs the question, with such a plethora of new apps being launched every single day how can you create one that stands out from the crowd? One potential answer lies in the humble iOS icon itself.
As the first thing a user encounters when considering which application to purchase it’s crucial that it makes an impact. One of the ways you can do this is by adding a vintage vibe to your design. Consumers seem unable to get enough of cutting-edge technology with an old-school feel, whether it’s the Hipstamatic, Instagram or music applications like the Turn play.
18 Realistic Vintage App IOS Icons
1. Retro Modern flip clock IOS Icon
This retro flip clock counts down how many days it will take for you to make a sale. As well as a vintage subject matter it also uses an old fashioned colour palette that reminds us of early 1960s summers.
This vintage-inspired alternative Spotify icon is a great example of how to update retro influences. Less realistic than some of the others we’ve seen, it’s nonetheless visually appealing and very noticeable.
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