TELEports. New Telegram app icon design
@glocester Also me... I like it!!!
Oh no... it looks so whatsappy to me... the color... lets make the color telegram-blueish, please.
And what about putting it upwards s.t. the suru fold matches the fold of the plane?
Nice participation @all btw! love this
@cibersheep Looks great! No, I dont need rounded corners if they are made automatically. Just wanted tomention the design considerations, so that people wont expect to have a circle as an icon xD
To complete the ideas from the Telegram-thread a few days ago I add my draft as well. Although I was already reminded that there used to be a browser "in the old times" using a similar logo.
Teleports - port - steering wheel was the idea behind it...
In Germany there is a phrase "ein sicherer Hafen" (a safe port). A port suggests safety (for ships).
If that makes sense in other languages a marketing phrase for TELEports (independent of the icon) could be:
<marketing> "TELEports - a safe port for your chats" </marketing>
Edit 2: For legal purposes, the plane is taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Telegram_Messenger#/media/File:Telegram_logo.svg and comes as public domain. No copyright fraud intended.
@flohack @cibersheep so the background of the icon will be white right?
If it will be transparent you wont see any rounded corners anyway no matter if they are made automatically or not?
If the background will be white: could we see how it looks on a non white background? At best... just did it:
@hummlbach Yes that looks awesome!
glocester last edited by glocester
@hummlbach I agree, looks awesome ... Sam Hewitt's work was excellent ... and this is just the old icon inside a circle...
dobey last edited by
That looks eerily similar to the uNav icon though. They are both a stylized arrow pointing to the upper right corner, and inside a circle.
Lakotaubp last edited by
The mysteries of design synchronicity : )
@dobey yes that bugs me too...
lfortanet last edited by
Maybe with any other colour...the design it's cool.
@hummlbach why not let it point left or right then...
@flohack no, keep it to top right like the original icon...
@Flohack Yes I'm also in favor to keep it as it is now... At least I tend to... As @elastic I like that it resembles the original but having the white circle in the blue disc you imagine it standing on a teleporter plattform and additionally there are the teleporter beams on it. The similarity to uNavs icon is unfortunate... Lets try to force @costales to change uNavs icon
Aury88 last edited by Aury88
IMHO it's fundamental that the icon resemble the original one obviously avoiding any trademark infringing. I think we can use the original "3D-ish" icon as a base and colors (so to keeping similarity with the official one and make it discernable from the Unav one) and apply on it some of the UT official graphic guideline/style so to avoid trademark infringing.
for example something like:
they both are in origami style. in the first the geometry and the style of the paper airplane is different from the original/official logo (it'is another paper airplane ;)). the second is more similar in terms of geometry but the teleport effect make it whole new icon.
@aury88 I really like the second one
jezek last edited by jezek
@Aury88 Prdon me for intrusion. I like the second one. Just one suggestion. How about get rid of one of the top-right folds. Like this:
There were too much folds in your original for me.
I also took the liberty to invert background coloring (dark <-> light), but dunno why. Just a feeling.
Anyway kudos o your contribution.
Edit: I also like the fist one. Simplicity in it's finest form.
@jezek ah i like the inversion of the colors. looks more natural in your version, but I would keep the second fold in the upper right edge... its so asymetric now. or lets remove all folds in the upper right edge...(?)
@Aury88 what about making the edges of the teleport effect less sharp maybe?
jezek last edited by
its so asymetric now.
Sometimes asymmetric is more beautiful
or lets remove all folds in the upper right edge...(?)
This is a trick question, right? You can not remove both of the upper-right folds. You always need at least one to maintain light-dark background (without using gradients).