TELEports. New Telegram app icon design
gleblee last edited by
Every icon with many elements is bad, it's too hard to recognize in the case where it small. The icon must be simple and recognizable. And if app name is far from original, then icon must point user what about this app
@gleblee I agree a bit here, we need actually a "smoke test" with the icon on the real device. @Aury88 can you provide an icon in desktop file format that we can add temporarily to see if it has issues of size and clarity? I agree that many small details might wash out on the tiny size.
dobey last edited by
@gleblee IMO, any icon design should also not be dependent upon the background it may be displayed on, to signify what it's for. This is especially important when one wants to build apps that may be useful across multiple platforms, which have varying design guides for how app icons should fit in.
Honestly, to me, the whole concept of having all icons be round/square/squircle/whatever makes things worse, and they all just start to look the same.
Aury88 last edited by Aury88
@flohack what do you mean with "icon in desktop file format"? on my desktop i find only .png file format.
what file extension do you need? what dimension(s)? where do I have to upload it/them?
the small details problem can be in part resolved by reducing number of (missing) airplane's parts starting from the smallest (missing) strips, but I think it's a problem only when the icon is understandable and distinguishable only thank to them.
PS: on my low-res computer screen with the image previews sizes reduced to minimum, the icon is distinguishable like the official telegram one (they both seem more to arrows than paper airplanes) and still is possible to "feel" there are some differences between them . clearly it's not possible to distinguish the details (3D, shadows etc but many of them, at this size, are not visible also in the official UT icons ) and is not possible to understand it's a "teleporting paperairplane"; but the icon seems still usable if you don't have another icon on a full blu backgroung with an arrow/paper airplane pointing top right. the same apply on the official logo if you don't have another icon with a arrow or a paperairplane on a full blu circle in backgroud.
PS2: the image above is reduced and has lost more details so use it with caution. the righter icon is the telegram official logo and I think the same icon used on smartphones.
hummlbach last edited by
@flohack I tried right away how it looks like, so I can provide some screenshots again
Aury88 last edited by Aury88
@hummlbach thank you !
it's really interesting to see how on my smartphone, despite the smaller screen and image size, more details remain visible compared to the same image on my laptop screen .... the next laptop will be an ultra-HD xD
madsrh last edited by
Going back to this comment, IMHO the version without the "stripes" works best
As @gleblee said:
Every icon with many elements is bad, it's too hard to recognize in the case where it small. The icon must be simple and recognizable.
Louies last edited by
I think the logo needs to be more and more clear, not more complicated. Otherwise, it’s really "terrible".