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Mar 5, 2014

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Skype and Terminal

by Stephen Ashby

Skype and Terminal are redesigned with an iOS 7 flavour in the latest project update

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I’m back on your requests now, and with a long list (well over 20) icons remaining, I thought it might be a good idea to do two at once. I started with Terminal, which was really very straightforward. The ‘flat’ iOS 7 design aesthetic limited me in what I can do; the original icon is designed to look like a screen, with individual pixels visible and glowing text. The iOS 7 version gets rid of all that, creating a basic black and white design that uses the iOS 7 font, Helvetica Neue.

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Skype and Terminal

I used a similar technique on the Skype icon. The old design is already pretty basic, with a gentle gradient and a large letter. I intensified the gradient slightly and changed the font of the S to the iOS 7 standard to make the app fit a little better with others in the project. I didn’t want to change the shape of the icon as a whole, as it’s so well known.

You can grab both the icons below. I’ll be working through more of your requests in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Skype and TerminaliOS 7 Mac icon project: Skype and Terminal

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    • Mini Apple Genius

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TERMINAL ICON! (Skype is awesome too). Also, why not do some document icons? Like in OS X? That would be cool! Thank You!

    • Steiny101

      Nice Icons! But what about google drive.

    • Mehmet Tunç

      It’s been 3 weeks since you uploaded this icon, and still we haven’t seen a new one.

    • Jared Hamilton

      When are you going to get back to the project? On other notes Could you you make a iWeb icon.

    • chuck norris


      how can i download this nice icons

      best regards

      chuck norris

    • I am really loving your icons heaps, was wondering if you could make a Sims3 icon, not any particular expansion pack, just the general one? Have looked everywhere and cannot find one!

    • Guest

      Please add a download link, thank you.

    • iCreate Magazine

      You can download both the icons by dragging the large version at the bottom of the post onto your desktop, or by right-clicking and choosing ‘Save File’ (or similar). Hope that helps!