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Aug 16, 2013

iOS 7 Mac icon project: TextEdit

by Stephen Ashby

TextEdit gets the iOS 7 treatment and completes the system set in our Mac icon project

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The final icon in the default Mac OS X set is here at last.
For now at least, I’ll be taking a break from the system icons in OS X, and starting work on apps like iPhoto, iMovie, Numbers and Pages, but before I do that, I thought I’d finish off the set with a much-used app – TextEdit.

iOS 7 Mac icon project: TextEdit
This one was much less fun to create than Game Center, but I’m really happy with the outcome. I wanted to maintain some of the colours on offer from the current icon, so the yellow and grey make their way to the new design. However, I’ve simplified things somewhat, removing the words from the sheet, adding a pen that bears a resemblance to that of the App Store icon, and giving it a coloured border.

You can get the icon below to complete the current system set, along with the others in the project so far. I’m off for a two-week break, so there won’t be any updates to the project until September, at which point I’ll start with the iLife suite. Enjoy the icons!

App Store           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash           Reminders           Full Trash           Calculator
App Store              iTunes              Messages               Safari             Reminders              Trash               Calculator

Finder           Launchpad           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash           Notes           Photobooth            Calendar           Time Machine
..Finder              Launchpad               Mail                   Notes              Photo Booth          Calendar        Time Machine

Contacts           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash           Mission Control           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash           System Preferences           Preview           Game Center
Contacts            Dashboard     Mission Control        FaceTime      System Preferences     Preview          Game Center

iOS 7 Mac icon project: TextEdit

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