App Icons as Art? Best iOS Icon Designs

Have you ever uninstalled an app because you felt it’s icon was too ugly to be seen on your screen? I know I have (I’m looking at you Mass Effect Infiltrator). The app icon, while often an afterthought during development, is one of the most visible elements of any application. It literally just sits there, exposed, 100% of the time you have the app installed. Make it look good, don’t just phone it in.

While surfing around looking for inspiration I ran into this amazing app icon which looks like a hyper-realistic sunny-side-up egg. How badly I wish that icon was on my iPhone right now. Unfortunately, this delicious icon (especially in the morning hours) doesn’t belong to an actual application, it is only a designer’s flight of fancy. Maybe someday… But for now, there is an entire subculture of artists designing app icons just for the sake of it! Practice I suppose.

Some of these icons are made for actual apps, some of them are just for fun. All of them are works of art and deserve to be seen. They are presented in no particular order. If you find a beautiful icon that didn’t make the list let us know in the comment section.

 

creativedash-egg
by Creativedash favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon 

creativedash-pancakes
by Creativedash favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

creativedash-cinn-roll
by Creativedash favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

romotion-boxing
by Ramotion favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

lobanovsky-waffle
by Lobanovsky favicon-dribble twitter-favicon

theryanford-sandwich
by Ryan Ford favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

interior-artua
by Artua favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

flarup-vader
by Michael Flarup favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

flarup-boba
by Michael Flarup favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

flarup-stormtrooper
by Michael Flarup favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

jamescipriano-blackboard
by James Cipriano favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

shoomov-key
by Denis Shoomov favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

shoomov-beach
by Denis Shoomov favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

kumbari-book
by Nick Kumbari favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

rosetta-mamoth
by Rosetta Icon Design favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

rosetta-combo-lock
by Rosetta Icon Design favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

rosetta-fishbowl
by Rosetta Icon Design favicon-dribble twitter-favicon globe-favicon

 

 

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