Inspecting Yosemite’s Icons

Yosemite Icon Grid

Nick Keppol “dissects” the new design language of OS X Yosemite’s icons.

There was a lot of speculation that icons in Yosemite would all be super-ellipses or circles. Thankfully that’s not the case. I think Apple’s designers have done a great job building a flexible system that allows for a clean look, but retains the flexibility we desire to create a unique icon.

Keppol sagely notes that “Apple is consistently inconsistent,” so if you’re looking for a grand unifying theory of Yosemite iconography, even this level of inspection will frustrate you. Read the full article here.