The Sailfish OS Apps Icon Story

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Here’s a post from SailfishOS.org on how to create Icons for your app and they compare it to baking cakes.

1. First, we need a background  shape. Everyone screams for  it, so let’s create one.

Base shape is problematic.  One shape can be good for
some icons and bad for some  others. Always it ends up with  a compromise. Often it may  also take more attention than  icon metaphor visuals. Let’s build a system with  multiple shapes. We are not  only aiming for consistency  but also for hierarchical cues
tailored for each icon  metaphor visual.

2.

Let’s pick the most popular shape: a rectangle.

3.  up next: a circle. Let’s turn up the heat and merge them

And you can find all the directions on the pdf document. You can also download a template with different formats

Source: SailfishOS.org  

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