“This is a bad icon,” said our new designer Sasha. He just joined our team and is not used to all of our icons. He was right, we have been looking at our icons for too long to see their imperfections.

So, we started checking category by category. We found four different types of human figures, different stylizations of the animals, incorrect stroke widths, and so on.

As a result, we’ve changed about 80 icons so far; they are already in the new Web App. We’re going to change a couple hundred more; sorry for making you use something less than perfect in the meantime!

Infographics: how to make great iOS icons. Tips to avoid the typical mistakes.

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