Icon Grids for iOS, OS X, tvOS and Apple Watch

I’m really excited to announce the long-awaited update to Icon Design. With two new geometrically derived icon grids for OSX, a tvOS icon grid and two Apple Watch grids, you can ensure your icons are consistently and beautifully proportioned across all of Apple’s operating systems.

iOS Icon Grid

Icon Design is available to pre-order now and will be available to  download on the 9th of November 2015.

OS X Icon Grids

 

OS X Icon Design

Be in to Receive One of 15 Free Copies

I have five vouchers to give away to the first five people from the countries listed below, who sign up to my newsletter before the launch.

I’ll also give away another ten vouchers to the first ten people who sign up to my newsletter when it hits the the iBooks Store shelves.

Note: The vouchers (for free copies of Icon Design) can only be redeemed from iBooks in the following countries where Icon Design is sold:

  • Australia
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  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Icon Design is an interactive iBook, authored using iBooks Author. With this book, follow the step-by-step instructions to build your own geometrically derived iOS icon grid. With the update, you will be able to build geometrically derived icon grids for OS X, tvOS and Apple Watch.

Icon Grid for tvOS

Golden Ratio

Discover how these grids are related and how you can use the golden ratio to measure out your icon elements.

OS X Icon Grids

Using the iOS icon grid as your starting point, follow the book’s instructions to create a classic OS X tilted icon grid.

Icon Grid for tvOS & Parallax

Set up a parallax compliant grid for tvOS icons. With a bit of practice and the realization that you only need to wrap your head around three ratios, you will be building your own proportional grids for icons, buttons, perhaps screen or page layouts, and more.

You will find the grids in this book correlate well with many of Apple’s icons, and you will be well on your way to creating equally elegant icons in whatever style you choose; icons that are as simple or complex as you want them to be, thanks to the application of geometry.

tvOS Parallax Effect

iBA Finalist – Icon Design

After competing against more than 1000 nominations, Icon Design (Version 1.0) was a finalist in the ‘The iBAs (2015)’.

The iBA’s, formally known as the iBooks Author Conference Awards, are the only peer-nominated, peer-voted awards for best-in-class achievement with Apple’s iBooks Author.

Icon Design was a finalist in the following categories

  • Best Reference Book
  • iBook of the Year
  • Best Book Cover of the Year

Chris Heath was a finalist in the ‘Author of the Year’ category for Icon Design.

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    Have a great holiday season and Happy New Year.

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