The law of beauty hidden behind the iCloud icon.On the other day, iCloud has been introduced to the world and it became a big topic of conversation. The design of icon is refined as ever. Let's think about why it looks so beautiful. Changing the point of view a little, I'll try to find out the reason of its beauty by focusing on icon design itself.
At first, let's take a look at its appearance.
We can't approach the reason of beauty only by just looking at. So, let's peer into its design.
In short, it tells that the beauty of icon comes out of the geometry. However, it's questionable that aligning circles at random can produce the balanced design.
So, I explored it further and measured the diameter of circles.
Furthermore, I measured the ratio of the whole cloud.
It's truly "One more thing".
It's shaped as perfect design which casts its beauty on our unconsciousness by utilizing fundamental principle such as the golden ratio as well as the geometry.
•Geometrically-set curves generates the balanced shape.
•Applying certain law to random shapes brings the balanced design in whole.
Simple, but profound.
Awesome Apple's design philosophy.
Original Japanese article is here.
(Uploaded on June 09.)