Louie Mantia is a former Apple designer who has also worked for other tech companies such as Square. He helped Scott Forstall design many of the iOS icons that were used before iOS 7′s redesign, including iBooks and Remote.
Although he designed many of the icons with the skeuomorphic app designs in mind, he is not opposed to designing more flat and simple icons. He has actually posted his own take on what many of the stock iOS icons SHOULD look like in iOS 7, and I have to say that his icons are pretty great. Many of his icons have a more subtle gradient to the colors, he has completely changed the Messages icon (and I like it a lot), and he simplified the already simplified Safari and made it beautiful. Hopefully Apple can take some cues from his design and rework some of the icons, since iOS 7 is still a work in progress and will likely change before the final release in the Fall.
What do you think of Mantia’s design? Do you like it more than the icons that Jony Ive has designed? Would you prefer these icons over the current iOS 7 icons? Let us know by sounding off in the comments section.
Source: Cult of Mac