Patrick Welker talking about the new Mr. Reader icon:
The goal was to carry the spirit of Mr. Reader to the new OS. So the icon needed to feel lighter and right at home on iOS 7.
After publishing my review of Mr. Reader i thought its the perfect time to make a post about this great article by Patrick.
You don't know this, but I've read this article more than 5 times just because it's this good.
The App icon is a part of my homescreen, it should always be something good to look at, and when an app have an ugly icon, then it doesn't deserve a spot on my homescreen.
Oliver made sure that the app would stay on my homescreen because of how great the app is, and Patrick did the same thing by making the icon look so good.