A couple of days ago Apple surprisingly announced the next version of Mac OS, called Mountain Lion. Along with the developer preview they also released a first beta of "Messages", which is basically a combination of iChat, iMessage and FaceTime. Awesome… however in my opinion the app icon kinda lacks the usual Apple style. So here is my take on it.
Those of you following me on Dribbble might have already seen the first preview. I really like the proportions of the icon, so I kept my version as close to the original one as possible and just added a subtle 3D feel to it. Grab it while it’s hot :)
Btw this icon once again proves Apple’s obsession with the golden ratio: the larger bubble is 1.6x larger than the smaller one. A couple of months ago the Australian designer Alan van Roemburg discovered that the iCloud icon is also infused with some mathematical elegance. I love such details.