Eli Schiff – Instagram's Abomination Part II(elischiff.com)

almost 4 years ago from Seb Jachec, iOS developer & Comp Sci student

  • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, almost 4 years ago

    Umm the article is about Instagram's app icon and its logo. Which are literally the same thing.

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    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, almost 4 years ago

      It’s also about the interface. I wouldn’t say a logo and icon are “literally the same thing”. They have different requirements. As a simple example, it’s okay or even good to use text in a logo. Icons that use text are almost universally bad. Logos need to work in black and white, icons don’t. Sure, some logos are also used as part or all of an icon, but they’re still different things.

      That example doesn’t relate to the Instagram icon, but it does show that icons are not logos and logos are not icons.

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      • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

        You can talk yourself in to broader and broader generalisations if you like, but to keep to specifics:

        • minimalism can be lively
        • Instagram's logo is 'literally' its icon
        • and the discipline of design encompasses software and identity. The two should be conflated.
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