On a day when Ive was so exhausted that it seemed possible he might fall asleep while talking, he became animated when describing the “primitive” design geometry that was usual before the computer era—essentially, two straight lines joined by a fragment of a circle. He then spoke of the opportunities that now exist, if the material permits, to take a more elegant path from one line to another; he talked of tangency breaks and Bézier surfaces.
Ive was also itching to smooth the corners of iPhone app icons. “They drove me crazy,” he said. “All I could see were these unresolved tangency breaks.”
I’ve become more interested in superellipses since reading this, and disappointingly, there doesn’t seem to be any way to create them in Sketch, other than copying the icons provided in the iOS template, and then you don’t get to change the radius of the corners.
I was wondering if anyone had any information on how to create these?